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1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
+1 352-380-0544
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 28 min
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Ate here for a business lunch, and, as always, it had its ups and downs. The hostess can be a bit cranky and, even when it isn't busy, she won't seat a group until everyone in the party has arrived. And, if you stay too...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Vegetarian meals are plenty. The avocado toast is phenomenal. Not stingy with the avocado. My son had the BLT and loved it. The homefries were nice and crispy. We went on a sunday for brunch, worth the 45 minutes we waited. Our plates were totally...More

Thank Deirdre D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here as driving through and had heard good things about their vegan choices. We were made to stand in a doorway and not feel welcome at all as they took our names. We were a larger group but were split up but the...More

1  Thank Cris W
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Was awesome!!!! Had a vegan style dish w a side of potatoe fries. They brought lots of tasty sauces and I was so pleased with my visit. Love this place to peaces C:

Thank hotDhog
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Outside of the annoyance that they do not accept credit cards, this was a bit of a gen in gainesville. They have a few local brews, reasonable wine options, and the food is certainly better than most everything in Gainesville. Which is not altogether a...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a rather small place, but it does have some outdoor seating. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Had decent service, especially since we went with a group of 10. Would return, but keep in mind food is a bit eclectic.

Thank Karin23320
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

You can't really go wrong here. Everything is good. The Cajun frittata is wonderful. The grits are amazing. The coffee is delicious. It closes early, but for brunch this is the way to go. It can be a bit of a wait if you have...More

Thank Empress B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Expect bad service and you won't be disappointed. Food is typically delicious and they serve good coffee in a interesting and unique curved roof building.

Thank stetzga
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place is really cute. It's on the bike path that leads to downtown near Nw 16th Ave and Main Street. It was built from an old oil company building and has cool curved trusses, large roll up door, and an outdoor area. The food...More

1  Thank stetzga
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had brunch on a Saturday and it was delicious. We started with the avocado toast which was plentiful. We a couple of salads, white bean soup, and the farmer market sandwich. All were so delicious and our server was wonderful. The prices were so...More

1  Thank tattersall_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-380-0544
Civilization is a cooperatively run restaurant in a historic building near downtown Gainesville Florida. Our menu emphasizes foods from all over the world. In 2015, 67% of entrees sold were Vegetarian and 14% were Vegan. In that same year we purchased $23,047 worth of produce and breads from local farmers and bakers, $28,548 worth of sustainable fish and local clams, and $26,435 of non-produce organic ingredients. We are committed to composting and recycling.
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