Banana Cafe

In Key West, T and I went to a small café/diner feel called the Banana Café.  Since the Banana Cafe had a “tropical” diner vibe, I thought I would add this one to the collection of diner  reviews.  Plus it was one of the best restaurants that we went too while on our honeymoon.

Atmosphere: A

Unlike New Jersey, you can sit outdoors all year round at the Banana Café.  The restaurant is very open and located on the Main Street (Duval Street).  I really enjoyed being able to watch everyone walk by and getting fresh air.

The inside is very open with many different paintings and decorations.  I like the overall décor and beach theme a lot.  It is certainly different than New Jersey diners and restaurants.

Coffee: A

The coffee of Banana café was one of my favorite restaurant coffees to date (and that is saying a lot).  First the whipped cream was great, the coffee was good and the cups were really unique and interesting.  Clear cups are always fun to me.

Banana Cafe Coffee (1)
The sun and beach are overpowering the background

 

Food: A

Spoiler: The food was also some of the best restaurant food I’ve had.

The Banana has café has many different options.  Since it is located in Key West, most of the food is seafood related. They had many options from the catch of the day to the diner favorites such as omelets and pancakes. I decided to order the famous “La Mer” salad and it came with shrimp, scallops and smoked salmon.  It was one of the best salads I’ve had.  The salad had three different types of seafood as well as goat cheese, pineapple, apples and fresh greens.  As you can see they did not skimp out on goat cheese!  The presentation was also lovely.  The only thing I wish it had had was bread.

Banana Cafe Coffee (2)

Cost: $$

The salad and coffee was 20 dollars.  That is not the most expensive salad I’ve had but it was rather pricey.  The food was worth it though.

Would I go back/Overall Thoughts:

This is one of the best restaurants I’ve been too and I wish I could go back and every weekend.  I would recommend this to anyone vacationing to Key West.

Cliff notes:
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Price: $15-20

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to Key West?
Are clear coffee mugs acceptable? 

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7 thoughts on “Banana Cafe”

  1. I went to Key West a few years ago with my grandparents and parents. It was an interesting time! One of the interesting things is that my grandparents and parents didn’t want to get two rooms, so we all shared one that was on the beach. There was no bed for me, so I had to sleep on one of those old white lawn chairs next to the sliding door that wouldn’t close all they way.

  2. The only issue I have with clear mugs is that they are usually small so I have to fill them many times. Other than that, I have no beef.

  3. We love Key West and Banana Cafe!!! We will be spending another week there in early June and you can bet BC will be on our to-do list!! And clear coffee cups are the bomb.

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