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Moss Landing Cafe

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421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Incline Village, Nevada
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Happened upon this small cafe after a morning on Monterey Hydro Bikes which is close by. The cafe is small and clearly loved by regulars and locals. Friendly service and great food is their everyday fare. We had the Castroville Omelet, which featured Italian Sausage, artichokes and cheese. Served with your choice of toast and hash browns which incidentally were... More 

Thank 1952LAB
Rogers, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this cafe before heading out to kayak in Elkhorn Slough. The food was good, fairly priced and the service was prompt.

Thank Jill W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want fresh fish, this is the place for you. We go to breakfast here quite often..bring friends from out of town and it's always a hit. It's very casual and small ..great for after a morning beach stroll. Don't miss the roasted red pepper hollandaise/eggs Benedict.

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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after an AM whale watching excursion. We're so glad we did. The food was exactly what we wanted. A bit of comfort food, tasty, and felt like home cooking. Highly recommend stopping here as you pass by!

Thank WaOz1
Riverside, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed every dish from this unique little find starting with fried green tomatoes and ending with an amazing warm, gooey caramel brownie with ice cream. Seafood pasta was very good and steak with potato pancake was good. The owner was a delight, friendly and involved, loved what he did. Good music playing from the 60's. Memorable!

Thank Colleen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great little place we stopped at on our wat to Santa Cruz. Nice to eat at a place that didn't break the bank!!..very good food and the people were friendly...

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This little cafe was buzzing when we stopped for breakfast after whale watching. The food was fantastic, and there was plenty of it. A real American vibe and friendly staff. Highly recommendable.

Thank TheWhiteRabbit57
Dublin, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

No time to stop for a meal, but we picked up some Deep Fried Artichokes. I think these were some of the best I've ever eaten. The batter was light, they weren't greasy and the oil tasted fresh, not burned. I noticed the wine selection and the white table cloths as I stood waiting for my take-out order. I definitely... More 

Thank Kathleen U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Delish!! Fresh and hot coffee, great breakfast. Hasbrowns real crispy!! Yum, yum. Excellent servise!

Thank Güicho R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner (chef) who is a "hoot" & made us feel very welcome. This isn't a touristy spot as it seemed to be frequented by locals which says a lot about this restaurant. The food is outstanding & I give the Moss Landing Cafe two big thumbs up!!!!

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing
  • Phone Number: 831-633-3355

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