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Cafe 1217

1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-318-1094
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“salad” (59 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice surprise! Lovely lunches. Three of us and one having to eat gluten free. A lot of gluten free options. Food was very good. A little on the pricey side considering no wait service. You have to order at the counter and return...More

Thank cjlom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is great for lunch, brunch or dinner. Whether with a spouse or girlfriends, always great fresh choices, that are delicious. So many favorites, especially the fish tacos, salads, egg salad sandwich, and of course, any of the veggies or desserts in the glass...More

1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Really good food, yummy desserts! So glad we stopped in. Great meal! Had chicken salad on croissant and husband ordered Reuben. Both very good! Also had banana cream pie cheesecake for dessert—and wow! It was fantastic!

1  Thank JNA1980
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I loved this Cafe so much I went for lunch two days in a row! Would have gone more if I had had more days. The staff was so wonderful and so helpful. They were so nice that I felt we became friends! The spinach...More

1  Thank Wahoo428
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This busy local favorite is a hopping lunch spot. Made from scratch, daily food that is as good for you as it tastes. Gluten free options are available upon request for salads and sandwiches. Cafe 1217 also serves some hot dishes, like chicken pot pie,...More

1  Thank Anna T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you aren't looking for this restaurant, you won't see it, as there isn't a large sign out front. However, you will have missed a very good eatery. We had seen a picture of a their Ruben sandwich in a Hot Springs travel guide and...More

Thank JOhnh57000
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I recently visited Hot Springs on a trip with my daughter and we ate here twice during our three day stay! I've eaten here before and it always remains outstanding. We ate lunch here and each had the salad samplers both times. The owner of...More

Thank Massdane
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Stopped here for lunch yesterday - couldn't pass up my favorite - fish tacos - and they did not disappoint! Also got the spinach pie as a go package for another meal. They always have unusual items on the menu as well as to go.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for something delicious and not your "run of the mill" cafe? Look no further than Cafe 1217! My daughters and I were enjoying our annual mother/daughter weekend from out of town. We always look for different types of restaurants than what we have at...More

Thank dixiebol
Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you're looking for a healthy, fresh, home cooked, locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant in an old town, good luck! This place was a diamond in the rough! Fantastic food. I got stuffed chicken, with 4 sides and dessert! Obviously I'm I big eater, I cleaned...More

Thank Robert R
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26 July 2016|
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Response from Violetaster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. Mid range. It's not cheap but the food is supreme.
Natalie D
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They have wonderful, made from scratch desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-318-1094
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