941.923.2462 | Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm & Sat. 11am-3pm | 5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd. Sarasota, Florida

Lunch Menu

BLT with ChipsBanyan Tree Chocolate & Cafe offers lunch Monday-Friday 11am-3pm and Saturdays 11am-2:30pm. Coffee, chocolate and dessert are available 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am-2:30pm on Saturdays.

We offer a tasty lunch of soups salads and sandwiches along with a daily special.

We have a small dine-in area, as well as a few outdoor tables. Take-out can be ordered by calling 941.923.2462. Delivery is available through DoorDash and GrubHub.

We also offer sandwich platters and chocolate platters for your small gathering or office party.

Daily Specials

Call us or check our Facebook Page for todays specials.

Chef’s Choice Soup of the Day

Served with mini biscuit. $ 4

Chocolate Chili

Our Famous Chocolate Chili “A must try”. Made with a hint of cocoa for a creamy and smooth texture. Served with cocoa nib mini corn muffin. $ 5

Quiche of the Day

A large piece of quiche served with a small side salad and fresh fruit cup. Fillings and flavors vary; Call us, or check our Facebook Page.  $ 13


The Signature Salad

Organic Spring Greens, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, whole dried cranberries, roasted pistachios and goat cheese garnish, served with a side of our cocoa  vinaigrette and a mini biscuit, topped with piece of chocolate covered bacon $ 11

Very Berry Salad

Organic Spring Greens, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber and candied pecans, topped with seasonal berries and goat cheese; served with a raspberry vinaigrette. $ 12

House Salad

Organic Spring Greens, tomato, cucumber, shredded carrots, cheddar and croutons. $ 8

Add your choice of Yum Yum chicken salad, curry chicken salad, diced chicken or tuna salad to the any of the above salads – add $ 3

Split Plates add $3

House-Made Dressings

Lemon-Tarragon, Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Italian, Thousand Island, or our Signature Cocoa Vinaigrette.

Half and Half Special

Pair our soup with your choice of half a cold sandwich* or House Salad. $ 11
Or, pair a salad with your choice of half  of our cold sandwich. $13

Substitute a bowl of our chili for an additional $1

Upgrade your salad

Signature Salad – $2
Very Berry Salad – $3.


Served on your choice of a croissant, white, wheat or rye bread, or green or white wrap. Comes with your choice of chips, pasta salad of the day or coleslaw. Upgrade your side for fruit for an additional $ 2
(Gluten Free wraps available for an additional $1)

Split Plates add $3

Yum Yum Chicken Salad*

Our special chicken salad made with red grapes and mayo on a fresh baked croissant, lettuce and tomato. $ 10

Curry Chicken Salad*

You’ll love this special recipe from Chef Vikky. Tender chicken, golden raisins, cashews blended with a spicy mayo served on fresh baked croissant with lettuce and tomato. $ 10

Turkey & Cheese*

Sliced Turkey breast, mayo, and your choice of swiss, cheddar or white american cheese with lettuce and tomato. $ 10

Egg Salad Sandwich*

Simple, basic, yummy! Fresh eggs, mayo, salt and pepper on your choice of bread. $ 9

Turkey Rueben

Our version of the Original with Turkey breast, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. $ 11

Ultimate Tuna Sandwich

House made white chunk tuna salad with avocado, tomato, white American on lightly toasted wheat bread. $ 11

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Sliced grilled chicken breast, house bacon, white American, ranch dressing, lettuce and tomato in a white wrap. $ 11

Turkey Avocado Wrap

Sliced Turkey breast, avocado, and white American with lettuce, tomato and mayo on a white wrap $ 11


Side Salad $ 4          Avocado (when available) $ 2
Chips $ 2                   Fruit Cup $ 3
Pasta Salad $ 2           Coleslaw $ 2

Substitute Fruit $ 2


Chocolate Cake Slice $6
Chocolate Chip Cookie $2
Chocolate Brownie $2.50

In addition, we have an ever-revolving selection of desserts to indulge your sweet tooth. Please call to ask what is currently in the pastry case.

Signature Sandwiches

Served on a toasted house-made focaccia bread with your choice of kettle chips, pasta salad of the day or coleslaw.
Substitute fruit for an additional $ 2

Split Plates add $3


Our house cocoa cured bacon, chocolate wasabi mayo, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. $ 10

Ham and Swiss

Hand carved cocoa cured baked ham, yellow mustard, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. $ 10

Turkey Breast

Turkey breast and White American cheese topped with tomato, avocado and organic greens tossed in our house vinaigrette.  $ 11

Grilled 3 Cheese and Tomato

Cheddar, White American and Swiss cheese and tomato $ 9
Add bacon for $ 2

Apple and Brie

Thinly sliced apples and French Brie. $ 10

On the Veggie Side

Quinoa Black Bean Burger

House made black bean burger with melted Swiss cheese, tomato and greens, chocolate wasabi mayo on our fresh baked bun served with small side salad and fresh fruit. $ 12

Veggie Wrap

Red pepper hummus, avocado, cucumber, organic greens dressed with our house vinaigrette, tabbouleh, tomato and Swiss cheese on a Spinach Wrap. Served with choice of chips, coleslaw or pasta salad $ 9

Peanut Butter Jamwich

Locally sourced organic peanut butter with house-made berry preserves. $ 9
Add bacon for $2. | Make it an Elvis (add banana) for $1. 

Kids Menu

For Children 12 and under only

Sandwiches are served with served fruit and chocolate dipping sauce.

Grilled Cheese

White American cheese on white bread.  $ 7


Locally sourced organic peanut butter and house-made berry preserves on white bread $ 7

Cafe Drinks Menu

Iced Teas

Unsweetened fresh brewed iced tea $ 2
Red Berry sweetened iced tea $ 2.50

Hot Teas by Local Tea Co. $ 3


Organic Earl Gray

Deep character and sweet citrus notes of a “flowery pekoe” with the oil of bergamot natural flavoring.

Organic Sarasota Breakfast Tea

An organic bold and uniquely fabulous tasting black tea to start your day here in paradise.

Organic Lavender Rooibos

Rooibos blended with lavender the “Herb of Harmony”, rosehip shells, dried red and black currants, rose petals and bilberries.

Mable Rose Rooibos

In honor of Mable’s love of roses, we offer a blend of rose petals, sweet cherries and rooibos for a caffeine-free thirst quencher.

Organic Peppermint

Grown in eastern Washington state, the Autumn harvest is used for more pungency and a higher volatile oil count. This tea will take your breath away and may bring a tear to your eye.

Goji Green Tea

Blue cornflower blossom, pomegranate arils and ‘super fruit’ goji berries for a subtle, tart sweetness.

Little Monkey Tea

A tropical combination of mango, pineapple, tangerine and calendula. Naturally caffeine free with no sugar added. Little Monkey Tea is all fruit and herbs.

Chocolate Honeybush

Chocolate Honeybush Loose Leaf Tea is subtle chocolate and caramel paired with honeybush for a unique brew and delicious taste

Coffee Drinks

Proudly serving Sarasota’s own Java Dawg Coffee.

Regular or Decaf Hot Coffee $ 2

Just Plain-Iced Coffee $ 2.75

Cappuccino $ 3.75

Latte $ 3.75

Espresso Shot $ 2.50

add Vanilla or Caramel to your coffee for 50¢.

Donna’s Choco-Latte $ 4

A delicious combination of coffee and hot chocolate.

Morag’s Famous Hot Chocolate

A blend of fine milk chocolate, milk and cream made from scratch by Master Chocolatier Morag Reid.  Topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.
$ 5

Cold Drinks

Arnold Palmer $ 3
Lemonade $ 3
Orange Juice $ 3


Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite $ 2

Banyan Tree Chocolate & Cafe
5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34233

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