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Cafe 212

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212 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-3918
+1 662-844-6323
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 18:00
Fri 07:30 - 15:00
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Spokane, WA
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little cafe on Main Street Tupelo. The staff are just the friendliest and there's some great art on the walls. If it's nice enough you can eat al fresco. We tried the 3 salad lunch and were a little surprised that all 3 were scoops of no-leafy veggie goodness, but it comes with a pickle! The White Cheddar Pimento... More 

Thank RushCubFan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The service was speedy and the savory chicken salad was some of the best i have ever had. The outdoor seating is very nice but limited.

Thank jdv202
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cafe 212 has it down to a science. Every soup, every sandwich, every side. Order anything off the menu and you will be pleased. Don't be discouraged by a seemingly long line. The line moves surprisingly fast for a cooked-fresh lunch. A local staple.

Thank Amanda M
Wharton, Texas
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had lunch here on Sep 8. I had a chicken salad with apple sandwich and my wife had a cup of soup, etc. The food was very good.

Thank bu67
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We found this place as a referral from the people at the Tupelo Auto Museum. It is a small sandwich shop with excellent soups and a variety of fresh made to order sandwiches. We were surprised at how reasonable the prices were. To get the same items at Crispers or similar type places - we would have spent twice as... More 

Thank Bob A
Amory, Mississippi
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362 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I pick up lunch here & take to my daughter's job! I always get the chicken salad & sometimes the soup! Cookies are good too! There is a place to eat inside! Order at counter!

Thank chgreen
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Cute diner with awesome food. I had a salad and the special which was a delicious chicken casserole. My husband had a roast beef sandwich! Both were really good. On Main Street in Tupelo in the cutest area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tupelo, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love Cafe 212. I am from Tupelo and try to eat there as often as I can. The food is fresh and hot. A must is the peanut butter chocolate chip pie!!! AWESOME

Thank Z2289ZEkimb
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170 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick lunch not far from our office. The special was a turkey Cuban - very good. And I'm intrigued by the white cheddar pimento cheese, so I'll definitely be back. Quick, friendly service, good food, reasonable prices. Check, check, check.

Thank meglenn108b
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I've never had a bad lunch here. Sandwiches and soups and specials are always fresh and delicious. The grilled pimento cheese is addictive! Friendly owners and delicious food. Can't be beat.

1 Thank MsLake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: +1 662-844-6323
Locally owned sandwich and coffee shop located in downtown Tupelo. Retro and eclectic atmosphere decorated with artwork from local artist. Free WiFi for customers

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