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Fresh Start Cafe

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630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
+1 941-373-1242
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Siesta Key, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'm always looking for a reason to go to Fresh Start Cafe for a quick and casual lunch. The treed and shady outside seating that is serviced by relaxed but attentive and very pleasant staff is a great option for a quick and very tasty bite. There is always parking and the mediterranean fare is reliably excellent.

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Thank CAH324
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What a breath of fresh air this place is. Our waitress, Stephanie was helpful yet not obtrusive and friendly. The food is a cut above other places we have been to in Sarasota. It is fresh and delicious and you can tell they use good quality ingredients. Generous (without being ridiculous) portions plus we were offered proper coffee! What a... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Have been there several times and I am never disappointed.We took some out of town guests there yesterday and they are still raving about the food.

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Thank DonHo1121
Munster, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hit this place before our sight seeing boat tour. Staff was friendly, food was very fresh. Only complaint was a very limited breakfast menu and no child portions, but what they do offer is well made.

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Thank Carmen A
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Absolutely the freshest, tastiest food and the most dog-friendly restaurant in Sarasota. The owners and staff are kind and attentive. A definite winner!

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Thank cmb544
pittsburgh
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Sarasota. They were making shakshuka before it became a foodie favorite. Try the muffin bread pudding... Outstanding! Makes dessert at breakfast a must.

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Thank adajPittsburgh
Chicago, Illinois
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2,074 reviews
1,119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just when you think you have dined at the last breakfast/lunch restaurant in town, you discover another one. They are very popular in the Sarasota area...Millie's, Broken Egg, First Watch, Sun Garden Cafe, Toasted Mango. And now Fresh Start Cafe. Opened in the winter of 2011/2012, it is located at 630 South Orange in historic Burns Court and open daily... More 

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Jensen Beach
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We wanted to eat at a local spot for breakfast. Nice outdoor setting but since it was hot we sat indoors. People were friendly and the menu nice, lot of specialty breads and such. We ordered french press coffee for two and it was very good. I had traditional bacon and eggs with a bagel and fruit and my wife... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Indeed this little off the beaten path place was outstanding every time we visited . Of course we had the shakshuka, blintzes and salad of some sort. Cookie and coffee yummy too. Find it and eat here !

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Thank kportgirl
Orlando
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A creative breakfast menu, always well prepared. Great service. More outside seating tan inside. Dog friendly. Overrun with tattoos.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
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

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