Where To Eat Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner In Trendy Mendocino, CA

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In trendy Mendocino, California with its rustic coastal line and awe inspiring view, but suffering from the hunger pangs? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these awesome cafe’s and restaurants serving up a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perhaps you could even try a different one for each meal? Say goodbye to hunger.

1. Goodlife Cafe and Bakery

Organic, premium and homemade food is the staple of this cafe in Mendocino. From fresh cakes to pastries and even speciality orders this cafe offers it all, making it the perfect stop off to grab some breakfast or late afternoon snack. Their breakfast burrito is just delicious! Their drinks menu is just as good with their coffee being organic and fair-trade. If you have special dietary needs they’ll try their best to accommodate them with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options too.

Goodlife Cafe and Bakery

Address: 10483 Lansing St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: Goodlife Cafe and Bakery

2. Trillium Cafe

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In the middle of Mendocino village you’ll find this comfortable, intimate cafe restaurant. Trillium is perfect for an early evening dinner as they have an outdoor seating area from which you can enjoy both your meal and watch the sunset over the ocean. Their dinner menu includes grass-fed meat, fresh fish and organic vegetarian options.

Trillium Cafe

Address: 10390 Kasten St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: Trillium Cafe

3. MacCallum House Restaurant

Perfect for a special occasion where you want to splash out and eat exquisite food in this boutique restaurant. There is a strong emphasis on organic quality produce so you’ll know that you are eating the best, freshest foods. There is a sunny wrap around porch on which you can enjoy your fine dining and take part in such luxuries as carpaccio and pan seared scallops. If you’re a vegetarian be sure to get stuck into their meze options.

MacCallum House Restaurant

Address: 45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: MacCallum House Restaurant

4. Mendocino Cafe

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In the heart of Mendocino is this popular cafe which is open for lunch and dinner. On their menu you can expect local, organic produce, free range chicken, grass fed local meats, hormone free dairy and wild harvested seafood. They specialize in a variety of world foods including Thai, Vietnamese and even Mexican and each one is as delicious as the next.

Mendocino Cafe

Address: 10451 Lansing St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: Mendocino Cafe

5. The Ravens

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We love the sustainable and eco-minded The Ravens restaurant, and so do vegans across the Mendocino area. It’s an award winning independent restaurant too, so you can rest assured that by eating here you’ll also be supporting the local environment. Their food is sourced from organic growers or the Stanford Inn’s California Certified Organic Farm. The Ravens is open for breakfast, lunch on the go and dinner, they also offer ethnic food nights that are always interesting.

The Ravens

Address: 44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: The Ravens

6. Cultured Affair Cafe

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This food-joint may be difficult to find but it is definitely worth the determination. You can sample the simple homely foods including soups, sandwiches and pasta and homemade frozen yoghurt.

Cultured Affair Cafe

Address: 45104 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: Cultured Affair Cafe

7. Cafe 1

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Want somewhere that offers you a tonne of choices on their menu? Head on over to Fort Bragg, a 15 minute drive from central Mendocino and search for Cafe 1. With an expansive menu which is both organic and chemical free and a welcoming smile, you’ll soon feel right at home.

Cafe 1

Address: 753 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Website: Cafe 1

8. Restaurant 955

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Another ‘splash-out’ on our list but one that is also worth the splash is Restaurant 955. Searching for the perfect texture and taste since they opened their doors, this is a firm favorite with both locals and tourists alike. There is a lot of fresh fish and organic meat options available on the menu, but whatever you choose be sure to head there for dinner and enjoy sitting on the decking under the twinkling lights.

Restaurant 955

Address: 955 Ukiah Street, 44845 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: Restaurant 955

9. Circa '62 at Schoolhouse Creek

Need a homely breakfast that can help clear your head, particularly after a late night out? Then Circa ‘62 is for you. Dedicated to the “Great American Breakfast” the hosts treat this as an extension of their own house, dedicating it to family and friends. They have a daily menu and a weekend menu, so be sure to check out everything on offer, but whatever you choose, it will be delicious.

Circa '62

Address: 7051 CA-1, Little River, CA 95456

Website: Circa ‘62

10. FLOW restaurant

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Get into the Mendocino ‘flow’ with this organic ocean view restaurant. They have plenty on offer to satisfy vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters, specializing in Fresh, Local, Organic, Wholesome food (can you see where they got their name from?).

FLOW restaurant

Address: 45040 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Website: FLOW restaurant

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We would like to formally apologize to anyone who began reading this feature whilst not feeling hungry, and who we are sure is now drooling and suffering from the hunger pangs. This disclaimer is to certify that it is entirely possible to travel all the way to Mendocino for food and then back to your current location. We will not judge you.

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