Date & Thyme - Help Yourself

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829 Fleming St, Key West, Florida, USA, 33040

Serves meat, vegan options available. Veggie friendly cafe, juice bar, and market Help Yourself rebranded (same owner). Offers veg choices in breakfast, wraps, bowls, salads, beverages, grab-n-go. Beverages include fresh juices, smoothies, wheat grass shots, and herbal tea. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

34 Reviews

First Review by Lisa

Southernmost Veggie Breakfast - Edit

Our first morning in Key West we ventured from our hotel in search of the closest veg-options and found date&time! Delicious bagel sandwich and hummus wraps.

Pros: Lots of vegan and veggie options, Outdoor seating

Cons: Outdoor seating

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Really nice - Edit

I love the concept of turning a gas station into a green café/health store! We had some tempeh wraps that were super tasty. The outside seating is really nice.

Updated from previous review on 2018-04-23

Pros: Tasty vegan food, Nice dining area, Cool concept

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Worth a Visit! - Edit

Well-stocked store with a surprising variety of items, despite the small size. Comfortable, shaded outdoor seating. Lots of smoothies, juices, and coffees on the menu. Vegan and vegetarian food items are clearly marked. We stopped here for breakfast one morning, and the food was tasty! My husband had the oatmeal power bowl and I had the avocado toast. My only disappointment was that my breakfast was only one slice of toast for $5.95. We ended up stopping elsewhere for a second breakfast later that morning.

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lovely place - Edit

There's also a small store inside where you can buy different vegan food including variety of vegan cheese, cold brew latte, ice cream and so on. Friendly staff.

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Ate here twice on vacation - Edit

Had the vegan pesto on a gluten free wrap and a hibiscus iced tea. Very quaint cafe with outdoor seating.

Pros: gluten free options

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They'got all the snacks! - Edit

I did not expect to find snacks and fresh juice in the Keys, but hey! Great selection of kombucha, pre packaged cookies, chips etc.

Ordered seitan wrap from menu and toast with bread from fridge. Both was great! Recommend for breakfast and lunch.

Pros: GF snacks in store, Fresh and eco, Outdoor seating in the sun

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very friendly to vegans - Edit

Great vibe. Lots of healthy choices. Very eco-responsible. Breakfast wrap was good but not great. Would still go back and try other items.

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Tasty Vegan Options - Edit

While on a recent vacation to The Keys, my wife and I were lucky to have found this cute Market and Restaurant. We tried their bagels with cashew cream cheese, avocado, and tomato. It was delicious! The cashew cream cheese really made the bagel explode with flavor. We also had a couple of smoothies which hit the spot as well. They have a lot of vegan options in their market as well. A great vegan stop if you're in The Keys or just visiting.

Pros: Tasty Cream Cheese Bagels, Delicious Smoothies, Vegan Options in the Market

Cons: More covered seating options

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great food, friendly place - Edit

Nice seating outside. Food was delicious. Lots of vegan options. Very friendly place.

Please recently changed decor/menu and name.

Updated from previous review on 2016-02-14

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Gosh Darn Amazing - Edit

My wife parents, two siblings and I went here for lunch yesterday. Between the 6 of us, we got the island burrito, spicy tempeh wrap, black bean burger, and chicken wrap and it was all really fricking AMAZING!!! The little shop there was awesome as well and the atmosphere and everyone working there was great. I totally would go back everyday for every meal!!

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice atmosphere, GREAT FOOD

Cons: Nothing, Nothing, Still nothing.

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Great spot for vegan food! - Edit

Loved this little cafe/health food shop! The store has lots of terrific vegan and hard to find items, and the cafe serves some terrific breakfast and lunch items. We sat outside and drank our coffee and ate avocado toast while watching the family of chickens strolling around the outdoor seating area. Great smoothies too!!

Pros: Outdoor seating, Live chickens to pet! (Wild, not caged), Great coffee!

Cons: Limited seating at busy times

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AWESOMENESS! - Edit

I usually pack my own food when traveling to make sure that I can eat well, but Date & Thyme makes that unnecessary for me to do when in Key West. If I lived there, this would be THE PLACE for me to shop for all of my needs! They have it all, and a very friendly and accommodating staff as well. A cafe with great nourishing choices, a little store but BIG on variety of all sorts of things.. Organic fresh Produce, fresh juices, and snacks, gourmet Vegan cheeses, Raw Foods, Protein Powders, they have done a great job of including many necessary staples into a small place. Being on an island has not stopped them from offering many great things. A nice outdoor courtyard in which to enjoy your meal with the Roosters as well! This is the BEST and HEALTHIEST place to eat in all of Key West.

Pros: Great Variety of many staples

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Best Go-To! - Edit

I just stayed in KW and went every morning for coffee and breakfast. Decent prices. Extensive menu clearly labels everything vegan or gluten-free. Coffee is great. Also EXCELLENT outdoor seating, very comfortable. Staff very friendly recommended several other restaurants for dietary restrictions on the island. Store is great, a lot of specialty items, refrigerated and essentials. Makes their own coconut milk.

Pros: GREAT outdoor seating, Friendly Staff, Excellent Coffee

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Yummy vegan lunch - Edit

Very friendly staff and food is good. I tried the hummus wrap and the Indian Summer Salad. Both good, but the salad was superb.

Pros: many vegan items, all well marked, food is delicious

Cons: only open 8 am to 4 pm

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changed name - Edit

They've changed their name. Now called 'Date and Thyme ' Same owners. Same delicious food and flavor.

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Warm and friendly service, lots of Vegan options. - Edit

Great service and friendly atmosphere. A few dishes with tuna, eggs and cheese, otherwise about 80% of menu is Vegan. Right next door to where I was staying at NYAH hostel. Limited options here in Key West so this was a welcome find!
Updated from previous review on Saturday December 26, 2015

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly Staff, All ethically sourced and organic

Cons: Above average prices, Cafe section closes at 4pm

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Super! - Edit

We bought snacks from the market and then lunch here in preparation for the 4-hour ferry trip to Fort Myers Beach. Lunch special was a vegan Indian plate - very good. We also liked that everything was very clearly labelled: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

Pros: Market, lots of choice, friendly

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Great vegan breakfast option! - Edit

We enjoyed this place on our short stay in key west. It's hard to find good vegan breakfast options. They serve their entire menu all day long so you have access to breakfast and lunch options throughout the day. I had the bagel with cashew cream cheese, avocado, tomato and sprouts and it was delicious! They also have gluten free options (I added the gluten free sriracha!) I also got a side of their homeamade coconut yogurt and a macchiato. They have several vegan milk options: soy, almond, and coconut! Cute place with delicious food!

Pros: nice vibe, friendly staff, great food

Cons: price

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Good place to stop by - Edit

Food is good. Had the oatmeal, very filling. Lots of stuff to buy in the market from chocolate to ready made meals. The food served looked good and the smoothies were funky. I had the greens and it tasted great. Staff nice enough.

Pros: original stuff to buy, tasty food

Cons: little room to sit and it's outside

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fantastic place - Edit

My husband and I are both vegan and recently traveled to Key West to run the Half Marathon that was just held in January. So we were looking for a good food place to eat that was healthy. This cafe was excellent place to eat for lunch. I had a great smoothie with a wrap loaded with very flavorful veggies and pesto. There were quite a bit of options for us. The store was very quaint and had everything that one would need. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. Very unique place where seating is only outside. I would recommend this to anyone who visits there.

Pros: great menu, excellent smoothies and juices, friendly staff

Cons: no seating inside

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5 stars!!!! - Edit

I was lucky enough to stay right next door this spring when visiting! So amazing I will be back. I ate so many amazing things there.

Pros: good asmosphere, great vegan food, nice little grocery

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yogurt parfait and PB and J bagel - Edit

Coconut yogurt parfait was great! Lots of fresh fruit and home-made granola. PB was really great on the warm bagel. Runny and delicious! We have been twice and will def go back!

Pros: organic, nondairy choices

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Favorite place in Key West - Edit

I loved this place so much that I went there twice in one day! I had the vegan French toast for breakfast and it was probably the best French toast of my life. The bagel with cashew cheese and tomato and avocado was also very good. We returned later for a frozen coffee smoothie and fruit smoothie (both made with organic ingredients). This place is just superb. Everything is environmentally friendly and recyclable. They even make their own coconut milk. We are outside around their plant gardens- beautiful and cozy! This place is casual, quaint, and the real deal. Will be back!

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fresh and delicious - Edit

We stopped in for lunch while visiting the island and were quite pleased. The food is organic, fresh and delicious. We got the purple jungle smoothie, TLT wrap and coconut curry with tempeh. Yum! We were told the menu is vegan by default unless there is chicken or fish specifically mentioned in the description. The seating is outside around produce planters. Nice green atmosphere that extends to their eco disposable utensils and recycling containers. There's a little store attached as well with produce, pantry and refrigerated items. Unfortunately, there is meat, dairy and eggs next to the vegan items. Overall, a good place to stop, but it would be nice if the green theme extended to being all vegan.

Pros: lots of vegan options, green and organic, nice staff

Cons: not all vegan

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Felt full and healthy - Edit

We found this place for lunch and enjoyed the food. We both had the Super Spinach ( I also had the soup of the day - very filling) and it tasted very, very good. The staff is friendly and the seating was a bit awkward as we kind of sat around planters but nevertheless interesting for lunch. A good spot, try it out.

Pros: Great tasting food, Healthy food, Not too expensive

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Excellent!! All around top notch place - Edit

The owner Charley is so kind and generous, the food is delish! It just smells healthy. Awesome tasting too! Highly recommend this place. I would give it 5 stars, but the system won't let me!

Pros: taste, generous, preparation

Cons: none

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Tasty Healthy Food - Edit

My husband and I were here earlier this year when visiting Florida and lucky for us Help Yourself was there to save the day when we were hungry.

We both ordered the Coconut Curry and it was SO delicious. Their brown rice and quinoa are very good too. I liked how fresh everything was and it was not greasy.

We're into raw and weren't really thrilled by the raw menu since it's essentially the same dishes every restaurant offers and it's all nut based. So we always opt for fruits or vegetable based dishes instead of nut dishes.

If we every come back to Key West we'll be back.

Their strawberry lemonade was also very good.

I wish I could give 5 cows, but happy cow refuses to let you if a place is not all Vegetarian...

Why? All the food is vegetarian to start with!

Pros: healthy food, tasty and fresh

Cons: small, sit outside

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