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Garden Bistro

702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
+1 863-686-3332
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Lakeland two days on business and luckily discovered Hollis Garden and the Garden Bistro on my first day. I needed a space to have a relaxing lunch before getting back to work and a seat on the outdoor patio gazing toward the...More

Thank GayleyPablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the Hollis Gardens we stopped in to the bistro for lunch. We sat outside at a little table overlooking the beautiful gardens and lake. I had a wonderful salad which was actually too much to finish. My friend had a variety of small...More

Thank lila1218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at this little restaurant while we visited Hollis Garden. We had lunch at the Garden Bistro. We ate outside on this lovely Tuesday in March. Service was great and food even better. Nice size of a lunch. We had 3 different meals. Portobello Parker...More

Thank ElaineandEd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I happened upon this cafe while visiting Lakeland, and were pleasantly surprised. Although service was a little slow the day we were there, the food was worth waiting for. The sandwiches were great and the desserts were even better!

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Tiny with some additional seating outside. Chicken salad on a bed of lettuce was terrific. I was skeptical because they said it was made with mustard. Delicious. I decided on strawberry coconut cake but was disappointed in the fact they used canned frosting. The salad...More

Thank pamperedPennsylvania
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Had the smoked salmon BLT, actually had spinach instead of lettuce. Delicious. Desert was Lemon Raspberry cake, three layers, again delicious. Very casual atmosphere, friendly staff and fast service especially for such fresh food.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Had lunch here with a group of Red Hat ladies before taking a guided tour of Hollis Gardens. A few had soup - mushroom and butternut squash and they were very good and well proportioned. However, the salads and sandwiches were very generous. I ordered...More

Thank letsgoMissy56
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I think of this as a "lady's restaurant with it lovely sandwiches and salads. Eat inside or on the terraces on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. Service is very good if not too busy. A very popular place for lunch.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were traveling back to Tampa from Winter Park and took a brief detour off 1-4 for this tasty treat. It was too chilly to sit outside; although that would have been fantastic. I had the mushroom brie scrambled -- the thyme made all the...More

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Indoor seating was also available but since the air conditioning was on & it felt much too cool for us we chose to dine outside. This is a no frills kind of place. Upon entering you see a counter to your right where the cashier...More

Thank Carol D
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Response from Cowolyn | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside patio. If the animal is a a comfort animal or well trained Yes
22 September 2015|
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Response from Teacheragent101 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited this facility it was a "walk-in" so I am not sure if reservations are necessary. Call to be on the safe side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-3332
Close to park, overlooks lake, gardens nearby. Homemade soups, cakes and pies.
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