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The Mile High Cafe

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26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-2008
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You'll find a variety of food for breakfast & lunch! Hannah our waiter was very attentive and friendly. This was our first time visiting and we all enjoyed our food.

Thank Lety S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe has a wonderful selection of authentic Japanese cuisine. The sizzling rice soup was wonderful and the katsu was just as I remember from Japan. The udon is also great. The ambiance of the place makes is all the better.

Thank Aspen E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I live in the Palm Springs area and we wanted to take a day trip up the mountain. We heard that Mile High Cafe was really great and decided to try it for the first time. Glad we did! Great food, great service. Breakfast was piping hot and the portions were excellent. The homemade strawberry jam was... More 

Thank v1nsanitee
Florence, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in expecting acage and we're pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. Great mix of traditional American and Asian dishes! Service was really good!

Thank PCtraveling
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Mile High after JoAnn's choose to not open for breakfast.....was very happy to have found Mile High! The waitress was very sweet....the food was delicious ....and the fire in the fireplace just made it all the better on a cold morning!

Thank Damon P
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent food, great service and awesome prices!!! Biscuit and gravy is the best!!! Awesome atmosphere!!!

Thank Lori760
Idyllwild, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Mile High Cafe has been remodeled extensively from its previous owner. The new owner, Nam, has created a great menu, "Sushi nights" each month, and excellent service. It's easy to be comfortable and eat well here. Good for vegans too!

Thank Richard92549
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing bacon avocado burger! Very good French fries. Very fresh and crunchy!! Super scary ride up the mountains but worth it!!

Thank Melissa J
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Decided to spend a day at Idyllwild. Stopped off at Mile High Cafe. Nice little cozy cafe, located on the side of the road just before the town. Great atmosphere. They were willing to let my wife try a sample of the tuna melt before ordering the sandwich. She ordered the tuna melt sandwich and I ordered the Grilled Salmon... More 

Thank Orlando J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Well, I must say this is definitely a place you need to stop and eat at least once while visiting Idyllwild. The Ambiance is great the service was fantastic and it simply was the best burger I've had in quite a few years. It's definitely a place I'd be going back to. I love this little town and all its... More 

Thank Anastasia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-2008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?