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Bulldog Cafe

1680 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
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Ranked #39 of 57 restaurants in Solvang
Most recent review
- Jan 14, 2014
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13 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location, authentic coffees that are delicious, great service. It is wlaking distance within the city area among all the shops and whatnot Enjoy.

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U.S. expats
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great coffee, snacks, breakfast items. Pretty pricey, but this is Solvang. The seating is in a great location for just hanging out, or going in to explore the adjoining bookstore.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a favorite spot for people watching, sitting in the sun, and munching on the wonderful food. If you have tired of pastries and smorebrod, give this a try!

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We never miss the Bulldog. It's adjoined to the bookstore and everything they make is delicious. Iced blended drinks are yummy. Great location and assortment of treats.

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Bay Area, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My experience was awkward. I went in and first off wasn't sure if I was in the right line. Once I got up to the register I wasn't sure if the attendant was ready for my order, she was sort of still helping the person before me but at the same time nudging him on before he was finished. He... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The coffee is only slightly better than your hotel and the staff is not happy you are visiting Solvang apparently. Obviously we did not have a good experience.

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Fishers, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Small coffee shop with good choices of brews. Outdoor seating is a plus.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed my macchiato and the sunny outside table. Popular place for cyclists.

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Santa Barbara, CA USA (Buellton, CA)
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Weird location to park but a neat addition to the book loft. The have good quiches and brownies as well.

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Camden, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

The Bulldog is a combination bookstore cafe. They have a great selection of coffee, teas and chai as well as some tasty pastries. There are several tables to eat in or take out. Best of all, I still remember the pretty girl behind the counter that was so nice with me.

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