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Fresh Start Cafe

630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
+1 941-373-1242
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“shakshuka” (19 reviews)
“frittata” (9 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch at the Fresh Start Cafe. I had the Greek Salad with Chicken and my wife had the Mediterranean Wrap with Chicken. Both are yummy. Our waiter was David, who is funny, efficient, and attentive. This restaurant is near the Woman's Exchange, so...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely setting with inside and outside seating and typical of its type but a cut above. They have Shakshuka some know as a good Israeli option and difficult to find. It is a bit spicy but a change from the normal breakfast foot and good....More

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I enjoyed two great lunches at Fresh Start while staying in Sarasota. The sandwiches are outstanding and the wait staff is excellent. A special shout out to David who is probably the best server I've ever met. I highly recommend eating at Fresh Start.

Thank jpbandsvk
Reviewed 21 March 2018

menu is varied and interesting. Has both inside and outside seating. Service is friendly and prompt. My only complaint is that they can rush you if you push up against their closing time.

Thank MattS.24
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The patio is a really great spot to eat, there is just enough shade to make it very pleasant. The service was attentive and helpful. I had the Mediteranean platter: hummus, pita, grape leaves, falafel, baba ganoush, on bed of cous cous. It was quite...More

Thank FlaHockeyFan
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Arriving a bit before opening, we were offered seating out of doors on the lovely patio (which is where we wished to be) and were offered cups if the delicious coffee they serve! Cordial and warm welcome! I chose to try a dish I have...More

Thank Mrsbtwin
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We went to meet friends one morning and liked it so much we went back the next day. Great selection of breakfast fare and great service. Busy but the service was good. Great food. Nice and clean. Both times we really enjoyed it.

Thank aremac
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Food was meh. Small portions for price. We arrived to a full outside dining area, and a nearly empty inside. So we opted for inside. I wish our server had laid off the quaaludes! Forty minutes later we actually got served! But a local came...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This was our first time to this lovely little café. It is just two blocks north of Selby Gardens with both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor is in a garden area and so inviting. I had a little quiche and Sharon the Mediterranean salad...More

Thank BobnSharon
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Visited here with a large group of friends and everyone found something to delicious to have for lunch! Warm and friendly staff was an added bonus!

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Gram E
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I called. They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-373-1242
It is a fairly new resteraunt that serves breakfast and lunch, and is very good, as well as the service...with an outdoor patio and insde.seating and is open everyday from 8am to 3pm.....
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