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“Only the view is memorable”
Review of Cafe Aquatica

Cafe Aquatica
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Jenner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Beautiful spot on the river but food is average and overpriced. There's no bathroom, and they only take cash, which is a pain. Some annoying regular kept throwing a ball into the river causing a wet dog to come barreling past our table to fetch it.

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2  Thank mbeau55
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Cafe Aquatica is a mandatory stop on our way home from a weekend at The Sea Ranch. The clam chowder is some of the best in Northern California - not thickened with flour but full of clams and veggies, served topped with crisp croutons that soak up some of the tasty broth. It is so hard to find clam chowder that doesn't have the consistency of library paste! When I'm really hungry I order the crab sandwich made with focaccia bread. Delicious. And as noted in other reviews, the coffee is the best. Now, if I could stop myself from ordering the chowder every time we stop there I'm sure I'd find more items to rave about!

Bring cash and expect to eat outside on a bench or chair facing the Russian River, breathing in the brisk ocean air. There are only 2 small tables inside. If you love fresh and (mostly) local, you'll love Cafe Aquatica.

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1  Thank margie1928
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Their drip coffee is fantastic - bold and strong. The view by the river is quite nice too. I'd probably pass on their salads and pastries (we had a tuna salad and a gluten-free ginger strawberry scone) The tuna salad tasted like they took a can of albacore tuna, drained it, and poured it over a bag of salad greens. Healthy for sure, but not really tasty. the scone was so dry i had to run in and buy a can of coconut water which put me back $3.50.

No restrooms (they direct you to a port-a-potty across the street) and no wifi.

There are few options in Jenner so this is alright - you pay for the view. In any other large market, however, this would be a pretty typical coffee shop.

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1  Thank amogle
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Tiny little place offers super pastries, coffees, and so fresh to make you cry sandwiches. Add some local live music with a view of the estuary as a backdrop and it doesn't get any better. (Pity it isn't open for dinner!)

Thank leftie9
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Wow, this place is amazing! Their espresso drinks are made to order, and freshly pressed. The pastries are all homemade and absolutely delicious! Will try lunch there next time!!!

Thank Divaluvz2travel
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