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First Street Cafe

440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
+1 707-745-1400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“scones” (26 reviews)
“club sandwich” (24 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and it was pretty busy, since it was a Saturday. We got there about half hour after it opened, and they were able to accommodate our group of 7. I was excited they had espresso and coffee flavors, in addition to...More

Thank Suzi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adorable inside - if you can make a reservation, they take them, ask for the window seats, if they are available. They also have out door seating which is really nice, weather permitting. They make a lot of stuff in house - try the scones...More

Thank Ptowngirlnow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Saturday evening after playing miniature golf in nearby Suisun. Greeted and seated immediately (anywhere you want) we chose a lovely two top overlooking the street, and all the people out strolling and enjoying the waterfront district. We just wanted a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Everything top notch, one of my favorite restaurants. I love going for breakfast, they always have super specials, everything tastes delicious

Thank jhayward2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

In the middle of charming downtown Benicia, great breakfast lunch stop. Casual location with excellent food. prompt friendly service and I have eaten here several times and will continue to do so.

Thank jimclemw
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love this place and proud they offered a vegan portobello sandwich but the space was tight and I felt awful for the couple behind me when I was trying to hold my son and feed him. Their service was amazing though

Thank Eli M
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

HI Eli, Thank you for the good review. I'm sorry the space was small for you. We are working on creating more vegan/vegetarian options for the future. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe

Reviewed May 13, 2018

A down home pleasant restaurant. Good food, good service, and fair prices. Typical café menu with lots of good coffee. Will go back.

Thank Teddy452014
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Went with my sister and mom and had a really nice lunch. I had what I think was called 'the world's greatest crab sandwich' or some such. Don't know if it's the world's greatest, but it was darn good! Service was excellent, welcoming, friendly, and...More

Thank Diner_Shore510
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my mom and daughter. It was crowded but we're able to find a little table in the back. Nice ambiance and friendly fast service. Good was yummy! Scones with cream, oatmeal and bagel with Lox. Definitely coming back

Thank claudia q
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Good food. Sit outside to people watch. Good prices. I live in Benicia so it’s good to have a local place with good food.

Thank scavetta555
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from MeritAnn | Reviewed this property |
You want the place to yourself, they can make it happen.
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Response from Mike1631 | Reviewed this property |
Wine and beer - yes!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $29
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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