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Cafe Aroma

54750 North Circle, 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
Hours:
Cuisines: American
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
Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Tustin, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Contrary to many of the reviews I've seen about Cafe Aroma, we were fortunate enough to be one of about 3 other couples in the entire restaurant and were served with attentiveness, smiles and engaging conversation. Kaitlyn and May were wonderful, providing answers to our questions about food, wine and desserts. Be mindful that there is no air conditioning in... More

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Pasadena, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'd heard and read about Cafe Aroma, but for one reason or another we missed it on previous trips to Idyllwild. This time I was determined to try it, and made a reservation for our first night in town. We ended up eating there four times over three days (two dinners, two breakfasts) so I think it's safe to say... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have dined at Cafe Aroma more times than I can count. The atmosphere always brings us back. We had a reservation and there was a mix up with how many were in our party so we waited about 10 minutes. The place was packed and the service slower than normal but the food came out hot and delicious...the band... More

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor and decided to try it out. Fantastic food and what a view. Its a small place but food is super awesome. Go try it when you visit idyllwild.

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Hemet, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Their menu is always changing and evolving, a tad heavy on the garlic but still perfect! I asked about a Caesar Salad with Scallops but without the salad part. I was served 6 scallops in a wonderful sauce........just scallops, ohhhhh! so good! It's hard to do it perfectly, but they did and altered the menu item just for me. I... More

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Riverside, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was a Tuesday night and there were a jazz band alive. Love jazz and good food. A little pricey but the experience was good. Good food, nice and quiet environment.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Breakfast, lunch or dinner. This place won't disappoint. Dog friendly, patio seating, nice personal touches on the food - like flower petals sprinkled on my OJ.

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