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Reviewed April 12, 2021

I am so glad that Barefoot is here- the french toast is amazing and the service is fabulous. really any meal is great- comfortable and tasty!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

We have been going to Barefoot Cafe for at least 10 years, and the owner and chef, Tony, continues to amaze us with the very best food you can find in Marin! The freshest seafood, remarkable pastas, and the breakfasts are to die for. Last...night I had crab cakes, I'm still dreaming of them, last week I had linguine with clams, the week before we had breakfast with the fluffiest omelettes. Every single item comes out of the kitchen beautifully plated and served by the most professional and friendly staff. And now, Tony has expanded service to the new outdoor patio! Beautiful wood tables under umbrellas for us to enjoy his remarkable food during the pandemic. A true gem in Fairfax.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Had not been to the Barefoot Cafe in a while.I think it is under new ownership.New Chef new Menu great food.hood service Good for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

I've eaten many dinners here with friends and family and never a complaint! Always very good and good service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

This is my go-to breakfast spot and have taken many out-of-town guests and everyone has loved it. We also like a handful of other local spots, but this is by far our favorite. Very large menu especially on weekend brunch. Egg white omelets are always...especially fluffy and delicious. Friendly service as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Stayed in a Air BnB behind the cafe. Enjoyed a cappuccino and a bagel with locks. Friendly service, no complaints from me.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We started off with the crab cakes as an appetizer and they were delicious, served with mixed greens, sliced apples, and topped with a spicy dressing; it could be a meal all by itself for someone. I had The seafood pasta special of the day...and it was very good. The prawns were a little dry, but everything else in the dish: pasta, sauce, mussels, clams and scallops were fine. The service was excellent. This is a nice place for dinner for two or a group.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We attended this restaurant July 4th around 3pm after our hike to Carson Falls. It served lunch and we came just before all tables get completed occupied. We were group of 6 and we all ordered different sandwiches and burgers ( Barefoot has big selections...of sandwiches ...) . All 6 were very tasty and dishes are very large. Barefoot has big selection of California bottle beer and good lemonades. We all really enjoy our lunch hereMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We were just wandering through and couldn't believe such a quaint restaurant in such a quaint little town (population 7500!) Could get 5 stars on TripAdvisor and still hold to 2 $$, but they did it in Spades!! First impression, walking in the door, "this...guy's a bit overdressed to be seating us...." Turns out I was right. The Head Chef greeted us at the front door, asked where we would like to sit, and wiped down our table for us. If they had been busy, and he was the only one available, I would not have been impressed. But there were no other customers, and he was Humble about it! I am seriously impressed with his servant leadership. He quietly and quickly helped all the staff anytime they needed anything, and the food, oh my goodness the FOOD!! See pictures. The food was perfectly seasoned, carefully cooked, steaming hot at the table and somehow still piping hot halfway through! The steak was perfectly cooked to our specifications, tender, juicy, my mouth's watering just remembering it. Taylor was our waiter and did a fantastic job, even though he was clearly trying to squeeze his own dinner in between. No delays, perfect food, and after we paid the Head Chef insisted we try his complementary panicotti dessert, which was heaven on a plate! In short, excellent service, high quality delicious food perfectly prepared, and a 3 course meal for 3 people for under a hundred dollars, drinks included!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Had a yummy Saturday brunch here last week... Chilliquiles. Place was almost full. Food delicious and plentiful, though not inexpensive. Service a bit slow but gracious. Atmosphere very pleasant. I would definitely return, but be prepared to spend $20+ when coffee and tip are included.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

I just had lunch at the Barefoot Cafe with a friend and it was wonderful. The food was great and the portions are ample. They serve a large and varied breakfast menu until 3pm as well as a lunch menu with lots of choices. The...service was friendly and attentive. It is definitely a great find.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Barefoot Cafe is terrific- a fun, cozy atmosphere with a huge menu and really big portions. The vegan borscht soup was outstanding- thick and delicious. The tuna melt was huge and oh so good and the hamburger was very big and perfect. And our waiter...was great!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We’re Fairfax locals and have enjoyed coming to Barefoot for years. I am very picky with fish and Barefoot always serves the best variety. The owner goes to market twice weekly and creates a daily special that is my typical go to. They have homemade...soups and fresh salads and serve a nice array of wines and now serve cocktails! Service has can be hit or miss but the manager is always on site and very responsive to issues.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

My wife and I came in for lunch. Service was quick and the servers were very nice. I got a Reuben Sandwich, and it was huge. My wife got the Patty Melt, and it was huge also. She did ask for medium well, and it...was really rare in the center.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This little gem of a place is run by a small staff of dedicated employees who most often are supervised by the owner. The food is simple yet creative (great sandwiches) and fresh, breakfasts are bountiful and delicious. I've eaten there many time, never for...dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Barefoot Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4