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Fresh Start Cafe

Fresh Start Café’s menu offers a unique spread. Fresh ingredients, astonishing flavor combinations and healthy cooking methods allow for a mouth watering experience. Home-baked breakfast cakes, fluffy egg frittatas, sandwiches, hearty soups, and some Mediterranean dishes are all part of this extraordinary menu. Outdoor dining and pet friendly.

Phone: 373-1242
630 S. Orange Ave.
Users' Rating
Rating: 5 - 127 reviews
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
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27 Reviews for Fresh Start Cafe
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:41 am by

I've been to Fresh Start Cafe about 3-4 times now, and have never been disappointed! I've tried different items from the menu, at breakfast and lunch. I've taken stuff to go, as well. The food is always excellent, as is the service and general mood of everyone there! These folks really know what they're doing! The wait staff is super friendly, accommodating, and courteous. The building and grounds are always very clean. And let's talk about the portions! I've had to take home leftovers every time! All for a very affordable price, too! I highly recommend Fresh Start Cafe!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:02 am by

Love this place. In town few days. Dont miss the chef quality food,great setting,and family friendly service. Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Coming back whenever I am in Sarasota

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:41 am by

Coming from the mid west, I thought I never enjoy such healthy dishes served at Fresh Start Cafe. Having dined there many times, I have to say the soups are delicious, the Shakshuka my all time favorite ( not sure I spelled it right), and the staff is very upbeat and friendly. I love seeing the ladies who come in groups to enjoy the outdoor seating....someday I might just be that old to do the same! Can't wait to return to have those cookies that sit in the jar at the counter, and the homemade muffins...they are to die for!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:54 am by

We love Fresh Start Cafe! The food is yummy and the service is excellent. Fresh Start Cafe is a great place to eat and enjoy the beauty of Sarasota.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm by

I love the Fresh Start Café .The food is creative, fresh and fabulous!! love there soups and the presentation. The setting is friendly and a great place to enjoy beautiful Sarasota. :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm by

We had breakfast this morning and couldn't have had a better experience in ambiance (sat outside with pleasant view), great attitude and quality, attentive service, and great food (one of us had frittatas and the other poached eggs). These one star reviews might mean inconsistency but I don't really know. I can say we will definitely return.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm by

What a fantastic place ! The food was excellent and the staff is very friendly. They also do a cabaret night once a month which is so much fun. Sitting outside in the courtyard is highly recommended.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm by

Where to begin? First; the owners are some of the nicest, most engaging folks you will ever meet in this town which overflows with cafes and great service. Their food is prepared exactly as requested, and their lox is the best I've tasted in years. I like the fact that they have a well-varied menu, but they stick to what they do best and it shows. Fantastic omlettes,baked goods, and excellent coffee make this my first stop before heading to the beach! The little cookies they offer with coffee is a plus.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 10:08 am by

I love Fresh Start Cafe and highly recommend it. All of the food is delicious and freshly made and the owners and staff are incredibly friendly. Check it out!

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm by

We and another couple have been coming after church on Sunday's for about a year. The menu and service is always first class. Hannah works hard on bringing new items almost every week. The latest is poached egg on lox which is fantastic. I highly recommend this café.

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:40 am by

Just came from Fresh Start and had a great breakfast. The special "Cinn. Raisin French toast was to die for. And of course the Fritatas are always great too!

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:39 am by

We were their on Sunday AM and sat outside it was great service and the food was the best in a long time. Take yourself and enjoy a great breakfast, you won't be sorry-it is wonderful to have such a great place.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm by

What a terrific place to have a bite of the most tasteful food possible. What ever you choose you will not be sorry. I'm a gal from Brooklyn N.Y. and only want the best food. Here is that place.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am by

Fresh as the name implies. Love the fresh sandwiches and the coffee is to die for. Staff is so warm you would swear that you were in a friends home.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm by

I've been coming here off and on quite a bit, trying something new each time and i am never disappointed! try the crab cake sandwich.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm by

My team of 6 eat the food 5 days a week and we all love it. The fact that the kitchen door is open many times gives you a chance to peek into this super clean place including the restrooms. WOW if only more would be like this. We have had just about anything on the ever changing menu. A real treat Breakfast and lunch as the place rocks! Best place in Sarasota !

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm by

The name says it all...Fresh! We have been going to the restaurant since it opened and we have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. It is excellent. Also, to make the restaurant even more enjoyable, the owners are delightful, good people.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm by

Eat fresh, eat healthy should be Fresh Start Cafe's tagline! Their food is not only fresh and healthy, it is delicious and affordable too! They have a wide variety of foods for everyone in your group. Being a vegetarian, I often have little to choose from on a menu. Fresh Start Cafe has a wide variety of options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. 2 thumbs up because they never disappoint! (and the place is very CLEAN!)

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm by

Best restaurant in town. Mediterranean platter is homemade and delicious . We travel from Bradenton just for the platter. Dog friendly too.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:19 am by

Love this place! I can bring my dog, he gets cookie & water and I get to eat great food!

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:19 am by

Love this place! I can bring my dog, he gets a cookie & water and I get to eat great food!

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm by

Best pastries in Sarasota. Always fresh, baked daily.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm by

Great breakfast and lunch place. I love it and so does my dog.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm by

When ever I'm in town I go to Fresh Start for the best salads around. Their mustard dressing is the greatest.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm by

This is the freshest and tastiest food around and the prices are very fair and affordable. I enjoy eating out doors in good weather, under the umbrellas and trees. Don't miss it.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm by

We live out on LBK and decided to venture downtown Sarasota last Saturday when we fell upon this lovely little cafe. It was just what we needed after a vigorous walk around the Harbor. Gourmet coffees and cool drinks, an interesting menu with delightful surprises, all in a shady park like setting. The food was fresh and tasty and the more than ample weight staff catered to our every need. Fresh Start is a little off the beaten trail but I recommend you get there soon before there is a waiting line in season.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm by

Ron Davis is right on about this charming cafe. The food is delicious and very ample portions to satisfy anyone.

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