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Gwendolyn's Cafe

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2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
+1 239-791-8462
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
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Central NY
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While Gwendolyn's receives rave reviews for their breakfast menu, lunch is quite a different story. Arrived with a guest during lunch hour and noticed only 8 other patrons seated at the time. We seated ourselves and waited approximately 10 minutes before we were greeted by the wait staff. I inquired about their cafe sandwiches and the Fort Myers chicken sandwich... More 

Thank FrankCentralNY
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't know the backstory to Gwendolyn's you should look it up. But even the honorable intention of "second chances" wouldn't work if the food sucked (it doesn't). I had a worthwhile turkey ruebin & my wife had the veggie panini, and we were both delighted. If you're in Fort Myers @ lunchtime, go for something a little different... More 

Thank Florida_Gypsy107
Ontario, Canada
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459 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a little off the main street, but worth looking for. Prices are very reasonable and the food was tasty. Hubby had the corned been hash and was in heaven - it was very meaty just the way he likes it. I tried the downtown scramble which ended up being more like a flattened omelette, but still very tasty.... More 

Thank StanleyandMarie
Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Everyone knows us, greets us warmly and gives us great service. Lots of locals eat here. Does a huge delivery and take out business. Favorite include homemade tomato basil soup and the Cuban sandwich.

Thank nancsw
Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for a late breakfast over the weekend. We were able to sit down right away. The staff was nice and overall service was good. Food was tasty, usual diner menu. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in Fort Myers.

Thank Mike H
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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407 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was a bit surprised with place ... the service at breakfast was a tad slow ... the food was ok but was not very hot ... I'll give it another try

Thank sinbad5520
Bristol, UK
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Have visited Fort Myers quite a few times but have never found this cafe, nor would I have done had it not been a stand-up board at the corner of the road. I had a wonderful toasted sandwich with sweet potato fries and being British - hot tea. The cafe was busy not only with customers on the premises but... More 

Thank Clucket
North Fort Myers, Florida
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

"I have waited oh, so long Please don't tell me, baby, I was wrong Dreaming of you every night Holding back until the time was right" Yes, those are the lyrics in part from the album " DOUBLE VISION " by FOREIGNER. It is the song that Gwendolyn's brought to mind when Joanne and I sat down for what was... More 

Thank Neonladder
Fort Myers, Florida
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is excellent. Service is fast. The owner is known for her outreach in the community. I had a birthday breakfast for a dozen friends one morning, which was planned in advance. It was delicious and a real hit with everyone.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
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75 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed a great breakfast on Thursday. I had eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy, she had corned beef hash, eggs and toast. Both were excellent. The sausage gravy on the biscuits was the star on my plate. The home made hash starred on hers. Excellent service as well. Recommended.

Thank Mrnjen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-791-8462

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