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Turtle Leaf Cafe

315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
+1 607-767-6191
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“panini” (6 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while working in Elmira. Busy little place with good, fresh food and smoothies. Staff is friendly and service is quick. There are tables to eat inside or outside. It was good enough to go back the second day. They offer chips...More

Thank Randy D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you are looking for a unique dining experience try the Turtle Leaf Cafe. They have a limited menu but everything on it is delicious. They often have live music so you get a floor show along with the meal. You will not be sorry...More

Thank Bev H
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This Cafe is a favorite of many. The food choices are all unique and catchy. Try a different one every time! And the Cafe drinks..yum. Love the Latte!

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Turtle Leaf Cafe is a good lunch option located a short distance from I-86 in Elmira. The menu offers healthy lunch options and our party of three chose a chef salad, fruity green salad, beef and mushroom panini and vegan chili. The salads and chili...More

Thank gjdCairo
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stopped in for a lunch break and was very happy with the meal. Had A very good panini and companion had good salad. Try the Turtle Latte it is very tasty. Was very busy at lunchtime which is a good sign. Service was quick and...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Owner Adam Bunce is a great young man. A real credit to Elmira. The food is always made from fresh ingredients and is of higher quality than what you find in other area food stops.

Thank David G
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stopped by for lunch and food was fresh, tasty and great portion size. This is a unique little restaurant BUT we caught the lunch rush and the noise level was incredibly echoing due to the layout of the restaurant. But food was well worth the...More

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We loved this place! I wish it was closer to where I live because I would go there all the time! We were traveling to the Finger Lakes for the weekend and my fiance found this on Groupon. We stopped for lunch and the food...More

Thank augirl41184
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After having done the trolley tour and the local museum, we were suggested to go here for a light lunch. The food was good and inexpensive and service was good. If you do the trolley tour you get a discount.

Thank Olle W
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had great anticipation after reading the reviews, but when we visited for lunch we found it was nothing special. Small portions, mediocre service although only a few other customers, a cashier who couldn't make correct change, prices higher than expected, etc. Then we noticed...More

Thank 828TJA
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Haleigh O
28 June 2016|
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Response from Adam B | Property representative |
There are all types of Vegan and Vegetarian options..the easiest way to see them is to look online at turtleleafcafe . com or come on in the Cafe and see first hand! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-767-6191
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Turtle Leaf Cafe supports efforts to maintain a green environment and preserve our world for the future. Organic and local produce are purchased whenever possible. We believe that food should not only taste good, but be good for you. Providing healthy choices to maintain optimal health for our cutsomers is our priority. Enjoy!
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