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Circa '62 at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

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7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514 (Formerly Creekside Restaurant - Inn at Schoolhouse Creek)
+1 707-937-5525
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place for a special eating experience. My husband and I didn't discover this amazing place until the last day of our 5 day getaway in Mendocino. We would have eaten there every morning if we had found it sooner. The menu had good variety and really outstanding food which in itself is worth going to, right? But... More 

Thank Cindy V
Quincy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

We enjoyed this convenient breakfast spot with a nice view of the surrounding gardens and wildlife while staying at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. I had the almond flour pancakes with roasted pears, simply scrumptious! The coffee is worth mentioning, too, as is the toasted walnut cinnamon bread. Friendly and caring waitress.

Thank Vreni_12
Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We stopped here for breakfast, so glad we did! Only regret we didn't try the doughnuts! The Breakfast was delicious, from almond pancakes to french toast, even the scrambled eggs where special! Who would have thought goat cheese in scrambled eggs, would taste so good! Would definitely go here again!

Thank Carol V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We ate here three mornings in a row and were thrilled every morning by the variety and quality of food selections and the quaint and warm environment. Birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks will join you outside the window as you try out breakfast dishes you probably have never had before.

Thank Tad D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Delicious homemade sausage. They feed the critters in the morning so you can watch chipmunks, rabbits and birds dining also. Pretty cool

Thank Cynthia M
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Deeelicious food from Circa '62. We got the breakfast burger which had hashbrowns on it so it automatically becomes the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. And we got the french toast! We were so full, but completely satisfied with the meal.

Thank vlmcintire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We tried this place as it was close to our hotel, I had the chiliquiles and it was yummy. My husband had a traditional breakfast. I would eat here again and probably order the same thing

Thank spatterlee
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

The best breakfast ever! Also, as you see incredible views. Tanya was a wonderful server. I'd go back again any time

Thank BrentDav
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had a great breakfast at Circa '62. The choices on the menu are fantastic and varied, with everything as locally sourced as possible. We also loved the dog-friendly section of the restaurant and the dog menu. Our two dogs couldn't believe their luck when they got to share a plate of scrambled eggs and ground beef. We highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This fantastic little breakfast place is just a couple miles from our vacation rental home and I don't know how we missed trying it out for so long. The service was great and the food was amazing. Very hearty meal. I recommend the house made sausage. It was incredible. Oh, and nearly every table has a lovely view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $17
Mexican, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514 (Formerly Creekside Restaurant - Inn at Schoolhouse Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Little River
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-5525
Open Daily at 8:00 + Open to the Public! In 1862, just ten years following the arrival of the first settlers on the Mendocino Coast (and a year before Lincoln's Gettysburg Address), mill owner and rancher Charles Perkins, built the Inn's historic Ledford Farmhouse. In 1888, Perkins built a mansion on the hill to the south of the Inn and, in so doing, renovated the farmhouse to give to his daughter as a wedding present. The coffered old growth redwood ceilings you see while dining at Circa '62 were added for the wedding and were quite the statement of affluence and style for the time. We do our best to live up to the beauty of Mr. Perkins home(yes, some of our guests and staff believe he's still here) by serving a great breakfast that shows off the best local stuff, has a sense of fun and is really just an extension of our own home... We can't wait to meet you!

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