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The Mile High Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying in Palm Springs we took a mini-road trip into the mountains. Our main stop for lunch was to be Idyllwild. After a scenic ride, we entered Idyllwild, and the first restaurant we spied was the "Mile High Cafe". We'd left Palm Springs in 90 degree heat but arrived to 72 degrees at 5,000 feet. The cafe turned out... More 

Thank mnance64
Southern California
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Idyllwild for years. Never bothered to stop at the Mile High Cafe. Recently, we stopped in here and we were not disappointed. The food is delicious. We have had breakfast and lunch here and were very pleased with our food. The only thing of note, on Sunday's they have someone playing the piano, which is... More 

Thank cgal41go
Salem, Massachusetts
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221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We by passed this restaurant while driving into town (against the advice of our innkeepers). We wanted to "see other places" Had a medicore meal at TOmmys's Kitchen (the food is good, but a very restrictive meat based menu). We coulda had Mile High!! Our breakfast at the Mile High the next day was outstanding!! So delicious and innovative, and... More 

Thank leafpeeper98
Sugar Land, Texas
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I hate mountain drives which are windy and steep (very scared of heights). I had found this restaurant on "yelp". We were staying in Palm Springs for a few days, and that morning it was very cloudy so not a pool day. We decided to go to Idyllwild for breakfast and a drive. It's been almost 40... More 

Thank asianink
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a hike in the San Jacinto Mountains and were starving! I stopped because of the reviews and because it's right on the main road and easy to find. Even with the reviews I didn't expect what we found. Instead of burgers and grilled sandwiches with fries, we found an eclectic menu of yes, burgers... More 

Thank Cindy M
Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After bicycling the steep hills of Idyllwild, I cleaned myself up a bit and drove to the Mile High Cafe for lunch. I had seen the cafe from the street, and it looked like a typical mom and pop diner. Immediately after walking through the door, I realized that this place was quite a bit more special. Mile High has... More 

Thank David P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We have been coming to the Mile High Café for a few years. They have a fantastic menu and always great daily specials. The quality of food and service is unsurpassed! On cold winter days, there is a great wood burner and the dining atmosphere is great! We are buying a home in Pine Cove and love having this great... More 

Thank Catherine L
Carlsbad, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This place is unassuming from the outside but has a very nice clean and open dining room complete with a lovely woman playing the piano. Came for dinner and ordered the bibimbap which was a very large portion and very good. The menu was a bit odd with Korean and american dishes, but the Korean owner and employees gave me... More 

Thank johndentonca
Idyllwild, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This place has continued to improve over the past couple of years. The interior and exterior have been refreshed quite beautifully. The jazz pianist on Sunday was very soothing. My omelette was very nice. Would have given it 5 green dots but we had to ask for more coffee and remind the waiter about the water we were promised. Also... More 

Thank James S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Took a morning ride with my wife for breakfast. Great place, service, and food. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank Joseph Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: 9516592008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?