It’s “season” in southwest Florida, and especially on Sanibel Island. This means all the snowbirds are in residence, and there are lots of vacationers as well. Eating establishments tend to be crowded, and the wait tends to be long. However, it was late enough in the afternoon that most of the lunch crowd was starting to clear out of The Sanibel Cafe
The Sanibel Cafe is located in the newly-renovated Tahitian Gardens shopping plaza on Periwinkle Way. Gone is the “tropical pink” that made Tahitian Gardens instantly recognizable from the road, but you can still find it. The Sanibel Cafe is all cozy and snug in the southwestern corner of the plaza. The food is good and the atmosphere is casual yet interesting.