The Lively Café

PLEASE NOTE: The Café will be closed Thanksgiving week and also on Tuesday, December 1. We will reopen to walk-up counter service on Wednesday, December 2.

The Lively Café has been serving the Tallahassee community for more than 20 years. Offering unique and affordable dishes in a relaxing, downtown setting, the Café is managed by St. John’s Culinary Director, Fran Doxsee and her team of volunteers who offer service with a smile.

Due to the pandemic, we are offering takeout only at this time. Family dinners have joined the lineup of favorite soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. View our menu below and place your order online for quick pickup OR stop by for quick service on your lunch break!

  • Takeout only; no indoor dining
  • Counter service or order ahead online
  • Contactless payment. Credit/Debit Cards ONLY. NO CASH ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
  • Tuesday–Friday; 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Masks required

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


Menus (coming soon)