Pepe's Cafe

Top 1% of restaurants in Key West
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“The oldest restaurant in Key West does not coast on reputation alone, but keeps its good eating fresh.”

– Gayot

Frommer's Frommer's
"Whether it’s French toast or a hearty omelet for breakfast/brunch...a fresh fish sandwich at lunchtime, or a nice juicy dinner steak, both quality and portions are satisfying." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Breakfast is probably the busiest meal here, with early-morning hours (they open at 7:30 a.m.) and a range of Build Your Own Breakfast options." Full review
Where Where
"Billed as the “Eldest Eating House in the Florida Keys, established 1909,” Pepe’s is as beloved to Conchs and Key Westers as the Mallory Square sunset celebration." Full review
For dessert, try the brownie pie, served warm with ice cream— ask for Cuban coffee flavor instead of vanilla.
Time Out Time Out
"Opened in 1909, Pepe’s is a ramshackle place, but that doesn’t stop the throngs of people waiting in line to dive into Gulf oysters and creamed chipped beef on toast at low prices." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Pepe's serves up tasty fare all day, but it's those ample breakfasts with eye-opening mimosas and greyhound cocktails made with fresh juice that define a perfect Key West morning."