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Still Life Cafe

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Independence $$ - $$$, French, Vegetarian Friendly
135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
+1 760-878-2555
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Cute restaurant, one of the few in Lone Pine, but worth a visit. The restaurant in an old building and the atmosphere is charming. The owners have hung "still life" paintings on the walls and they have a lot of "coffee table" books to entertain...More

Thank juliesU5320FF
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were on our way south on Highway 395, looking for lunch but not at a chain restaurant. There were some good reviews for this place. It's a very small town and it was a little late for lunch, so we were the only ones...More

Thank keng350
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We got here late on a cold night but had a good meal. My husband had the salmon burger with sweet potato fries and I had a cheeseburger. There were bigger meal choices but we weren't that hungry. The sweet potato fries were the best...More

Thank Nutmeg M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Carlos the Akita x dachshund rules the dining room in this wonderful old building. The service was very good and the food delicious.

Thank Peregrine W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Really a surprise to find this in such as small town. Nice menu with a few vegetarian opens. Really enjoyed the decor (some amazing paintings of the Eastern Sierra), the food and the wine. Not only is the THE PLACE to eat in Independence, it's...More

Thank mes227
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place, run by an older French couple, could be in a small town in France, and so unlikely here in this tiny town. The atmosphere is as Old World as it gets. The owner is highly eccentric and either serves you well or forgets...More

1  Thank rrsstscull
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting place. Like the vibe of the space and enjoyed the jazz music (which is rare to hear in restaurant venues). Food is okay, but overpriced. Service moves in a glacial pace. Got the bread and butter when we were almost done with dinner. Glad...More

Thank glenn20142015
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Chef is excellent, food quality is very good. Be prepared to wait as it is just a husband and wife team. He appears to be grumpy, but he is harmless and his wife is an excellent chef. the artwork in the cafe is beautiful and...More

Thank misschrism
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1930, we were still waiting to be asked if we were ready at 1945, so we went to place our order & the waitress said she will be there to take the order, by 2000, we got our beer after asking for...More

Thank woody666
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The owner of our hotel advised us to go to this restaurant, only two blocks away from the hotel. But he warned us that we could had to wait a while. Well you could see that the owner was a frenchman and he agreed. The...More

Thank Theov1
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Leslee M
What year did this Restaurant first ever open. I believe I was their when I a small child while traveling with my father, so it's very important to me to know this information. I would appreciate any information you can give me so much. Respectfully, Leslee MacDonald.
22 April 2017|
Response from rrsstscull | Reviewed this property |
The hotel owner just down the street said something like 30 years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 760-878-2555
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