Shhh... It's a Sarasota Best Kept Secret!

Burns Court Cafe Wine Bar

I had a wonderful time last week when I stumbled into the Wine Bar of the Burns Court Cafe.  Separate from, and yet a part of, the fantastic Burns Court Cafe, the Wine Bar is a quaint, quiet, and exclusive little enclave with both a worldly and incredibly intimate neighborhood feel.

The international owners and staff make this place feel like you've teleported to an old cafe in France or Italy.  I sat at the 6-seat bar, enjoyed a glass of rose' and live jazz.  There is a special wine bar menu after 5pm with appetizers, small plates, entrees, and desserts, and while we didn't eat that evening, the food coming out of the kitchen looked amazing.  As expected, the wine bar has an extensive selection of wine both by the glass and by the bottle, as well as a pretty decent selection of beer too.

...the Wine Bar is a quaint, quiet, and exclusive enclave with both a worldly and incredibly intimate neighborhood feel.

By morning, Burns Court Cafe is a delightful patisserie with pastries, fresh squeezed juices, coffees and cappuccinos.  By day, the cafe serves elegant entrees, salads, pressed sandwiches, quiche, and tapas.  But by night, this little best kept secret transforms into a private jazz club with great, sharable plates and fantastic wine.  Stroll over to Burns Court one evening and check it out! 

Cheers!