Student-run cafe serving wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, local teas, organic fair trade coffee, bagels, vegan baked goods, and more. Most food can be made vegan. Uses local and organic ingredients. Coffee roasted onsite. Frequented by students, professors, staff and is open to the public. Hours change with academic year. Directions: park next to the Chae Auditorium off Bay Shore Rd, and walk down the Dort Promenade, and Four Winds will be on your right. Debit cards accepted. NOTE: Closed June-July and December-January when students are not in class. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out
5800 Bay Shore Rd (Dort Dr)
Sarasota, Florida 34234
Now Open

Mon-Thu 9:00am-6:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by xsamx
  • vegetarian

great meals

Posted on 03 / 12 / 2016

Very good food,, super fast. Only open Monday through Friday, on the campus of New College, USF Sarasota, within walking distance of the Ringling Museum. Because we were there on Friday, and deliveries are made on Monday, they may have run out of some of the specials. Super casual, super good chow.

Pros: tasty, fast, reasonably priced
Cons: limited tables inside, may be pretty warm outside
  • mostly-vegetarian

Great Place

Posted on 12 / 01 / 2015

Pros: great food, great people
Cons: ZERO
  • vegan


Posted on 02 / 24 / 2014

Nestled in the middle of the New College of Florida's Bayfront campus Four Winds Cafe has a nice "hippy" vibe that I loved. Surrounded by barefoot women and long haired men I enjoyed their chickpea and rice bowl which was so much more than chickpeas and rice. Offered hot or cold (I chose hot), this bowl contains peas and spices and all kinds of goodies. You won't regret ordering this one!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Excellent food, cool vibe
Cons: Not always vegan dessert options

  • vegan

Great little place

Posted on 11 / 23 / 2009

While a little difficult to find, The Four Winds Cafe is a wonderful vegetarian restaurant run by students from the New College of Florida. The outdoor seating is pleasant and they're very familiar with veganizing one's food. With the current absence of Vibe Cuisine/Veggie Magic, this looks to be Sarasota's only all-vegetarian resaturant. Check it out!

Pros: vegan-friendly, student-run
Cons: location


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Last updated: 2012/01/21


Added: 2009/11/22


Added by: xsamx