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Carolyn's Cafe

1711 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 335-8181
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Ranked #1 of 184 Restaurants in Redlands
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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English first
Murrieta, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I have to agree with the others about the coffee cake. It was fabulous. The breakfast was fresh and they had very generous portions. It was worth the wait, which was over an hour.

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Inland Empire, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We heard about the coffee cake and have been back several times for excellent breakfasts that include the hot, delectible, butter-topped coffee cake as one of the options. Portions are very generous of the coffee cake and breakfast entrees. Usual breakfast entrees such as corned beef hash and biscuits and gravy are delicious. Eggs are perfectly cooked and hash brown... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First off the coffee cake is without a doubt the best we have ever had! Each of us had something different; Taco Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, and Californian Scramble with Coffee Cake. The staff was extremely friendly. Restaurant is small and very popular we had a short wait, but it was well worth it.

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Jumped off I-10 on our way to Palm Springs for breakfast. There was a short wait but worth it! The service was excellent--kept getting water and hot tea refills (with a new teabag!). My omelet was huge and fresh--wound up leaving half so I could indulge in the Coffee Cake--you MUST leave room for the coffee cake--fantastic. Definitely worth getting... More

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Keith K, Owner at Carolyn's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kinds words in your TripAdvisor review! We are so glad you enjoyed your breakfast and our Coffee Cake!! Hope to see you again next time you are in the Redlands area!! More

Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Just had the coffee cake! Oh my my my! Fabulous! The best coffee cake in the world! Also enjoyed my spinach salad with a wonderful bacon dressing. Loved the way they included a dollup of guacamole. Guacamole isn't spicy at all so it accents the other flavors.

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Redlands, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is my second visit here, and I was still underwhelmed....the food is good but nothing I have to have. Considering the location the ambience is nice but its small and I felt cramped...you hear everyones conversation. I left full and satisfied after eating my biscuits and gravy. Pancakes, eggs, and bacon were good.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We went here for the first time today. Had to wait 30 minutes at 10:30AM but well worth it. Great service and amazing coffee cake. The sausage and eggs were also top notch.

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Redlands, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Quaint family atmosphere worth the wait for breakfast.Fresh HOMEMADE Corn beef hash and Best coffee cake anywhere. Homemade everyday. Served warm with butter.Get there early goes fast everyday.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for breakfast. My husband loved the chicken fried steak, and the coffee cake was delicious. I meant to box it up. It never made it. It is always a good sign when you see patrons waiting outside.

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Cali
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We love Carolyn's cafe for breakfast! Their portions are huge and the food is delicious. Their servers are always really friendly and attentive. I only wish they could expand, because they need a larger space! We've always had to wait, and they don't take reservations. But is well worth the wait, just for the coffee cake!

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