Tina's Cafe Health Violations

Tina's Cafe Health Violations

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Samantha

Miami, FL

#1 May 10, 2010
Tina's Cafe has been here for about 13 years, but regular customers have minimized due to the quality of the food, service and the environment. Tina smokes in the kitchen while preparing food, she doesnt wash her hands after smoking or using the bathroom. Used rat traps are spead throughout the shelves next to the dry food. Eggs are left out all night then served the next morning, the tea is saved and served the next day. For those of you who dont know...tea is to be thrown away after 4 hours left out room temp because it breeds bacteria. The walk in cooler is missing seals, cooking utensils are rarely washed, food is served after falling on floor,when the rats get into the bread , they just throw away the pieces that the rats bit off of and serve the rest. to see photos go to tinascafe(DOT)yolasite(DOT)com
Basically

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#3 May 12, 2010
Samantha..I helped you out by providing the correct link in my last post. All the other posters have to do is click the link. Glad to help to spread the word about that nasty place.
Samantha

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 May 12, 2010
thanks basically. The problem is that the health department usually knows about these types of things and as long as the establishment corrects the violations on site then they dont get in trouble. I have seen the list of violations from Tina's Cafe, its amazing that they are still open. if you go to this link it will show you the results of inspections for tinas cafe by date, click on the date to view the violations. https://www.myfloridalicense.com/inspectionDa...
Totally Disgusted

Hialeah, FL

#5 May 14, 2010
I do find the pictures and stories to be more than disgusting , however I would like to know how people can work there and know the food is being handled improperly and being served bad and STILL serve it to people I mean dont the employees have any morals of their own . If i had ever eaten in this place and then came across these details and happened to run into one of the waitresses say in the grocery store or where ever it may be I would have to say I would be pissed off and wonder why they felt it was okay to serve me the food being as disgusting as it is . I think it says a lot also for the quality of people who work there !!! Serving people rotten dirty food for over a decade doesnt say much about them either They are just as guilty as the slob who owns the cafe . It really is a shame what people will do these days to make a quick buck !! I would never serve something to someone I myself wouldnt eat. It really is a shame that the health department hasnt done more to shut down places like this !! Now while I think you sound bitter for NOT working there anymore I can not imagine why you should be happy you are out of such a crappy place . Also as a word of advice if you dont want people telling your personal business to others then maybe you should keep it personal a work place is not some place to spill your guts about how bad your life may be They have places for things like that COUNSELING !!! Which is what I think anyone who can deal with this for more than a day or two should seek
Samantha

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#6 May 16, 2010
What is an employee suppose to do? if that is there only means of income. They cant very well tell the customers and then get fired.
I agree it is disgusting, people need to know what is going on in their "favorite" restaurants.
PSL

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#7 May 20, 2010
Yikes!! I'll make sure we never eat there again.
Former Customer

United States

#8 May 20, 2010
I am a former customer of Tins Cafe. I just wanted to let everyone out there know that you are all telling the truth! I stopped eating there because I think if I had to hear about "Poor Tinas Problems" again I would have died!!! She smells volitile and she reaks of alcohol to the point that you wouls swear you were in a bar. I actually even witnessed a rat run out of the kitchen one morning!! The only problem noone has the backbone to file complaints! Dont just complain about it, file a complaint with the proper people, otherwise if someone does get sick your just as guilty for not doing anything sooner!
Samantha wrote:
Tina's Cafe has been here for about 13 years, but regular customers have minimized due to the quality of the food, service and the environment. Tina smokes in the kitchen while preparing food, she doesnt wash her hands after smoking or using the bathroom. Used rat traps are spead throughout the shelves next to the dry food. Eggs are left out all night then served the next morning, the tea is saved and served the next day. For those of you who dont know...tea is to be thrown away after 4 hours left out room temp because it breeds bacteria. The walk in cooler is missing seals, cooking utensils are rarely washed, food is served after falling on floor,when the rats get into the bread , they just throw away the pieces that the rats bit off of and serve the rest. to see photos go to tinascafe(DOT)yolasite(DOT)com
Former Customer

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#9 May 22, 2010
I haven't been in that place in MONTHS. The place is dirty, and you are right Tina does smell of booze. She talks about the customers like dogs, and older man that use to sit at the counter every day, just had coffee and to hear the father talk and Tina they made it seem like he wasn't worth the space, The three girls that worked there I know when she took it back over refused to hire them back. and to hear all about her divorce, and poor Tina ect...is discusting, and it's not only her that runs there mouth the hole time you are there that's all you heaR FROM BOTH HER AND THE PARENTS. lAST TIME i ATE THERE THERE WAS HAIR IN MY HOMEFRIES, WAS THE WORST MEAL EVER, AND THE BAD PART OF IT, WAs they did nothing to fix it. No one ever smiles in there I wonder why. I guess having to put up with a boss like her, I wouldn't smile either.
PSL

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#10 May 22, 2010
went in there last week and asked one of the girls if it was true what has been posted and she said yes. Thank you for being honest, that was the last time I will ever set foot in that place!
PSL

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#11 May 23, 2010
PSL wrote:
went in there last week and asked one of the girls if it was true what has been posted and she said yes. Thank you for being honest, that was the last time I will ever set foot in that place!
That poster is a different PSL. I've never been in the place and now I never will.
Disguisted PSL Resident

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#12 Jun 1, 2010
My question is....WHY IS THIS PLACE STILL OPEN??

Health Dept. needs to be contacted ASAP! I've spread the word around and all that I spoke with will NEVER eat there again.
psl customer

Stuart, FL

#13 Jun 6, 2010
yup, as a customer who has frequent the tina cafe a few times, I was always baffled how the management individuals of the cafe would stand in the middle of the dinning area and also right outside the front door and yell at contractors for not doing special favors for them, and then shout threats to try and get something extra or for free. This told me directly the character of the owner(s).
TooFunny

Hobe Sound, FL

#14 Jul 22, 2010
Is this dive still open? I drive past there on my way home from work. Everytime I pass, I think of this thread. The roaches and the bugs. Can you imagine how much worse it must have gotten since they tore up the old publix? The bugs have to run somewhere. Ewwww!!
PSL Since 2003

Kahului, HI

#15 Jul 27, 2010
Tina's is a dump. I ate there a few times years ago with some guys that work for the city. I was not trhilled with anything about the place, but it was open early. Now I wanna puke or go to see my doctor to be tested for parasites.
Nicky

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#16 Jul 6, 2011
My daughter and I frequent the Laundromat next to Tina's and have decided to eat breakfast there a few times. I usually give a place a chance, since I work in the food industry and realize that there are good days and bad days, great shifts and terrible shifts. But this place is ridiculous. In the 4 times we have eaten there we have NEVER received a hello. Although this is not necessarily a big deal, it adds to the experience. The shortest we have waited for our food to arrive is 15 minutes and we usually are not even greeted with a menu until we have been sitting at the table for a good few minutes. The real kicker though is that for a breakfast for me and my daughter the average price is $18. That is an omelette for me (which are typically decent in quality) and an egg and bacon for my kid.$18? I could get all you can eat at Golden Corral for that price, I could have an amazing breakfast at Cracker Barrel for that price, hell I could eat McDonald's breakfast 3 times for what I pay at this dump. Overall, I am just fed up with the place. The food is decent, but the attitude and price is disgusting.
Craig

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#17 Aug 15, 2011
Thank goodness for this site. This proves that every restaurant in Florida should have a health rating posted in their windows. Shame on the state for not making this more public. Im sure once someone becomes ill from places like Tina's the litigation will soar against the state.
Alex

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#18 May 25, 2012
Samantha is is a disgruntaled empoyee, drug addict, and slut

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