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Cooks Cafe Express

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101 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-738-5030
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Cooks twice when we first moved to DeLand. They use garlic salt on what would otherwise be wonderful bread. The salt makes it taste bitter. Salad bar is really, really good, cold, crisp and fresh. The vegetables are good but the meat was dry. I think that may be because it's a buffet line and it was maybe... More 

Thank Tn1949
Orlando, Florida
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197 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is an example of how not to run a cafe. The line is always long because of the speed (or lack of) by the order taker. Then the food takes forever and if you are lucky they may give you more than one napkin. The people that work here should take it seriously. They are in the business of... More 

Thank L M
Longwood, Florida
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The food is okay, but the atmosphere is rather drab. It's run of the mill food... not bad, but certainly nothing to get excited about. I had a chicken pita sandwich, and it was a bit on the wee side. If you like to have an adventurous meal, this is not your venue.

Thank Matheus007
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I loved the Holiday House! We ate there at least 2 times per week and all Holidays! It is now called Cooks Café. It is just not the same. The salad bar is sloppy looking, drippings everywhere, even on the floor. The hot bar is a bit more neat. The taste of the food is just okay. The staff is... More 

Thank KrystalLady
DeLand, Florida
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has so many things to offer it is great for the money you area ble to order eat and have fast great service

Thank Lesley B
DeLand, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

very nice atmosphere inside Cafe. Close to Stetson University and Artisan Alley and Historic downtown events

Thank handimike
Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Cooks Cafe has some of the best soups and sandwiches in town. Some people LOVE their french fries, but NOT me. I think everything is great EXCEPT the fries. My favorites are all of the soups, the Ruben, and dessert. This is the little Cooks Cafe hidden inside a larger building, NOT the Cooks just North of Stetson. I have... More 

Thank Jim E
The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Diverse menu so lots of choices, but just average taste and quality. No real atmosphere, just a bar with a restaurant on the side.

Thank Bing J
DeLand, Florida
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

A little on the pricey side for being right next to a college, the food was pretty bland but the service was spot on. Their salad bar could use a few more choices, and calling it a buffet and only getting one selection of meat (you have to pay if you want another) is not what I would call a... More 

Thank John S
The Villages, FL
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Cook's Cafe is conveniently located and offers a wide selection of food. The staff is very polite and helpful, and the food is very good. We'll definitely eat there again when we're in the area.

Thank kajo1843

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-738-5030
A small but tasty cafe tucked inside the mainstreet building downtown Deland. Started in 1983. Fresh, cooked to order burgers, sandwiches and fresh salads. Homemade soups and bread bowls. Homemade desserts to die for. Low price but big in quality.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?