Nestled on White Street, Key West, lies a gem steeped in tradition and taste. Since 1954, Sandy's Cafe has been a culinary landmark, serving up the best Cuban sandwiches this side of Havana. The Santiago family, maintaining a legacy over six decades strong, continues to dish out authentic Cuban and Conch cuisine in the heart of the Conch Republic.
On the Menu The talk of the town? Their award-winning Cuban Mix Sandwich. A perfect blend of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese, crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, tangy pickles, with a dollop of mayo and mustard - all for just $9.75. This isn't just a sandwich; it's a journey through Key West's rich cultural tapestry.
Burger enthusiasts, fret not. The American Cheese Burger, priced at $12.95, boasts an 8 oz Angus Beef Patty nestled in a Sesame Brioche Bun. Accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, mayo, and raw onion, it’s a classic with a twist, served with a side of golden fries.
Craving something south of the border? Try the Steak Quesadilla for $12.75. It comes with a side salad featuring lettuce, tomato, onion, and cilantro - a true fiesta of flavors.
But the showstopper? Pollo Criollo. At $13.95, this quarter chicken topped with creole sauce and served with rice, black beans, tostones, and Cuban bread.
A Family Legacy What started as a family venture in 1954 has blossomed into a Key West staple. With over 60 years of history, the Santiago family's journey from Sandy's Restaurant to the iconic Sandy’s Café has been marked by consistent quality and personalized service. This isn’t just a café; it’s a slice of history.
Sandy's Café stands proud at its original location, a beacon for both tourists and locals. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite at their walk-up windows or soaking in the local scene at their counter, Sandy’s promises more than just great food; it promises an experience.
So next time you're in Key West, swing by 1026 White Street (M&M Laundry) for a taste of history at Sandy’s Cafe - where tradition meets taste.