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The Ridge Cafe

29318 State Highway 49, North San Juan, CA 95960-9519
+1 530-292-3488
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
May 21, 2017
“Scrambled Eggs Overcooked, Not much Food for Price, Service VERY Slooooooow”
Oct 20, 2015
“Worth a Stop”
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
29318 State Highway 49, North San Juan, CA 95960-9519
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

There was one order ahead of us. Then ours. It took over half an hour. We found out why: the cook was out somewhere. Odd. We had the Cowboy breakfast: very hard, overcooked scrambled eggs (Cafe only cooks eggs one way-scrambled), potatoes that they said...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was an unexpected find in the rather small town of North San Juan. Located on highway 49. They serve good food made with local and organic ingredients. We stopped for breakfast and everyone agreed it was very good. Although we didn't try any, the...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Best cup of coffee for miles in any direction. Very nice breakfasts and excellent baked goods. Worth coming for the cookies alone. Very colorful clientele. Spent a pleasant morning discussing theatre with a local writer, plinking on the piano in the back room and enjoying...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed August 1, 2015

I never thought in a million years in this tiny little town would i find an organic restaurant. It has a very hippie feeling to it. Great zucchini bread, smoothies good and breakfast burrito good as well. Will be a stop for us from here...More

Thank christym72
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Food was pretty good, although the service was quite slow for a weekend; waitress was covering three area, but did a fair job. Nice selection, easy access; great bar.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was certainly a unique and different find while out on a road trip. We stopped in and were surprised to find a smoothie and vegan/vegetarian option way out in nowhere! I really wanted a chai tea and they actually made their own so I...More

2  Thank Peppertaz
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located in the "downtown" of North San Juan (nothing more here than a gas station, post office, and bar). This place was packed at lunchtime when we went. It's hilarious to see all the old hippies left from the 1960's up here, plus all the...More

Thank sundari108
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were on a motorcycle trip and we came upon this cute little restaurant. Very colorful and the staff was so helpful... I felt right at home. There was a plug in the back room and I charged my phone which really needed it as...More

Thank tuna18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $13
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29318 State Highway 49, North San Juan, CA 95960-9519
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  North San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 530-292-3488
  • E-mail
Description
We are a sweet little cafe frequented by travelers, locals, artists, transients, farmers, craftsmen, tradesmen, mountain folk, out-door enthusiasts, health-nuts, hippies & hill-billies. We keep them all well fed & happy by dishin' up organic food made with love. We focus on using organic ingredients, produce and meats and sourcing locally when possible. Our menu is as diverse as the clientele with a little something for everyone. There are specials featuring what's tasty, fresh & in-season. Come enjoy the bright rooms inside with space to gather with friends, quietly read a favorite book or enjoy the piano and guitars in the music room. When the sun shines there is no place like our garden seating to enjoy rural life in the Sierra foothills. Established in 2007. Christina and Sarah purchased the Café from its founder Belle on September 14th 2012. Christina, who has worked in the Café as manager for nearly two years, grew up in Sacramento and has had years of experience in organic market farming in California and Hawaii. Sarah is from a dairy farm in Minnesota and moved to California in 2007 after 7 years of world travel. She had previously owned a coffee/pie shop in the Florida Keys. The two have been great friends for years and are excited to lead the café together. With the new ownership comes new energy and some exciting changes. For now, they will be extending the hours, and you will find new menu items such as: seasonal specials & drinks, frittatas, pot-pies, and new bakery items. Also, the 'stop' has been dropped from the name. If you need to keep moving the Ridge Café will help you on your way. Eventually they will offer evening BBQ's and events. The Ridge Café has an organic menu, using fresh and local produce when available.
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