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Cafe Sarafornia

1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1417
+1 707-942-0555
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“french toast” (33 reviews)
“pancakes” (33 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1417
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a bad lunch here. Basic food (hamburgers and sandwiches) was not well prepared. At least one fly was buzzing around. Place felt dirty. Couldn't wait to leave. There are much better choices in Calistoga.

Thank accidentaltrvlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here three or four times in the past and the food was fine. However two days ago, we stopped in for lunch. I hate to be negative, but this was a bad experience. I had the Cobb salad, which was really brown...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife really took a hankering to this Cafe. For me, the food was good and the prices were reasonable. But be careful with the coffee-they charge for refills-even if it's just a topoff . . . I think it was the most expensive 3/4...More

Thank rocketman55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smoked Salmon eggs benedict special was delicious! Quintessential Calistoga breakfast. You won't be disappointed.

Thank LSybil
Cafe-Sarafornia, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and the kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party liked everything we had. I liked the not-heavy or greasy biscuit and gravy with two eggs as you like.

Thank SunriseFitness
Cafe-Sarafornia, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are grateful your party enjoyed the visit and appreciate the kind review. Please come by anytime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was my third visit. My last I gave it 5 stars. why not now? Simply put, I felt ripped off, being charged $6.50 for maybe a 10 oz tomato juice--same price as pomegranate juice, which we all know costs more! Good egg/cheese/chix sausage/spinach scramble...More

Thank Ruby M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

When I’m doubt ask a local so I did, and the kind man at ACE said this was the spot I was seeking for beyond basic breakfast. Clearly family owned - the pride of Service (and family history) was evident, and the food very good....More

Thank Manalani
Cafe-Sarafornia, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We're incredibly grateful to be recommended by a fellow local. So glad that you enjoyed the meal and appreciated our family history of proud service. Hope to see you the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 7 May 2018

After hiking the Oak Hill mine trail, my wife and I went to Calistoga for lunch. Walking along main street, we stumbled upon this restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised. The young lady serving us was very prompt and friendly. Excellent service. She found us...More

Thank Silverwoods
Cafe-Sarafornia, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We're lucky that you stumbled across us and grateful you enjoyed the outdoor meal. Thank you for sharing your experience on what sounds like such a lovely day. Please wander in anytime!

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The Cafe Sarafornia team know the secret to getting breakfast just right starting with excellent coffee and an easy to choose mix and match scramble that really gets it right too! Everything is Tasty with California fresh ingredients and substitutions seemed welcome. The Cafe is...More

Thank chasand
Cafe-Sarafornia, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Sarafornia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have asked for a more generous description of what we work hard to accomplish every day. Thank you very much for allowing us to help start your day!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We stopped for brunch (well not really, but I had breakfast) it was an off season Saturday when we arrived around 1:30 Pm. there was ample seating with no waiting. the staff was very attentive and we had beverages and they were right there when...More

Thank MARK H
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28 December 2017|
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Response from CasperGraceGGH24 | Reviewed this property |
hello, honestly, i feel like its always busy (very good sign) never a long wait. way worth the wait
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
  • Phone Number: +1 707-942-0555
Café Sarafornia is one of the last diners left in the Napa Valley and is a well-known (dare we say "famous"?) local destination for good food at a good value. We offer breakfast all day, and feature not only classic diner fare (Corned Beef Hash, Steak and Eggs, Chicken Fried Steak, 2+2+2) but our own take on breakfast and lunch with local Napa Valley flair (Brannan Benedict, Wildcat Scrambler, Palisades Omelet, Jalisco Wrap, and a Bombay Chicken Sandwich). Café Sarafornia is a great place get something to "soak up those tannins" before going wine tasting at one of the many world-class tasting rooms within walking distance in downtown Calistoga. Kids and families are always welcome.
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