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The Corner Cafe

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101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219 (S. Park Ave)
+1 407-322-3779
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Oviedo, FL, USA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a delightful lunch experience at the Corner Cafe. The staff was warm and welcoming, genuinely happy to be helpful with the menu, and attentive to the customer needs. The food selections were wonderfully varied which made it difficult making a decision. More trips back are certainly warranted so as to try more menu items. The Cuban sandwich and the... More 

Thank HFHossley
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226 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. The owner promptly greet me and asked if I had been there before. He gave me the run down on specials and recommendations. I had the French Onion soup and half Cuban sandwich. The soup was good and the bread bowl was tasty with soup and melted cheese. The Cuban was very good as well. Another... More 

Thank Jonnyjetprop
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has FANTASTIC food!! I have been in many times and have never ONCE been disappointed! The owner and his staff are courteous and very friendly! The value for the food you get is good and the little dessert that you get at the end? To die for!!!!

Thank Michele Marie F
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is what Chef/Owner Michael O'Brien decided after our arrival there - My husband and I from NC (originally NJ) and staying in New Smyrna Beach meeting our friend from NH visiting her daughter in Leesburg. Read (and believe all the great reviews) - and ignore the one from Dec. 31, 2016! From the moment we walked in, we were... More 

Thank njcath
Haymarket, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The free shuttle from the AMTRAK station beckoned after we checked in and dropped off our car. We had an hour in Sanford, at lunch time. Appealing menu selections drew us to the corner cafe. There we discovered great food, good service, and old timey down home ambience.

Thank Roberta C
Belleville, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ate at The Corner Cafe! Highly recommend this family owned business. Food is sensational! The Cuban sandwich & French onion soap is a must. If you are in the area you have to eat here. Meal even comes w/a little free dessert.

Thank nanax3_48
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped into the cafe, Michael and his team made us feel like we were special guests. He explained the menu items, gave recommendations, and cracked jokes. When he found out where we are from, he introduced us to other customers from our state. We sat outside (our request) and soon received our meals. The servings were... More 

Thank Timm W
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Sanford Florida was delightful. Parking right at the front door of this Corner Café and immediate warm greeting by the owner. I have not experienced this level of service in ages at a small café. The French Onion Soup and Cuban sandwich were perfect. The free desert that arrived after the meal made me leave wanting to return as... More 

Thank keylon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I'm in Sanford, I go here for lunch. It's a tiny place with a nicely updated quiet decor. The food is ALWAYS excellent. Great salads, light sandwiches and tasty soups. What brings me back -- besides the great food -- are all the little touches that go the extra mile to make this place special. If you order water... More 

Thank MarciaB53
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were traveling home from vacation in Daytona Beach and wanted something to eat for lunch. We had great meals on vacation and wanted to finish the trip the same way. Checked Trip Advisor and found this lovely cafe. Owner/chef was there to greet us and explain menu and choices. We went with his top recommendations and were not disappointed!... More 

Thank floridakatzmom
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You FlaKatzMom, I am humbled by your review! The many subtle notes that I strive for in my "Marquee Menu Offerings" were not lost on your educated palette! I almost think you could write a Food Column or Blog as your perception & description are both well considered. I would also like to say that I very much enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779
The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!

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