Historic Downtown

The heart of the First City is found here in Historic Downtown.

The heart of the city of St. Augustine is here in the Historic Downtown where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic Downtown is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s — and with streets that have existed from long before that —combine to create a walkable city obviously designed with old European concepts. Part of Historic Downtown, Lincolnville also offers history, museums, places to stay, and eateries.

This Historic Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are over twenty other sites within the district from the Alcazar Hotel to the Ximenez-Fatio House. The Historic Downtown creates a walkable city and a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums and churches, dining, and listening to live music.

The Historic Downtown is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzas Bay and an inviting bayfront walk along the Matanzas River from the Castillo de San Marcos to the former 16th Century Jesuit monastery that is now Headquarters for the Florida National Guard. A number of eateries have views of the Matanzas, including A1A Ale House and Harry’s Seafood. Those who wish to stay in the Historic District, near the water, may want to check out the Bayfront Inn and the Edgewater Inn.

The top-rated attractions in the area reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine, including the Flagler Legacy Tours, Lightner Museum, and the Colonial Quarter. Another defining feature of the Historic District is the architecture. The design on building facades represents the height of Spanish Colonial and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. This area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow-style houses, and Gilded Age extravagance.

The Historic Downtown of the nation’s oldest city represents much of U.S. History from 1565 and is sure to offer activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Burrito Works Taco Shop

(904) 823-1229
114 St. George St

Burrito Works Taco Shop's location in downtown St. Augustine serves the same delicious Mexican specialties as at their original location on St. Augustine Beach.

Cafe Alcazar

(904) 825-9948
25 Granada Street

Guests who dine at the Cafe Alcazar can enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and a historic and charming atmosphere.

Cafe del Hidalgo

(904) 823-1196
35 Hypolita St

A variety of lunch and dinner items — as well as beer, wine, bellinis, and homemade Italian Ice Cream — are available at this downtown café.

Carmelo's Pizzeria

(904) 494-6658
146 King Street

Carmelo's Marketplace delivers old-world quality — deliciously.

Casa de Vino 57

(904) 217-4546
57 Treasury Street

This wine bar and shop offers a variety of wines for sampling and purchase in the heart of historic St. Augustine.

Casa Maya offers Latin American cuisine in a charming setting in St. Augustine's historic district.

Casa Maya Cafe

(904) 429-9205
14 Avenida Menendez

The bayside breakfast-only branch of Casa Maya - located in St. Augustine's historic district.

Casa Reina Taqueria & Tequila

(904) 295-3847
1 Anderson Circle

Casa Reina, "The Queen's House" presents a gathering place for all who enjoy Latin American, Mexican, and Florida Cuisines.

Castillo Craft Bar and Kitchen

(904) 481-8215
6 West Castillo Drive

Upscale comfort cuisine with farm to table concepts, craft beer, and organic cocktail collections

An ice cream shop with 40 flavors of ice cream and hot drinks like coffee and chai tea to boot.

Catch 27

(904) 217-3542
40 Charlotte Street

Fresh, local seafood in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine.

Cellar Upstairs

(904) 826-1594
157 King Street

Great live music from local bands, beautiful scenery, and fine wine and appetizers can all be found at this fun nightlife spot!

Chatsworth Publick House

(904) 615-1815
10 Marine Street

This charming pub and tea room features cozy seating spaces, draft beer, craft cocktails, and afternoon tea.

Chianti Room

(904) 825-4100
60 Charlotte Street

The Chianti Room offers great pizza to eat in or to go, as well a full Italian dinner menu from calamari to cannoli.

ChocoLattes

(904) 436-5813
47 Cordova St.

A dessert and wine bar with coffee, craft beer, cafe seating, and a front patio.

ChocoLattes

(904) 436-5813
47 Cordova Street

Downtown scratch bakery and café that serves delicious desserts and beverages.

City Perks Coffee Company

(904) 342-0556
15 St. George St

This charming, locally-owned shop offers a wide varitey of coffee, hot and cold tea, and even draft beer and Florida wines.

Cobalt Lounge at Casa Monica

(904) 810-6810
95 Cordova Street

This sophisticated lounge inside the magnificent Casa Monica Hotel is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike.

Coco's Bakery is now Casa Maya Café

(904) 429-9205
14 Avenida Menendez

Coco's Bakery is now known as Casa Maya Café, and is operated by the same owners.

Collage Restaurant

(904) 829-0055
60 Hypolita Street

An upscale eatery that offers international foods in a romantic atmosphere.