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Village Inn Cafe

204 Village Sq, Orinda, CA 94563-2504
925-254-6080
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Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Orinda
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Orinda,CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is Orinda's favorite place for breakfast. The menu is extensive, the prices reasonable, and the service homey and excellent. They also make very special sandwiches.

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Orinda, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Village Inn makes my favorite egg salad sandwich, generously loaded with plain, yummy egg salad. With a side of homemade potato chips, I just can't say no. Plus, the sandwich is so big that I take half of it home. It's my go-to comfort-food restaurant for lunch when I need a special mid-day treat. Service was attentive, too. If you're... More

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Really the only place in Orinda for the classic "American" Diner brunch at the weekend - hence the fact that you can have to wait a while for a table especially if you are a bigger party as the restaurant is quite small. BEWARE - The diner only serves breakfast on a Saturday until 11.25am, all day breakfast is ONLY... More

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Orinda, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have been working overseas for several years and usually arrive in Orinda in the middle of the day when everyone else is at work. My first thing after I drop off my luggage is go to the Villege Inn and have lunch. It means to me that I am back in the US and all is right in the... More

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Orinda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

No complaints about the food (how can you mess up breakfast) or service. But wow, $64 for four for breakfast - and we even cheaped out and skipped the orange juice!

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food is always very fresh, perfectly cooked and delicious, and service is outstanding. Thick-cut bacon is really yummy, eggs, waffles and pancakes are delicious, and you get a ton of country-style potatoes -- enough to take home for two more breakfasts! Coffee is very good, and our grandson loves the hot chocolate, topped with a mountain of whipped cream.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Get the waffle everytime... light, fluffy, goodness! Corned Beef Hash is very good, coffee is topped off constantly, egss done right every time (I go soft poached or scrambled soft). I'd go more often, but it IS pricey... w/ tip, close to $30 for me & the 8yr. old. It IS a step above standard diner fare, so we go... More

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We used to come here for lunch on the weekend...primarily because there are not a lot of American food places to eat break / lunch in Orinda Village. Little things were bothersome, such as you can order a hamburger, monte cristo, soup, or other hot meals - but they wouldn't serve fries. Mind you, for breakfast, you can get hash... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We have been have breakfast here for 20 years.....way before their move to larger location. I take family and house guests here because everyone can get EXACTLY what they want. I am a good cook but I can't make four different meals at once. In all these years I have never had anything but excellent food. The ingredients are fresh... More

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orinda, ca
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Wonderful just-squeezed OJ. Old-fashioned milk shakes, very generous & flavorful. Exceptional home-made potato chips. Yummy 2- or 3-egg omelette.

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