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1711 W. Lugonia Ave, #101, Redlands, CA 92374
909-335-8181
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6:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Carolyn's Cafe is a cozy Breakfast and Lunch Cafe, ranked the #1 Breakfast...
Carolyn's Cafe is a cozy Breakfast and Lunch Cafe, ranked the #1 Breakfast Spot in Redlands by Yelp!! We are known for our hearty, delicious breakfasts (Breakfast is served all day!) - But we also serve great sandwiches, salads, burgers, and soups for lunch. Our Signature Item is our Fresh Baked Coffee Cake which is served warm and topped with a generous scoop of whipped butter! We offer To Go orders on all of our food items, including our Coffee Cake. Whole Coffee Cakes are also available to order (requires minimum 24 hours advance notice).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good option for breakfast but it is pricey

They have gluten-free toast and french toast! I pretty much only go here because they offer the gluten-free products. Otherwise, I might go elsewhere for breakfast. Their egg dishes are satisfactory. Everything is kind of pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ChristineSteve
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Redlands, California
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Redlands, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

They have gluten-free toast and french toast! I pretty much only go here because they offer the gluten-free products. Otherwise, I might go elsewhere for breakfast. Their egg dishes are satisfactory. Everything is kind of pricey.

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Redlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Always good, great service but be prepared to wait a bit because it attracts so many people but it is worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Carolyn's is a smaller breakfast lunch restaurant but oh, nothing's small about the food! Started by Carolyn a number of years ago, it is now under new ownership. Thankfully, all the menus have been kept the same, and I believe the same cooks as well. My favorites are the chicken fried steak (which has become my standard when comparing other... More 

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Utah
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ventured here on the way to the Mission Inn. Great little place in a strip mall. The staff is crazy busy, but very efficient and super friendly. We only waited about 15 minutes when we were told 30 minutes. Super. The food was great. Coffee cake was superb.

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Once a month Carolyn's has a Barbcue Feast which is amazing. Generous portions of pulled pork, ribs or tritip. Sides of garlic French fries, beans, slaw etc etc. Service is friendly with some challenges getting seated at times given the limited seating. Call in orders is one way to circumvent this issue. You can pretend you've been smoking that meat... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cannot wait until they are able to move to a larger space. The omelettes are healthy and clean (not greasy). The pancakes, amazing. And don't even start on the coffee cake.

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Redlands
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food, service & LOVE the coffee cake! Definitely recommend giving extra time - there is usually a wait to get in.

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Loma Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This tiny little restaurant was super crowded on Fathers day, but It was totally worth the wait. The red-headed waitress was super friendly and very attentive. She would bring us refills on the water and it was a very hot day. The meal was very good and the coffee cake was absolutely the best Coffee cake I have ever had.... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved this Diner, from the minute we walked in the door until we left, true courteous and friendly service with real home cooked food. I had omelette with fried potatoes, fresh avocado and wheat toast - all great tasting wholesome food, couldn't finish it as too much but certainly set us up for the day with fresh coffee and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a little café in a strip shopping area, but the food is amazing. All fresh and cooked homemade, in house. They have a surprisingly large menu of breakfast and lunch dishes.....reasonably priced. Known for their "best coffee cake", which I did not order, but the food we did have was very good. They are only open until 2:00.... More 

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Additional Information about Carolyn's Cafe

Address: 1711 W. Lugonia Ave, #101, Redlands, CA 92374
Phone Number: 909-335-8181
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1711 W. Lugonia Ave, #101, Redlands, CA 92374
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redlands
  • Phone Number: 909-335-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Carolyn's Cafe is a cozy Breakfast and Lunch Cafe, ranked the #1 Breakfast Spot in Redlands by Yelp!! We are known for our hearty, delicious breakfasts (Breakfast is served all day!) - But we also serve great sandwiches, salads, burgers, and soups for lunch. Our Signature Item is our Fresh Baked Coffee Cake which is served warm and topped with a generous scoop of whipped butter! We offer To Go orders on all of our food items, including our Coffee Cake. Whole Coffee Cakes are also available to order (requires minimum 24 hours advance notice).
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:45 pm

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