Simon's Coffee House

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 11 reviews )

5900 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, USA, 34231

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegan tofu and gimme lean sausage scrambles for breakfast, daily veggie juices, salads, soy and almond milks, and living food specials on Friday. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Non-veg

Reviews (11)

First Review by jmbauman

Delicious lunch and nice atmosphere! - Edit

Simon's is really fun since they have so many options for everyone. They always have delicious vegan and vegetarian soup options, vegan desserts and some that are also raw, sandwiches (cashew cheese/ avocado available instead of cheese) and they have new vegan specials everyday. All the lunch food I had their was very good. My favorite is the Ruby sandwich and soups.

The one dish I didn't care for was for breakfast, it was the tofu scramble. it was more like cubes of tofu, not scramble.

Also, if you are truly celiac/ gluten free, note that their breads made by Sami's bakery are not gluten free.

The service is a hit or miss.

Pros: Really good lunch, Lots of options, nice atmosphere

Cons: vegan breakfast not great, service is a hit or miss

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I had a very friendly EMT one night that I was in the ER, who, after finding out I'm vegan, insisted that I visit Simon's. His enthusiasm and kindness meant that of course I had to go! And Jason, if you ever see this, THANK YOU!

I ordered the raw lasagna and savored every bite. I've made plans with a friend to have lunch there again this weekend, Simon's is a new regular for me, and it should be for everyone.

Pros: Lots of variety & allergy-friendly, Friendly and knowledgable staff, DELICIOUS FOOD

Cons: Literally none in existence

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Favorite in Sarasota - Edit

We first stopped at Simon’s Coffee House a year ago when we were vacationing in Siesta Key. We went back a week ago and Simon’s continues to be a great breakfast and lunch café. We are vegans and Simon’s always has many items on their menu we can eat. Everything we ordered was delicious. I especially love their black bean soup with a hearty slice of bread. Service is friendly and attentive. It is a small restaurant so go early to get a table. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Excellent Food, Large Vegan Menu

Cons: Small Restaurant, Noisy

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A favorite for this vegan! - Edit

We live nearly an hour from Sarasota, but we go there often and eat at Simon's whenever possible. Their Raw Lasagna is great, but it's not their only vegan winner. (And I'm not just referring to their wonderful vegan chocolate cake!) I've never been disappointed by anything I've had there, even when a dish has been modified to veganize it. The food is delicious, the wait staff is friendly, helpful, and efficient - my only complaint is that since they close at 4pm each day, I can't eat dinner there!

Pros: Healthful and delicious food, Terrific wait staff, Reasonable prices

Cons: I can't eat dinner there!

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Great food, great service! - Edit

After surviving Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law's, I found Simon's on Happy Cow. My son and I had a great breakfast, I had the Mediteranean Tofu Scramble and a tasty veg juice/wheat grass shot combo drink which was prepared well, made quickly, and left me with some great nutrition for the day. My son had Strawberry Crepes and a fresh OJ which he enjoyed, this is a great place to take the family, especially when some/all of them are 'regular' eaters, as the menu is about evenly divided with 'regular' food/ veg-vegan offerings. We're taking the mother-in-law there for lunch, as their special was a raw lasagna and I just have to try that! It was busy @ opening time (8am) with young couples with children (always good to see young families feeding their kids good food!), highly recommend-----DT

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Best Lasagna Ever - Edit

Their Raw Lasagna is better than any lasagna I have ever tried- cooked or uncooked. The spices were perfect. My husband had a veg reuben which was good but not outstanding. I wish the place was vegetarian.

Pros: lasagna, affordable

Cons: serves meat

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Yummy delicious vegan fare - Edit

I was visiting from out of town and was v pleased to find this hidden gem. The mediterranean tofu scramble was v tasty (w tofu, shrooms, sundried tomatoes, tempeh). The raw lasagna (w many fresh veggies) was bomb ass and came w a side of amazing tabouli. To top it off, they were swinging blocks of vegan butter rum nog fudge which was TDF (to die for). Excellent service and friendly wait staff. Unfortunately they also sell a lot of meat dishes. With such delicious vegan fare, makes you wonder why they feel the need to mess with animal products at all.

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This is one of my favorite resturants in Sarasota. If you go there definatley try their paninis. They are sooooooooooooo good. they have the freshest tasting ingredients.

Pros: good food, organic, delicious

Cons: none, none , none

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Dinner now at Simon's- Excellent Veggie Options - Edit

Dinner now every night from 4:30 to 8 pm. Menu proudly proclaims that vegetarian and vegan options are available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Pros: Very Good Food, Healthy & Fresh, Pleasant atmosphere

Cons: Slightly expensive

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Great veg restaurant in the land of seafood! - Edit

I am so glad that I looked up veg restaurants before my trip to Sarasota, because this was the only decent place we ate at the whole time. We went there four times on our week-long trip to the beach. They have veg sausage and bacon, vegan tofu scramble. We got some take-out food for the long drive home, so we did not have to stop for French Fries at McDonald's. What a great find! Simon was so nice, even when I was breastfeeding at the table (several times), and the waitress gave us a little plate for smooshed sweet potatoes for the baby. The wait staff was great.

Pros: Excellent Food, Take-out deli options, Friendly staff and owner

Cons: none - this place is great!

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Great food, pleasant service - Edit

I'm glad someone told me how GREAT Simon's is, because I would never have thought to go there since it's just a nondescript little place in a strip mall. But the food is creative and delicious and the service is great. My only complaint is that it's always crowded. I ate there with a vegan and two non-vegetarians and everyone loved it. Apparently the owner is a vegetarian so that's why they have good veggie choices.

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