East Lake Cafe
(NE Corner of East Lake Road & Tampa Road)
3430 East Lake Business (Road) Suite #3 & #4
Palm Harbor, FL. 34685
Open Sunday through Saturday 7:00am to 3:00pm
Breakfast (Brunch) & Lunch served All Day
Catering for All Occasions
The Pergola Family has owned and operated the East Lake since July 2003. Throughout these years, and the many growing pains, the cafe blossomed into a popular Oasis, where clay top tables line the outside with umbrellas and tropical foliage, lending itself to an island setting. This Oasis is where many locals love to meet, greet and eat (some even bring their pets to dine with them). In 2010, the cafe was reconditioned with a very favorably accepted facelift including new furnishings, tables and cushioned chairs. Ninety percent of our guests consists of regulars who frequent the cafe some 3 to 7 times a week. Most of our guests have discovered us by word of mouth. They appreciate the great quality food and professional attentive service.
Much credit to our success, goes to our dedicated excellent staff & chefs who have created some very distinct and unique dishes. We have been blessed with very hard working, honest and caring individuals who adhere to the high standards of the operation. Their friendly smiles and strong customer service attributes are a great part of the cafe's success. Many have been with us since we established the cafe and most have ridden the course for at least 5 years.
Our eclectic breakfast is served all day and is a favorite for many. The quality & quantity of the portions are complimented by the exceptional presentation. Lunch is a whole other experience from your average luncheon establishment( you may request any "average" sandwich); there are many very unique delicious selections on various artisan bread choices. Boars' Head products were added to the already high quality products used at the Cafe. The Gourmet Salad selections can't be found in any other cafe or restaurant in the surrounding area. Special dietary needs are always accommodated, as well as, substitutions. Don't miss out on the weekly, really exceptional "Food Network " type Specials.
To accompany your meal we offer specially selected premium coffees including espresso, cappuccino, latte, Mochaccino, Vanilla Cappuccino, selection of herbal teas & freshly brewed Ice Tea. Pepsi products are offered as well as Bud, Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, Corona and a selection of craft beers. We offer house wines , as well as, champagne splits for Mimosas. Would you like to try something different wine based Vodka & Rum to make Bloody Marys', Screwdrivers, Cubra Libra, etc, you won't believe that it is not Vodka.
Catering is one of the hidden culinary secrets of the East Lake Cafe. We cater your private function on or off premises. We also cater to community groups, local schools, Doctor's offices & other businesses. My wife Angela's culinary skill helped kick off the catering, where now she mainly consults. The kitchen chefs have professionally taken over the task.All of our catering is customized to Your tastes, themes & preferences. We presently hold a catering contract for the past 5 years with a national Funeral Corporation, where we cater on premises or at any specified location (club house, home, church, etc.)
I was a former owner of Rocky Point Food Service, Inc. in Tampa for ten years, which brought me down to Florida. In Manhattan, New York, I held various directorships in some very high profile establishments including the Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum, the Metropolitan Opera House and the United Nations, to name a few. I also held management positions at Maxwells' Plum, Tavern on the Green, Top of the Park, and Yellow Fingers, Arizona 206, Contrapunto (all through the ownership of the Sign of the Dove Group).
Come join us and see for yourself an experience a truly unique experience!