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California Cafe - CLOSED

50 University Ave, Ste. 260, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6028
+1 408-354-8118
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 University Ave, Ste. 260, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6028
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Located in Old Town in tony Los Gatos is a very good, if somewhat, pricey restaurant with a large menu, nice ambience, good food and large portions. Parking is problematic but manageable.

Thank CruisingCalifornian
Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have great time when you come visit. Till next adventure that leads you to us.

Reviewed January 29, 2014

I recently enjoyed a dinner with colleagues at this restaurant. The atmosphere was contemporary and upbeat, but that was a plus and a minus. Where we sat in the restaurant was a bit noisy and there was constant activity with a lot of movement of...More

Thank Musician47
Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you for the great review. I am glad that You and Your Colleagues had a sensational dinner. I do apologize for the noise but am glad it didn't ruin your visit. We are very proud of our seasonal menu and wine selection. Chef Leo...More

Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went to California Cafe with our nephew and his wife. The food was very good, and the wine was decent. The only real issue is that the openness of the restaurant makes for a very noisy atmosphere when it's not really a sports bar...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad you had a good time with the food and service. I apologize for the noise level being to loud. We try to monitor this a best as possible.

Reviewed January 24, 2014

Really enjoyed the business group (150+ people) that we had at the restaurant. The staff was amazing at keeping on top of appetizers, drinks, and clearing plates. The food was amazing (especially considering the number of plates required!) Each table was served together and there...More

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Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Chris, Thank you so much for joining us and adding to our ambiance. I appreciate you making time to write a review and look forward to seeing you in the future. Sincerely Andre’ Hall General Manager California Cafe

Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a Restaurant that is not in the "hot spot" restaurants in Los Gatos which I think is great. The Restaurant is like a "traditional" nice place, in a very nice ambiance with the view of the park. It is one of my preferred...More

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Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for your review. I am glad to know that we are your go to spot. Chef Leo and I do try to bring a very fresh and relaxing ambiance to our Guests. Till your next great adventure to see us. Thank you again.

Reviewed January 1, 2014

3½* California Café Nice ambient setting in Old Town Los Gatos Wonderful wine selections Great entrees; my turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries was wonderful as were the fish tacos Have trio selection where one picks 3 items: Loved the green garlic fries, crab melt,...More

Thank Rosquete
Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for review. I am glad to read that you like the Trio's. They are a great option for Guests who want a little of everything or are undecided on there choices. Till your next "mini vacation" from the real world and into ours.

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I've dined here several times over the years and often left feeling something was not right. This time I left thinking I may not come back. We had a reservation on a Wed. night and couldn't believe the experience. I don't know if the problem...More

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Andre H, Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Hi flowerfun, I take full responsibility for the last experience you had dining with us. From your drinks taking a ridiculously long time, the lack of refined service, and food that was not prepared correctly that took a long time, we dropped the ball on...More

Reviewed December 16, 2013

Enjoyed the food and the dining room. We went during the Friday night rush and were seated promptly (with a reservation) and quickly served. The food was very good -I had the capellini with clams and it was very good but a small portion (we...More

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Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hi Portagem, Thank You So Much for the positive feedback. The Cappellini and Clams is one of my favorite dishes on the menu, and the Burger is out of this world. Please know that I have shared your thoughts on the portion size of the...More

Reviewed December 13, 2013

California Cafe in Los Gatos is a lovely restaurant. We ate inside and the back wall of glass faces trees and some small buildings. There are booths and tables. We had brunch on a Sunday. After waiting for quite awhile (others were already being greeted...More

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Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hi mops1234, Thank You for taking the time to give us your review of our restaurant. I apologize that we kept you waiting and that your entire experience was not a great one. The fact that you were not engaged in a timely manner is...More

Reviewed November 20, 2013

Went to CA for dinner. Ordered a nice rib-eye, cooked perfectly. Also had a nice amber ale before my meal. I was a little taken aback that no sides were included. Just fried onions on the steak. I just assumed there'd be some potatoes or...More

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Andre H, General Manager at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hi Andy, I apologize for not responding to your review in a more timely fashion. Thanks for giving us your thoughts on the Choice section of our Dinner Menu. This is a section that we added a few years ago to give our guests an...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 University Ave, Ste. 260, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6028
    (Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-8118
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Description
Located in charming Old Town, California Cafe offers an escape from the outside world. We feed the senses - California style - through our chef-driven creations, engaging service, and relaxing ambiance.
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