Coffee Carrousel

 
Food
6.0


 
Presentation
6.0


 
Decor
6.0


 
Service
8.0


 
Value
10


 
SRQ Rating
7.0


 

 
on May 13, 2011
 

A Downtown Diner Reminiscent of Simpler Times

One step inside Sarasota’s Coffee Carrousel (sic) and you will swear you took a step back in time.  An “old school” diner with Formica counter, vinyl tiled flooring, basic table and chairs, and even a manual cash register, the current owners of the Coffee Carrousel began serving breakfast and lunch to the Sarasota community in July, 1987.  Dare I say few things have changed over that period?

As one would expect, the simple décor is reflective of the menu options.  Standard breakfast and lunch items served in a no frills way, with prices which are also reminiscent of a bygone time.  For our meals we chose the following:

One Egg:  Served with choice of pan fries, hash browns, or grits, toast and coffee.  $2.75
Cooked just the way I ordered it, you add the extra butter in the grits or not…I like making those choices. The entire breakfast is the price of a cup of coffee in many restaurants!
Three Egg Cheese Omelet:  Choice of American or Swiss cheese. Served with choice of pan fries, hash brown, or grits and toast. $3.90
Griddle styled omelet, flat and folded served with flavorful pan fries.
Chicken Salad Sandwich Platter:  Chicken salad sandwich with French fries and cole slaw. $3.70 (sandwich) $1.75 (platter) $.15 slice of tomato
Tasty, basic chicken salad sandwich, good cole slaw.
Combo Plate:  Chicken salad, tuna salad and egg salad on a bed of lettuce with tomato and cucumber. $5.75
Egg salad was unavailable substituted pickled beets, fresh, tasty, just the right amount of food.

The Coffee Carrousel offers a range of soft drinks, coffee, and tea to accompany your meals.  We found the wait staff to be very friendly, attentive, and efficient.

The Coffee Carrousel a perfect place for a simple, no frills breakfast and lunch which is easy on your waistline and wallet!

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SRQ Insider Tips
 

A throw back in time…things were much simpler and prices were much lower.


 
SRQ Restaurant Details
 
 

Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 6:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Dinner: N/A

Late Night: N/A

Exceptions: Saturday 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Entrées: $3.15-$6.25

Reservations: Not Available

Open Air Space: Not Available

Address: 1644 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-365-2826


 
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1644 Main StreetSarasota, FL 34236

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