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The Oasis Cafe

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3542 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
+1 941-957-1214
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07:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Sarasota
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here for many years and this is the first time I have written a review here. I have NEVER had a bad meal here. They always seem to come up with an out of the ordinary version of something simple. Always an imaginative twist to something as simple as a meatloaf sandwich. Just plain good eats

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Thank Drfred39
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had two poached eggs and multi-grain toast. The eggs were watery and under-down. I sent them back to the kitchen to be cooked a little longer. There was nothing special about the multi-grain toast. They sold two versions of gluten-free muffins (the flavors probably change frequently): Cranberry Walnut Banana Chocolate-Chip I tried the Banana Chocolate-Chip. This muffin was good... More 

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Thank CoolBreeze42
Wheaton Illinois
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great breakfast, had Italian sausage scrambler and it was delicious. Friend had crab Benedict. Crb not so great but other ingredients YES. Nice atmosphere....casual...OUTSIDE SEATING

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Thank Maggie G
Laurel, Maryland
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457 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Service was quick and friendly. Food tasted good and was good quality. I got the Bear Creek pancakes which were surprisingly amazing. Food was on the pricey side, but that is somewhat typical for this area.

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Thank RandomTraveler76
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Food here is good. Owner is rude. Seated at 1:20, served at 1:45, at 2 the owner and server started taking up our dishes while we were still eating. Then told us they closed at 2. Bad service. Not worth it with so many other good restaurants in Sarasota.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We ate Sunday brunch yesterday at the Oasis cafe, as we have many times before. We have known the owners for years and reminisced about their very interesting history here in Sarasota, having founded the original Broken Egg on Siesta Key, then the original Serving Spoon in Southside Village. There are excellent selections for both lunch and breakfast, with many... More 

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1 Thank drjimf
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The gyros is good, the baklava is some of the best I've ever had and the spanakopita was delicious. The salads are really great also. The family who run this are warm and welcoming, and we will be back next summer!

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Thank Phil T
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Everything we had for breakfast was so good! Very interesting and varied menu. Lots of healthy choices. Service excellent.

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Thank Valerie H
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Original menu items . Very tasty. Melissa ' s bakery goods are superb. Have never had a bad meal. Fresh produce.

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Thank Sandra W
Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The first thing you notice about the Oasis is their extensive breakfast/lunch menu. It's hard to make a selection among so many yummy offerings... This is a local spot, easy to pass by without noticing in a strip-mall on south Osprey Ave. (just south of Siesta Drive). Everything is made fresh to order and our meals were excellent. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 13:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3542 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-957-1214
Description
The Oasis Cafe is located on the intersection of South Osprey ave. and Siesta Drive. Parking is located in the front of the restaurant and also in the rear of the restaurant. We are a family run restaurant who's first restaurant was The Original Broken Egg opened in 1985 when the Palermo's had just two children. Since the first restaurant Jim Palermo has been hitting breakfast and lunch spot on. While Melissa Palermo is a leading baker in Sarasota. She can make anything from a delicious boston creme pie to simple brownies that melt in your mouth. Open for Brunch on Sundays from 8-1:30pm serving up delicious breakfast specials such as stuffed french toast, and incredible potatoes. During the week and Saturdays we are open from 7:00am-2:00pm.The Oasis Cafe is a great spot to pick up a lunch for your picnic before the beach, a spot of coffee or tea before work, and great for large parties of families and friends in from out of town.

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