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The Corner Café and Brewery

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The Corner Café and BreweryThe Corner Café and Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

289 US Highway 1
Tequesta, Florida, 33469-2701
United States

(561) 743-7619 | map

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Added by gunnerman on 11-30-2008

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by GallowsThief:
Photo of GallowsThief
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Just made my first visit to this great little place. The menu is very diverse. You wont be disappointed by all the choices. Service was excellent. I had the jerk Mahi and it was nothing short of fantastic. My friend had the Wahoo and said it was equally good. Its a cozy feel in the place. The bar is very small but grab a table near it and no problems.

I had the Kaiser Kolsch and it was a great hoppy beer. We worth it. Wish I had time for a few more. Only one I tried this trip. They have 4 beers on tap regularly all made on site with one rotating as the fifth.

Spoke with who I believe is the owner and he explained they are expanding to the building next store. This will be the new tasting room and growlers will be available! Excellent. This is well worth the trip. GO and support local business with great beer and food! You wont be disappointed.

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Photo of MikesnoHSL
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

They call this a brewery, but I don't really know why. Although I was able to snag some glassware from them, so I can't complain. From what I understand, this is the cafe that accompanies the Tequesta Brewery, but they don't brew their own beers. Or rather, Corner Cafe was the original brewery, but they expanded into the neighboring building, named it Tequesta Brewery, and then the cafe just kept its old name. Something like that. Anyway.

The place gave off a diner vibe, more or less. Booths, tables, outside seating, and a small bar that seats maybe 7 or 8 people. As such, the crowd was basically a diner crowd: families, senior citizens, blue collar joes, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but it's not quite my concept of an ideal drinking environment. But that's just me.

Fortunately--since Tequesta itself was closed pretty much every day when I was visiting FL--Tequesta beers were at least somewhat represented here, with about 2 or 3 on tap. There were other non-threatening local options, and other general craft staples, making for a small, but satisfactory beer selection overall.

Service was fine overall. It was midday and most people there were eating breakfast or brunch, so my wife and I were basically the only ones at the bar, and we got a little extra attention. No less than three servers attended us, and I'm pretty sure at least one was an owner. She was very good and very knowledgeable, and actually recognized the wife and I as craft beer enthusiasts, going so far as to ask our opinions on several beers she was planning on ordering for the bar in the future.

The food was very tasty, again, quite diner-esque, but tasty nonetheless. Prices were reasonable.

This was a nice place, and a nice experience, though probably not a place I'd choose to go back to if I ever visited FL again. Not because I didn't like it, but because it's really the only spot worth hitting up in the area. If Tequesta were to be open, then sure, I'd revisit Corner Cafe as well.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped by here on a Thursday morning. I just wanted to sit down outside and enjoy the less humid South Florida day. All I ordered was coffee and it took nearly five minutes just to receive one cup of coffee. Service could use some improving. The coffee was pretty good, though.

The draft list was pretty impressive.. They had four Tequesta beers including pumpkin and an IPA. They also had several other guest taps, a total of about ten draft selections. Cigar City was among the selections as well.

I wasn't very impressed with the atmosphere. There were nothing but old people there, and I mean old, like 60 would be a baby here. The cafe itself looked old and dated and is in need of some drastic updating. I definitely could not see myself here after about 1pm.

I don't really know what to think of this place. It is weird to have such a great selection at an old and dated cafe with the majority of the customers being in the "late afternoon" of life. I probably will not stop back by here.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Right on the corner of US 1 & Waterway and next to the Tequesta Brewery.
Beers on tap at the moment are:
Tequesta's Gnarley Barley, Der Chancellor, Julio's. Wit, and Hoppy Amber with Avery's IPA & Milk Stout and Dale's Pale Ale and an unknown English IPA.
4 tables outside under shade are very nice for a March lunch stop. Inside is a bit more typical Florida with some nautical feel to it.
Service excellent and reasonably versed on the beers though apparently the offerings from next door rotate fairly frequently and she did need to double check on one not listed brew.
The Mediterranean Chicken with spinach, artichoke, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese on ciabatta was awesome though the chicken was a bit tough.
Most entrees are $8-10 fir lunch with breakfast running $6-9. The banana nut poundcake French toast sounded so good, maybe next time.

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Photo of Heatwave33
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Right next to one of the greatest breweries: Tequesta Brewing Company. The food is very tastey and well put together. The french dip is one of the best I have ever had. Their chhese dip is awesome too! They have great breakfast and lunch selections. Their 22oz glasses are the best I have drinken out of. I tried to buy a couple but were not for sale :( Now I want them even more. The service is great. Runned like a good ole Mom and Pop diner. Highly reccommend eating lunch here then going next door for a couple brews. CHEERS!

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Photo of funkybuddha
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

What a hidden little gem in Tequesta....well maybe not that hidden to the locals. I came because of the brewery, which has now become Tequesta Brewery, but came back over and over and over for the brewery AND food. Not exactly a trendy hangout or happening bar, but the food, beer and service more than make up for any hipster quality. Food is low to moderately priced and very imaginative and the beer compliments it perfectly. Matt's beers were received so well that he expanded to a larger, full scale brewery right next door. Both are Highly recommended!

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Photo of FSUPat24
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This review is more focused on the "Tequesta Brewing Company" which is next door to the Corner Cafe.

The head brewer of the Corner Cafe has opened up a bar/brew pub next door to the Corner Cafe and Brewery. Matt (brewer) has his normal lineup on tap (along with some rotating guest taps). The beer is fantastic. The "bar" itself is something to be seen as it is looks to be from the turn of the century (not 2000 but 1900). All wood with a column at each end. I especially enjoy the light fixtures above the bar.

Back to the beer. Matt has his staples, a pale ale (Gnarly Barley), a german style Kolsch (Chancellor), a Hefe Weizen (can't remember the exact Name, Julio something), an american brown (Terminally Ale), and a rotating special (recently a double IPA which is phenomenal). Very happy to have a place like this in S. Fla (which for a long period of time has had its "good beer" challenges). Kudos to Matt and the rest of the Corner Cafe crew.

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Photo of oldbassman
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I love this place. I learned about the Corner Cafe and Brewery from a local newspaper website and then checked the reviews here. My wife and I drove 40 miles in the rain yesterday to try the beer. Much better than I expected. The food was excellent. We ordered a Mahi Ruben and a Ceasar Salad with London Broil. We started with a sampler of all five beer offerings and settled on a double IPA which we both really liked. Its a very friendly pub. We sat at the bar and felt right at home. I want to recommend the Corner Cafe but at the same time I feel a selfishness creeping in making me want to keep it a secret only shared with the best of friends.

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Photo of chipachu2
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Corner Cafe and Brewery is a Godsend!! This is the only brewpub in the area. They have 6 brews. Lets review each one:

1. The Kaiser - It is a delicious pilsner with hops. served in a giant pilsner glass. Its got a nice head and aroma. good starting beer.

2. Hefe-weitzen - This is the flavorful light ale. It has clove, banana with hops. Served with an orange slice, it has a citris flavor. very good!

3. Gnarly Barley - This was a slightly darker barley ale with some nice aroma and flavors. Honestly It did not stand out but is fine.

4. Terminally Ale - This is why you come here! This is the best ale in the house. It has choclate, coffee, and citris. It is not as heavy as a porter. I would order this first for new commers.

5. Octoberfest - served to us in september. It was a nice copper ale. Nothing special.

6. Rasberry ale - I Didnt Try.

All around, an aweseome place to watch college football, have fun, drink brews and eat snacks. I bought 2 T-shirts that day!

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Photo of APNumber3
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

As a resident of nearby Jupiter, I feel a bit guilty that I am just getting around to checking this place out. It's only 10 minutes from my house. Anyhow, as a previous reveiwer noted, the place will remind you of a breakfast/lunch place. There's a small bar with 6 or so selections on tap, all of which are brewed on premesis. We were waited on by Matt, the brewer. Had the double IPA, which was great. Get it while it lasts, as it is not a regular offering. The Mediterranian pizza I had was also rather tasty, except for the piece I dropped on the floor. I would prefer a few more tv's or perhaps a jukebox to liven things up a bit. But all in all, this place is pretty cool. Great to have a spot like this in the neighborhood. Gotta support the local brewer! I will be back.

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Photo of ahatcher78
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

In the town of Tequesta just north of the Jupiter Lighthouse in an unassuming strip mall lies a bit of hope in SE Florida. I wish I could end the review there because that is all that needs to be said. The Corner Cafe and Brewery lacks some atmosphere, but the quality is above average, and gives me hope. The food is top notch, and a good value. It's better the the SE Florida deal of I paid what? For this? Good Value for exceptional fare. The service is absolutely outstanding for the area. You get a bit of southern hospitality in a state that in sorely lacking of it. The beer is all average or above, and the option of a sampler is right on. I like the looks of this place, and I'm guessing it will be churning out some exceptional brews in the future.

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Photo of lalarry2001
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Corner Cafe and Brewery is a wonderful find in the small town of Tequesta. The owners, staff, beer, and brew master are all top notch. The beers made on premise are all great with a wide variety from a Hef to an IPA. Finally some place to go in the area that serves and understands great food and beer. Corner Cafe and Brewery are a "Can't miss"... So do yourself a favor get over there and enjoy the greatness!!

The beers thet have been pouring are:
1. Hefeweisen
2. IPA
3. Pale Ale
4. Pilsner
5. Kolsch
6. Stout
7. Raspberry Porter
8. Pumpkin

I have tried all of these and they are very "drinkable" and made very tight. Cudos to Matt and Lisa !!

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Photo of bwb0402
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped in this place on the recommendation of a local. Overall, the experience was excellent. Mike the brew master let my girlfriend and I come into the back and check out his brewing set-up. He brought us some samples of his various offerings and also let us enjoy his "next beer". Both of us had the food and will be coming back again. The breakfast/beer combo really hits the spot. The pricing is very reasonable considering the area and the beer (especially the Gnarly Barley and the Brown Ale) are excellent.

Stop in this place if you're in the area.

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Photo of gunnerman
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped by recently to check out the beers in this newly opened brewery. The resturant from my understanding has been around for quite some time but the brewery addition is a new addition. The atmosphere of the resturant reminds me of a early morning breakfast stop.A 5 tap system and a small bar to the left as you walk in. The brewer has 5 beers of his own on tap and the ones that I tried were top notch, the pumpkin and porter were amazing. The service seemed to be good but nothing overwhelming. The food was pretty I had a stuffed burger which was quite good. Overall this place is a welcome addition and the beers are top quality.

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