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Delightful cafes and restaurants abound around town
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published June 15, 2007
Not too many years ago, special dining in downtown Dade City meant Lunch on Limoges.
That 26-year-old icon is still the premier lunchtime destination for tour groups, day-trippers and locals (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays in the summer.
Be sure to call for reservations at (352) 567-5685, but now many other wonderful eating places are close to the central shopping places.
A favorite is Kafe Kokopelli at 37940 Live Oak Ave., housed in the former Ford dealership across the street from the new government building. Its she-crab bisque, prime rib, fried catfish and veal saltimbocca are the stuff of legend.
Kafe Kokopelli is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (closed Sunday and Monday). Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($4-14); Sunset Specials from 4 to 6 p.m. ($8-13); and gourmet dinner from 6:30 to closing ($18-28). Wine selections by the glass or bottle are extensive.
A Matter of Taste, a few doors east of Lunch on Limoges on Seventh Street, serves Greek, Cuban and American dishes and is loved by locals. Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; dinner is served 2:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.
The 3-year-old Tropical Breeze Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, about midway between LoL and A Matter of Taste, is a great stop for sandwiches, salads and terrific Cuban food from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with everything under $10. Beer and wine are available.
Owner Edna Gonzalez has kept the Working Cow ice cream specialties, and added Cuban flan, rice pudding, plantain sundaes and key lime cake.
Be sure to try the Caldo Gallego (collard green soup); its flavorful broth is full of red potatoes, white beans, cubed ham and collard greens ($2.49 for a cup to $4.99 for a large bowl, with Cuban bread).
The Angel Tea Room, with its outdoor garden setting on Meridian Avenue, and the Garden Delights Cafe in a former service station north of Meridian on Seventh are also worth checking out.