Cafe Azafran

Food & Drink
109 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958 109 W Market St, Lewes Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
97% of 216 customers recommended
This place is closed.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mediterranean, American, Coffee, Tapas
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mediterranean, American, Coffee, Tapas
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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106 Tips
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Report | 6 months ago
Date night with my 15 year old son. You can't go wrong with Café Azafran. The food is fresh and interesting. The singing bartender added some pizzazz. The décor is warm. My son thought it was interesting you can remove the art from the walls is you like it, and of course purchase it! Overall a great evening and always a pleasant experience.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great food and a cozy environment! Check out their specials - we had a Groupon but would have been better off w/their special for that evening!
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Report | 6 months ago
Carb cake was excellent
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Report | 6 months ago
The Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad was one of the best I have ever eaten. Sadly, the Vegetarian Large Plate (read entree) was just a collection of side dishes packed on one plate. There was no theme or direction, just a mess of assorted flavors and tastes that sloppily merged. We had an incident. The manager, Zed or Zeb, came over to the table next to us and said, "We have this table booked four minutes from now for a 7:30 pm reservation and you'll need to move to the bar." Since we had been talking to them throughout the evening, (It's an intimate corner where we were crowded together), I said to the manager after he had delivered his ultimatum, "How about if they move over next to us?" He turned to me and said, "I was just about to tell you the same thing." To be honest, this was the first time we have ever been told to vacate our table in a restaurant. And, to add insult to injury, there was no offer or apology. There was no offer to have a drink or dessert on the house. As a matter of fact, we had just gotten our coffee and were still waiting for our dessert. Later, after I expressed my displeasure with the bartender, the manager did come over to the bar and tried to emphasize that I never gave him a chance to explain. Huh? When I pointed out his lack of grace, he finally offered to pay for our dessert. Sad. Instead of taking the 7:30 pm reservations to the bar and telling them that the tables were just finishing up their coffee and desserts, offering them a drink while they waited, he managed to treat two tables disrespectfully.
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Report | 6 months ago
Excellent tapas delights :)
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Report | 6 months ago
Good food
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Report | 7 months ago
good food. But the server not so good. waiter was kind of rude to us. I don't believe he liked us there because he was rascist
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Report | 7 months ago
Tapas were outstanding! We will definitely be back!
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Report | 7 months ago
Great food and not always crowded
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Report | 7 months ago
Tapas are amazing!
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From Our Editors

With its eclectic menu of imported wines and tapas meant to be shared, it’s not a stretch to call Cafe Azafran a destination for those who enjoy socializing over dinner and drinks. Perhaps that’s why downstate readers of Delaware Today voted the spot best tapas restaurant in 2012, 2014, and 2015 as well as best Mediterranean restaurant in 2012, even though it’s located nowhere near the Mediterranean. The café's chefs prepare plates of calamari, grilled veal sausage with white beans, seafood bouillabaisse in shellfish broth, paella, and more; café drinks and imported wines, and other tapas that can be passed around tables. They also serve substantial dinner plates such as grilled new york strip steaks with blue-cheese butter, as well as seafood bouillabaisse in shellfish broth.

During the day, the eatery’s baristas brew café drinks from a full espresso bar that includes hot coffee, spanish hot chocolate, organic yerba mate, and herbal teas from Xanadu. In the warmer months, outdoor patios host sunlit dining, where chef Rich Steele heads to sizzle scallops, chorizo, and other savory morsels in a 32-inch paella pan big enough to be the chrome rims on a clown car.

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