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The Island's Hidden Gem!

The Sanibel Café was established in 1984, and 30 years later it has become famous around the world for its delicious food and spectacular fossilized sea shell table tops!

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Our Tables

Our tables each have their own unique arrangement of fossilized seashells. Every shell was hand-picked by the artist, Sue Stephens, from fossil pits around Florida. They date back to the Miocene and Pliocene Eras of the Ice Ages – making them 1.8 to 24 millions of years old – and reflect the many times that the area was submerged beneath glaciations.

We now have postcards available featuring these images of our beautiful tabletops! Mail them to friends back home or keep them as souvenirs!