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Michelle's Brown Bag Cafe

1819 Main St, City Center Building, Sarasota, FL 34236-5951
+1 941-365-5858
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
21 May 2017
“Great Lunch! ”
15 May 2017
“Great lunch spot downtown”
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1819 Main St, City Center Building, Sarasota, FL 34236-5951
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

When I used to work downtown we would order their food to be delivered to our office. Staff is friendly and food is fresh and delicious! The house made chips or fresh daily cookies were always a must get. The tuna panini and their salads...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Friendly, fast service with a creative menu with daily specials. Good sandwiches and salads, and a rotating selection of specials. Order and pay inside and sit in the atrium near the indoor waterfall.

Thank FlaHockeyFan
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The food is decent but everything adds up quick. If you want a drink, sandwich, chips and a cookie you are looking at 20 bucks with tip. For that amount, you can get a very nice meal elsewhere. I probably won't be returning. Even basic...More

Thank RyanC359
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

You can't go wrong with Michelle's the food is always delicious and fresh. They have the best quality ingredients. The staff is a bonus so genuine and humble, they take the time to know their customers.

Thank beautyandbrainz
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We were recently visiting downtown Sarasota and we were so incredibly lucky to find this wonderful gem of a cafe. We were warmly welcomed and attentively taken care of, even though they had a big lunch crowd. I loved my "Half in the Bag" 1/2...More

Thank MaryKateWood
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This is a great spot to pick up a quick and tasty lunch. You can tell everything is homemade. I especially like the chicken salad with sliced green apple that goes into the Bird Key sandwich. Service is friendly and quick. Give it a try!

Thank Lucy_H88
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We dined here for lunch, and were impressed with the sandwiches. They are all named after local landmarks/places, and some are quite unique. Everything tasted great and was high-quality. The sandwiches are a bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Is a nice lunch time place to grab a lunch and go. Outdoors is a nice patio to people watch. Sandwiches and salads are nice...good dressing. Good chips. My one thing to mention is that service could be a bit more accommodating...will leave at that...More

Thank Bren G
Reviewed 27 July 2014

went for lunch and there was absolutely nothing special about Michelles Brown bag cafe. It was average location, average environment, average food and average service.

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch the other day. Menus looked good. Food was very pricy ($6 cup of soup). I ordered the turkey sandwich. I asked for no mayo and it came out with mayo. That was disappointing. They quickly rectified it and I was able...More

Thank TheEd W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 Main St, City Center Building, Sarasota, FL 34236-5951
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-5858
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