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211 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Visalia, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any time I stop by this place I am always greeted with a smiling face! The staff here are always super helpful and always give their insight on what I should try off the menu next!

Thank Brandyn C
Visalia, California
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I returned to "Char" quite recently after a bit of a hiatus and sadly was really disappointed. Im usually quite the fan of Char so I'm hoping it was just an off day but if that's the case it was REALLY off. Firstly the cups we were served our tea and coffee in we're dirty. My tea cup/mug had coffee... More 

Visalia, California
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Char easily has the best coffee in town. They use use very high quality coffee beans and have great brewing methods. The menu is small but very original. Lots of unique dishes that will leave you craving more. My only complaint is the constancy. The staff is constantly changing and sometimes your drink will be completely different than what you... More 

Thank alexpujol
Fresno, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Small place, but many positives. Quality ingredients, great food. Very nice sincere people running this small business. Two thumbs up!!

Thank Molly J
California Desert, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Now, as I must be an honest person, I have to say, that one friend, in the group of 4, with which I first experienced this darling piece of Franco-phile-heaven, had said she had not always had positive experiences with her food in the past [ and as far as restaurant food opinions go, I listen to what she says,... More 

Thank bre_cregor
Albany, Oregon
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385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The coffee shot is cozy. The coffee is amazing and the pastries even better. They were quick and it was quiet early in the morning so the perfect spot for a casual business meeting.

Thank Karlina C
Exeter, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

Oh my goodness. Their own smoked ham. Local blue cheese. Tender roasted chicken. Every dish is carefully prepared and generous in portion. Be prepared to take some with you. Did I mention specialty coffees? There is just no way to go wrong.

Thank gunnysmom
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a 4 day stay in Visalia and we started each morning with a coffee from Char. They opened at 7am which was great for us before we drove to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Whilst we didn't eat there, the menu looked delicious and the in-house baked goods looked really tempting. The coffee is decent, with some... More 

Thank SimoneR1986
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

First time. Food was was well portioned and the flavors had my taste buds working! The workers were friendly and helpful. One big thing... it was a bit dirty/dusty. A good cleaning would give it 5 stars.

Thank Belen G
Placerville, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stuck in Visalia for work, but came here for a tasty and less expensive breakfast than the hotel could offer. Next time will have to make an effort to try the ice cream.

Thank ShafskyInnkeeper

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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
Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia

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