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Fresh Start Cafe

630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7504
+1 941-373-1242
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (32 reviews)
“shakshuka” (17 reviews)
“frittata” (10 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become our regular place for a healthy breakfast and lunch. The food is all homemade with pride by the owners of the restaurant. Excellent salads sandwiches and a variety of soups and breakfast items. Every dish has I little twist which makes...More

Thank DonHo1121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, is this place delicious. Everything is fresh and bake goods are made in-house. Great frittatas, bread and chopped salad. So glad we found this place, as we go through Sarasota often.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Came across this restaurant on our visit. You could miss it if you didn't know it was there. It was raining, but they were still willing to serve under outside patio tables. Generally fresh, healthy options with a Mediterranean flair. If you like spicey, ask...More

Thank mymaddiegirl
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Fresh Start Cafe is the quintessential lunch restaurant. Relaxing, understated decor, wonderful service and an imaginative, delicious menu. My husband had his absolute favorite: the BLTE. It's bacon, lettuce and tomato with a fried egg. The combination really works. I had the frittata with spinach,...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

we had Sunday breakfast here and had the frittata. it was delicious and the outside patio was tree covered and pleasant to sit in even in July in Sarasota!!

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch at the Fresh Start Cafe. I had the Greek Salad with Chicken and my wife had the Mediterranean Wrap with Chicken. Both are yummy. Our waiter was David, who is funny, efficient, and attentive. This restaurant is near the Woman's Exchange, so...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely setting with inside and outside seating and typical of its type but a cut above. They have Shakshuka some know as a good Israeli option and difficult to find. It is a bit spicy but a change from the normal breakfast foot and good....More

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I enjoyed two great lunches at Fresh Start while staying in Sarasota. The sandwiches are outstanding and the wait staff is excellent. A special shout out to David who is probably the best server I've ever met. I highly recommend eating at Fresh Start.

Thank jpbandsvk
Reviewed 21 March 2018

menu is varied and interesting. Has both inside and outside seating. Service is friendly and prompt. My only complaint is that they can rush you if you push up against their closing time.

Thank Escape802949
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The patio is a really great spot to eat, there is just enough shade to make it very pleasant. The service was attentive and helpful. I had the Mediteranean platter: hummus, pita, grape leaves, falafel, baba ganoush, on bed of cous cous. It was quite...More

Thank FlaHockeyFan
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Gram E
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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