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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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Eagle, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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42 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
Reno, Nevada
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nice restaurant in downtown Grass Valley. Parking is fairly good for the restaurant. We have only had lunch so far but it was very good. My hamburger was very tasty. We both enjoyed the homemade ketchup with the home fried potatoes. Service is very friendly. Seems to be a frequent stop for locals. We will be back.

Thank winecountrylovers
Santa Cruz, California
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Outstanding breakfasts and lunches [breakfast served all day til 3]! The staff was friendly so the vibe was fun. Everything seems so fresh and the portions are generous. You could even split an order. The greenie is good, the lobster eggs benedict, the brown rice and veggies dish, Asian salad...wow, you can't go wrong. I will return many times, though... More 

Thank Judybookdoc
Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Try lobster scramble or tofu scramble. They have many beers, and as you know beer is so much more than just a breakfast drink. Fresh squeezed orange, grapefruit, and carrot juice with meals, and fresh baked muffins. Cant be beat. People line up to get in when it opens in the morning.

Thank hainese
Napa, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have visited three times for lunch this May. The food is fresh and clearly made to order, so the wait can be long at times. We've tried the bacon cheeseburger, turkey grilled sandwich and waffles. The burger came with some great home fries. Portions are generous- you can always share a plate, or for $2 they will split your... More 

Thank napasunseeker
Grass Valley, California, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Hands down one of the best breakfast/lunch places in Grass Valley ( there is also one in Nevada City). Reasonable prices, excellent food and amazing service. From their eggs Benedicts to their wraps - you absolutely cannot go wrong eating here!

Thank Stacey N

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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?