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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

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509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6835
+1 305-296-5515
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09:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner AND breakfast here. Really, really good. Staff so nice and friendly. Highly recommend the bok choy appetizer. Also recommend the avocado toast, tofu scramble, soba noodles, polenta sticks and kale salad with tofu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for dinner, it was so good we came back for lunch the next day! The stir fry options were fantastic, it is however pricey but worth it, only wish we had found it earlier on our vacation

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great find Key West! We drove down from Miami for the weekend and read reviews on this place and decided to give it a try. I am not a veg head and neither is my partner but this place is good enough to make you wanna turn into one! We had the quinoa and brussel sprout curried empanadas,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've dined here several times in the past- always with excellent food. This time however, after waiting 25 minutes for our entree, the blackened Mahi was overcooked and much smaller (about 2 x 3 in.) than I had remembered. For $22 I've received much larger portions at other Key West restaurants. I commented to the waitress about it, and she... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited over an hour and never even got our Brussel sprout appetizer. We walked out because it took too long. They said they were sorry the kitchen was backed up. Well, we made it easier on the kitchen with two less dinner orders. I also had to ask about the specials and a for a glass of water. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good falafel sandwich, very tasty but it definitely lacks a sauce in the side because the falafels are a bit dry. A tzatziki sauce would be the perfect sauce for it, the way they do it in southern mediterranea, or a lemon artichoke pesto if you want it to be vegan. Regarding the red bean/chickpeas/onion salad, I will never know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stumbled across the Cafe some years ago but lost it. We were delighted to re-discover it this trip. Wonderful menu choices!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great veg options! Service was great, relaxing and cozy atmosphere! We had the tofu tacos and a stir fry and shared the red wine sangria! Everything tasted amazing - would definitely go back and recommend to veg and non-veg eaters!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read the reviews in advance and walked in on a busy pre-New Year's night. Key West was jammed and the Cafe was packed. I chose to sit at the all bar, allowing me to quiz the sociable bartender. I ordered the roasted salmon, which came with perfectly sauteed garlic green beans, with a side of smashed red potatoes. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a few steps off duval st. clean quiet and friendly. menu has enough to satisfy all tastes. even if your not vegan the salads are terrific and the prices are not high by key west standards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6835
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-5515

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