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“Service was good, food very mixed”
Review of Colby Jack Cafe & Bakery - CLOSED

Colby Jack Cafe & Bakery
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Colby Jack Cafe and Bakery is Atascadero's premier dining destination. Two Foodies, Jack and Natalie Dorris, have created a warm and inviting restaurant with European inspired pastries, hand- made breads, locally roasted Joebella Coffee, and a classic yet contemporary food menu.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was a birthday celebration, we had made reservations for 7:30. That evening a special was a meat lasagne however, it was no longer available, which disappointed four of our group of 8. For as busy as it was that evening it seemed a little odd to be out of the special by that time. Three of us had their "Osso Bucco" For one of us it was just medium, I thought it was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. The last person, the bone was stone cold as was the meat. Unfortunately, there was an emergency in the kitchen and something happened in defrosting the shank. The meal was removed form the bill, and as I said for the hotel, service was never a problem with our experience at Colby Jack's or the Carlton. Two others had the chicken and one said it was good, the other that it was dry. As noted in the Carlton Hotel review, there is a full fledged bakery on site. We were able to get a cake and the restuarant kept it for us until dinner. One advise I would give is to make sure that all help is better appraised of offerings of the hotel and area. Prior to heading off to the wineries, we met in the lounge area (very nice with great seating) and waited until everyone was checked in. (There is only a beer and wine license so no hard liquor). One member ordered a mimosa for $5. She ordered a second and at that time was told for $7 she could have bottomless. Feeling she should have been told that at the beginning, the manager noted that the young lady was new, and he did offer the bottomless to our friend for all day rather then until she left. We had also asked at that time if the lounge had music or if there was a place in town to go, and the waitstaff on duty at that time could not tell us if they did have music that night or where to go to find some.

The cake was very good!

Thank 1redheartz
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Owner Natalie created two party menus for our 20 friends, and was so easy to work with. Food was very good, especially the salmon and fillet combo. Sunday brunch is great and an incredible value. Locals should eat there regularly!

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Too many excuses to count on why the service was terrible, the menu items unavailable. Clearly, one of the worst experiences I have had in recent memory!!!

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Thank Jsnus1019
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

After moving to the Carlton, they've definitely come into their own. Food is good quality and fairly priced. Ambiance of the location is fitting for the presentation of their gourmet-esque fare. Price is in line with the location and quality.

Thank Auntie_LaLa81
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Colby Jack Cafe features many breakfast options (including croissants, quiches, etc.), pastries, desserts, and sandwiches. There is some outside seating in the back of the restaurant as well. The food is good but way too expensive for what you get.

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Thank nelsc61
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