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The Blue Hen Cafe

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117 M L King Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4844
+1 904-217-3777
08:00 - 15:00
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Chas, sc
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided try this place for breakfast based on ta reviews. I liked it--eclectic, local place. My husband got sausage & scrambled eggs with potatoes, & he was happy with his choice. I got the chicken salad with side of cole slaw. Loved the slaw. Chicken salad was lil unusual--loved the pickles, but not crazy about it. Too different for my... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mom introduce me to this place for my birthday trip. It is not in the touristy part of St. Augustine, but it has a mom/pop feel to it. They are a small location and have a menu that is reasonable. They have everything from eggs and grits to French toast for breakfast. They have a great Cuban sandwich, that... More 

Thank rivernrk
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife's favorite breakfast spot. Back in historic Lincolnville but very easy to find on MLK St. Turn at the post office and back about six blocks. Open at 8 but gets crowded very quickly. Everything hot and fresh. Eaten here 30 times and never got a bad breakfast.

Thank weluvocmd
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed blue crab quiche with sweet potato home fries. Hugs, crusty biscuit that was soft inside - served with honey or jam. Coffee was not strong, bitter or weak - just right. You can enjoy a mimosa, too is you like. Simple, precise breakfast menu - not too many choices that keep you guessing what you should order. Next time,... More 

Thank Kristen R
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soooooo good!!! Large portions of breakfast done right. I had the crab quiche. It came with a side of home fries and a biscuit with their peach butter. It was too much to finish and all of it was delicious. My husband ordered the biscuits and gravy and a breakfast sandwich. The place was clean and service was very friendly.... More 

Thank Deena B
St. Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was excellent the service, the food and the value for money We will definitely return to enjoy again.

Thank anthony w B
Falls Church, Virginia
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to spend a week in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood, so the Blue Hen Cafe was an easy walk from our house. There are often long lines for breakfast, but we had an early lunch there with no wait. The food was fresh and delicious! We especially enjoyed the crab soup and the conch fritters. Service was... More 

Thank magmack842
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing little restaurant in lincolnville. Probably some of the best southern food I've ever had. Breakfasts are my favorite, but you have to try the fried green tomato sandwich too! and they make a mean sangria.

Thank chrissybenjamin79
St. Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boss took me there for a late breakfast. I had the biscuits and gravy. It was just like my grandmother use to make. On another visit I had the B,L, fried green tomato sandwich. It is now my favorite sandwich. I love The Blue Hen Cafe.

Thank SegwayOne
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping for espresso but despite not having it this was still a great place. Friendly service, light and airy.

Thank Neiljw

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 M L King Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4844
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-217-3777

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