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Cafe Artist

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306A Morris Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1339
+1 732-974-3433
07:00 - 17:00
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New Jersey
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147 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We stopped in for lunch on our first day in Spring Lake this summer. We were rookies and didn't know their was no menu. The owner explained what he had and how to order. I had a delicious salad with fresh salmon on top. My husband had a penne dish. Portions were just right. On the down side, the inside... More 

Thank LL28
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It's tiny, off the beach, but you walk in and the proprietor Cosimo will show you himself what he's got today. You make a few selections and he'll pile your plate with terrific food. The food is simple but there's lots of variety. I can come here ANY DAY.

Thank Tom X
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Not your average dining experience - it's a bit whimsical and unorganized but that is part of the charm in my opinion! just have patience and be open minded!

1 Thank Chris A
Princeton, New Jersey
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271 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, place is kind of crowded with thing s and food not displayed nicely. Kind of messy. To much butter on panini and expensive . Didn't enjoy. Service was odd

Thank Judith484
martinsville, nj
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286 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We ate the five course fixed tasting menu. There was one seating at 7:00PM.; although some people arrived late. Reservations are a must as the owner only prepares enough food for the number of reservations. There are no choices, as everything was fixed. Huge protions and on some of the courses extras were givem including dessert which was great. There... More 

Thank robertmaster123
New City, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Pleasant in town stop for a late lunch, No menus here; select from the dishes at the counter and what the owner made that day. Portions are just the right size to satisfy but not be too big.

Thank mkl19
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The proprietor was downright discriminatory and shouldn't be allowed to do business. I would've called the cops but stopped short.

Thank Prabhu D
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

It is true that the menu is limited, but on the day we visited, they offered a delicious grilled ham and gruyere sandwich on sour dough bread with homemade mayo...wow did it hit the spot!

Thank 62360JrzGrl
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The chicken was dry. At one time this was a favorite place for fresh lunch while spending a day at the beach. The quality has gone down hill, and the restaurant is in dire need of cleaning and sprucing up. I was appalled by how dirty the bathroom was, and I was especially embarrassed because I had raved about it... More 

1 Thank Chefcpb
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I went here based on the many positive reviews. For lunch I had a panini that looked good but when it came, it must have been brushed with butter on both sides...it was SO greasy. And since I eat healthy, I could only eat half. The next day I went back and had ravioli's and meatballs. It wasn't as good... More 

1 Thank SGTAS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306A Morris Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1339
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 732-974-3433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?