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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was hot as all get out when I was there and with the pandemic, I didn't feel like eating in a restaurant. But Cafe 1217 had a mask requirement and they offered nice cool, cold salads to go. I had the Cesar (which is...non-traditional) and another night the southwestern. Really nice change of pace from fast food and not too heavy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021

We visted the first time because one of the massage therapists we met had recommended it. This is a fantastic place. We came here twice. The first time was during the lunch rush. The staff are very organized. The second time was near the end...of the lunch rush. The first time we used the restrooms during this visit the restrooms were in need of a little attention; however, by the time we used the restrooms the second time during the same visit, they had been taken care of.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021

What a great stop for lunch. The food is great- and the hospitality is too. Reasonable prices. Thanks to staff found something my picky eater would have, then was graciously made something gluten free that isn’t normally - she went entirely out of her way...for me. If I could give it more than five stars, I would.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

My husband says Cafe 1217 could take shoe leather and make it palatable. We both enjoy this place. Had a wonderful ladies’ luncheon with friends today and we loved the unique flavors and combinations. So many great veggie and pasta salad options, and the desserts...are extra scrumptious. Always get some of the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies to take home.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021

We were not expecting to order at the counter but the staff was very patient and helpful as we read the large menu on the wall. I had the mango grilled chicken salad and cup of butternut squash with sausage. I asked for no cilantro...and they put the mango salsa on the side so I could pick out the bits of mango and leave the cilantro which I appreciated. I really enjoyed both soup and salad. My husband had a Rueben with a side of rice and black bean cold salad which he said was very good.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Food was so good! Loved everything we got. I had the southwest wrap & husband had the Hawaiian burger & soup. Everything is homemade. The owner, Ron, & the lady that works the front were super sweet & friendly. Definitely recommend ❤️

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 16 March 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed asparagus soup, philli cheesesteak, and Greek salad. Good simple food and homey atmosphere. Staff was nice.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

Amazingly fresh and flavorful! I wanted to try the whole menu! Especially the desserts! During our stay in Hot Springs we chose to eat there everyday! It was the best food!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

Recommend for anyone who is visiting Hot Springs. Menu was excellent and offered a great variety of options.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 6 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant! Everything made in house... delicious! Had the Orange, poppy seed chicken salad and potato soup. Hubby had the warm pear and salmon salad with mahi mahi fish taco. Both wee 1/2 orders (combos) and it was plenty of food! Every bite was yummy!...Took cookies to go - millionaire (chocolate, nuts, coconut), lemon and gluten free peanut butter. All were wonderful.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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25 May 2018|
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Response from seekingfreshair | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, My diet is even more limited than Celiac's so I sympathize. I think I simply had bacon and eggs when we ate there - my go-to alternative. I did not have any problems or reactions. You might want to phone ahead... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from Violetaster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. Mid range. It's not cheap but the food is supreme.
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They have wonderful, made from scratch desserts!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe 1217

Yes, Cafe 1217 offers takeaway services.

Cafe 1217 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4