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South Pine Cafe

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102 Richardson St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6271
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go-to breakfast/brunch spot in GV. Delicious , healthy offerings, and friendly attentive wait staff.

Thank ItsMzWright
Benicia, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm giving this place five stars because, for a casual brunch place, this place was excellent. We were in town to make some final wedding arrangements for an upcoming family wedding. We had seen this place before but hadn't eaten there. It was recommended by locals. We were seated right away and had a nice window view of the quaint... More 

Thank WellingtonHouse
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A breakfast and lunch spot for locals and travelers alike with great menu options. Meals taste home-made and ingredients are fresh. If there's an issue with anything, let your server know -- they want to make things right and they want you to enjoy your dining experience as much as your food.

Thank Kimberly H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quick service and food was delicious... my buddy had the super sampler and me the spicy Jamaican chicken burrito.. it was so good so many different spices and fresh!!! A great bite to eat if you're in grass valley!!!!

Thank Alex C
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll often find yourself in line with the locals here waiting for breakfast or lunch. The food leans toward healthy with local grown when possible, there is a nice variety of styles and flavors , and with a friendly mountain town vibe. Try one of the unusual freshly juiced drinks, but pass on the champagne ( it is nearly undrinkable).... More 

Thank Prc55
Eagle, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast place! The food is delicious and fresh, the pancakes are amazing!! We had to come back twice in one trip! The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Thank rachelclaire41
Petaluma, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The South Pine café it's a local favorite for breakfast and brunch. The portions were generous and the quality of the food is excellent. Prices are quite reasonable. This explains why it's always very popular and packed. No reservations so just put your name on the line and wait outside to be called. We had the Florentine Benedict last time... More 

Thank Dennis O
Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch and have to admit my sandwich was a bit greasy. Service was ok and atmosphere the same. South Pine is not a restaurant I personally would go to frequently.

Thank P W
Nevada City, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. Hearty, creative menu and friendly service. Food is consistently excellent. I enjoy the changing art displayed--always something fresh and interesting.

Thank particular365
Reno, Nevada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a fun atmosphere, fresh food, and was worth the wait. Excellent espresso and coffee. The homemade ketchup was great and the southwestern corn cakes were delicious! If you are a couple and willing to sit at the bar the wait is shorter.

Thank virtualfruitcake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Richardson St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6271
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: 530-273-0763

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?