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Circa '62 at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

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7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514 (Formerly Creekside Restaurant - Inn at Schoolhouse Creek)
+1 707-937-5525
08:00 - 12:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 12:00
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Davis, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Deeelicious food from Circa '62. We got the breakfast burger which had hashbrowns on it so it automatically becomes the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. And we got the french toast! We were so full, but completely satisfied with the meal.

Thank vlmcintire
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place as it was close to our hotel, I had the chiliquiles and it was yummy. My husband had a traditional breakfast. I would eat here again and probably order the same thing

Thank spatterlee
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best breakfast ever! Also, as you see incredible views. Tanya was a wonderful server. I'd go back again any time

Thank BrentDav
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast at Circa '62. The choices on the menu are fantastic and varied, with everything as locally sourced as possible. We also loved the dog-friendly section of the restaurant and the dog menu. Our two dogs couldn't believe their luck when they got to share a plate of scrambled eggs and ground beef. We highly recommend... More 

Thank Worldbutterfly
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This fantastic little breakfast place is just a couple miles from our vacation rental home and I don't know how we missed trying it out for so long. The service was great and the food was amazing. Very hearty meal. I recommend the house made sausage. It was incredible. Oh, and nearly every table has a lovely view of the... More 

Thank CaliforniaLuRN
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We pulled in after playing with the dogs in sweats and hoodies. The rain had just blown out and the sweet smell of all the flowers filled the air. We walked in right as they opened and were able to choose our seat, and I chose the lottery of tables. As I sat drinking my bottomless mimosa I saw what... More 

Thank Tiffany T
Sunnyvale, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Circa '62 is the sister property of Cottages at Little River Cove. Breakfast was included with our stay at the Cottages. It was good. Kitty our server was very attentive.

Thank MandDOnTheRoad
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Chef, hats off to you! Circa 62 on the menu and your walnut cinnamon toast-superb~delicious! and dining with two Yorkies was a special treat! Sincerely we Thank you and will definitely recommend to friends and be back soon ;)

Thank Barbara N
Alameda, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Waitress was a little slow. Had to get own coffee. Was insecure (hint ask your boss, not us your questions.)and asking us intrusive questions. Very nice bacon, omelets, eggs. Good food nice lady owner.

Thank marinemom37
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn so dined at the restaurant for breakfast and it was awesome! There was a great roaring fire on entry and the front room has a great view of the garden with the sea in the distance. It was delightful watching the chipmunks, blue jays and other birds dining on grain the chef puts out. The... More 

Thank Jo_Holt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Mexican, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514 (Formerly Creekside Restaurant - Inn at Schoolhouse Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Little River
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-5525
Open Daily at 8:00 + Open to the Public! In 1862, just ten years following the arrival of the first settlers on the Mendocino Coast (and a year before Lincoln's Gettysburg Address), mill owner and rancher Charles Perkins, built the Inn's historic Ledford Farmhouse. In 1888, Perkins built a mansion on the hill to the south of the Inn and, in so doing, renovated the farmhouse to give to his daughter as a wedding present. The coffered old growth redwood ceilings you see while dining at Circa '62 were added for the wedding and were quite the statement of affluence and style for the time. We do our best to live up to the beauty of Mr. Perkins home(yes, some of our guests and staff believe he's still here) by serving a great breakfast that shows off the best local stuff, has a sense of fun and is really just an extension of our own home... We can't wait to meet you!

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