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Sanibel Cafe

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2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
+1 239-472-5323
07:00 - 14:30
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become one of our favorite breakfast spots on the Island. Food is well prepared, excellent eggs benedict, hash browns neither overly oily or overly salted as in many other places. Ambience is nice, restaurant is clean, and you never have to look for a waitress for coffee refills as they go up and down the aisle with refill... More 

Thank DinerEd
Queensbury, New York
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu and great service. Our wait staff was very friendly and helped us make choices from their extensive menu. There is something for everyone here. Their breakfast specialties include pancakes, omelettes and eggs any style.

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Saratoga Springs NY
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service, large portions, well-prepared. Especially enjoyed the coconut French Toast. Reminded me of the coconut pancakes in Hawaii.

Thank TRBM-1
Sparta, New Jersey
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and my daughter said the pancakes were the best she's had on the island. They were fluffy and tasty! I ordered the 2 egg special with your choice of carbs(various breads, pancakes and/or English muffin) and my meal came with homemade raspberry preserves that were yummy. The coffee wasn't as strong as we like it but... More 

1 Thank SO194
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Big selection. Breakfast served all day. Fast! We all enjoyed our meals, but the crunchy fish sandwich was the big winner.

Thank Polly D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place is easy to miss - it's in the Tahitian Gardens strip mall (south of Periwinkle Place) and on the opposite side of the strip from Cheeburger Cheeburgers new location. We thought breakfast was very good - definitely not the best on the island, but a great breakfast without a wait. No outdoor dining, but lots of booths and... More 

Thank sommerlovin
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Sanibel Cafe it's a great little place in the corner of a shopping center that you can have a variety of breakfast entrees which are delicious and unforgettable. They make their own jams and jellies too and recommend to sample them then if you like You can take a couple jars home. If you don't get to this before... More 

1 Thank Andy H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here one day while in Sanibel- the cafe is traditionally decorated with beach themed items- staff was friendly and efficient- the food was great with large portions- my husband had to leave food on his plate which never happens! Prices were extremely reasonable. This is a great place with a comfortable atmosphere- make sure you give it... More 

1 Thank R S
New York
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We just wanted a good breakfast in a clean place with reasonable prices, and we found them all at the Sanibel Cafe. I had a veggie omelet, my wife had scrambled eggs and pancakes, and we shared some crispy bacon. All the food was really good including the coffee. The pancakes were exceptionally good. And the service was friendly and... More 

1 Thank Clawboot
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stuck in traffic we ducked in here for lunch and wow, what a relief. Sat at the bar and the service and food was excellent. Plenty of parking and easy to get in and out to two different roads, so no need to worry about being stuck.

1 Thank crex51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5323

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