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50 University Ave. (Main St.) Send to Phone
At this café in Old Town, both the laid-back interior and the oak-shaded patio have views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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3.5 rating over 4 reviews

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED California Cafe Restaurant Review

: Welcoming California Café, in the heart of Los Gatos' charming Old Town, boasts ample outdoor dining with views that are hard to beat. Appetizers include seared pot stickers, tuna poke and sweet and spiced calamari. Fresh salads from local ingredients are standards. Main dishes change frequently, but typically include grilled fish, scallops, salmon with piquillo peppers, short ribs, crispy chicken and lamb Bolognese. Butterscotch bread pudding is not to be missed. Popular for brunch on weekends, the restaurant’s extensive menu runs the gamut from breakfast to lunch with choices such as brioche french toast, shrimp Louie omelet, crab Benedict and frittatas, along with salads and sandwiches. Happy hour runs from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays and features Beat the Clock progressive pricing on items such as short rib sliders, mac ‘n’ cheese, Cajun bacon chips and drink specials.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED California Cafe
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Never Again
by Bentfam on Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:46 pm
Perhaps too harsh, but I've been going to CA Cafe for 20+ years. Got there with the family at 6pm for Christmas eve dinner. Waited 15 minutes before we even had someone come by the table, and it was the Exec Chef (nice and pleasant guy). We got our waters and menus 5 minutes later. I ordered a steak dish medium well and came to the table seared. The salmon and lamb were fine. For dessert, I ordered coffee, but didn't get the cream or sugar I requested.
For the price of the meals and the reputation, they didn't even come close to delighting us. The biggest disappointment was that we were looking forward to a nice dinner with nice ambience to spend Christmas Eve with the family. We did have a good time being together last night though.
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