628 14th St, Galveston, TX | Directions 7755029.305818 -94.782471
Tues. / Friday: 11am to 9pm Lunch and Dinner, Saturday: 8am to 9pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Sunday: 8am to 3pm Breakfast All Day and Lunch from 11am to 3pm
All I can say is WOW about the Mosquito Cafe. Spectacular food, nicely priced, cool ambiance. Ordered a breakfast bowl, my first breakfast bowl ever and it was amazing, the potatoes were fresh, perfectly cooked and the bacon is thick and peppered and wonderfully cooked as well. Eggs tasted farm fresh. Fresh squeezed orange juice that can't be beat. Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica topped off the meal. We were so tempted by the blueberry and cranberry muffins, the chocolate fudge brownies and other delicacies but we had just come from a 7 day cruise and couldn't possibly justify another dessert. We may drive down to Galveston for the day just to go to the Mosquito Cafe. This place is top notch!
worst service ever – we arrived at 8:50 with three hungry kids, looking forward to a decent meal, after calling ahead to make sure they would be open till 9 PM, and driving 30 minutes to get there. We were greeted by a rude wooman who told us they were closed, that it was after 9 PM. When I pointed at their clock on the wall (which at that point said 8:57) she just shrugged her shoulders and told me to deal with it, they were closed, and they were not serving me. There were still customers, and there was still staff. When I let her know we had driven 30 minutes and had three hungry kids, she jsut smirked and said good luck finding a place that is open. When I asked to speak to the owner, she gave me his name and said 'goodluck getting hold of him'...another customre told me that b/c it was spring break they were overworked and understaffed, and that the food took forever to get there, and it was cold and tasteless. We went to Ginos (open till 10 PM) and had a GREAT experience.
Oh, How the Mighty have FALLEN! – Mosquito Cafe used to be one of my favorite places to dine. USED TO BE. Tonight I had the pork special. I paid twenty-two bucks for four postage-stamp sized pieces of pork (tender and tasty though they were) ONE SPEAR of broccolli (which took me four bites to finish - I counted), and ONE ICE-CREAM SCOOP DOLLOP of some box-flake mashed potatoes (I'm not kidding about the scoop - they were in that shape) which were lukewarm (I'm being kind) and were only palatable after dipping them in the pork sauce, of which there was plenty (for once) as there was so little pork to soak it up... OH! How the mighty have fallen!
Yum yum yum! – Just moved to town and I know this will become my go-to place for fresh, healthy, awesome food. Ahi tuna salad was amazing. Cute house and nice quiet location. Good prices too. Can't wait to go for breakfast.
Best Quality and Value on Island – My friends and I have been going here for the past few years. This is the perfect place to go by after a long day at the beach! We have never been disappointed by anything we have ordered on the menu. My favorite is the island slammer. If you don't stop here while in Galveston, your trip is incomplete.
Worst experience ever for Mother's day brunch... My husband and I decided to to take our 2 young children ages 1 and 2 1/2 to eat at Mosquito Cafe. The children were well behaved while waiting for service. We did not mind waiting in line for 40mins; 15 of which was outside standing with the 2 babies. We did not mind because we were chatting with other customers and their kids. It was Mother's day after all and we were in a great mood. We had noticed that there were numerous tables with RESERVED signs on them the whole time we were waiting. None of which had been occupied during our wait. When we got to the counter to order I told my husband that I would grab one of the tables that was unoccupied and unreserved. I was one step away from the table when the owner puts a RESERVED sign on it. Picture this: you are carrying two children and the owner of a business takes your table for “imaginary people”who will be “here in 5 minutes”. The owner points me to a table that was at the entrance where everyone including ourselves had to squeeze through to get inside, or go to their patio; aka, parking lot. With a 2 year old I declined the "patio"; where he could get out. After explaining to the owner my situation and telling him we would be fast he was unwilling to accommodate us. Had we not already payed (including tip) for our meal at the counter, we would have walked away and gone to the Sunflower Cafe (just down the street). A nice couple sitting at another table witnessed my conversation with the owner quickly finished their meal and offered me their table (thank you again). We had our food served to us, ate our meal, and left. When we left , ALL of the reserved seating WAS STILL UNOCCUPIED! I understand that it was Mother's day. I understand that the restaurant is small. But take care of the customers that are physically waiting in your establishment not to mention already paid for the meal. The phrase “a bird in hand is better than two in a bush” comes to mind.
Great for lunch – Went here for a quick lunch with my girlfriend today. Thought the food was great (I had the Portobello sandwich; she had the chicken salad sandwich). Nice sized portions and really friendly staff. Would definetly reccomend.
Longtime Favorite – I dined here at least once a month since it opened its doors (in 1998 or 1999, I think) until shortly before Ike. The employees and owner were always friendly and helpful, and the cuisine was slightly unusual and very good. By far my favorite restaurant in Galveston, and one of the best "breakfast" spots EVER; and I find the prices and portions to be consistent with other establishments of similar calibre.
For optimal enjoyment, I recommend going there for an early breakfast and staking out a table on the porch, ahead of the hordes. As a matter of fact, the only less-than-wonderful experiences I ever had here were when I chose to dine there at very busy times: parking and dining space is limited, and the high ceilings make for a very clamorous atmosphere when the place is packed.
Though I now live in Hill Country - and only occasionally make trips back to the area - you can bet my next trip will include a visit to Mosquito Cafe`!
Love this place – This place is fantastic. They have a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and other plates that are always changing, always fresh and always unique. Whatever slaw they have as a side option is always fantastic. The staff is very friendly and I just love the food. The only drawback is that it can get crowded and difficult to get a table at times, but a crowded restaurant means good food! I definitely recommend this place and I'm a foodie.
Do Not Waste Your Money – I have never really been a fan of this cafe, but after yesterday, I will NEVER return. We tried to take a co-worker here for her going away party, and the owner threw a FIT b/c we tried to bring in a cake with us. I tried discussing it with him in a nice way, but he was extremely RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL so I am doing everything in my power to spread the word. Of course, once I expained that we had 10-12 people coming to eat there, he "allowed" us to bring our cake in. Oh, and we had brough an outside dessert in before for another party, and there was no problem. So how was I to know he wouldn't allow it? It is one thing to have a "policy", but the way you enforce it says a lot about you and your establishment. This guy should NOT be in a business where he has to deal with people b/c he is AWFUL at it. The food is not even that great, and it is WAY overpriced. You may as well go somewhere else where your business is actually appreciated.
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