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“Great breakfast”

Cafe Bernardo Davis
Ranked #6 of 198 Restaurants in Davis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: In the spirit of the neighborhood European café, the Bernardo menu changes with the season. Salads, soups, daily breads, sandwiches, pizzettas, and burgers compliment entrees of fresh fish, steak and chicken, making Bernardo a healthy dinner house with café prices. Lunch and dinner dishes reflect the bounty of local ingredients and the certified green kitchen in which they are created.
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This spot in downtown Davis is ideal for breakfast. Either quick and efficent or leisurely and relaxed the format of placing an order and then a seat the food and drinks arrive via a server who identifies you by a large playing card Th food is freshly prepared and the choices are vary from conventional to new views of old favorites.a must go in Davis. The restaurant also offers lunch and dinner later in the day

Visited April 2014
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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and usually great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is the best place in Davis for lunch. You get in order, and go to your table. Food is out within 15 minutes. Good fresh selections of salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Can get a bit busy at lunch time but as long as you find seating, you will be fine. The K St Sac location sucks compared to the Davis location. Overall good spot for business meetings.

  • Visited April 2014
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Davis, CA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fresh & Healthy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my go to places for a great salad....or salad sampler. They also have one of the best burgers in town.

Visited March 2014
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Davis, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“food was good, service was terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went here for a weekend breakfast. I've eaten in the counter-service area and this time sat in the bar area which is separated from the other dining area. Nice for conversation but the service was very confused and in the end kind of awful. The servers are trained to deliver food only. So at one point to get the coffee I'd ordered, after being ignored 3 times when I wanted to catch someone's attention it was necessary to stand up to ask for coffee, then ask for cream and sugar, and then a spoon which were all delivered separately.

It would have been much more pleasant to just sit in the counter-service section, not the bar section. A manager type came in and rather than asking for washed silverware, he banged the separate silverware on the bar counter with a real angry attitude directed at the bartender - it went on for a full couple of minutes. Not pleasant. Food was good, the fruit, eggs and muffin were great but the bad service colored the whole experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Davis, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, solid service, friendly prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cafe Bernardo uses fresh produce, much of it sourced locally/seasonally; quality meat/fish/fowl; artisan bread; and excellent coffee. Cafe Bernardo offers inside and outdoor seating, counter service (place order at counter, food brought to your seat) or full table service in the separate bar and dining room. Full bar, adequate wine list.

Portions are good -- neither huge nor skimpy. Food is cooked to order, but service is almost always extremely prompt and the food served without wilting under a heat lamp. Prices are more than fair for the quality of the fare. Breakfasts are wonderful, the sandwiches innovative and tasty, soups and salads superb, and the dinner choices varied to satisfy almost any palate.

The facilities are clean and well-lighted, the staff friendly, and the prices 10% to 20% lower than for comparable fare anywhere in town. Cafe Bernardo is our go-to for casual meals when we dine out with visitors, when we're too beat to cook at home after a long workday, or early on a rainy Saturday when we're flying solo on weekend chores.

Make no mistake; this isn't the Mustard Seed before the former owners retired, or Biba's in Sacramento. But it's the best general-purpose restaurant in Davis. As a 30-year resident I've tried them all, and stand by my opinion.

  • Visited March 2014
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