Cortez Cafe is family owned and operated and has been serving up breakfast in the historic Cortez Fishing Village for over 60 years. The local fishermen and community's meeting place for interesting conversation and a great cup of coffee. Come join the locals for a cup, fishing news, and all that's happening in Cortez.
Sam and Debi Varelis took over ownership of the cafe in 2002, continuing to serve the locals with the great breakfast they grew up with. Besides from a little remodeling, and the addition of some Greek food (thanks to Sam), the cafe remains as it was 60 years ago: great food, hot coffee, and a place where the locals gather.
Debi is a Florida native and grew up in Cortez and on the Island (Anna Maria). Sam, born in Greece, immigrated to Florida in the 1970s. They met while both working in a restaurant 40 years ago and went on to have 3 beautiful children.