Food For Thought Cafe

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 6 Reviews
Veggie food cafe, bookstore, and store located in Gulfside Village Plaza. All vegan except for dairy for coffee and egg option for breakfast. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, American, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out
5800 Overseas Hwy Ste 23
Marathon, Florida 33050

Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by saku

Excellent discovery

5 Posted on 12 / 26 / 2013

We were driving from Key Largo to Bahia Honda and passed through Marathon at lunchtime. Fortunately we saw their sign truck parked by the highway and we pulled in. My wife and I are both vegan and we're not expecting to find anything in Marathon. We we happily surprised by this place. There is a small cafe in the back that features green smoothies and a nice menu with swaps and salads. My wife had the burrito and I had the meatball wrap, both were excellent. My smoothie was also outstanding, as was the raw fudge brownie at the end of the meal. I was so impressed by the walnut meatballs that I asked for the recipe. We picked up some healthy snacks in the adjacent store on our way out.

Pros: Vegan menu, Raw menu, Smoothies
Cons: No big storefront sign

great little cafe

4 Posted on 03 / 16 / 2013

We stopped to eat here on the way to Big Pine Key. The cafe is vegan and mainly raw. We shared a coffee shake, the meatball wrap, taco salad and apple crisp. Really fresh and delicious. There are only four 2-person tables, but we had no problem. Friendly staff too. The store stocks dry groceries, beauty products, vitamins and some refridgerated and frozen items. There is also a small bookstore area. The store is not all vegan as we saw dairy, eggs, honey and a couple of frozen chickens. If all vegan, we would have given 5 cows.

Pros: vegan cafe, friendly staff
Cons: store not all vegan

A Good Stop

5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

While driving from South Beach to Key West, we stopped at Food For Thought for lunch. It was a little difficult to find but well worth the effort. We both had a wrap which was excellent and then got some snacks at the health store. Seating is fairly limited but not a problem when we ate there. Apparently there is a website in the works which would be helpful particularly if it also had a menu. Everyone working there was very pleasant.

Pros: Convenient stop, Excellent lunch, A positive business

Great food and really nice people

4 Posted on 12 / 27 / 2012

We were on our way to Key West and found this charming little health food store and cafe. We were able to get everything we needed for our stay and had lunch there as well. The sandwiches were fresh and delicious! The salads were great with wonderful dressings. The people and owner of the store were friendly and welcoming. We liked it so much that we stopped on the way back to the Miami airport to pick up food for the plane ride. The place is small but worth the stop!

Pros: Good quality food, Varied choices, Friendly staff

Lovely healthy food!

5 Posted on 12 / 10 / 2012

I loved this place. I had the Thai soup and the non tuna wrap. Both were delicious. The staff was very helpful and informative about the preparation and ingredients. The raw key lime pie and pumpkin pie was delicious. I also got a chocolate chip muffin to go and that was super yummy for breakfast the next day.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Healthy ingredients


Delicious insiders' tip!

4 Posted on 01 / 13 / 2012

Vegan organic cafe attached to a health food & book store.
Food For Thought offers Wraps, Salads, Soups, Desserts, Shakes, Smoothies, Juices, Organic Coffee & Teas as well as daily lunch specials.
We enjoyed stopping here on the way back to Miami. We ordered the "Meatball Wrap" (8.95$) and the "Hemp Bagel" (6.50$). Both were delicous.

Pros: All vegan, Nice Staff, Parking in the front of the store
Cons: Closed Sunday
  • HealthyinMarathon HealthyinMarathon

    We are so glad you stopped by our cafe for lunch. We hope that on your next visit to the Keys you stop back by.



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Last updated: 2014/04/08


Added: 2011/11/25


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