Sweet Melissa’s Café on Sanibel Island has been named one of the top 10 restaurants in South Florida, according to USA Today.
Ranked fifth on the list of the Best Restaurants in South Florida, USA Today touts the restaurant’s creative menu that is highlighted with fresh local produce, seafood, beef and everything in between. Under the leadership and vision of Executive Chef Melissa Talmage, diners will experience delicious seasonally-inspired creations where fresh ingredients and small plates reign supreme. It’s this trend-setting fare with a wide array of different tastes, textures and eclectic ingredients that make Sweet Melissa’s Sanibel Island’s ultimate foodie destination — whether you’re dining indoors, outdoors within the romantic enclosed patio or even indoors at the intimate bar.
Executive Chef Melissa Talmage is thrilled to be placed on the prestigious list. “I am so proud of our entire team,” she notes. “It truly is a group effort to create an unforgettable culinary experience every single day, and we all are honored to be placed among the ranks of South Florida’s great chefs and restaurants. This isn’t just another island restaurant that we’ve created. I want all of our guests to feel like I’m coming to their house for that night and that I’m cooking just for them, in a laid back, fun, relaxed atmosphere.”
Since opening in 2009, Sweet Melissa’s Cafe has received high praise from every major publication in Southwest Florida, with recipes featured in multiple local travel and restaurant guides. At the 2010 Sanibel Island Taste of the Islands, the restaurant was awarded first place for Best Appetizer. 2011 saw Chef Talmage selected as the “Best Chef for a Chef” Vintner Dinner in the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The popular on-line dining reservation website, Open Table, recognizes the restaurant with Diners’ Choice Awards, including Best Food, Best Overall and Best Service.
With a menu and true talent that keeps diners returning for more, Sweet Melissa’s Cafe and Chef Melissa Talmage are “Creatively Out Of The Ordinary.”
Sweet Melissa’s Café is located at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM . Dinner is served Monday-Saturday 5:00 PM until close. For reservations, call 239.472.1956 or visit the website here for information, menu and reservations.