White Lion Cafe feels like an antique store in an old Florida home that happens to serve meatloaf on tables covered with floral tablecloths. Also, the Christmas decorations are left up year-round. This delightfully unhinged Homestead restaurant is mostly a lunch spot—with dinner on Friday nights from “5pm till [the] fat lady sings,” and enough cats on the back patio to start a riot with a laser pointer.
It serves the kind of comfort food your grandmother would make you for a 2pm dinner. Think fried chicken with a ball of mashed potatoes and fried broccoli with thick ranch. If you want to pretend you’re a billionaire looking for a midnight snack, order the p.j. and dom—which they claim is the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It also comes with a bottle of champagne for a mere $200. We didn’t get it, but we do think you should order the much more reasonably priced (yet still massive) coconut cake for dessert.