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“Funny location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cross County Cafe - CLOSED

Cross County Cafe
11982 Ponderosa Ln, Groveland, CA
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Cuisines: American
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Sacramento, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Funny location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This little crew serves up a great breakfast. If you can find the place you will be quite happy you did.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Groveland, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cute little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We go often for breakfast and lunch. Good food. Warm, hospitable owners and staff. Biscuits and gravy are among the best. Many homemade items including the pies.

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Napa, California
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Amazing breakfast, amazing host, amazing pancakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Stopped in on a motorcycle trip. It was recommended by the bartender in Jamestown as the best pancakes for miles.

The people running it were friendly and had some very interesting stories.

My waitress pulled out a box of money from people who had come through the area.. kinda like "the first dollar we made" thing but from around the world.

The blueberry pancake, amazing!

Keep your eyes open going through town though or you'll drive right by it. Would recommend putting a sign out or something on the street.

Look for the jail!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cresco, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Like Being at Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Carolyn and Dave have struck on the quintessential nature of food and dining. Watching them you could craft a fine definition of all things food: You need good quality ingredients, patient and practiced technique, and a deep desire to be with people and take care of them. They clearly exhibit all of these. Aside from wholesome, tasty meals you get good conversation and heartfelt personal presence when you are at the cafe.

If you are visiting Yosemite you need to come up out of the valley and head into downtown Groveland, CA and eat at the Cross Country Cafe. It is a quaint little place off the main road where locals and travelers from all over the globe come for a good meal, a slice of life, and participation in the better things that being human has to offer: like warm and pleasant hospitality. If comfort food where an interior place you could visit, the Cafe offers that when you stop in.

We have been vacationing here for four days - so far - and have eaten all our breakfasts and one of our lunches from the fine meals served at the Cross Country Cafe. Whether we eat in or take out, the friendly conversation and the fine food is always the same. Dave and Carolyn are a wealth of information on the local scene and love to talk about food and all things epicurean. If there is something you want that you don't see on the menu, a simple request goes a long way with these folks.

Make sure you ask them about their ingredients. They will tell you anything you want to know. You can even find out how they cook the food, either by watching or showing a little interest and asking. You really feel like you have been invited into the whole preparation process as they both saunter back and forth in the conversation and crafting of your meal.

I think this place and this couple is ripe for the making of some fine podcasts on hospitality and wholesome foods. Keep your eye on them and watch them grow. Something this good has got to become a rave. And, when you stop by, make sure you ask to see their fascinating collection of international currency. Worldwide guests have left behind a piece of their appreciation in the standard of their country. You'll be amazed at the number of folks who have wandered through their doors that represent countries far and wide.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Yummy breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Great little place just off the main road to Yosemite. Fluffy pancakes. Tasty Eggs Benedict. Home style cooking. Very friendly staff. A great find.

Visited April 2011
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