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Sweet Basil Cafe

1627 Darby Dr, Florence, AL 35630-2743
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
$$ - $$$
1627 Darby Dr, Florence, AL 35630-2743
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We chose to have an early lunch (11:00) today before the lunch rush! Today we each had the "plate lunch" which was chicken & wild rice with the red, white, & blue salad (greens with strawberries, blue cheese, & blueberries) with a tomato dressing. Everything...More

Thank BusterYukon
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As a resident of the Shoals, I eat here several times per month. This cafe does a consistent business with lunch crowd. We usually choose to do an "off" time to decrease wait. The food is consistently good, fresh and interesting with many choices. My...More

Thank alamom
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visit here with my mother who likes to shop the selection of oils and spices that they have for sale. The sandwiches are always good and my daughter loves the deserts.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a favorite for lunch, especially if you're dealing with a time constraint. Ordering is done at the counter, you get a number to display on your table, and lunch is brought out within five to ten minutes. It offers salads, sandwiches, quiches, and...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I ate the turkey sandwich with a side of broccoli salad. My son had the ham sandwich and homemade chips. One of the best lunches in the Shoals!

Thank ALJogo
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a great cafe/bistro with food, wine, sauces, etc. for sale. Sandwiches, salads, especially the red, white and blue salad, are all excellent!

Thank lkwammack2016
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I met an long-time friend for lunch . . . at 1 PM the lunch rush is gone. We ate chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad plate, & tomato pie(both w/ red, white, blue salads) & a variety of iced teas . ....More

Thank BusterYukon
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had a quick girls getaway in the cute town of Florence. We stopped in and were impressed right away with the variety on the menu. We all ordered chicken salad with different sides and enjoyed. Ordered the pecan cake and it was delicious! The...More

Thank lamcr
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife and I have lunch at the Sweet Basil Cafe every time we come to Florence, which is about every other month. The food is Southern gourmet with a large number of selections which change daily. We have never been disappointed here. The clientele...More

Thank 58bernards
Reviewed 8 February 2016

this is a great find for specialities such as unique soups and sandwiches. They also do catering. Cakes are amazing. We eat there every time we visit Florence.

Thank Sheila M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 Darby Dr, Florence, AL 35630-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Florence
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