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Highlander Cafe

638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
+1 352-563-0028
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (58 reviews)
“quiche” (38 reviews)
“side salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 30 May 2017

The only negative we can find about this place was that it didn't open until 8 AM !! It was the only place we could find that serve salads, delicious vegan meals, amazing gluten-free English muffins… And we cannot say enough about the desserts and...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Doesn't open before 8 AM, so we waited in parking lot 15 minutes beginning our trip to TX. High marks for the coffee. Breakfast entrees more for dieters than gluttons, but prices quite affordable. Could have bacon as a side option. As first customers of...More

1  Thank Sn0wb1rd
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Highlander Cafe is a favorite of ours. As snowbirds, we visit regularly. The Coronation Chicken Salad is my favorite--mild curry flavor served on fresh greens with pineapple, grapes, cucumber, tomato. Their house honey mustard dressing is the best. The bagel with lox and cream...More

1  Thank FirstMateMarquette
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Tried this cafe by accident and we were not disappointed! Food was excellent as well as the service. Out party of four had the BLTs, roast beef sandwich and the turkey/cranberry sandwich. All were tasty and fresh. Prices were reasonable too!

1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't get anything too complex, a bagel and the salmon lox bagel with a vanilla latte but both were good. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lovely laid-back place for lunch, salmon salad was delicious and easily enough for two. Almond torte was also a standout. Very friendly staff and great service. Sat on the porch in the sunshine. Charming!

1  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Super fresh food. Bacon and broccoli quiche is great. Soups snd salads are huge and fresh. Great friendly service. Our second time here and it has become our favorite lunch spot.

1  Thank Babs0707
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Coffee is "over-the-top"! Smooth and rich. We had regular with cream and cold brew. The best we'd had in a long time.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a first time visit near closing time and the OPEN sign was still on. I was hoping for a quick cup of coffee to go, but as soon as I opened the door a lady standing near the bar stated, "we are...More

2  Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I got two sandwiches to go, so we didn't eat here. The people working here are very friendly and helpful. The sandwiches were generous portions with excellent ingredients. We will definitely return!

2  Thank GreekamericanMom
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Questions & Answers
Carol T
11 October 2016|
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Response from Priscilla G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol - The Highlander Cafe doesn't have a lot of "atmosphere" but it does have fabulous service and delicious food. Your "Red Hats" would be graciously welcomed!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-563-0028
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