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The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies

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1919 Morrill St, Towles Court, Shoogie Boogies, Sarasota, FL 34236-6934
+1 941-951-5437
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11:30 - 14:15
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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my Irish daughter-in-law here for lunch. She adores the atmosphere and the overall experience. Her squash soup was delicious, and the pear/walnut salad was ample and tasty. Naturally she had tea that was beautifully presented. My mushroom soup was outstanding, but the quiche was poor at best. Although flavorful, the crust was so rubbery I could not cut... More 

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Thank lodemaj
ShoogieBoogies, Owner at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy your overall experience was pleasant. This cafe' is a labor of our love. Our mission is to not only provide good food, but to feed our guests and hearts & souls. Our aim is that every guests leaves happy and full, mind, body & spirit. Your feedback is valuable. When you were... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This must be the prettiest place to eat in Sarasota. I had lunch yesterday with three friends and we sat under umbrellas surrounded by flowers in this lovely setting. The menu allows you to choose two smaller items for one price or one full order. The salads are beautifully presented on narrow dishes and the mushroom soup is yummy. BUT... More 

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Thank bblonde52
ShoogieBoogies, Owner at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to have you & your lovely friends return to dine with us. You add a huge ray of sunshine to our garden cafe' whenever you visit. Thank you, thank you for your very kind reviews. The intrinsic reward of knowing your guests appreciate and enjoy their experience is the greatest payment of all! You are... More 

McLean, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Enjoyed a light lunch of salad, tea sandwiches, and tartlets with dear friends in a lovely Parisian garden cafe! Food was tasty, and Katherine has done a lovely job of creating a beautiful space.

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Thank 418catherinew
ShoogieBoogies, Owner at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe'. We are thrilled that you appreciate the ambiance, a labor of love.... It was a pleasure having you dine with us & look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Parrish, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Delightful place for lunch! Kathryn, the owner, makes her guests feel so welcome in her little world. Flowers and art are everywhere (with a price tag on everything to purchase). My friends and I all tried the mushroom and butternut squash soups and quiches that arrived piping hot and were outstanding. It's a great ladies place because it's so "frilly",... More 

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Thank anitasails23
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Anitasails23, We're so glad that your enjoyed lunch with us and your girl friends! We hope to see you soon! All the Best! Jess Vossler | Marketing Director More 

Tampa, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Attended my friend daughter baby shower. There were at least 60 people in attendance and the room was so stifling it was hard to stay for the festivities. The owner brought in a room air conditioner but this was ineffective unless you stood right in front of it. The food was good but the intense heat really took away the... More 

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Thank Julia W
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Julia, Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent visit to The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies. Your feedback is very important to us and I take it very seriously. We are so sorry for the less than desirable conditions a the baby shower. Our AC unit is back to fully functioning! We are glad you enjoyed the... More 

Sun City Center, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I knew nothing of Shoogie Boogie's before I had luncheon there today. I was a member of a group of 8 wonderful women that celebrated birthdays at the cafe. The food was delicious and the decor of the restaurant was very French country. The owner was nothing if not gracious and welcoming to our group. I don't feel you need... More 

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Thank sese48
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Sese48, Thank you for your kinds words! Your feedback is truly appreciated. We are so pleased that you and your 8 friends enjoyed your birthday celebrations! We hope to see you back at The Garden Room Cafe in the near future! Warmest Regards, Jess Vossler More 

sarasota FL
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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I had been here once before, but decided to give this one more try. The experience was similar to last time. I was still hungry when I left. THe place is so darn charming, though, it makes up for the lack of sizable portions.

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Thank jeanninelehman
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Jeanninelehman, We truly appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that your dining experience was not to your liking. While we specialize in European garden ambience and cafe-style portions, we never want our guests to leave feeling hungry. Please feel free to reach out directly to me at Jess.shoogieboogies@gmail.com with any additional feedback on how we can make your experience better.... More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a wonderful escape and a perfect place for a girlfriends gathering. A friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and were here for brunch. The owner knew this and at the end of our meal gave each of us a colorful flowering plant wrapped in tissue paper- an unexpected surprise. The tables were set beautifully with a live flower... More 

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Thank SDL248
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

SDL248, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday brunch with us, it is always such a treat to have individuals spend their special days with us in the Garden! We hope to have you back to The Garden Room Cafe in the near future! Warmest Regards, Jess Vossler More 

Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

What a surprise this special hidden away small restaurant for lunch! I had no idea it existed in the heart of Sarasota. Tucked away in a neighborhood of homes and small art shops was like stepping into Tinker Bell's garden. The outside eating space was small but filled with eclectic plants, vases, tables....even old bathtubs filled with seasonal perennials which... More 

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Thank jmo226
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Jmo226, We are so glad that you found us! Through her keen eye for design and attention to detail, our owner truly has created Tinker Bell's Garden! Please join us in the cafe soon! Warmest Regards, Jess Vossler More 

Sarasota, Florida
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168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

OMG loved this place. Photographer's nickname from her Dad does him proud. Went for baby shower and surprisingly deceptive from road. Enter antiqu bricked garden courtyard where you can also eat or go inside to AC where it has several rooms. Clean little store in white ivory rustic garden fell with plants and flowers everywhere. Back room was large and... More 

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Thank Lynn M
ShoogieBoogies, Public Relations Manager at The Garden Room Cafe at Shoogie Boogies, responded to this review

Lynn, Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Garden Room Cafe. We hope that everyone in your party had a lovely experience. Please come back to dine or shop with us in the near future! Sincerely, Jess Vossler 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 18
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:15
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:15
Thursday
11:30 - 14:15
Friday
11:30 - 14:15
Saturday
11:30 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Morrill St, Towles Court, Shoogie Boogies, Sarasota, FL 34236-6934
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-5437
Description
Light Lunch Cafe Tucked Away in a European Garden Setting - Flowers & Plants Everywhere - Dining Inside & Out, Reservations Recommended. We have also had 475 plus Bridal & Baby Showers. Weddings and "Private" Dinner Parties

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