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Kona Joe's Island Cafe

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4051 D Street, Near the corner of SR24 and 6th Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5155
+1 352-543-9898
07:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Blairsville, Georgia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Visited mid afternoon right before they closed. Had a fresh chicken salad sandwich on a Kaiser roll, chips and a drink. Nothing extravagant, but the owner and her employee were friendly, location is great, indoor or outdoor seating overlooking the bayou, and pet friendly. Even though they were closing, they never rushed us off the premises, and I was able... More 

Thank Rick D
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Based on previous reviews, I visited Kona Joe's on Saturday morning. What a great place for a wonderful breakfast. I had the crab quiche and cheese grits, and it was probably one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. It didn't hurt that the weather was gorgeous and I could sit outside overlooking the water, and... More 

Thank pittysake
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

Every time we come to Cedar Key, we make it a point to have breakfast here at least once. I know I should diversify and get something different when I come here, but sweet Lord, the blue crab quiche and grits are so good. The place is tiny, and there is more seating on the porch outside than the inside... More 

Thank Chris W
Fernandina Beach FL
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195 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Stopped in for a late breakfast early lunch since they are only open until 3pm. Wife got eggs, bacon and grits and I got the shrimp and grits. Weather was great so we sat at one of the tables on the back porch area. Staff was very friendly and willing to modify the omlette on the menu. Food was tasty... More 

Thank dlwinger
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Went there for breakfast one time. Not a big enough selection. Only three to choose from. Nothing to write home about. Bacon is paper thin and no taste.

Thank boomer_babe_travels
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Came here for lunch with four others. It was almost 2:30 so I called ahead to make sure they were open. Lady who answered the phone said they were open until 3 so we went straight over. When we got there the gentleman at the counter said that the grill was closed but they had drinks. I mentioned that I... More 

Thank melissafromgeorgia
Central Florida, Florida
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Under new ownership, this little café is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday-Sunday only. After ordering our breakfast items (crab quiche for me and egg sandwich w/bacon for hubby), we sat outside overlooking the bayou at low tide while chatting with nearby table mates. This is not a fancy café but service was good and friendly and prices reasonable.

Thank Francine14
Oldsmar, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Small quaint cafe on the salt marsh. Great view from the back porch. I had the best grits of my life here, and they make a wonderful smoothie too......and lets not forget the coffee! Friendly staff and great prices, Can't wait to return!

Thank 560MaryBethM
Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Get the Shrimp and Grits - fantastic. Loved talking to the friendly staff and the new owner (you go girl!).

1 Thank Beth L
Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

If you visit Cedar Key, swing by Kona Joe's for a delicious breakfast!! Everything we tried was great!! From scrambled eggs to a cheese omelet on a Kaiser roll, the cook knows what she's doing!!! Not to mention, the great view and good service!!

2 Thank TheSweet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 7
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4051 D Street, Near the corner of SR24 and 6th Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-9898
When you visit KONA JOE'S ISLAND CAFE, you're in for a treat. Experience our fresh gourmet coffee, scrumptious sandwiches and real fruit smoothies. Don't leave without a hand-dipped ice cream cone or a slice of Edie's famous Cedar Key Lime Pie. You'll love the friendly atmosphere of our cheery indoor and outdoor seating. Joe will spoil you as you enjoy your meal on our private deck, watching the pelicans play on the stunning Back Bayou.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?