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Garden Bistro

702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
+1 863-686-3332
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
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Reviewed yesterday

The view from the Bistro's outside dining area is wonderful. Next door is a beautiful public garden also. Great spot to have some good food and take a leisurely stroll on a Sunday.

Thank Lois H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four ladies had lunch on the patio. Even though the temps outside were on the 90’s, the patio is under the cover of the second floor which provided a light breeze and comfortable temps. Variety menu was delicious. We each chose different meals, but the...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good and the view was even better. It was sandwiches, wraps, soup and salad type of place. The food was good and filling. You can feed your leftovers to the ducks and ibises that are around the lake if you don't finish...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We go to the Garden Bistro each year when we are in Lakeland. We love the view and the food is great.

Thank Douglas N
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was in Lakeland two days on business and luckily discovered Hollis Garden and the Garden Bistro on my first day. I needed a space to have a relaxing lunch before getting back to work and a seat on the outdoor patio gazing toward the...More

Thank GayleyPablo
Reviewed 6 April 2018

While visiting the Hollis Gardens we stopped in to the bistro for lunch. We sat outside at a little table overlooking the beautiful gardens and lake. I had a wonderful salad which was actually too much to finish. My friend had a variety of small...More

Thank lila1218
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Lunch at this little restaurant while we visited Hollis Garden. We had lunch at the Garden Bistro. We ate outside on this lovely Tuesday in March. Service was great and food even better. Nice size of a lunch. We had 3 different meals. Portobello Parker...More

Thank ElaineandEd
Reviewed 29 March 2018

My girlfriends and I happened upon this cafe while visiting Lakeland, and were pleasantly surprised. Although service was a little slow the day we were there, the food was worth waiting for. The sandwiches were great and the desserts were even better!

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Tiny with some additional seating outside. Chicken salad on a bed of lettuce was terrific. I was skeptical because they said it was made with mustard. Delicious. I decided on strawberry coconut cake but was disappointed in the fact they used canned frosting. The salad...More

Thank pamperedPennsylvania
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Had the smoked salmon BLT, actually had spinach instead of lettuce. Delicious. Desert was Lemon Raspberry cake, three layers, again delicious. Very casual atmosphere, friendly staff and fast service especially for such fresh food.

Thank Kim C
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Response from Cowolyn | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside patio. If the animal is a a comfort animal or well trained Yes
22 September 2015|
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Response from Teacheragent101 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited this facility it was a "walk-in" so I am not sure if reservations are necessary. Call to be on the safe side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-3332
Close to park, overlooks lake, gardens nearby. Homemade soups, cakes and pies.
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