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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café Sarafornia, 1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA Enjoyed a sunny afternoon lunch at the Café and as advertised it’s a quaint diner with excellent food, prices and service. Worth the stop!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really grateful for your very kind words about our food and service. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for breakfast on a Sunday morning in late August. There is inside seating at tables or a counter and outside sidewalk dining at this cute little diner. It was a beautiful day and most people waiting wanted the outdoor dining, so we were...able to be seated immediately at a table inside. Our server, Loreen , was very busy, but super attentive. We enjoyed the biscuits and gravy and the chicken fried steak. The hashbrowns are awesome, although the scrambled eggs were a bit overcooked. The portions are huge, so we were fine with leaving the eggs and very happy we stopped in this diner for breakfast on a beautiful Sunday morning!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Agency / Consultant at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your very kind words about our server and meal. Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good coffee and great breakfast. We liked it so much we went back another time or two on the same trip.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the multiple visits, that's the greatest complement we can receive!

Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

We had breakfast here. The biscuits and gravy and BLT were delicious with large servings. Unfortunately, the “cappuccino” was awful, virtually tasteless white coffee with a weak foam floating on top. Service was good, if a little slow and very friendly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

This little quaint dinner is colorful, inviting and delicious! My sisters, mom and I recently visited Calistoga for a quick trip and found this spot for breakfast. The service was great and the breakfast was hot and delicious. There is seating inside and outside of...the cafe. We chose to sit inside but the outside was just as inviting. I highly recommend this cafe to anyone who is looking for a great reasonable meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Thank you for your lovely review - we are happy you found us too!

Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Great place for breakfast - we needed to eat as our hotel didn't provide breakfast. Loads of choice and friendly casual service like stepping back in time. I dont eat eggs so usually struggle to find something tasty and savoury (pancakes with maple syrup usually...stodgy and too sweet). But here the bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon was delicious- and came with a huge pile of lovely fresh fruit. Best breakfast by a mile. Husband loved his omelette but he's easier to please. Free coffee refills too. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2022

Thank you so much! It sounds like you four really enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again anytime you're in town!

Reviewed June 15, 2022

The french toast is the best I've ever had anywhere. Made with Oat coated cinnamon bread. Hamburger was toasted just right and the meat was very tasty.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Agency / Consultant at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

We appreciate your very kind words about our food, thank you!

Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Show some love for a breakfast all day (at least til 2pm) diner with sidewalk seating in downtown Calistoga. It might be more identifiable if it was named “Sarastoga” but regardless their signature dish is a “California-ized” version of Huevos Rancheros, which means it’s a...healthy version using black beans instead of refried. We loved um! Also enjoyed the sourdough toast and coffee. Hard to go wrong here if your looking for brunch in the middle of the week.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Agency / Consultant at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

That is such a wonderful and kind review. Thank you and great patio photo!

Reviewed April 29, 2022

This is definitely a diner atmosphere and they could use some direction in the dining area. Listened to one of the workers scold another for coming in late and then giving direction to take any table in the restaurant where they look like they are...ready. Staffing is likely a challenge as it is for many but the food was decent (had the corned beef has) and coffee was hot. if staying near downtown it is an easy walk and good way to start morning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

We came to Calistoga after watching Wine Country and decided to stop and have breakfast here. It was the only place we really found open at the time. It was good overall, not much of a "Napa Valley" vibe, more diner in the midwest. Coffee...was good, breakfast was as well, but a little cold when it came out. Nothing spectacular, but not bad.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat, especially brunch. Best Rueben sandwich and some of the best pancakes ever. Great staff. Fresh squeezed juices, great to sit outside. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Thank you and we're happy to know you enjoyed your meal so much! Hopefully you'll make it back soon!

Reviewed January 24, 2022

We ate breakfast here. The service was quick and the food was good. I had the veggie omelet, my son had chicken fried steak and my husband bacon, eggs, etc.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

We appreciate your very kind words about our food and service, thank you!

Reviewed November 21, 2021

Very busy diner type restaurant in the heart of town. Crowded and a bit tight seating but worth a stop. Service was friendly and attentive. Coffee refills came without asking. We went with a special pumpkin pancake offering and an egg skillet. Both were huge...and tasty. Overall a nice breakfast.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

We were staying in Calistoga for the week and visited this ca Fe for a late breakfast (8:15). The waitress was very good, eggs were excellent, but the coffee was very poor. We compare this with other breakfast coffees around Calistoga. Either there was a...mistake in prep or??? We also was surprised that the French toast was wheat bread. We assumed upon ordering it would be sourdough or white— we should of asked? The bacon was tasteless as well.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

This has become my “go to” spot for breakfast before heading out for a busy day if wine tasting. The staff is friendly and professional and the food is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Cafe-Sarafornia, Marketing at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Thanks for the feedback! We truly appreciate feedback like yours as it lets us know how we're doing. We hope we get to see you again.

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hello, honestly, i feel like its always busy (very good sign) never a long wait. way worth the wait
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Cafe Sarafornia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5