We recently spoke with Mark Miller and Carol Scoca, at their restaurant, Food Lover's Cafe, in St. Augustine. The amazing aroma of the "cooked from scratch" dishes made with only fresh ingredients, had our mouths watering instantly. Food Lover's is located at 125 center place way, Saint Augustine, FL 32095 (at the World Golf Village Exit). Co-owner Mark Miller said they chose the location, "To provide western St. Augustine and St. Johns County with a healthy option of from scratch cooking with fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
I tried the Italian Sausage with peppers and onions over rice or on a hoagie roll if that is your preference. It was a special and not on the regular menu, but that could change if enough people ask for it. It was flavorful and I could tell that the ingredients were fresh. The image to the left is not a picture of the dish, it is actually a picture of my dish and every bite was it delicious.
Even though I ordered the Special, I wanted to look at the menu. Mark described the menu as, "One of the most diverse menus in the Tri-County area, offering fresh local seafood, New England seafood, traditional Italian dishes, also Southern Fried Chicken and New York Style Deli Hot Pastrami and Corned Beef." After looking at the menu and observing other diner's food as plates were delivered, I would have to say that is an accurate description.
So, I asked Mark what dish was his personal favorite. He couldn't narrow it down to one so he expanded the question and told me that the, "Lobster Roll, Philly Steak & Cheese, 1/2 lb. Handmade Burgers, Whole Belly Fried Clams and Handcut Onion Rings," are his favorite dishes. I intend to try every one of them during future visits.
Mark and Carol want everyone to know that they don't have a microwave oven on the premises and that none of their food comes in frozen. They are committed to serving the local community with fresh food, cooked daily to provide more flavorful, healthy and nutritious meals.
FOOD LOVER'S CAFE
125 center place way
Saint Augustine, FL 32095