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Cafe Aroma

54750 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 659-5212
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Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Cafe Aroma was one of the coolest, most delicious places I have eaten. It's hip, eclectic and down to earth. Drinks are great and the food is heaven. It's a PERFECT place for a date. This place does not dissapoint.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant 3 times for dinner and lunch in a week...they are not many alternatives for good food in Idyllwild, and Cafe Aroma is the best of all. The food is very good, fresh and tasty,targeting Northern Italy and the south of France as the regions of inspirations. The atmosphere is nice, outside patio with incredibly good... More

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Vista, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was attending a yoga retreat at the Zen Center near Idylwild, CA. I asked one of the participants for a recommendation to have a late lunch on our way home to San Diego. SHe recommended Cafe Aroma. I have too say it was really good. Some of us in the group are meat eaters and others vegetarians. We all... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Two of us had a Monday lunch at Cafe Aroma. Lots of nice patio space, with umbrellas for shade. I saw that it's dog friendly too, which is a plus although our dogs weren't with us. I had the Caesar Salad with scallops and she had the salmon BLT. Both were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. My iced... More

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Beaumont, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Idlewild is a great local get-away place for my wife and I. We enjoy the quaint town, the shops and especially the reataurants. Cafe Aroma was recommended to us by the owner of the B & B that we were staying at. We had not eaten there before and made reservations; a move that were were happy about as the... More

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Wildomar, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food and Ambience at cafe aroma is wonderful. This is a must go-to restaurant. We have been going here for years and have never had a bad experience. The food is to die for.

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Palm Springs, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were there for lunch but got to order breakfast this time as well. Last time we had the peasants lunch which was a half soup and salad combo which was very good. They also have the best breads that are offered to you for the table. The menu has many options, reasonably priced as well. The atmosphere is totally... More

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Menifee, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've heard about this place for years and finally gave it a try. It's quite popular and it turns out that reservations are a very good idea on the weekend (not sure about during the week). When we arrived, all the outdoor seating was reserved until later that night. They were going to seat us inside but when I mentioned... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Cafe Aroma is our favorite restaurant in Idyllwild. The ambiance is great and during the week end they have live music on the outside patio. The food is delicious, prepared with fresh ingredients and served in creative ways. We ordered: - Ossobuco: tender and delicious, fall off the bone meat with tomato sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes. -... More

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I recently celebrated our 29th anniversary at cafe aroma. The food is quite pricey but gourmet and delicious. A fancier meal than our usual restaurants, to celebrate our time together. I had the jalapeno, pesto, shrimp dish and it was wonderful. My husband had linguine with clams. He enjoyed it. We both had a drink. The meal... More

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