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South Pine Cafe

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110 S Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-0260
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 72
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  • 41
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time visit, awesome breakfast/lunch menu, great local color

Went to South Pine Cafe for breakfast while passing thru Nevada City. Clearly a local hangout with good coffee and wonderful menu. I had a Pine cafe specialty tofu scramble with potatoes and strawberry muffin; my husband chose 1/2 order of one of the benedict options. The portions are very big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Los Altos, California
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Los Altos, California
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went to South Pine Cafe for breakfast while passing thru Nevada City. Clearly a local hangout with good coffee and wonderful menu. I had a Pine cafe specialty tofu scramble with potatoes and strawberry muffin; my husband chose 1/2 order of one of the benedict options. The portions are very big, food was absolutely delicious. I would give them an... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I gave them five stars last fall. I went back yesterday and it was not the same. The scramble was not scrambled. It was scrambled eggs with stuff on top. I was very disappointed. The chef must not have gotten the message on what a scramble is. Probably won't return.

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Nevada City, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The owners have several restaurants in the area and are obviously doing things right. This location is in our home town, so we visit this location and Pine Street Burgers most often. They have really fresh ingredients that have been put together so well on the very unique menu items they offer. I love the jalapeno hollandaise sauce and the... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided on lunch at South Pine based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The place was packed on a Wednesday when we arrived at 12:30pm. Warning: do not park in the empty spaces at the corner to the left of the restaurant. Find a 25 cent meter on the street (a quarter buys an hour). Second warning:... More 

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

South Pine Cafe offers a good selection of breakfast meals that you usually wouldn't make at home...

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant uses natural ingredients and develops a taste that is unique. They make one of the best burgers around. My favorite is the Smoldering Pine Burger. I really like their Blackstone Benedict with the jalopeno hollandise. My wife and I also enjoy the Spicy Asian Salad. Can't go wrong dining here. The servers are very friendly and try to... More 

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful breakfast and lunch. Specials every dy. I love the mushroom tofu scramble. The muffins are great also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Cool cafe with interesting dishes. Had carne asada tacos for lunch. Great. The garlic/feta salad dressing was awesome. Breakfast was bacon/spinach Benedict. Also very good. Half order was just right. The place was packed both times, so I'm not the only one that thinks they're terrific.

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Central Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was my second visit to South Pine Café for breakfast in two years. Once again, it was totally amazing. Authentic and high quality ingredients make this place a winner. We each had the short stack pancakes (2 large ones) and shared an order of sausage patties - perfectly seasoned and not fatty tasting. Service very good as well as... More 

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The locals keep this place busy, whether for their amazing vegetarian dishes, or their omelets, or their sandwiches and salads. Very delicious food. Very small venue, but truly worth waiting for a seat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 S Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: (530) 265-0260

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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