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First Street Cafe

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440 1ST St, Benicia, CA 94510
+1 707-745-1400
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Benicia, CA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Street Cafe is a small quaint little restaurant with a small amount of outside seating as well. Their food is always full of flavor with unique twist. Breakfast and Lunch....you won't be disappointed.

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Thank dsuetucker
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi dsuetucker, Thank you for taking the time to write about our cafe. We're so glad to hear you enjoy what we do and how we do it. We hope to get the privilege of serving you again soon. Happy holidays. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Alamo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had dinner which was wonderful but I hear this is a knock out breakfast place. I had their signature sandwich (artichoke and fresh crab) which was deeeelicious! My daughter had ahi which she loved as well. Very friendly servers! I would definitely go back.

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Thank robyn v
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thank you for the great review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the crab sandwich and your daughter enjoyed her Ahi. You chose 2 of our most popular items. We hope to get the privilege of serving you both again soon. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

First Street Cafe is centrally located on Benicias main street. Cute exterior invites to a warm and classic cafe inside. Since I was dining alone for breakfast I grabbed a stole at the bar. Quick and friendly service. The menu is traditional I would say - which suited me perfectly! I wanted eggs and bacon with a bagel on the... More 

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Thank Cathrine P
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI Cathrine, Thank you for taking the time to write about the cafe. Glad to hear we were just what you were looking for when you visited. We have a somewhat famous Crab & Artichoke sandwich that people love for lunch and some for dinner. We hope you'll give it a chance when the timing is right. Best Wishes, Mark... More 

Benicia, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We love going here for brunch. Our pups are always welcome to sit outside with us and eat the leftover bacon from the wait staff. 😋

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Thank Linda W
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Linda, WE love having our guests bring their dogs to join them for a meal at the cafe. I'm very happy to hear our servers are accommodating our four legged friends as well as our tow legged ones. We hope to have the privilege of serving you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Marble
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Apparently showing up at noon on a Sunday is a good time, because the crowd was thinning out and we were seated immediately. The three of us ordered very different breakfast items, and all were great. I had the corned beef hash, which included a generous amount of meat, that looked like it had only recently been sliced off the... More 

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Thank Craig S
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you for the great review. We're so happy to hear you enjoy what we do and how we do it. We hope you will choose to join us again soon. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

94591
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food it pretty good, however the service is a little slow. It's the good food that keeps me coming back. It's also a nice little sidewalk cafe that you can sit and just people watch as you eat.

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Thank Stan Z
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI Stan Z Thanks for the review. We're aware of the sometimes slow service. It is a constant struggle for us mostly due to the size of our kitchen. That is not an excuse though. We must continue to make strides to improve in this area. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Benicia, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a good restaurant in general for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have an upstairs for live music, wine and dessert. They have an open mic night which is fun and can be interesting. There is a web site to check the schedule.

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Thank MayGetAway
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi MayGetAway, Thanks for providing the trip advisor community all this information about the First St. Cafe. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write about us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Benicia, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It can get really busy with a moderate wait time but the food, service and staff are always in top shape.

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Thank dborst
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Dborst, Thanks for your review. We hope to get the privilege of serving you again soon. Cheers! Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Benicia, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We come to First Street Café at least twice a month, usually for breakfast. We love the homemade scones and the quality of the food is always good.

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Thank Ksaad
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

HI Ksaad, Thank you for your ongoing support. I hope you are members of our rewards program. If not, please be sure to sign up on your next visit or use our website to enroll, so you can get credit/points for each visit and earn rewards for your loyalty. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

While touring the Napa Valley in may we ate at the first street cafe twice. We had the daily specials both time and we're completely satisfied If you are in the area we would highly recommend this place for an enjoyable meal.

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Thank Michael M
mrk17, Owner at First Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time and energy to write about our cafe. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visits. We hope next time you are in the area, you'll think of us. Best Wishes, Mark Krull First St. Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 1ST St, Benicia, CA 94510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Benicia
  • Phone Number: +1 707-745-1400
Description
Thanks for looking at our listing. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between times. Looking for somewhere to have a leisurely lunch, we can help you. Need to get back to work quickly, we will accommodate you too. Coming to Benicia to see the sights? Come by for a meal during your visit. We have a great beer & wine list, menus that have a little something for everyone with food that is flavorful (not bland) and prepared fresh. Our servers will demonstrate that they care about creating a great experience for you, during your visit. We have an upstairs room that features live music on Friday, Saturday night & Sunday afternoon (Jazz). Have a group to feed? We are also a full service caterer providing food, beverage and service for groups from 4 to 350 or more. Our upstairs room is large enough for 50 for a catered event and intimate enough for 10. Call or email Mark (the owner) today for more information or to just ask a question. We have won many awards including the best dessert in Solano County & Best restaurant in Solano County.

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