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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
10:00 - 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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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a vegetarian I of course had to check this place out...They did not disappoint!! I had the "chicken" and waffles and it was amazing!! The decor and interior is quaint, full of character, and comfortable. I could seriously eat there every day and wish I'd had time to try everything.

Thank CS D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled on this place after a nearby place was too full. The two stir fry we ordered were very flavorful. Soy ginger would be my recommendation. Not crazy about the 1" cubes of cabbage though. The desserts rock and are colossal. Top notch on balance of sugar and flavor. Favorites at our table were the matcha "tiramisu" and chocolate beet... More 

Thank Mr_Ceason
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are not vegetarians by any means but my husband wanted to give this place a try and I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. The watermelon, lime, cucumber juice was delicious and I'm glad I chose this over an alcoholic drink with dinner, even while in Key West! The quinoa and avocado... More 

Thank sanrionjb
Woodstock, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought here by a vegetarian friend. The menu had lots of great choices, including some fish. The food was delicious.

Thank Susan G
Watkinsville, Georgia
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here a few times during our visit, for lunch and dinner. The food was consistently excellent, the service was very friendly and reasonably quick. It is a small place and can be crowded.

Thank Jean6564
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Great vegetarian and vegan choices. Noodles and rice dishes (wok) are great. Serving size is so big that two people can easily share! Great place, highly recommended!

Thank Sanjay S
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon The Cafe after cycling 50 miles from Marathon. Although we were very ready for a break we passed by several generic looking places until we saw this. What a treat. Funky, casual, with amazing food. Good selection of craft beers on tap and a great white sangria (and we're normally pretty picky about sangria - this wasn't... More 

Thank Marc G
Montreal, Canada
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185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great vegetarian food here! One of the best takes on key lime pie offered. The wait for a table can be long. There is lots of space between tables and they seem to like it that way. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They even gave us tips on vegetarian eating outside their doors (i.e. their competition).

Thank WorldWanderer88
Helsinki, Finland
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you appreciate good vegetarian food, this is your place. Had beetroot tacos and veggie hamburger with green salad. Absolutely loved it! Service was friendly and enjoyed the art on the walls. Especially mr Spock @ladies restroom made me smile.

Thank Tebessa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this cafe on the spur of the moment and have no regrets. It looked like it was a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The service was very good.

Thank Jack M

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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
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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?