Dive In Dining at Café Alcazar

Inside the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine’s historic district is a small but sumptuous café with a history as interesting as its architectural surrounds. 

The café is located in the “deep end” of what was once the largest indoor swimming pool in the U.S.

In 1888, Standard Oil Magnate Henry Flagler built the Alcazar Hotel directly across from his original luxury resort, the Hotel Ponce de Leon. The Alcazar Hotel provided activities for its guests and guests of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, including a swimming pool with a retractable roof.  

Today the Alcazar Hotel is home to the Lightner Museum with an eclectic collection of Gilded Age artifacts. It’s also the best place in town to go for a unique dining experience. The Café Alcazar is an elegant eatery featuring gourmet salads, fresh made soups, seafood and creative pasta dishes.  

Café Alcazar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open for dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month.