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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Authentic light Italian cuisine. Great atmosphere. Definitely try the pizza. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“French cafe & bakery counter for breakfast & lunch from croissants to crêpes served indoors & out.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite Breakfast and lunch place! SOOOOOO Close too! Enjoy it while it still exists!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best coffee in Sarasota - they always have at least three types of beans they regularly change which they import from around the world. They also have a small selection of locally made pastries.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Only open for breakfast and lunch but a must visit when venturing to Lido Beach or St Armands.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“I have a friend that wont stay at a place that isn't walking distance to a Starbucks. Check!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent Cafe for Lunch or Dinner. Cozy, French-inspired cafe & bakery with patio tables, local artwork & occasional jazz nights.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We decided to try this place because good dining on Sarasota's north Trail is kind of thin—not very many good choices. The reviews seemed all right, so we took a chance; and we were rewarded with good food and service. I ordered the "Zesty Salmon Burger," which is open face, and I must say it's the best salmon burger I've had anywhere. I would order it again in a heartbeat. It came with very good fries; sweet-potato fries are an option, too. Neither of our dishes was expensive, so this is a good place and a good value. They're open only 7am-3pm, so plan accordingly. Also, parking is a bit tight, but worth the effort.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A local favorite for people who enjoy good coffee and cafe food. Try the quiche!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a cute place to hang-out and relax. They have board games and couches in the upstairs loft.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food was exquisitely rich. As part of the Savor Sarasota promotion, we both got the fixed menu items. I had blue cheese crème brûlée as an appetizer. It was savory with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized sugar on top. The serving size was reasonable but it was so rich we could've easily have split it. For the main course I had beef Burgundy, and for dessert a warm apple tart with caramel sauce and a bit of vanilla ice cream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Soups, pastas, sandwiches, salads and bakery. Restaurant or takeout. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“3 shots of espresso over ice with 2 shots of classic and half and half makes any day a little better.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Trendy locally–run coffee shop with java, sandwiches, pastries & outside tables in a chill ambiance.”
  • 6 locals recommend