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Fresh Start Cafe

630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
+1 941-373-1242
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“shakshuka” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was meh. Small portions for price. We arrived to a full outside dining area, and a nearly empty inside. So we opted for inside. I wish our server had laid off the quaaludes! Forty minutes later we actually got served! But a local came...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to this lovely little café. It is just two blocks north of Selby Gardens with both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor is in a garden area and so inviting. I had a little quiche and Sharon the Mediterranean salad...More

Thank BobnSharon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with a large group of friends and everyone found something to delicious to have for lunch! Warm and friendly staff was an added bonus!

1  Thank swerdmama
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Great service, great food. Unique entrees, reasonably priced. Outdoor seating availible. Great homemade baked goods

1  Thank Philster45
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

First time here.....Great service. Awesome vibe. Beautiful setting outside. Delicious food. Fabulous coffee!!! Loved it!

Thank nicolewV940TE
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast with my husband and we were very happy! Service was fantastic, very friendly and attentive. It was too cold to sit outside, so we sat inside. Enjoyed the French press coffee and missed it from home since we've been traveling this week....More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 23 December 2017

They serve a pretty good breakfast, and include some Israeli dishes (which were interesting, but not to my taste - for example eggs poached in stewed tomatoes). The staff is friendly, the breakfast food pretty standard (except for the Israeli dishes). They have a nice...More

Thank T9-Orca
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Sarasota! Food is great and service is excellent - the staff here are very friendly. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Quick and amazing customer service. Everyone is so friendly. If you like coffee you have to try their fresh French Press they bring to the table! Lunch is perfectly portioned and fantastic. Crab cake sandwich melts in your mouth!

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Every time we visit Sarasota will always come to Fresh Start Cafe. The quality of the ingredients are great and the service is very attentive. The menu has been updated from a few years ago and serves the tastes and preferences of people today. You...More

Thank Karren M
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Gram E
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gram E | Reviewed this property |
I called. They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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