The Corner Cafe
The Corner Cafe

The Corner Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecornercafesanford.com/
  • Phone: 4073223779x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm


    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Michael
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Prepare to be pampered. Prepare to be pleased. Imagine… tasteful, tantalizing sensations served to your guests by an attentive staff. Relax, enjoy, and leave each and every detail to us.

    Michael's Gourmet-to-Go Catering and Events Management makes every moment a memorable one – moments that build and foster relationships, moments that say, "You matter to me." Whether it's in the Board Room or the Back Yard, your guests will surely feel appreciated.

    Set yourself apart with Michael's customized cuisine, where each menu is crafted with your specific tastes in mind.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Park Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and a free lot directly across 1st Street.
A word from The Corner Cafe
Chef Michael invites you to enjoy a delicious blend of flavor and texture in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Try his unique interpretation of Shrimp Scampi with a light Key Lime Hollandaise infused with Basil Cilantro, or the incredibly tender Italian Braised Beef. All dinner entrees are under $15.

The Corner Cafe, located in the heart of the Historic Downtown District, serves up amazing sandwiches, crisp salads, and handmade soups. If you're looking for one of the best restaurants around, the Corner Cafe serves up a fresh, fast, dining experience in a charming bistro setting. Full custom menu catering services are available.

Dine in comfort inside, or dine alfresco with a view of lovely Historic Downtown District, but please, experience dining in Sanford! Don't forget to bring Fido as we are a pet-friendly restaurant. Next time you are looking for a fun restaurant with awesome food, stop and visit The Corner Cafe in Sanford, FL. We don't think you will be disappointed!
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The Corner Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Nice dinner
    NiceRestaurant
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I enjoyed my dinner and my family wished they would have order the cubano sandwich. The onion soup was the best. My only recommendation would be to expand the menu by adding a few Italian dishes. The owner is extremely friendly and enjoyed his stories. A true Floridian.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 10 reviews are from the The Corner Cafe reviews archive.
  • Excellent experience
    billtownbabe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Tasty food, great service (we were basically the only diners though), and reasonably priced. Winning combination! Limited menu, though, if you are looking for mega-choices. But enough to satisfy most diners, even the vegetarian/vegans.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FULL AND HAPPY
    FrequentEater
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I made reservations for eight for a Friday evening. One couple had a last minute emergency and had to bow out. So.....we were six. Chef Michael greeted us and treated us more like life-long friends than customers. He regaled us with stories about many of the dishes and how they came to be and all the while kept the other diners entertained and happy, too. We ordered a pretty different selection of dishes. Without fail we felt our entire experience was OUTSTANDING!!! We left full and happy. We enjoyed ourselves, Chef Michael, his wait staff & the food so much that we are going back again and we are taking six other friends. We can't wait to try some different dishes. All in all, my husband and I have found our new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great little "OpenTable" find......
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Cool little place with good quality food, nice presentation and friendly people..... Nice addition to Sanford and I know the local friends I took will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Experience!
    Tink17
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    If you are looking for a great dining experience with excellent and uniquely prepared food by a real Chef (who is awesome!), then this is the place to go! Staff is absolutely wonderful and you will get the best service there. Don't miss out on this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Becky
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Had a really nice dinner with my friend at the Corner Cafe on a Friday evening. It was very quiet, food was great, and service was respectful and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food is always amazing and the presentation Makes everything look as good as it tastes. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is not large but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The menu is not large but the choices are good. The french onion soup is exceptional. We ate outside and it was very nice but the inside seemed a bit too tight for a larger table. The service is great and the owner is present and obviously working to build a loyal customer base. Nice place to go for a casual meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Right before we arrived at the Corner Cafe, the place had filled up, so we waited at a table outside. When one of the servers told us that a table inside was ready, we asked if we could just sit outside, since we were only going to have a quick soup and coffee. She told us that the owner wouldn't allow that - that there would be a minimum of a soup and sandwich combination, each of which ran around $10. Mind you, there was another open table outside as well. The owner refused to serve us without getting his minimum order. We walked down the street and got some great sandwiches at another business. We walked back by the Corner Cafe 20 min later and there were only a few tables filled. They will never get our business.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Michael's food is excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Michael's food is excellent. On arrival, the menu was fully explained to us, which made choosing easier, given the choice of main ingredient (i.e. chicken, beef pork etc). The soup starter was also delicious. I will have no hesitation in returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    This was our second time at The Corner Cafe. Both times we were there for dinner. We were greeted on our arrival, and acknowledged by name because of our reservation. I had the Italian beef the first time, and it was beautifully prepared. The second time I had the pulled pork, and the ginger and soy preparation made it surprising and delightful. My wife had the shrimp, seasoned to perfection, and then the Spanish chicken, also top notch. The soups to begin each course were superb, I had the chili, and my wife had the celery vegetable. Maybe best were the deserts, especially since you could have just a desert "shot", a small portion of an incredible desert. The food was perfectly portioned, elegantly seasoned, and worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate