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Julian Cafe & Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
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2112 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2712
08:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 19:30
Fri 08:00 - 20:30
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Suffolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner out last night in Julian, and were not disappointed. Hearty comfort food abounded! Most importantly, however, we had learned our lesson and called ahead for seating so we had a minimal wait. While neither my wife and I are apple pie fans, we did enjoy the one slice that we all shared.

Thank John J
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always packed with people! The food is decent the pie is delicious. Plan on waiting if you go on the weekend or a holiday week. You can check in put your name on the list and walk around shopping while you wait. Great place to sit and relax and warm up. The service is great always quick... More 

Thank Pat M
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for their country fried chicken dinner. The food was great, the service was good, but the room is a little crowded.

Thank Chiefmlw
Denton, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

When we walked by this place it smelled wonderful. So we decided to eat there and after a 25 min wait we were seated. The place inside was really small. The food was disappointing none of us finished our food. We did take the potatoes back to the cabin with us and made a chowder out of them but the... More 

Thank Michan C
Yuma, Arizona
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I visited the wonderful town of Julian around Thanksgiving. We chose the Julian Café & Bakery based on its excellent reviews in Tripadvisor. I ordered coffee and my wife ordered ice tea to drink. I ordered the hand-breaded fish and chips with a side salad and my wife had the French-dip. The drinks, food and service were... More 

Thank RaptorMD
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The employees make up for the watery eggs, spicy gravy, and overall food I would not eat again. Even the biscuits were dry.

Thank Amanda W
Corona, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had prime rib & it was pretty good & affordable. My husband had a chicken pie & left nothing on the plate. Very busy Friday night in town but only waited 5 minutes. Good service.

Thank Terri V
san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were in Julian for the Christmas festival and the weather was freezing cold. There was a line to get in, but we had read about the pie and so we ordered a piece from their outdoor window. We finally got it, along with the hot apple cider served with cream and caramel. What a treat! Very fresh and delicious.

Thank arises
Lakeside, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered dessert here and both the apple crumb pie and the Apple boysenberry crumb pie were wonderful. The coffee was perfect and our waitress was spot on and attentive. She was cheerful and very efficient.

Thank kak6
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Julian Cafe has just about anything to accommodate a diverse crowd with varying tastes for breakfast lunch and dinner. The signature chicken pot pie turnover and tortilla soup were delicious.

Thank Sonja O

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-2712

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