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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