The Lively Café

The Lively Café has been serving the Tallahassee community for more than 20 years, offering unique and affordable dishes in a relaxing, downtown setting! Check out our menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and family dinners for takeout. You can place your order online for quick pickup OR stop by on your lunch break! The Lively Café is managed by St. John’s Culinary Director Fran Doxsee and her team of volunteers who offer service with a smile.


  • Open Tuesday–Friday; 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining available.
  • Order ahead online for quick pickup.
  • Credit/Debit Cards ONLY.
  • NO CASH ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Please reach out by email if you have questions about the Café, including details on catering and how to get involved as a volunteer!