The Lively Café

The Lively Café has been serving the Tallahassee community for 25 years, offering unique and affordable dishes in a relaxed, downtown setting! Four menus rotate weekly (see below), featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and dinners for takeout. Plus, each week, special soups, desserts, and a unique panini sandwich join the menu! Place your order online for quick pickup OR stop by on your lunch break.

A note to our patrons: the Lively Café is currently taking its annual summer break. The Café is CLOSED for three weeks; reopening for lunch on Tuesday, July 9. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we give our dedicated volunteers and hardworking staff some time off. We’ll see you in a few weeks!

  • Open Tuesday–Friday; 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining available.
  • We are cashless (credit cards only).

The Lively Café is managed by St. John’s Culinary Director Fran Doxsee and her team of volunteers who offer service with a smile. Please reach out by email if you have questions about the Café, including details on catering and how to get involved as a volunteer!