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Fresh Start Cafe

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630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
+1 941-373-1242
08:00 - 15:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As visitors to the friendly city of Sarasota we were shocked by the rudeness of the staff here. We have eaten at this place a few times and met nice friendly people. Today was different. On entering the half full dining room we were snappily told to go out into the garden and find a small table. As we perused... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually vacation with our Boston Terrier. We factor that in when scouting for vacation spots and when looking for hotels and restaurants. Fresh Start Cafe was one restaurant we'd looked at on line before ever leaving town. We weren't disappointed; loved the salmon sandwich! Hanana was our waitress and she was wonderful to us.

Thank dan w
sarasota, florida
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195 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend I had a wonderful breakfast sitting on a patio under beautiful trees. My scrambled eggs and bacon was cooked just right; the whole wheat toast was thick and hand cut. Delicious. The coffee was very good too and plentiful. Service was excellent.

Thank annaha
Paris, France
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374 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is reasonably priced, blitzes were very good, coffee lukewarm and service very friendly especially to locals who knew owner. Good breakfast option.

Thank Michael S
sarasota, florida
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is definitely good, especially the Mediterranean plate, but the service really stinks! They hired young people and give them NO training, or maybe, they mangers have no concept of service. Every time I think about going there, I have to ask myself...How much time do I have? I has to ask 3 separate times for a refill of... More 

Thank palmetto36
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great local cafe with fresh food. Lots of vegetarian options to accompany your typical breakfast and lunch favorites. Nice patio. As a Sarasota local I try and visit every week or two and have never been disappointed.

Thank Perry J
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great service and excellent food. Especially the Shakshuka which came with a really good spicy sauce on side. Kid friendly and affordable prices. Big portions too.

Thank ben e
Osterville, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fresh Start serves breakfast and lunch. Please, do not take my table. The ambiance is relaxing. Dine outdoors or in with smiling servers and the freshest, tastiest menu options. We've eaten here about 20 times since December. There is no better place for breakfast or lunch. Breakfast is frittatas, poached eggs with stewed tomatoes, breakfast sandwiches, incredible muffins or bagels.... More 

Thank Oville
Pahoa, Hawaii
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fresh Start is that FRESH. their menu offers vegetarian, and vegan options as well as many of the standard meat eater favorites like rubens and turkey clubs; as well as daily specials. Prices are average for the area $8-$15. for lunch. Seating is both outdoors as well as inside. Florida winter is a perfect time to sit outdoors with the... More 

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Piermont, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

On our annual visit to Sarasota we have a "fresh start" every morning at this delightful cafe which features home baked muffins, fresh fruit, interesting breakfast choices, excellent coffee, friendly staff - t's our favorite place and also is open for lunch..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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
It is a fairly new resteraunt that serves breakfast and lunch, and is very good, as well as the service...with an outdoor patio and insde.seating and is open everyday from 8am to 3pm.....

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