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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
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate there for a late lunch. Salads were fresh, but served in plastic plates. Water (filtered, not bottled) came with a charge without our knowledge. Upon checkout, I paid with my credit card. But as I got no ticket to sign in return nor to add the tip on it, I left cash on the table for tip. (I... More 

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

Thank You for the opportunity to readdress these issues. When you called my personal cell phone I answered and was immediately in place to address your concerns. As I told you then, we have no control over the e-mail (or text) notifications that you have set up on your Credit Card and we have no way of affecting what happens.... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our intent was to meet my sister in law so my mother in law could stay with her for a while. She said to meet her at the Corner Cafe. Upon entering, the owner showed us how to interpret the menu. We ordered various sandwichs, salads and soups. The salads were fresh and unique, as were the sandwichs. The soups... More 

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

Thank You Cecil, It was pleasure to serve you and your party! I agree with you on all counts, but none more so than your assessment of Historic Downtown Sanford. We are a little off the beaten path, but that is what has kept us so charming and personable. Please hurry back and we'll keep an eye out for you!!... More 

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading about 30 reviews, we thought this would be a good stop for a group of us at lunch time .......perhaps we didn't order the right items to see why this restaurant has so many good reviews. A couple of us ordered the creamy tuna panini - it was the skimpiest and driest tuna any of us had ever... More 

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

I am very sorry you were unhappy with your experience! Our stellar reviews are well earned and sometimes that means looking at our procedures, recipes and implementations!! The Tuna Salad you mentioned is made with my own personal recipe and contains thinly sliced hearts of celery, finely minced red onions, a speck of garlic & a whiff of white pepper... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are too fast to take pictures😘 great French tangy French onion soup (without dreadful over salting amateurs resort to) and creative and unique Vietnamese salad with thin slices beef, chickpeas and basil vinaigrette (most folks get roasted peanuts but I am allergic). I devoured most of bread bowl after I ate the soup. I did snap a pick of the... More 

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Thank spb2014philqueen
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

We so glad that you stopped in for a bite with us! Your choices were spot on and we hope to get you back as soon as possible!! We are delighted to be your "Historic Downtown Sanford" Home Away From Home. Your Chef, Michael More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went there on g he advice of others for lunch. We all had the onion soup with a cuban sandwich. Amazing can't wait to try his other soups

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

Thank You for your kind words of praise Jeff. My specialty as a Chef are soups & sauces so let's see if you can get down the whole list!?! We'll keep an eye out for you, Chef Michael More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were downtown Sanford for the Live At Five and heard the Corner Cafe was a great place so we ventured in. We were greeted by the owner chef Michael and then a young lady named Angel came and explained the menu to us. Wonderful, friendly and delicious. My husband and I ordered the onion soup and a half of... More 

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

Thank You Nancy, It was a pleasure to serve you and your hubby for Alive After 5 and we a delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for mentioning the "Dinners on Demand" as we are THE place in Historic Downtown Sanford to host your intimate gatherings of groups of 10 to 40. We hope to see you... More 

Stanfield, North Carolina
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience and awesome food . Try their Cuban. The chef and owner takes the time with every new patron to explain the menu. Thanks.

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Thank bdtrick67
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Brother, It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to get you back soon!! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were getting something to eat before boarding the auto train and the shuttle driver recommended this place. When we got off a little gal was there and she escorted us to The Corner Cafe. Wwere warmly greeted by the owner and he went over the menu with us which was just great. We ordered Beef and Bleu salad, it... More 

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Thank kamay1950
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Kamay, We are delighted that you had such a good experience before your trip north. The Corner Cafe has been here for almost 8 years now and in that time we have become a regular part of the "Amtrak Experience" for thousands of riders. We do hope if you ever get back this way we will be your... More 

St. Petersburg, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My friend and I road the SunRail train from Winter Park to Sanford to check out the quaint downtown area of Sanford. We came across the Corner Café with tables inside and outside. We were greeted by Chef Michael who was very friendly and helpful with the menu and suggestions on what to try. We both ordered the French onion... More 

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

Thank You Sharon, You hit the nail on the when you mentioned that our approach is definitely a little different. From the Toasted Bread Bowl that holds the French Onion Soup (& the Double Muenster Cheese baked over top), to the "Spiced Pickle Blend" which gives the Cuban its distinctive "Kick"...we work hard to make certain everything is unique and... More 

Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Whenever I'm in Sanford, I thoroughly enjoy lunch at The Corner Cafe. Not only is the food phenomenal, the owners make the lunching experience extra special.

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

Thank You Sally Rider, Not only do you have an awesome "Handle", but its good to see you when you are in town. Thanks for being part of our Goofy and Fun Loving Family!! See You Soon, Chef Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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