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Fresco Valley Cafe

442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cute restaurant. Seating on the patio an option for lunch. Inside is rather plain but not crowded. Some booths available. Nice fireplace on one end of the room. We split a garden salad which was very good and had a Spinach Manicotti and Fish and...More

Thank dhen
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our ambiance! I'm delighted you're such a fan of our fireplace, and that you found your garden salad tasty, along with the rest of your meal. Thank you so much for being so patient with our...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

I love Fresco Cafe! They have a great menu for those who want fresh food that is prepared to order (not mass produced). The price is right for the value, as the portions for most menu items is larger. Make sure you check out Today's...More

Thank GinaVWineLover
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

It's such a pleasure hosting you, Gina! Thank you so much for the kind words regarding the quality and cost of our fare -- it means a lot to everyone here. I'm glad you're such a fan of our specials and soups, too. Hopefully, you'll...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

We ate here once before and couldnt wait to go again. We had fresh flowers on the table and a fire close by. We had a late lunch which held us for dinner also. We both tried the specials and loved them both

Thank Katherine G
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2016

Katherine, I'm delighted you had such a pleasant time dining with us. Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our fare and ambiance, and I truly hope we'll get the chance to host you again soon. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner

Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a new restaurant for us - and we are very happy we tried it. Went for dinner around 6 p.m. on a Thursday. We assumed we had to order off the dinner menu but that was incorrect - the entire menu is available....More

Thank AndiamoBrian
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

AndiamoBrian, I'm happy your first visit here turned out so delicious. I can't wait to let Samantha know how much you appreciated her help, too. Whipping you up those meatballs and your wife's tuna wrap was our pleasure, and we can't wait to host you...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stumbled into the Fersco Valley Cafe looking for another place to eat that we never found and are very happy we did. This is a great quiet cafe that has plenty of inside and outside dinning areas. It is in a square at the...More

Thank 707clayg
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

I'm glad you and your wife were such fans of our fare. It's a delight knowing she enjoyed her wrap, and I'm glad your sandwich's flavor was matched by our french fries. Hopefully, the next time you're both craving something delicious, you'll stop by our...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Surprisingly many restaurants close early in Solvang. The staff at Fresco Valley Cafe were super welcoming even though we arrived about 20 minutes before closing time. The food arrived quickly and was very good. Cozy setting with a lovely fireplace.More

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

We're always more than happy to welcome in guests up until we close, so I'm glad that you were able to stop by! Thank you for giving us a shot and for writing such a lovely review. We hope your visit to Solvang was one...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a very nice meal! We ate pizza and a cesar salad and both were tasty and nicely presented!More

Thank Joan S
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Joan, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. I'm so excited to know that you enjoyed your pizza and Caesar salad so much. I hope we get the chance to cook for you again soon! Take care, Mathew...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local shop owner. We really enjoyed the setting which was picturesque with the mini windmill and antique store. The patio dining was nice (although flies were rampant). It was easy to order inside at the counter, and...More

Thank melmooreii
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

I'm so glad that you were recommended to us! Thank you for giving us a shot. We work hard on all the little details, so it means a lot that you noticed. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon....More

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at hundreds of these restaurants over the last few years. This rates with the best of them. The positives: good food, large portions(enough to split), fair prices, quiet location at end of a clean street, nice outdoor tables, excellent service and some...More

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

What a review! I'm thrilled to know that you love everything about our cafe -- that's such an honor. Thank you for taking the time to share your support here online. Next time you're in our area, we truly hope to serve you again! Until...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant was rated 4 stars on yelp. We decided to try it out. We thought it would be a sit down type of restaurant. We were surprised that we had to order at a front counter but that was really not an inconvenience. Food...More

Thank Thomas B
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thomas, you'll definitely have to come back and try our cookies! You're right -- they are delicious. I'm so delighted to hear that you gave us a shot and that you enjoyed your meal so much. We work hard to make sure every dish is...More

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26 May 2016|
Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need a reservation. You order up front and they bring it to your table. Plenty of tables🌺
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
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Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day.

Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!
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