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“love the Sunday brunch”
Review of Cafe Coda

Cafe Coda
Ranked #3 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Chico
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Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“love the Sunday brunch”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great food and love the coffee! Very popular for Sunday brunch so get there early, but the wait usually isn't too bad.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best brunch in Chico, the music never stops.”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Cafe Coda is a business that has a special place in my heart as a former (albeit brief) resident of Chico. No advertising needed for locals, they already know how great the food and atmosphere are. Speaking of the food, I find the cooks here cook with feeling and passion, it's evident in the breakfast and lunch dishes as well as the specials. Occasionally you may get a lacklustre rendition of your favourite dish but mostly the fare is consistently excellent.

The service is low-key, attentive yet friendly. Ellen is a particularly skilled server and a joy to encounter. In terms of the coffee (ultimately the most important part of a well balanced breakfast IMO) - go for the French press, it is delicious and outshines the espresso on offer. (I'm yet to discover any decent espresso coffee in the entire US, so it could just be my taste.)

The breakfast choices can make your mornings very difficult indeed. I usually gave in to my craving for the coda benedict but every now and then would switch it up with the breakfast wrap, pesto or athens. All delicious and generously sized.

Coda is also well known for its status as a regular music venue. The music theme appears in the name, the names of certain dishes and of course the stage/recording studio set up and rearranged. I think this is wonderful and makes Cafe Coda a particularly vibrant place with an important purpose for the Chico music scene. I've seen some great shows here of all genres. They treat musicians well and provide a great audience experience.

I hope to visit Coda again one of these days if life ever leads me back to Chico.

  • Visited January 2013
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Had "breakfast for lunch", and it was nicely prepared. Service was outstanding. Menu items include delicious "twists" on the standard cafe fare, like orange-cranberry french toast as well as more-standard items. Very busy, and I can see why :)

Visited December 2012
Thank Karen F
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