- Hours of Operation: Mo 11:00am-2:00pm, Tu-Sa 11:00am-9:00pm
- Phone: 941-757-0050
- Address: 906 Manatee Avenue East
- City / Zip:Bradenton, FL 34208
Made by and for locals, Central Cafe is a taste of island culture on the mainland brought to you by a local family of restaurant owners and local entrepreneurs. Owner Mark Cripe, along with various members of his family, have been operating this East Bradenton staple since 2004. A clean, almost industrial aesthetic, paired with cool music and a happy young staff, give you the feeling of dining in a big city. Personal favorites are the Tomato Blue soup with croutons made in house. You can pair that with a glass of wine made by one of Mark's brothers, Seth Cripe, a traveling wine maker, Mullet Roe seller and more. The recent addition of a full liquor bar rounds out Central Cafe as one of the places to be.