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Toni's Courtyard Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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516 West 18th Street, Merced, CA
+1 209-384-2580
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Groveland, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We first ate breakfast at Toni's two years ago and were happy to have a chance to drive through Merced just so we could stop there again. We remembered the french toast being delicious and it was again! We shared an order and then had scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage on the side. Everything was fresh and hot, including delicious... More 

Thank StaceyAlane
Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

On our way down highway 99 we stopped at this restaurant. It was everything and more than expected. The staff was so pleasant and the food was outstanding. Got the sweet potato fries and a burger. Loved it. Good fast service which is always important when traveling. Had to pick up some bakery goods also. The woman who was at... More 

Thank sonoman3936
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I would describe Toni's as a small café with both indoor (cramped) and outdoor (very cute...even has a little fountain) areas to eat. There are a few things they are 'known' for and you are safe to get them, otherwise it's a bit of a gamble. 1. Crustless quiche of the day & salad-Always tasty and different. You get a... More 

Thank Marianne B
Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have enjoyed the food, service and ambience on the outside patio. Patio is tucked back from road and noise, plenty of shade on a hot day.

Thank Greg H
Merced, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

So, this gem of a restaurant is hidden in the heart of downtown Merced. All fresh and organic produce will keep you coming back for more. My super favorite is Friday's they have the most awesome Green Chili Soup ! So many other things that are delish are the sandwiches particularly the Turkey Avocado Provolone is out of this world... More 

Thank Tami D
Madera, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We enjoy lunches here. Great menu with something for everyone. Absolutely fantastic soups, quiche, salads and sandwhiches. You can't go wrong with any of them. The green chili soup is one of my favorites. Tasty deserts as well.

Thank Michael R
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We were close & wanted breakfast, so went for the #1 recommendation & were not disappointed. GENEROUS portions, super NICE waitstaff, modest pricing, & good food. Sausage patties especially delicious. Garden has a nice atmosphere too. Highly recommend.

Thank Don D
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great lunch. Every item the four of our party had got raves- Chicken Mediterranean, chicken artichoke pannini, cheeseburger,soup & salad, sweet potato fries with a yummy sweet sour sauce, and a fresh fruit cake...to die for. Service was very friendly and efficient. Wanted to try neighbors entrees, as every item was beautifully presented. Ate in courtyard..pleasant, even in todays heat.... More 

Thank dmaccat
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The best glutenfree pancakes i've ever had! THREE pieces and so big that i could nit eat!!! And the waitress was the nicest i've ever had!!! So pitty that we are sooooo far away!!!!

Thank iris t
Merced California
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Quality stays high over years of operation. Menu adjusts to reflect current trends or favorites. Salads are always an excellent choice. The Sailor's Wrap is also excellent. May be the most consistent restaurant in Merced. Eat in the patio or stay inside. Both are great.

Thank Bagpipemarshall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 West 18th Street, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2580
In downtown Merced....patio and indoor seating. Excellent food and service. Locally owned

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