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The Corner Cafe

) #2 of 163 Restaurants in Sanford €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, Soups
101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
+1 407-322-3779
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (139 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our schedule was a bit "off" today due to an unusual flight time. We stopped at this little gem early to grab a quick bite before heading to the airport. One word... lovely. We were given a description of the menu, a table was recommended,...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks are deceiving! Small corner café with absolutely delicious food and amazing chef. Stopped for lunch. Had the French onion soup in a bread bowl and half tuna sandwich. Chef promised free desert if we ate all our lunch! Brought out shot glass that had...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after our flight got into Sanford before heading out. It was a nice cafe and the food was very good and reasonably priced. The owner was friendly and informative. I would highly recommend checking out, we will definitely stop by the next...More

Thank TravelingJohnB80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service, price and hospitality was⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! The chef welcomes you, is a down home good ol boy and even gives you the most heavenly dessert you've ever had, after finishing your plate. ( for FREE!) We had the Cuban and corn beef sandwiches. Simply wonderful!...More

Thank Kris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and loved the food - the customer service not so much! We were rushed to place our order at the counter before we could be seated - hard to do with such a delicious and varied menu. The atmosphere is...More

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

Almava, We here you! We are a small, quality based café and during the rush it does get hectic so please accept my apologies and an invitation to join us a little later in the day. It is much more leisurely after 1:30pm once the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were walking down 1st ave and someone handed us a menu so we decided to stop in...have things your way...price of sandwich comes with chips, a side, a drink and a mini dessert...not so bad...good serviceMore

Thank 2011-CO
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for taking the time to drive over from NSB. Being a "Life Long" West Volusia County resident we try to get that way as often as possible and its good to see the road runs both ways! Hope to see you back soon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon a delightful lunch pimp standing outside of this establishment waving a menu and summoning us in. We were beguiled and seduced into giving it a try! Oh the food, why, there just aren't words enough to describe it and if you're a...More

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

Oh Sharon....how delighted I am by this incredibly playful review!! We like to consider our kind a gracious young man an "Ambassador", but you say Potato and I'll respond with Tomato. Either way, would you please reintroduce yourself to me the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in at the Corner Cafe on the way to the Orlando-Sanford airport. The food was amazing. The owner walked us through the menu and noted their specialties, The Cuban and French Onion Soup. I ordered the Cuban and my daughter...More

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

Thank You Julie, It was our pleasure to serve you and your daughter. You describe perfectly what we have found to be the case over the past 8 years. We are a small, quality based cafe with almost no room to spare so if we...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My husband and I were in Daytona for Bike Week this past March, and heard that Sanford was a place to check out. We happened upon The Corner Cafe for lunch, and here it is May and we still tell people back home about the...More

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

Thank You Geri, I have to laugh because the reason I make my Tomato Florentine Soup the way I do is I feel the exact same way your hubby does! Oh, and we will be closer to PA soon, but only for a visit so...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Any time we take the Auto Train from Sanford to Lorton, Virginia, we stop for lunch at The Corner Cafe. The food is freshly prepared, and the ice tea is "true homemade." Service is friendly and efficient. I had the tomato florentine soup, cuban sandwich...More

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

Thank You Carol, Now after over 8 years of service to our community it is such a pleasure to be "Part of the Schedule" for so many Amtrak/Auto Train riders. It almost feels like an extended family in some cases. We truly appreciate you taking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!
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