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Sanibel Cafe

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2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
+1 239-472-5323
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07:00 - 14:30
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Dunlap, Illinois
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanibel Cafe is nicely located in a small shopping center, an incentive for us guy types to accompany our better halves. For brunch, I had a ham and cheese omelette, my wife had a couple eggs over easy. The omelette was full of ham, tasty, the hash browns were good and the home-made (or rather, cafe-made) red raspberry preserves... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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262 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad I remembered looking at Trip Advisor for breakfast places. Went here 3 days in a row while on the island and had the French Toast each time...yeah, it was that good. Looks like normal French Toast, but there was something about it that just made it the best I've had. Very friendly cafe, the servers actually seemed to... More 

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Suburban MD
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to this cafe for a great breakfast every year. The food is fresh, plentiful, great tasting and inexpensive. It is also located in our favorite strip mall for shopping, so we usually make this a family adventure. We bring two cars, eat a great breakfast with the non-shoppers returning to the hotel in one car while the rest... More 

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Thank theorchidlady
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves to go out to breakfast, me, not so much. I don't like eggs and don't drink milk so my options are always limited. We went to the Sanibel Cafe and I look at the top of the menu which says I can get lunch all day. So my husband gets a great Denver omelette and I get... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor Reviews, we tried this cute little cafe for breakfast. My parents each had a variation of coconut French Toast. My father tried the Pina Colada version which came with an orange and pineapple sauce. That sauce was amazing. I had pancakes and an egg. They were good, but not quite as good as they looked. The... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place when I am on Sanibel and Captiva. The place has a good menu and great food. One of our main places to stop when we are there

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Flanders, New Jersey
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222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for breakfast. There is nothing fancy here and is more diner style. But the service and food is fine. No frills, but good and fast service. It was breakfast, what else does one need. Oh, yeah/ They had great coffee.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted lunch; I wanted breakfast. Not all Sanibel restaurants can accommodate that simple problem, but Sanibel Cafe does. My pancakes were outstanding, as was the crisp side of bacon. My wife's vegetable panini was excellent and came with a generous order of crisp french fries. The service was wonderful throughout. We've enjoyed dining here for more than 30... More 

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Thank RH0001
Minnesota
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stumbled upon the Sanibel Cafe...seems like maybe a family cafe? Really good food and loved the shell decorated tables. Would go again. Husband loved the food, too.

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Thank MariaMag
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast, friendly service, and super clean. I love the beachy theme and all the cute signs. The tables are super cool, the lots of sea shells 🐚 in them. Don't let the fact that it is in a strip mall fool you it is a great breakfast stop. I don't normally give a 5 rating but the cleanliness factor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
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?