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“Good experience with friendly service”
Review of Cafe Sarafornia

Cafe Sarafornia
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Monroe, New York
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good experience with friendly service”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We visited the town to find the geyser in the area, first it is interesting that no one was able to tell us where this geyser was - not only in this establishment but virtually throughout the town. We settled in for lunch and the food was creative and well prepared. Our server did mention soup was prepared freshly and it was very good. The fare here is traditional lunchtime although they do change things up slightly with local ingredients and such. Although some of the reviews indicated a difficulty with the service, we found although not exactly the "fastest car on the race track" our server was friendly, took an interest in our day's adventure, was conversational about the place and actually reminded us of leaving something behind at the conclusion of our meal. What more could you ask for ? If you are not a fan of Boston area sports, you may wish to consider an alternative location as it seems someone affiliated with this business is a huge Boston fan. Being from the east coast, it was kind of nice to see. I would return solely based upon the friendly approach to the dining experience and the quality of the food.

  • Visited October 2011
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Sonora, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Service is lacking”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The waitress seemed to have more important things to do than keep her customers coffee's and water's filled. Then the food was not up to par. Try the bakery across the street.

Visited March 2012
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Reno, NV
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“So sad to see a once great place go down in flames.”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Our family has been going to Sarafornia for many many years now. Over the last 2 years there has been a couple of issues with our favorite breakfast place but nothing worth writing about. After yesterday's service, food, and prices,...I just had to write this review. #1 We had a party of 12, which obviously poses an issue with seating. Seating wasn't really the problem,...holding the table for the additional 4 people who were less than 10 minutes late was the issue. Our waitress made us all very aware of the restaurants policy about holding a table,...even for a minute. She was not pleasant about it at all. #2 The food was bland, hot items were cold, and the overall quality was sub-par. #3 The prices are astronomical for what you get. I understand that it's hard times for all including business's but with prices like this, you're not going to get any business. Especially with the attitude of the waitress's and the bland food. It's really too bad,....we have loved this place for years.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank bynic
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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome breakfast!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great breakfast spot, come hungry! Easy location in owntown Calistoga and lots of great choices on the menu. Thumbs up on diner style coffee!

Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fun diner + hearty food”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Great food and service. Loved the chorizo hash and their coffee is really good.

Visited March 2012
Thank InternationalGal
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