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Howard's Cafe Bakery & Juice Bar

3611 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
707-874-2838
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, European, Café, Organic
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I had eggs with hash and a biscuit and they were all great. My husband's fruit salad was uninspired: melon, banana, grapes, yogurt and a little granola. Berries are in season. If they had put some strawberries or other berries in it, I would have given them a five. No complaints re: service. On weekends get her early or you'll... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate at Howard's Cafe after doing the Sonoma Canopy Tours ziplining, so we were hungry! We all chose omelets and they were fantastic, not to mention the fried potatoes and biscuit (heart shaped!). We had no issues with service and it was crowded. Highly recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

When Howard's is good, they are great! However, if you get them when they are too busy or any time during the week around lunch or you get one of the apathetic servers (which is nearly all of them save a couple), good luck getting your food hot, much less as you ordered it. And the food is pretty good,... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great Food, Fast Service from a Very Friendly Staff. We loved this place and will come here again any time we are in the charming town of Occidental. Love this Place!

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Russian River, Wine Country California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good, traditional, homemade food. Huge portions, A bit noisy, so sit in the side room. Friendly staff

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Crowded, but very nice cafe, great juice and smoothies variety, huge selection of different breakfasts, good service

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Marin County Ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I can understand the reviews on Howard's, their breakfast menu is awesome. I found the lunch lacking. The malt was thin and the crab sandwich bland and lacking. There was a lot of opportunity to ramp the specials up.

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san francisco
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Howard's is a local favorite - packed on weekends with neighborhood folks and visitors. Food is great - staff is flexible - and super friendly. Atmosphere is country, fun, festive.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great food! Service was a little off the day we were there, which I hear is a rare thing, but the food and drinks definitely made up for it.

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SLO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went for lunch with out of town friends based on reviews. Its all true. Charming atmosphere in tiny rural town with a logging and rail history. Menu for lunch and breakfast has everything you could wish for, and then some. Service was sincerely friendly and attentive. Howard's club sandwich was superb. Yes, superb. I'm an expert on club sandwiches. I'm... More

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