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First Street Cafe

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440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
+1 707-745-1400
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've probably reviewed this restaurant before. My husband and I love to eat here because the food is great, it's low-key, it's quiet, and they have wonderful desserts (most are made on-site). Tonight I asked them to prepare sautéed veggies with steak. They did. The veggies were al dente. The steak looked like flank steak and was a little chewy.... More 

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Thank durangodawgs
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI DurangoDawgs Thank you for write this review of our cafe. I'll look into your comments about the flank steak being a little chewy to insure we're making it according to our recipe. We love that you love our desserts. As you know they are a sense of great pride for us and we appreciate when someone appreciates what we... More 

Idaho
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170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable visit here. There weren't as many options on the menu that appealed to me but there were a couple and that's enough. I got a soup and salad combo and it was really good. Staff was great.

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Thank Newtraveler83
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi NewTraveler83 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our cafe. I'm curious what other options were you hoping to see that we didn't offer. We're always looking for ways to better serve our guests and your idea would surely help us with that. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St.... More 

Martinez, California, Usa
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious California cuisine, excellent breakfasts, fresh salads, great meals, with good service, but it can get busy. Crab sandwich is out of this world good!

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Thank Patrick Y
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thanks for talking up the crab sandwich. We're grateful to you for taking the time to write about us. We hope we get to serve you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Redding, California
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great specials to chose from but the basic menu is great options of 1st class food with really Great Service! Very popular so call ahead if you need a table. You can also sit at the Bar and enjoy Great wine or drinks at reasonable prices! Yeah, I will definitely be there many more times while visiting my family... More 

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Thank pharmgreg
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi PharmGreg Thank you for choosing to visit us during your time here in Benicia. We're so happy to hear you enjoy our food, service and beverages. We hope to see you again before you have to return home. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Fresno, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st street cafe is a great place to eat. It is so popular you have to get there early for a table or call ahead. You can sit at the bar, food is good and service is great.

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Thank Larry B
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI Larry, Thanks for the nice review. We're happy to hear you enjoy what we do and how we do it. We hope to get the privilege of serving you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We visit yearly to celebrate our anniversary and where we met. First Street Cafe never disappoints! Great food and excellent service, low-key environment. Great selection of desserts (that we usually try to avoid, but can't always resist!).

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Thank Deborah G
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI Deborah, Thanks for the kind words & congratulations on your anniversary. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

This little hidden gem is always full of life and people and great food. If you're in the area or just passing through, this cafe has a hometown feel and make you glad you stopped. Great traditional breakfast food and lunch foods as well. Stop by and see what you think.

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Thank mifcnm
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi mifcnm Thanks for taking the time to write about our cafe. We're so happy to hear you enjoy our breakfast and lunch. I hope you are already a member of our FSC rewards program, but if you're not, please be sure to sign up on your next visit. You can tell your server you would like to join and... More 

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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I like going in and having breakfast at the counter. Mostly i have had the corned beef hash. Today i just had coffee a scone and hard boiled eggs but i like the counter in this setting. The scones are very good , i would have had biscuits but they only serve them on weekends

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Thank Gene G
Pleasant Hill, California
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I had a breakfast . Was not crazy for the potatoes. And only one piece of toast. Only one bathroom and it needs a lot of work!!

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Thank Marilyn S
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you want to visit a quaint small town on the Sacramento River near San Francisco, head to Benicia, California. A former early capital of California, it has a wonderful main street with some antique stores and nice restaurants. The view of the Sacramento River, which at this point is like a bay, is beautiful. Spend a leisurely morning walking... More 

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Thank breton l
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Breton, Thank you for the kind words. We love Benicia and are tickled to hear you enjoy it too. We look forward to serving you your next Crab Sandwich soon. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $29
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Benicia
  • Phone Number: +1 707-745-1400
Description
Thanks for looking at our listing. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between times. Looking for somewhere to have a leisurely lunch, we can help you. Need to get back to work quickly, we will accommodate you too. Coming to Benicia to see the sights? Come by for a meal during your visit. We have a great beer & wine list, menus that have a little something for everyone with food that is flavorful (not bland) and prepared fresh. Our servers will demonstrate that they care about creating a great experience for you, during your visit. We have an upstairs room that features live music on Friday, Saturday night & Sunday afternoon (Jazz). Have a group to feed? We are also a full service caterer providing food, beverage and service for groups from 4 to 350 or more. Our upstairs room is large enough for 50 for a catered event and intimate enough for 10. Call or email Mark (the owner) today for more information or to just ask a question. We have won many awards including the best dessert in Solano County & Best restaurant in Solano County.

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