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“Great food and atmosphere”
Review of Charisma Cafe - CLOSED

Charisma Cafe
Cuisines: Healthy, Cafe
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 1920's Bungalow in the Village of the Arts with garden seating!
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Totally charming venue with fresh delicious food wonderful presentation! Tucked away from downtown with its own private parking. Scones made fresh very tasty. Real artsy presence inside and outside dining in natural environment with trees for shade. Can't wait to go back

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1  Thank MidgeMcc
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Thank you seems totally inadequate to express our gratitude to Kim Hoffman of Charisma Café for the superb job she did in catering our 60th anniversary party, The event was a smashing success owing to Kim's attention to making every detail perfect. Her selection of food and wine were just right for the occasion - beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. There was a marvelous variety of hors d'oeuvres and desserts - each as pleasing to the eye as to the palate. One would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the selection of blue crab cups, raspberry chipotle meatballs, antipasto skewers, and cucumber dill rounds. As for desserts, it was a feast for anyone with a sweet tooth. All was presented with Kim's signature charm and graciousness. She was ably assisted by her competent young staff, Crystal and Nick. Kim brought to this event the same charisma that she displays at her Village of the Arts restaurant - Charisma Café. We and our guests were the beneficiaries of her expertise. The cost for this exceptional party was surprisingly reasonable. It may be inadequate, but to Kim and her staff - a huge "Thank you".- Irene and Ken Herman

2  Thank Irene H
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My parents and I tend to be very selective and not always easy to please. I, in particular, expect a very high level of service - and that is exactly what we got from Kim Hoffman of Charisma Cafe when she catered their anniversary party. The food was excellent, the presentation beautiful, but it was Kim and her staff that really put the event over the top. She made everyone at the party welcome and comfortable, and really treated my folks like royalty. Feedback from all of the guests has been unanimously positive. Kim is at the TOP of my list for any party or event that I would host or recommend to others. Kudos to Charisma Cafe for a marvelous job!

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1  Thank Cara H
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

English like their tea and being English, living in Florida, it is nice to experience afternoon tea. This was a pleasant surprise, choosing your cup at the start was different and having a choice of hats was also a nice little touch, making the occasion that little bit special. The scones were superb and the sandwiches too. The cakes/desert were out of this world. All in all, although not a true reflection on the English afternoon tea, this place was quality, excellent food and drink and excellent service, I will go back and recommend anyone to try it.

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Thank Roger S
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Charisma Cafe is one of the best places in Bradenton to have lunch. I go there most weekends with friends or family to have some of their famous wraps and sandwiches (not to mention the to die for tea selection). If you're in the area and like fresh organic food I highly recommend you stop in and stay a while. You won't be disappointed!

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1  Thank Beth Ann R
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