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A Cultured Affair

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45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
+1 707-937-1430
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We decided to make a quick trip to the Northern California coast and take advantage of the three day weekend. We were headed to the state parks and stopped for lunch at a small restaurant called A Cultured Affair. We ordered the Curried Chicken Salad and the Roast Beef sandwiches. The portions were so large that neither of us could... More 

Thank Sandra L
Penn Valley, California
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of our Airbnb host. I had a turkey sandwich which was huge! I could only eat half. Choices of bread were sour dough and wheat. My husband had pasta which he liked as well. You order up at the counter, and I think we were the only tourists in the place. All others... More 

Thank minic00per
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144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Around lunchtime my wife and I were hungry so we decided to stop at A Cultured Affair. My wife had the soup of the day and I had the tuna on wheat sandwich. My wife's minestrone soup was probably the best minestrone soup I have ever tasted. It was made from scratch and loaded with vegetables and sausage. My tuna... More 

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at their outdoor cafe. We had our Siberian husky with us. It was sunny and warm. I had the burger with gargunzola cheese and bacon to die for. My husband had the fish tacos and said he enjoyed those. We have eaten here before and will be back again one of our favorite restaurants.

Thank Wimpy5
Mendocino, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Best Salad Bar in town, good soups, and frozen yogurt. The curry chicken sandwich is my favorite but the tuna is also awesome. Art and Laura have been running this place for years, and changed very little over time. Another popular spot for locals, but rarely crowded due to its location off the main path. Good food at a good... More 

Thank nailirhoades
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I had kept hearing about A Cultured Affair while I was visiting Mendocino for three days and was told repeatedly by locals that this place makes sandwiches to order. I'm vegan and found this to be a most welcome invitation and exciting reason to go there for lunch. What a huge disappointment! They don't make sandwiches to order at all.... More 

Thank Jeanette M
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a mid day meal. Mom-Pop shop, friendly and welcoming. Big sandwich for the money. Nothing fancy, but very tasty. We had it "to go" so we could go to Headlands State Park and picnic while searching for whales.

Thank Schmeltj
Mountain View, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We travel with a little dog. It isn't always easy finding a place that can accommodate us. This very small restaurant/cafe has a small courtyard patio (four tables if I remember correctly) that is perfect for grabbing a quick bite. We were happy just to find a place provided some shelter from the wind off the ocean. But it turned... More 

Thank jeff o
Fort Bragg, California
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268 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This is an ok place for a quick casual lunch. Soups, salad bar and a few specials now and again. Hubby recently had crab lasagne. Now that was good, but different. My big objection here is:too many throw aways. Paper cups for coffee, paper bowls for soup, paper plates for everything else. Paper sleeves for the bread even! Oh and... More 

Thank TwoTeaTotalers
Eugene, Oregon
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Good food--very good sandwich and salad, nothing fancy, nice patio and off the typical beaten path of town.

Thank Ryan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-1430

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