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The Corner Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence
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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Served grilled on an 8” hoagie.
The Classic Cuban Press
Our famous version features thinly sliced ham, savory pulled pork, and swiss cheese grilled with our spiced & sliced dill pickles.
Bleu cheese coleslaw
Tomato, cucumber Red onion salad
Macaroni salad
Bleu cheese coleslaw
Tomato, cucumber
Red onion salad
The Asian-Style Pulled Pork Press
Our savory pulled pork is marinated in our unique Asian BBQ sauce and grilled with our spiced and sliced dill pickles.
Sponsored by: The Corner Cafe
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
1. Outstanding
1. Outstanding
"You can taste the freshness and love put into this food."
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2. Excellent Cuban
2. Excellent Cuban
"All four of us cleaned our plates, a rarity. My cuban was excellent."
Todd S
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3. You Can't Go Wrong
3. You Can't Go Wrong
"It's all good, that's all you need to know."
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The Corner Cafe, rated one of the best restaurants in Sanford, FL, is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida at the intersection of 1st & Park. This charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious, handmade fare at an affordable price. Known for their killer Cuban Sandwich, French Onion Soup in a toasted bread bowl and stunning Salads, The Corner Cafe serves a variety of Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups (M-Sat) from 11:00 - 4:00. Delicious Smoothies, a full selection of Coffee Drinks, Freshly-Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and California Wines are available as well. The Corner Cafe offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options as well. Sit at an outside table to enjoy the view of the Historic Downtown streets. You can even bring Fido!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cuban, American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was looking for a spot to eat lunch at around the downtown area and stumbled upon this little restaurant. The wait staff and manager were super friendly. They welcomed me as it was my first time here. I ordered the half sandwich half salad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alexander2711
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We live right in the area and have walked by this place several times and finally decided to stop. Extremely courteous staff. The food was delicious. Cute small environment as well as outdoor seating. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Susan D
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank You Susan, We are still amazed that after almost 10 years now, there are locals who have yet to find us! We like to joke that we are "Hidden In Plain Sight". That said, we are delighted that you found us and hope you...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shameful that this business owner told an Army Vet with PTSD that she could not sit by the window because he does not support our VETs. But if she bought the restaurant, she could sit wherever she wanted.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

As a proud daughter of a WWII Marine, we absolutely love and respect our Veterans. What we don't accomodate is rude, disruptive behavior from anyone. As you stated on another platform, you were not present, however, I personally witnessed Chef Michael offer every accommodation to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in for lunch one day and oh to my surprise! What a cute place to eat. Their French Onion Soup is AMAZING!!! Like no other. I wish I could have taken a gallon home. LOL Needless to say I will be back! The people...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LoveFlorida31
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank You & I "Love Florida" as well! We are delighted that you enjoyed our sweet cafe so much and we can't wait for you to return for more tasty treats!! Ours is a hectic & unpredictable business, but when we get to meet folks...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best customer service ever! Great food. Outside seating available. They even brought water for my doggie to drink. We definitely will return.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gumbo02
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You Gumbo! We are delighted to have folks up from P.S.L...I lived there and in Stuart in the early 80's and Miss Jody & I just took a short trip there a month or so ago. We hope to see you on the return...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place — try the amazing French Onion soup! Owners explain the menu items — all freshly made. A great touch — dessert shot with lunch! A favorite place when visiting Sanford.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dr-B-HPTX
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Dr, We are so fortunate to be able to serve such wonderful fare to such appreciative people! We truly enjoy seeing you at The Cafe and look forward to your return! Chef Michael

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute, comfy, affordable and good food quality. The staff was incredibly welcoming and sweet. They made me feel at home from the minute I walked in. They even gave me a complimentary desert for finishing my food! Hah, yes I cleared my plate. I will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenna S
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Jenna, Not only for this wonderful review, but for being part of our incredible day! I swear to goodness that we have the best clientele in the whole wide world and you are a perfect example of that!! You stop in whenever your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After taking the train to Sanford and riding the free trolley, my friends and I stopped at the Corner Café for lunch. It was soooo good. The owner took the time to go over the menu and even offered suggestions. It's a small place but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jeanie591
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You Jeanie, We were so glad to meet and serve you and your adventurous group! I have yet to ride the SunRail all the way south, but I can't wait to "Give It A Go"!! Please stop in again the next time you get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live nearby in Deltona but we’re in the area for my doctors appointment. The owner was extremely friendly and personable. Their food was superb. Their prices were spot on. And a bonus: they have ginger ale! We will definitely be back....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hollied556
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You, You guys were such fun to serve...Great senses of humor from the "Get-Go" that really brightened up our day! It's never that much fun going to see the Doc, but when you do it's nice to have a good meal to make the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were very welcoming as you came in. They helped talk you through their menu rather than just leaving you standing there staring at all the options. They made it a point to learn my name and welcome me back. I came back again the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Craig W
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You Craig, It was good to meet you...not once but twice! On top of that, your very kind words of praise arrived on my birthday!! We are delighted that you enjoyed you time with us and we'll see you when you swing back by....More

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24 June 2018|
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Response from karenwT1252JT | Reviewed this property |
Almost exactly 10 minutes, right thru their beautiful downtown. Enjoy your stay.
Kathleen M
13 December 2017|
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Response from Kurt_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
An easy 15 minute drive.
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