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Julian Cafe & Bakery

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2112 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2712
08:00 - 19:30
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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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Riverside, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went into the cafe to have dinner. I ordered potato skins my wife ordered ribs. The food was extremely bland and inedible. The potato skins were greasy and had no flavor, the ribs sauce was awful and the ribs themselves had zero flavor. My wife meal came with a baked potato and vegetables. Soggy vegetables the... More 

Thank David A
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Period. And the meatloaf and fried chicken is also excellent. Expensive but not compared to the local gasoline. Show up with a full tank.

Thank Mike B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we have been coming here for over 25 years. large portions of home style food, family, and friends. reasonable prices. sometimes a wait, but always worth it.

Thank Sue R
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132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a week's cycling trip (San Diego Christmas Ride 2016), while my husband rode, I saw the sights and EVERYONE said - Go to Julian and get apple pie. So that's what I did - even though it had been snowing and was bitterly cold - I headed up there. Not knowing where to get pie, I found a parking... More 

Thank chewedpup
Suffolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 4 January 2017

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 57 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?