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The Cafe at Books & Books

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265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
+1 305-448-9599
09:00 - 23:00
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I live a few blocks down the road from this great place! To read a magazine, find a great book, partake at a great author's night or grab a bite to eat, drink and listen to some cool jazz, The Cafe @ Books & Books is a great place to spend some time alone or with friends.

Thank KriticL
North Miami Beach, Florida
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412 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This lovely cafe is located inside Books & Books in Coral Gables, great ambiance, good coffee and tasty treats. Nice decor and friendly service makes it even better!

1 Thank BeatrizG2
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

It might seem low key, but the culinary team behind this restaurant is first class. Chef Allen Susser and manager Irving Fields have a crafted a real gem inside this landmark independent bookstore. The chicken curry salad is my go-to choice--freshly made, perfectly balanced flavors and textures. Everything on the menu is superb,and the desserts are decadent. The alert, accommodating... More 

Thank MissPitts
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The cafe is cool, we sat outside and the weather was fine. Food was pretty good especially for a book store. Great to peruse the artsy book store scene after a nice nosh. Yes, go.

Thank DuplexkiddiepoolY2K
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very interesting dishes. Salads, wraps, etc. inside and outside tables. A little short staffed when we were there, so waited a while for food. But we were visiting so it was no big deal. The chicken salad was delicious. We were there for lunch and had cafe au lait, iced tea, and lemonade. Not sure if they had wine or... More 

Thank Chuck L
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stopped into Books and Books after a movie at the Coral Gables Theater across the street. Books and Books is a wonderful place to hang out. Music on the patio and delicious food from the cafe. Looking forward to going back for more.

Thank mpadron6
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Went here on a Friday night for a drink and a light meal. We sat in the outdoor patio where a jazz trio was playing. People of all ages were enjoying the food, drink and music. It was very busy but the service and the food were good. We had wine, sandwiches, and dessert. Great people watching.

Thank jillsC2584XE
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This cafe earns top marks in all categories. The atmosphere is inviting and casual-chic but without the volume or pretension of many other local restaurants. The menu is perfectly crafted—plenty of options but not to an excess. The focus of the menu is on variety, precision, simplicity, freshness, and flavor. There were no misteps in the preparation or delivery of... More 

Thank JkMiami15
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had a late dinner last night on the outdoor patio at the Cafe at Books & Books. Our server went out of her way to look after us (sorry, I can't name her because I didn't keep the bill.) The evening was more fun because of the lively entertainment they had. Would highly recommend for great service, good, honest... More 

Thank Allyson N
Coral Gables, Florida
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336 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We've been here many, many times, I guess I should give it a review. I have been here for lunch on the weekends, Friday evenings with my husband and weekday evenings with my book club. It is a jewel. I love the outdoor setting, although indoor seating is available if it's raining or too hot. They have live music on... More 

Thank Cynthia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: +1 305-448-9599
The café at bookstore Books & Books.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?