We turned up without a reservation one evening but got a table. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and its ingredients. Food was beautifully prepared and the choice included both cafe standards (burger and fries) and imaginative dishes that kept this fussy vegetarian happy (butternut squash ravioli). Portions were neither too big nor too small and there was a good selection of drinks. And as if all this wasn't enough there was live jazz playing and fresh bakery products to take home for breakfast. This was our family's best meal of the two week holiday in California and I hope we go back some day.