I am a creature of habit. Given the choice between: A. a restaurant I know and love and B. an interesting new place I have yet to try, I invariably choose A. Which, of course, is one of the main reasons we decided to start this blog; repetition is a catalyst for boredom. Unfortunately, in our quest to find new and interesting places to go to in the area, I think we have managed to over look some of the places we formerly visited quite regularly, one such place being Cafe 11.
Located on A1A in St. Augustine Beach, Cafe 11 is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. They offer a wide range of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a weekend brunch. Every time I've been, and that has been many a time, I've spent at least five minutes perusing the vast menu, even though I have always ordered the same thing. No, really... I've been to Cafe 11 more times then I can count. And in all of those visits, I have never ordered anything except the Chicken Tomella sandwich. This is not to say that I don't find the other dishes appetizing; it's quite easy to find something else that I might order, if I were not completely and hopelessly in love with the Chicken Tomella. It really is that good.
Cafe 11 not only serves great food, but also regularly hosts bands from all over the country. I've seen some of my favorite bands play there over the years and love the intimate setting which is greatly enhanced by the low stage.
Whether you're just out for a quick bite to eat, a pint of beer with some friends, or a night of live music, I'd highly recommend a visit to Cafe 11. And if you, too, become highly addicted to the Chicken Tomella Sandwich, don't say I didn't warn you.