Just steps off Duval Street you will find one of our favorite funky Key West restaurants, The Café—home of the best spinach artichoke dip on the planet. Much to Dean’s chagrin, spinach artichoke dip is absolutely my favorite food and I am without a doubt a connoisseur of this king of comfort food. Although not on The Café’s regular menu, their bubbling hot spinach artichoke dip is almost always featured as a daily special. The Café’s recipe is extra creamy, packed with fresh cooked spinach, chunks of artichokes, and topped with the yummiest crispy melted cheese. I know, this can’t possibly be a low-calorie appetizer, but that is not the point. Sometimes, we just have to splurge. Besides, The Café offers one of the best selections of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes on the island, so how bad can it be?
I should say that Dean and I are not vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, of follow any special diet—unless you count Dean’s addiction to milk chocolate and Orange Fanta. We simply enjoy delicious food. Since The Café serves a delectable selection of generously portioned dishes, it always delights.
Besides the incredible spinach artichoke dip, we love many of the wonderful items on The Café’s menu. For starters, we highly recommend the cream of tomato soup, the spring rolls, and the truffled French fries. Dean loves the falafel sandwich and I’m thrilled that they make their veggie burger with legumes, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, scallions and sunflower seeds. You will never forget the big-as-your-head Udon Bowl, made with homemade dashi broth, vegetables, shitakes, seaweed, udon noodles and tofu or clams. The selection of stir frys is terrific, the grilled pizzas are great, and the featured salads are more than fresh and tasty.
A stroll to The Café, at 509 Southard Street in Key West, is well worth it. If you simply can’t drag yourself away from your poolside lounge chair, The Café offers free delivery.
Keith & Dean
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