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Charlie's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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145 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6516 (Formerly Charlie's Angels Cafe)
+1 530-274-1839
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Grass Valley, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to eat breakfast but sometimes can be a long wait to be seated. Nice omelettes and pancakes.

Thank pamkesler
Upland, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere - it fits with the Gold Rush era - and can't really evaluate the food appropriately since my brother and I just had the biscuits and gravy. However, the gravy was tasty but the biscuits could have been lighter and fluffier for my taste. Service was good and the coffee hot, so we can't really complain.... More 

Thank Nomossgrows
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I had bacon, eggs, grits and toast last Sunday. The place was rammed and people were queuing in the porch waiting for a table. It was that good. As a Brit visiting Grass Valley, I'd never eaten grits. It was an experience made better by adding Tabasco sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper. The bacon and eggs were perfect. Highly recommended,... More 

Thank Player66
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had I not ordered corned beef hash, I wouldn't have known that's what they served me. Yeah, it looked like some type of hash, or home fries, but as Clara Peller was fond of saying, "where's the beef?" Funny that I ordered corned beef hash at another place a couple weeks later, and it must have had six or seven... More 

Thank Craig S
northern California
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had many a good breakfast here in the last five years. Last Saturday's was a disappointment. Their corned beef hash used to be quite a favorite. Now it appears to be a bland mixture of hash browns and corned beef. Toast was very dry and hard. And the scrambled eggs were chopped into small pieces. Maybe I picked the wrong... More 

Thank Leodis
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Local diner vibe, good food.i have always had great and friendly service. If you are their for lunch, I have two words-GARLIC FRIES!!!

Thank Da_Tots
Grass Valley, California
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253 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Charlie's is a down home, western style cafe. I've only eaten breakfast here, although they are open for lunch and dinner also. It's not fancy, but they serve a hearty breakfast. You can also substitute egg whites for whole eggs in the omelettes and scrambles. And you can substitute fruit or tomatoes for the potatoes. So it is possible to... More 

Thank RJ748
Penn Valley, California
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157 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Town favorite for an easy weekend breakfast. Generally, a little crowded which can make the service a tad slow. Wide range of breakfast offerings that are well prepared, coffee is fresh and hot and the employees pleasant and accommodating. We stop in when in town.

Thank WilsyPV
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The food was decent. The best way to describe it is, "traditional American breakfast". They served all the usual items, omelets, pancakes, sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, bacon, hash browns, etc. I tried the biscuits and gravy, sourdough pancakes, sausage, bacon and waffles. All were good except the sausage which was cheap and too fatty and the bacon which was... More 

3 Thank Will D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Not fancy, but friendly and the breakfast was hearty and very good. The coffee from a local roaster was a nice surprise.

Thank sandra p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6516 (Formerly Charlie's Angels Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-1839

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