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Depot Cafe

409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
+1 609-884-8030
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
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409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
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Reviews (117)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little out of the way, but find it. If you're a first-timer, just have GPS take ou there. For many-timers like my wife and me, you'll never forget how to find it because this place has great food, wonderful owners, and reasonable prices. It's...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family absolutely loves The Depot Cafe! After coming to Cape May for many years and trying the variety of restaurants, we have found that none compare to the quality of food, customer service and dedication to the art of cooking than the Depot Cafe!...More

Thank Andechris F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would not have stopped if the Depot had not been recommended. It's so tiny and they only have outdoor seating. They don't even serve water! (Buy bottles) But they do sandwiches hot and cold and specials like stuffed cabbage. And a few homemade soups...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I found this cafe by accident in the off season is in February during our Valentines weekend. I had the blt club sandwich and he had the roast beef sandwich. Best sandwiches we ever had and we highly encourage you to try...More

1  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place!! A little off the beaten path from the Washington street mall but worth every step!!! What a great place John and Josie are such sweet nice people and the food was outstanding!! Homemade roast beef sandwich was out of this world....More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I make soup from scratch at home, so I know homemade. This is the real deal. One of the things I appreciate so much about Depot Market is that their soup is not overly salted in order to achieve maximum flavor. Today's selections, chicken corn...More

Thank foodieg982
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I don't give 5-stars unless I feel a location has gone above and beyond average and has made a significant difference in our ability to enjoy our vacation. Josie and her Depot Cafe deserve the recognition. In addition to the great food they cook up...More

1  Thank TakenByTravel777
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is worth finding! It is located right off of Lafayette St., and is located on Elmira Street in Cape May, right behind the bike rental shop. Food is great and the owners are the nicest people around! Our hotel sends people there all...More

1  Thank PeriwinkleInnHotel
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Grabbed a couple of cups of soup on a rainy day. Was quite impressed with the flavor of the chicken noodle (not too salty) and thickness of cauliflower-broccoli-cheddar. Yum! Add rolls and butter, and you can't go wrong with the $10 price for lunch for...More

Thank foodieg982
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Took a one day trip to Cape May and stopped in for a quick bite. One drawback - they only take cash. I think that it is mainly a take out place but they have several tables. The service was quick. The food was good,...More

1  Thank RhondaL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8030
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We provide breakfast, lunch and early dinners. Everything is made on premises and from scratch. Homemade baked goods, roast ham, turkey, beef, Cuban roast pork and chicken. No bottled salad dressings here! Try our Cuban menu which is new for the 2017 featuring authentic recipes from Josie's childhood in Havana. Everything expertly prepared by Chef John Siuta who's previous positions were at Harrahs Casino, ten years at Martini Beach in Cape May, Bistro de Amis, London, Kingston Restaurant India, Restaurant Daniel NYC, Stage House Inn Scotch Plains, TV Food Network, Dean & Deluca NYC. Also take a look at our extensive catering menu featuring many unique foods from around the world with the best prices in Cape May!
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