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Cafe 1217

1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-318-1094
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“salad” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Cafe 1217 is popular in Hot Springs- especially among the gals. Food is dainty but delicious. Portions are lady-sized, which matches the atmosphere. This is no 'good-old-boys' haunt. It's excellent for gall gatherings. They serve unusual salads, soups and sandwiches. And, of course, amazing desserts....More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

More spacious inside than appears from outside. Plenty of seating. Lots of folks have 'take-out'. Marvelous food. Most are available to view in the glass front frig at the order counter. Fair pricing. All the food has a special touch, nice ingredients that bring special...More

Thank TXhome1225
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The full parking lot at midday tipped us off that this was a popular eatery. A very enthusiastic server walked through the house specialties behind the glass cases. Desserts. Soups and salads as entrees and as small plates. One of the best salads I have...More

Thank raven46
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We ate here on a recent visit. I highly recommend the lobster roll. It was really good. It is a small place and wasn't crowded. The food tasted fresh, not frozen. The sald was really good.

Thank jdhhmm
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

On our recent trip to Hot Springs, my BF and I wanted a place for a good salad for lunch. Cafe 1217 did not disappoint. This place offered a wide variety to salads to choose from and an yummy select of desserts. I did find...More

Thank RialbTraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Everytime we visit Hot Springs we make it a point to stop by for lunch. I have to say I am very seldom disappointed. The food is made fresh from local produce and is very tasty with ample portions. Our last visit I ordered the...More

Thank bluewaterjan
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was travelling with a good sized group and we were going to have lunch at the brewery but it had a long wait. This place was recommended to us. Thankful for that! It is small and cute and very busy. You order at the...More

Thank MLPerry
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I have stopped by there a few times with a friend that works in the area and have NEVER been let down! REALLY , good food in a friendly atmosphere . Interesting dishes, GREAT KEY LIME PIE! Prices are mid range and WORTH IT! I...More

Thank Tommie W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Everything here was fresh and flavorful! Many choices and great food selection- so much more than just a soup, salad, and sandwich stop as the name might suggest. Best iced tea I've had- watermellon-peach, and you have to try the ginger lemonade! Tons of vegetarian...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I indulged in a most wonderful early lunch at Cafe 1217. It's all so beautiful and so delicious we always find it difficult to choose. This time I tried the pecan crusted catfish and a salad. It was great!! I had the...More

Thank Violetaster
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Violetaster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. Mid range. It's not cheap but the food is supreme.
Natalie D
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They have wonderful, made from scratch desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-318-1094
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