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Toni's Courtyard Cafe

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516 W 18th St, Merced, CA
+1 209-384-2580
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (42 reviews)
“salads” (20 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
516 W 18th St, Merced, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A Visit to Merced for business and had an excellent lunch with fresh avocado on my turkey sandwich and organic fresh salad. We felt very welcome with friendly service. Will come back!!!! Worth the effort to find this Café in the back of the plaza.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy driving the six miles from Atwater just to have a delicious breakfast and the best espresso i have found in the Atwater/Merced area. Very resoably priced is an added plus. Very close of the 99 if you are traveling...M and 18th street....More

1  Thank dennisblz2153
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toni's Courtyard Cafe is a shining light in Merced. The food, the service, the environment -- all delightful for breakfast or lunch. And the breakfast specials make it affordable for everyone's budget.

1  Thank T5940NUdavidh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving from SF to the southern entrance to Yosemite, we needed a break and we just thought we would drive in to the next town and it happened to be Merced. There was a roadblock and we thought, uh oh, there's a festival going on....More

1  Thank DONNAandJANET
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Delicious omelets, fresh, fresh fruit, and great coffee, in a pleasant setting. Wish they were in our home town. The counter man, Mike, is very nice, and very helpful. Go here!

1  Thank Andy_from_Broomall
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Had lunch with my wife and another couple. Good food, very good service. Free dessert Wednesday was a nice touch. Nice selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, etc. Good place for lunch. Not open for dinner.

Thank JPMooney
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to stop on the way to Yosemite from Sausalito. I had the bacon and turkey quiche which was delicious, but definitely on the salty side. The coffee was average. Overall a nice place for a hearty breakfast before a day...More

Thank palmetto85
Reviewed April 15, 2017

One of my favorite lunch spots. Sandwiches are different and delicious. Not the typical lunch menu of Merced. I am a moderate eater, and generally find the half sandwich and soup enough. My wife often gets the full sandwich and brings the other half home....More

Thank David D
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The food is so great! Nice courtyard area seating with a little waterfall- makes it feel so secret garden like. Service is always pretty good. Love the sweet potato fries!

Thank Karel W
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Toni's Courtyard Cafe for over 10 years. The quality of the food is excellent and consistent. If you are not happy they will fix it. Everything is homemade and fresh. Her specialty is Chicken Salad - either as a sandwich or...More

Thank SJR1248
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Fran D
August 25, 2015|
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Response from FareedFortWorth | Reviewed this property |
They are open for breakfast & lunch only; so, regardless of Labor day, they'll be closed. sorry. If you are in a mode for a bakery/deli for dinner on Labor day in Merced, you can try Panera Bread on Olive street. Here is the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 W 18th St, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2580
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In downtown Merced....patio and indoor seating. Excellent food and service. Locally owned
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