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525 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
+1 904-826-0210
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Lots of vegetarian and vegan variety plus other healthy options. Service good. Stopped for lunch on our way to Wild Reserve. Would highly recommend.

Thank Andrea C
Tallahassee, Florida
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a long-time customer here but upon my last visit the waiter had an attitude and the eggs were greasy. Usually great experience and healthy fresh food. Won't be returning any time soon.

Thank travelingsuem
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great food, prepared fresh, and all at a fair price. It is not a fancy cafe but has something for everyone (we are vegan and had multiple options). We will return!

Thank Jason C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I took my son to Manatee Café one morning to find something different but healthy. This was a refreshing change from the usual donut or mega carbohydrate kind of breakfast. In an effort to try to eat healthier, we tried this place. It was really good. I was surprised. I would definitely go here again. My busy schedule has not... More 

Thank Wendy E
Broussard, Louisiana
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Manatee Cafe has the most reliable affordable breakfast in town. Special items are the veggie omlette and grits with goat cheese. Breakfast potatoes are yummy and coffee (specially roasted for the Cafe) is the best in town. Note: there are vegetarian and vegan options.

Thank CoachBobBoese
Saint Augustine, Florida
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We hadn't been to The Manatee Cafe in awhile. We weren't disappointed in the great food. My wife is vegetarian and there are numerous choices for meals. Everything on the menu seems tasty. And the staff great too! Just wish we lived closer.

Thank Bruce C
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty much the best breakfast I've had in like forever. I got -Veggie omelet with fruit and peppermint tea, hubby got scrambled eggs with top notch toast and hash browns. A MUST to eat at when in area.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

After a solid two days of travelling the first place we were taken to by our excellent Airbnb host was the Manatee Cafe for a hearty breakfast. This was the best decision she could have made. The huge servings of delicious vegetarian food and endless coffee made us feel much better and did wonders to combat the jet lag, bad... More 

Thank NasreenPeer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It's out of the way of the tourist shops on the water but worth the drive for a great breakfast of fresh, healthy food. Really yummy local and organic food at a reasonable price. We will certainly return to this restaurant on our next visit to Saint Augustine

Thank Scotts A
Charleston, South Carolina
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63 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I can't be too critical of restaurants that offer gluten free options because there are few and far between which I can trust really understand what that means. However, I did not have a good experience here. I was excited to have gf French toast but if I could do it over, I would not. I had to wait extra... More 

Thank MJay5

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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
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-826-0210
Quaint cafe located within westgate plaza, just miles from downtown st. augustine. AC, comfortable table dining/seating, Manatee motif, modest grocery area.

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