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A Cultured Affair

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45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
(707) 937-1430
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good spot for lunch

Four of us had lunch at the Cultured Affair today. It's a 'mom and pop' place with Mom putting together the sandwiches and Pop taking the orders and running the cash register. I had a very generous and tasty turkey sandwich on sourdough bread and the others had the soup and salad. The soup was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Roadtrip E
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Auburn, Washington
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Sacramento
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A nice little "Mom & Pop" dining place that is convenient and provides home made food. This is literally run by a couple...she does the cooking & he serves. It's not "high end" dining but a good place for a quick simple lunch (soup & sandwich).

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Four of us had lunch at the Cultured Affair today. It's a 'mom and pop' place with Mom putting together the sandwiches and Pop taking the orders and running the cash register. I had a very generous and tasty turkey sandwich on sourdough bread and the others had the soup and salad. The soup was minestrone which I tasted and... More 

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Thank Roadtrip E
Sacramento, California
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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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Thank Kingspans
Mendocino, California
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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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Thank barry s
Sacramento, CA
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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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Thank BAM73
Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank Kate C
Santa Rosa, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank RickSantaRosa
Chico, California
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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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Thank AshleyCupcake
Millbrae, California
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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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Thank Chris T
Carmichael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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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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