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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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4 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Albany, Oregon
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220 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have the Vanilla Latte and loved it! The house made vanilla flavoring was fantastic and the foodie in me loved it. The Du Monde coffee was a great pairing with it.

Thank Karlina C
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

A true gem in downtown Visalia!! Get a pour over coffee, made with Intelligentsia beans, and I guarantee it will be one of the best coffees you've ever had! They have a great mix of specialty items here including McConnell's ice cream (which is amazing ice cream, and I'm an ice cream freak!!!), amazing sandwiches, snacks, pastries, and so much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?