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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Really great brunch and bakery. There is a also a cute gift shop as well. It's also down on the East end near downtown (The Strand) so go shopping after your meal.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We have never had a meal we didn’t love here! Try their zucchini spice cake, it’s to die for! ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“By far my favorite morning coffee spot on Postoffice Street downtown. Lots of locals and passerby's to enjoy watching while sitting outside sipping the deliciousness.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located downtown, it’s a great lunch place with lots of from scratch food and be good in an eclectic setting”
  • 33 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“If you’re craving a little dessert, stop by this candy land to enjoy a ice cream cone, milkshake, and any other treat your heart desires. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Classic Galveston. A little something for everyone. Easy to find on The Strand.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Located near UTMB, this is a locals' favorite for brunch, where you can get carafes of mimosas with orange, grapefruit, pineapple or cranberry juice. Make this your breakfast or lunch spot, because they close at 3 PM. My favorites for lunch are the Mile High Meatloaf or the Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Locally made and loved by locals, Hey Mikey's is the best place for ice cream...not just on the island, but ANYWHERE! There's a reason the line is out the door sometimes, but it's always worth the wait. New flavors are always popping up, with interesting combinations and flavors sure to please. Some example are Nutter Butter, Irish Car Bomb, and Grandma's Nuts, but there are 20 flavors to choose from on any given day. Need a few more carbs? Stick a scoop in a freshly baked donut! Yep, they do that too. Or warm up one of their home made brownies (seriously - BEST brownie you'll ever have) and have a scoop or three on top. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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Art Gallery
“One of our favorite watering holes! They offer a wide and wonderful drink menu and feature local Galveston artists. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent place to relax and grab an exquisite bite prepared by the gourmet chef. Highly recommend for breakfast, brunch or dinner. In addition to main indoor seating area, they have a large enclosed heated porch which is pet-friendly: a huge plus for us. They will bring your dogs water at the same time as they bring it to you. The menu is awesome and they have happy hour as well. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Okay... maybe you got here late and haven't hit Kroger yet. Here you go... Starbucks just for you...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“My family loves this charming little coffee shop. They sell flowers, lots of delicious baked goods, wine, and ice cream!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great family fun - all the board games you could want and a coffee house too! Down on the Strand so you can walk the area after playing some games.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“cambodian pastries. fresh smoothies! the owner is always there and so nice. great coffee and banana bread!”
  • 2 locals recommend