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Cafe Aquatica

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10439 Highway 1, Rt 1, Jenner, CA 95450-9605
+1 707-865-2251
08:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Aquatic Cafe today having had a lovely walk at the local beach. My girlfriend had the clam chowder which she hardly touched as it lacked flavour and was too watery. I had the chicken salad. Not much I can say other than it gave me food poisoning and caused me to be physically sick. It cannot be anything else... More 

Thank Jason B
Taos, New Mexico
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stopped here on our way further north and were BLOWN AWAY with how good the food was! The clam chowder was the best I've ever had. I might almost say the same about the coffee and I've had some good coffee in my day. Yum! The woman who served us looked like a bona fide mermaid!

Thank MountainOak31
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you want selection, go elsewhere. There was only one choice for breakfast, but it was fantastic. Poached eggs on amazing bread. $8.50. Great coffee, too.

Thank Atkinson
palo alto California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

While driving up highway one to Mendocino, we consulted Trip Advisor for lunch suggestions. Cafe Aquatica had positive reviews so we elected to eat there. The service was slow - over 15 minutes for basic sandwiches. One of my friends said he had "worst egg salad sandwich of my life". The chowder was hearty but the broth was watery and... More 

Thank stsomewhere4
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The seating and views make this little cafe more of an experience... we wanted to just sit around for hours (if only they served beer & wine) :) sandwich and salad were very nice and fresh- but it was really all about the views. cash only!

Thank mana b
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Found this little gem on recommendation - and couldn't agree more. Enjoyed wonderful seafood chowder and sandwiches, while sitting in the sun on the river bank listening to a guitarist perform. I expect this was a special Sunday event, but couldn't have been more magical. Well worth the stop, although parking might be a bit of a challenge.

Thank Marg C
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good Morning Star Shine, the Earth Says Hello. This little hole in the wall or rather, on the river is the best place to start your day in Jenner (by the Sea). We had good coffee, interesting muffins and delicious avocado toast here on a damp late summer morning after sleeping at a local Inn. Be open to adventures, remember... More 

Thank SueArow
Vallejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Quaint little shop with great coffee and excellent service! Limited parking, but terrific place to stop off during a drive, enjoy the Russian River and some good nibbles.

Thank cz272016
Whangarei, New Zealand
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Enjoyed a lunch sandwich overlooking the river. This place is not flash and the menu is fairly limited but what we had was excellent; chicken, salmon sandwich and a savoury muffin. It was busy when we arrived; but the food came fairly promptly and was made to order

Thank TomChch
Davis, California
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Cafe Aquatica one day for lunch and the next for coffee. Both were very good. Lunch sandwiches and chowder were tasty. If weather allows, it is hard to beat a seat outside overlooking the river. Coffee was also good - and the sugar cookie with ginger was delicious.

Thank cpenny61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10439 Highway 1, Rt 1, Jenner, CA 95450-9605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2251

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