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Maude's Classic Cafe

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101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 101, Gainesville, FL 32601-1807
+1 352-336-9646
07:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Bypass Starbucks and go to this place across the street. Quaint, been there a long time, well established. Coffee really good. Fresh baked croissants, had bacon, cheese and egg croissant, really good. Really nice atmosphere, has outside seating as well. Fresh baked cookies and desserts. People really friendly. There for coffee and breakfast but heard they have really good clam... More 

Thank William C
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I like this place and the coffee is smooth and delicious. The food is also good and they have fresh baked good. They have music and a great seating area inside and out. All in all this cafe is old school and not corporate.

Thank KellyNew63
Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at Maude's. Had a strawberry cupcake and coffee was fresh and delicious. Great seating both indoor and outdoor. They also have an adorable sidecar bar! Would recommend and return.

Thank jaburgos824
Gainesville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

There is a reason Maude's Cafe is known affectionately as "...The Known Center of the Universe." Here is a place that has outlasted competitors, survived the deliberate placement of Starbucks right next door to this local gem, and Maude's even set up a great eclectic little bar called Maude's Sidecar, which will undoubtedly survive the new bar going into the... More 

Thank Tom M
Cape Coral, Florida
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our daughter dragged us here for breakfast and though unusual the coffee was excellent and the food was good! We will come back.

1 Thank Don V
Naples, Florida
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to have a coffee other than Starbucks BUT now I understand WHY small businesses going out of business !! We walked in 8:40 door was opened and when I asked for coffee I was told "we are closed"! I said Really and what time you closing and answer was ... Between 8:30 and 9 pretty much... More 

Thank RM_Way
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Unlike some reviewers we found the staff both friendly and helpful. The location is great and in a pretty part of downtown. I had a rickshaw sandwich that was excellent and would recommend. Maude's also has boardgames so you can while a way an hour or two if you have the time.

Thank aed96
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Stay far far away from this place. The "hipster" vibe is far from friendly and the drinks are mediocre. It is a clear example of pure hypocrisy. These people expect you not to judge them and yet they blatantly judge you. We have visited this establishment in the past and hoped new management would mean better service.....definitely not the case.... More 

Thank Colby S
Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I definitely enjoyed the coffee, it was well done, but my favorite was the environment, a place to relax, study and also spend time with friends.

Thank Ana L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I went "café shopping" in Gainesville this weekend, getting the vibe of different locations. Overall, Maude's Classic Cafe won on many levels. There's indoor AND outdoor seating, with a cool variety of chairs/booths/tables. Inside, there are board games that would be ideal for a casual afternoon hangout or night adventure. There's a schedule for live music performances, and the coffee... More 

Thank kconnwanderlust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 101, Gainesville, FL 32601-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-336-9646

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