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Cafe 1217

1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-318-1094
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“salad” (58 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This busy local favorite is a hopping lunch spot. Made from scratch, daily food that is as good for you as it tastes. Gluten free options are available upon request for salads and sandwiches. Cafe 1217 also serves some hot dishes, like chicken pot pie,...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you aren't looking for this restaurant, you won't see it, as there isn't a large sign out front. However, you will have missed a very good eatery. We had seen a picture of a their Ruben sandwich in a Hot Springs travel guide and...More

Thank JOhnh57000
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Hot Springs on a trip with my daughter and we ate here twice during our three day stay! I've eaten here before and it always remains outstanding. We ate lunch here and each had the salad samplers both times. The owner of...More

Thank Massdane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch yesterday - couldn't pass up my favorite - fish tacos - and they did not disappoint! Also got the spinach pie as a go package for another meal. They always have unusual items on the menu as well as to go.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something delicious and not your "run of the mill" cafe? Look no further than Cafe 1217! My daughters and I were enjoying our annual mother/daughter weekend from out of town. We always look for different types of restaurants than what we have at...More

Thank dixiebol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a healthy, fresh, home cooked, locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurant in an old town, good luck! This place was a diamond in the rough! Fantastic food. I got stuffed chicken, with 4 sides and dessert! Obviously I'm I big eater, I cleaned...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here and ordered the turkey sandwich, and the Mexican roast chicken wrap. They were both excellent and the service was quick and very friendly. A good find!

Thank Noreenbo
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

New owners are shakin' and bakin'! Love the new items. Key lime pie was good, but the carrot cake was indeed 'the best in town' as advertised. Yum!

Thank condobondage
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Cafe 1217 is popular in Hot Springs- especially among the gals. Food is dainty but delicious. Portions are lady-sized, which matches the atmosphere. This is no 'good-old-boys' haunt. It's excellent for gall gatherings. They serve unusual salads, soups and sandwiches. And, of course, amazing desserts....More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

More spacious inside than appears from outside. Plenty of seating. Lots of folks have 'take-out'. Marvelous food. Most are available to view in the glass front frig at the order counter. Fair pricing. All the food has a special touch, nice ingredients that bring special...More

Thank TXhome1225
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26 July 2016|
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Response from Violetaster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. Mid range. It's not cheap but the food is supreme.
Natalie D
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They have wonderful, made from scratch desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-318-1094
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