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Still Life Cafe

135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
+1 760-878-2555
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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“salmon burger” (13 reviews)
“escargot” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Storefront small restaurant that offers great food. Bistro experience and a warm and friendly staff. Would definitely return if I am in this town again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Just off 395 across from a Chevron gas station. Is a local French Gem. Not the largest menu. But cafe style Elegance in french style. Local artworks. Very slow pace dinner, which is good if you've been driving all day give you a moment to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nissan1515
Reviewed August 26, 2018

That was a surprise. French-speaking staff making French food. Want Parisiene bistro- style feeling? Here.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank olegv2015
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We did not expect "fine French dining" during our stay in Independence, but this weird little place delivers, at least as far as delicious food and wine are concerned. Standouts were the salmon, and the French onion soup, and the bread was delicious as well....More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Tuco P
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

THE place in Independence for dinner. The staff are lovely, the owner a regular presence, the menu well prepared, and the food fantastic. Worth visiting Independence just for this spot!

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank mes227
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I ate here tonight and were not disappointed. We had the house salad, he then had the duck sausage with frittes and vegetables. His meal was plated up well. I went to the ol' spaghetti Bolognese and was not disappointed. Washed down with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Di5151
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We were so amazed to find this little gem of a French Restaurant in this tiny outpost of Death Valley. Wonderful escargot, amazingly flavorful French Onion Soup served with warm French Bread, washed down with a couple of decent bottles of Cotes du Rhône... Who...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank rkk
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Gourmet French country cooking by French country family. This is the best food on US Hwy 395 for 500 miles. Plan for a European style meal, not fast food. The Art on the walls is very good also and for sale. The cook is the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Rolf K
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This place is mad cute. There's a table full of old art magazines. It's pretty and relaxing. There's lamb sausage and a salmon burger and a pasta on the specials board. A dog walked around that loved to get pet. Make sure to ask for...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank austinzuffi
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Quaint restaurant for weary travellers. The chef knows how to prepare a great burger. My friend and I had the one topped with cheese and avocado. The frites that came with the burger were on point.We cleaned our plates but again, we had just hiked...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Kaptrekker
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Leslee M
April 22, 2017|
Response from rrsstscull | Reviewed this property |
The hotel owner just down the street said something like 30 years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 760-878-2555
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