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About Kafe' Kokopelli

Located in historic downtown Dade City, Kafé Kokopelli offers exceptional food in an extraordinary atmosphere. A favorite of locals and visitors alike Kafé Kokopelli strives to create a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Known for his creative modern american cuisine, award winning Chef/Owner Steven Queen Jr. promotes local food and farm to fork concepts at Kafé Kokopelli while changing the menu seasonally.

Please visit our website for the most up to date information on events and entertainment. We look forward to serving you soon!

37940 Live Oak Ave
Dade City, FL 33523
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
6th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 523-0055

Website:
http://kafekokopelli.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for the most recent information on special events, specialty dinners, and entertainment.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is located off of Live Oak Ave and 5th St. with limited spaces available however, we have ample street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Steven Queen Jr.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Kafe' Kokopelli Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service, we always enjoy eating there.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

The experience tonight (Valentine's Day) was absolutely perfect. Every aspect was executed up to the highest levels Kokopelli provides. Make this the benchmark!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food at a reasonable price. The service was outstanding. Wife and I went for Valentine’s Day and it was perfect. Our server had a smile all evening.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter from OH made the night really special. He was very friendly, attentive and on point. He didn't miss a beat and made us feel right at home. The good was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place with a great atmosphere. The food is amazing! Xoxo

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the setting in such an old building and the eclectic decor. I had the stuffed meatloaf which was very tasty, maybe a bit dry, but overall, very good. The Kumquat Margarita was different and fun to try.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food is always fabulous!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Exceptional dining experience by all aspects. Drove almost an hour from Apollo Beach and was well worth the drive. Plus Dade City is a great day trip destination. We’ve already recommended it for our friends. We’re going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We tried Kafe Kokopelli for the first time and really enjoyed it! We each tried something different and it was all good! I had the reuben. The meat was tender and flavorful. We all tried the she crab soup...it was wonderful!!! Others in my party had meatloaf, prime rib sandwich and cuban sandwich. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Kurt is a great waiter! The band was loud and not very good, enjoyed the food and drinks

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on December 26, 2017

A great surprise for all of us. I was glad we tried this resturant. We had a good time and the service was great. I would go back if I was in the area.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing service and good - always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Diverse menu and outstanding seasonal cocktail specials (Snowflake Martini was delish!). Great quality at a surprisingly reasonable price. We will definitely return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Organic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always enjoy Cafe Kokopelli. We have been going there for almost 20 years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love to come here for special occasions and just for a night out. We drive from Spring Hill and always order the she crab soup. It's the best! Tonight's occasion was my husband's birthday. Unfortunately we didn't save room for the banana's foster (another favorite of ours). Oh well, guess we'll just have to come back soon!. Our waiter Saturday night, in the bar area, was excellent! Played right along with all of our jokes, wise cracks and sarcastic remarks. He made sure my husband had a birthday dessert though even though we said we were stuffed! Thank you. We'll be back soon for soup and dessert!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Family in town

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was very good, especially liked the house made potato chips. Perhaps a little over salted, but tasty and crunchy. Food was served promptly and Meg (server) pointed out portion of my plate might be hot. Nice attention to details. Have eaten here before, and had the feeling the management might have changed
Will return and recommend food and beverages. Bloody Mary was just the right accompaniment for my Reuben.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nearly all of us noted that our food was barely warm. That applies to both warm/"hot" appetizers like the brie, fried green tomatoes and bisque, and to the entrees. I don't know if they sat before they were brought to the table or were just produced that way by the kitchen, but it was probably the most noteworthy aspect of the meal. It definitely affected everyone's reception and the consensus was that while we may not avoid the restaurant, nobody was in hurry to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They got rid of the uneven wooden floors-good move!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this restaurant! Worth the drive to quaint Dade City!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Kafe Kokopelli was a great experience, the food and atmosphere are both fun and classic. definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent; food was good but pricey. A little heavy handed on the salt.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We did not have a reservation. We were instructed to sit at the bar by the hostess. We sat down at the bar and were asked to get up by the bartender. She said all the seats were taken? We made a reservation for outside by phone. Went back to hostess stand to be to check in to be told they were seating outside. We weren't the only ones this happened to. Them told we could have a table if we could eat quickly in an hour. I have never been treated so poorly at a restaurant. We live 35 minutes away. We won't be making the trip back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waiter Kurt, was a lot of fun, food was great as always. We brought friends for their first visit and they really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A hidden gem in downtown Dade City. We had a wonderful experience. We will return.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was not good for the price is should be exceptional. 30$grouper.30$ prime rib. If it was good food price would be fine. food was not modern at all dated and just not a good experience. Wife had prime rib was dry and just seemed old. Won't be making the drive back.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

You'll be hard pressed to find a restaurant that serves a better grouper or salmon dish in all of Tampa Bay. Outstanding!!!
And don't miss on the gator bites - tender, fresh and delish.
This restaurant is a fav for us whenever we're in the D.C. area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We sat in the dining room with the fireplace. Quirky decor but the a/c wasn't working or something. A bit too warm and sweating during my meal is not preferred inside. My husband ordered sliced tomatoes on his Cesar salad and they were well past ripe. Always a bad sign when the kitchen lets mushy sliced tomatoes go out to a customer. Not to mention $7 for this salad of no extraordinary ingredients or flavor, below average. The restaurant was not full but we waited a considerable amount of time. Only when we inquired we're we informed the kitchen was backed up. The food was decent but nothing to make it memorable or desiring to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was amazing! We will make the trip back!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great restaurant tucked away in Dade City!! Fun and kitschy decor with lots of seating for couples or sm/larger groups- tables and booths. Ken our waiter was very personable & knowledgeable which added to the experience. He answered questions and gave great suggestions. Great service!! The menu has a lot of variety and the best thing was the (much more options than many places) GLUTEN FREE menu!!! Because they make things to order and are not pre-made they have more control what they can do. I had the GF Ruben Sandwich. I can't tell you the last time I had an amazing GF sandwich, Kafe Kokopelli knocked it out of the park. They figured out how to keep the bread toasty and crisp which is often a challenge w/GF bread. They have full menu w/ appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, craft beers/drinks. I would recommend Kafe Kokopelli for any occasion and will return often!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The atmosphere was fun. The waiter (Kurt) was great and funny! The bar was lively but the food was disappointing. Chicken in the Chicken Marsala was very tough. A pretty bland dish. This was my first visit and I would go back to have drinks and enjoy the entertainment but not to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice atmosphere! I was disappointed with there lack of vegetarian food. The watriess said that they could do a veggie dish with quinoa but only had spinach, asparagus, green beans, and mushrooms. They need some normal food on their menu. Im surprised that they stay open in Dade City with a menu like that. Beautiful place though!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I have started going back more..had not been in a few years...but the lunch prices are reasonable, its not so dark and dusty anymore. Dinner still a bit high for my taste..but I will certainly continue to recommend it to my out of town friends for lunches and happy hours!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We decided upon Dade City for a place to meet a friend for lunch, and had found pretty positive reviews of the Kafe'. We were stunned with how much we liked this place, in terms of ambience, menu options and a good wine list. I would expect such a restaurant in Tampa, but this is a very good dining option in the heart of Dade City. We could select a items from a lunch menu, or anything off the dinner menu as well. Our selections were uniformly excellent and service was provided by an amiable server. Full bar here, in fact, the bar is very cool and spacious. This place is a great find and we will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The restaurant has a lot of character; we loved the eclectic decor. A very busy place for dinner so reservations are a must. It took a bit of time for our dinner to be ready. My chicken parmesan was slightly overcooked and the pasta too al dente for me but still very tasty. My husband had the prime rib while our friends had the rueben with egg sandwich & home made chips and the salmon salad. They all loved their choices. Will go back again and try something new.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The decor is similar to sitting in one of the antique shops down the street. It's fun, light-hearted, and whimsical. The owner is always smiling as he greets you. The service staff is attentive but overly so where they feel intrusive.

I have a rare food allergy that requires a bit of extra care and both the front and back of house do an excellent job making sure that everything is done well so I won't have to worry. A rarity in food service, and one that I appreciate.

The pricing is in line with a more upscale establishment but the food delivers so you won't feel as though you've been fleeced. I recommend this location for everyone - date night, guests in town, special event, or you just don't feel like cooking.

Enjoy - you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 15, 2016

It is always a great time to talk and have a good meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Excellent food....great and friendly servers....nice ambience

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great atmosphere, very relaxed. The noise level was amazingly pleasant, easy to have a conversation over the table. The food was excellent. Mostly americana style, with some southern flare. (Imo). Definitely a place we will be revisiting!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2016

This place is Amazing! Highly Recommend it.. The scenery inside and out is awesome! The food is so fresh!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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