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45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
(707) 937-1430
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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Salad

A real Mom and Pop place.Unpretentious, friendly vibe from locals who have been in Mendo a long, long, time. Its like a salad bar with a small menu. The food is fresh, the prices are reasonable. Art, the guy at the counter, is full of info for those of you new to the area. Check this place out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
barry s
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Mendocino, California
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Having lived in Mendocino for many years, the Cultured Affair was always one of my favorites. Simple, hot soup and great salad bar.......love the curried yogurt dressing! Since moving away, I still go there whenever in town and it really hasn't changed over the years.

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Mendocino, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A real Mom and Pop place.Unpretentious, friendly vibe from locals who have been in Mendo a long, long, time. Its like a salad bar with a small menu. The food is fresh, the prices are reasonable. Art, the guy at the counter, is full of info for those of you new to the area. Check this place out. Its the... More 

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Sacramento, CA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It has a sign on Main Street that leads you on a winding path to the back entrance of this cute cafe, as well as a main entrance off of Albion Street, but it is worth the search for a yummy lunch. My husband and I sat in the garden and enjoyed a tuna salad in pita and the daily... More 

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Looking for a place where we could sit outside with our dog we happened into the courtyard of A Cultured Affair. A screaming child definitely detracted from what could have been a pleasant place to sit outdoors. The couple running the place seemed very nice. The one item that seemed genuinely home made was a pumpkin chowder and it was... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One block off Main, Cultured Affair is a basic deli style cafe that always puts together a great sandwich with some interesting soup options. If you aren't real hungry one sandwich may well serve two people. Reasonably priced in a town that can be very expensive.

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Chico, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I typically love to try new restaurants when I travel, but this place was so delicious, i returned for a second day! I had the Curried Chicken Salad and Parmesan Garlic Pasta, they were both superb! Friendly staff as well :)

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Millbrae, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stopped in for lunch whilst wandering around town. I had a turkey sandwich and the significant other had a white bean turkey soup - both were excellent. Cool little outside seating area out back. Nice lady behind the counter serving it up. Would definitely go back!

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Carmichael, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This well hidden place has great soup and sandwiches. The decor isn't fancy, but the food is the star. Locals eat here. Tourists would if they knew about it and could find it.

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Dublin, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very friendly people and good food! They even gave us a treat for our dog and a fresh bowl of water. We had a sandwich and clam chowder. Chowder was great! had the cute garden courtyard to ourselves. Just right!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We just stopped in for some soft-serve ice cream one afternoon. There wasn't anyone else in the cafe, though there may have been more people sitting outside. Very friendly service, but the ice cream wasn't anything to rave about. It was $3 for a small ice cream. Remember to turn off your cellphones inside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino
  • Phone Number: (707) 937-1430

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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