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The Corner Cafe

101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
+1 407-322-3779
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (145 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (68 reviews)
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Cuban, American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit but definitely not my last! You know how small local restaurants have their own "system" of ordering that can leave you feeling like an awkward outsider? We were immediately and kindly asked if it was our first time, and then she took...More

Thank TravelBo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit The Corner Cafe whenever we are in Sanford. They have never failed to deliver. Their french onion soup is out of this world but If you haven't tried their celery soup you are truly missing out. This is a cozy mom and pop...More

Thank Yolanda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's all good, that's all you need to know. Wife and I both had the French onion soup in it's cute little bread bowl and I had 1/2 Cuban and she had the steak/blue cheese salad to go with the soup. Everything was done well,...More

Thank rayboy
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you ever go to Sanford, FL make sure to stop by The Corner Cafe. Not only is the food quality outstanding, but they also have an excellent service. I ordered a chicken salad panini and it just blew me away! It’s crunchy on the...More

Thank carla f
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I found this sweet little cafe on Trip Advisor while looking for a place to meet a friend for lunch. They made us feel right at home. I had the "famous" French onion soup in a bread bowl and a half a pressed sandwich. Very...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This little cafe is quaint and cozy. The staff are amazing truly sweet. You can tell they are passionate about the food and experience. I had the Cuban sandwich which is their top menu item and a cup of tomato soup. Wow, I'm Latin so...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Food and service were very good. The homemade iced tea with free refills was fresh and flavorful. All four of us cleaned our plates, a rarity. My cuban was excellent. The pulled pork was tender. We will be back next time in town.

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Walking through Sanford on my day off and feeling hungry. And that turned out to be a good thing. Because if I hadn't been hungry, I wouldn't have found the Corner Cafe. Both the food and the staff are full flavor. The sandwhiches are all...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife & I dropped in for lunch because of the enthusiasm of the young man, David, who was handing out brochures on the sidewalk. We were not disappointed! The food is all prepared from scratch, using fresh ingredients, by people who care about food....More

1  Thank LEStewart
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank You LEStewart, I don't think you missed a thing and bless you for taking the time to let folks know what we are all about. Good food, well chosen and respectfully prepare for people who appreciate the effort....seriously, Thank You!! Please let me know...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

I frequent Corner Cafe perhaps once a week for myself however I enjoy the atmosphere and the corner lot views and just a peak of the downtown district. The Chef is amazing and his expertise on the quality and value of all of his products...More

2  Thank ES E
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Steve....what can I say?!? You are the MAN!! I love your Boiled Peanuts cuz you take them to a whole 'nother level and making your Caramel Coffee every week let's me know the Sanford Farmer's Market is in good hands because you showed up!!! Respect...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779
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The Corner Cafe, rated one of the best restaurants in Sanford, FL, is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida at the intersection of 1st & Park. This charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious, handmade fare at an affordable price. Known for their killer Cuban Sandwich, French Onion Soup in a toasted bread bowl and stunning Salads, The Corner Cafe serves a variety of Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups (M-Sat) from 11:00 - 4:00. Delicious Smoothies, a full selection of Coffee Drinks, Freshly-Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and California Wines are available as well. The Corner Cafe offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options as well. Sit at an outside table to enjoy the view of the Historic Downtown streets. You can even bring Fido!
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