Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | August 24, 2011

Blue Desert Cafe

There is a tiny little bistro called the Blue Desert Cafe, on State Road 24, just down the street and over the bridge from our campground.

The Blue Desert Cafe

The place has intrigued us ever since we came to Cedar Key, and last Saturday night we decided to check it out, as our time here is quickly drawing to a close.

We’d heard good things about the food, and the quirky look of the place appealed to us, so we walked through the door around 7 p.m.

We’d also heard that the Blue Desert is known for its relaxing atmosphere and unhurried approach to dining. It sounded like just what we needed to celebrate all of the hard work we’d been putting into our CD.

We were greeted by Molly: official server, bartender, and all-around nice person, who invited us to select a table.

The dining room was small, with just 7 or 8 beautifully decorated tables, and the atmosphere inside was delightful.

It was cool and cozy – a  welcome respite from the hot summer sun.

The walls were decorated, floor to ceiling, with interesting paintings and antique signs.

Molly brought our menus and gave us plenty of time to make our decisions, which was difficult as the menu was quite varied – everything from Italian to Southwest, along with local seafood offerings.

Keith ordered the Cajun plate…the andouille sausage was excellent!

Keith's Cajun Plate

I opted for the fish soup, which was one of the daily specials.  Fabulous!

My fish soup

And, as it was Saturday night, we decided to treat ourselves to a bottle of wine.

Me and My Baby at the Blue Desert Cafe

It was a bit of a slow night at the Blue Desert Cafe, but it gave us the chance to eat a leisurely meal, enjoy conversation with other diners, and meet the owner/chef, Therese, who happens to live out back of the cafe in a houseboat ~ how cool is that!

Molly, our server, and Therese, Blue Desert owner and chef

We topped off our wonderful meal with a very generous slice of Key Lime pie, and returned home with full bellies and happy hearts.

We promised ourselves that we will return to the Blue Desert Cafe, and we suggest that you give yourself a treat and do the same on your next trip to Cedar Key.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: