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The Corner Cafe

101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
+1 407-322-3779
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“cuban sandwich” (83 reviews)
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Cuban, American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Outstanding
"You can taste the freshness and love put into this food."
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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
"It's all good, that's all you need to know."
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Reviewed today

Michael and his staff provide excellent customer service to go along with their very tasty food. The mushroom soup was really great

Thank KristopherKest
Restaurant's Favourite
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

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 5 days ago via mobile

The owner welcomed us very nice. The food was great and we definitely wanna come back here. Desserts are finger licking good!!

Thank Achahchah-J2015
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You Brother, Its always good to see you and I have a few more "Tasty Dessert Shots" for you to try!! Gratefully, Chef Michael

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice. The first time I was really shocked at how the Chef spoke to Jody. She looked like she was ready to cry and also presented as a domestic abuse survivor/victim. Very scared, walking on egg shells and she just stood...More

Thank Denise M
Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Denise. I don't recall you, but I must say, I was appalled that anyone would write such a slanderous and personally insulting review. I don't know why you would be so presumptuous as to label me as an abused woman based on perhaps a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please don't walk by this wonderful gem in Sanford. This lovely cafe is a must stop any time I fly in and visit my daughter. This time I was able to take her with me and together we enjoyed the owner/chef's life changing mushroom soup...More

Thank Melissa J
Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Melissa, It was delightful to see you and your amazing daughter this week! We are so fortunate to be part of your travel routine and incredibly grateful for your kind words of praise!! Please give our best to your hubby and hurry back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a day trip to Sanford and after travelling the 'Sunrail' from Kissimee we took the free trolley bus into the historic area and found this gem of an eatery. Great food freshly made and served with a smile and the type of service...More

Thank jagsUk
Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Steve, We are delighted that you all took advantage of the treasure that is the "Sunrail"! Miss Jody and I are both fans of the train (her father was a Fireman-Engineer) and to have this as a resource for adventure is almost too...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate with 5 friends at the Corner Cafe and all ordered different items and everyone's food was delicious. Had the half Cuban sandwich and Cobb salad. Cuban pressed sandwich was the best I'd ever had and the salad was so fresh. The added touch...More

Thank CML34169
Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You CML, I have to say that it was wonderful to have hosted you and your crew during your "Day of Adventure" here in Historic Downtown Sanford...You were all so lovely and fun! We hope to see you again the next time you venture...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and experience. So good we went back a week later and it will now be one of our "destination" lunches. Food is fabulous and soup is outstanding. Our favorites are the french onion as well as the mushroom. Half sandwich or salad /soup...More

Thank Michael H
Jody H, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Michael, I am delighted that we are on your "Destination List"! Miss Jody and I have something similar so I know what high praise that is!! We are indeed "Tuned In" to the little touches that make the experience extra-ordinary and I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch with my mom recently and she suggested this little cafe. The soup and half sandwich combo was delicious....I had the French Onion soup and the Chicken salad sandwich. The owners are very friendly and helpful too! Stop in and give it a...More

Thank L867LUchristophert
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You so very much for your kind words of praise! Its wonderful that you spend time with your Mom. Ours is 81 and as fit as a fiddle so we are always out and about with her on one adventure or another. Please keep...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just driving through historic Sanford. Saw this little cafe called The Corner Cafe. Decided I would try it out. Best food and drinks on the east side of the Rocky Mountains. #sweetea

Thank robertsisaiah32
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW...East of the Rockies?!? I'm not quite certain how to respond except to say "Thank You Brother"! We'll keep at it and you hurry back!! With Sincere Gratitude, Chef Michael #sweetea (For Sure)

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24 June 2018|
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Response from Karen W | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779
  • E-mail
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!
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