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Fresco Valley Cafe

442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (34 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had the best quiche I've ever had here. It was the quiche special and was really exceptional. This cafe is an "order at the front, and they bring you your food". The guy behind the order counter was very welcoming and very efficient. Our...More

1  Thank Judy H
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Judy, I'm so glad you loved our quiche so much. We're so proud of it and it means the world to us to hear from our satisfied customers. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know how we're doing. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Came in for lunch when we were not in the mood for Scandinavian fair. It did not disappoint, as the food has a Euro influence with American touches. A little more expensive than just a fast food joint but the staff is friendly and the...More

1  Thank Clong345
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

It's wonderful to know that our food really hit the spot for you! Thank you for giving our cafe a try. Hopefully it wasn't the last time we'll see you -- we'd love to welcome you back again for another meal soon. Until then, Mathew...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have had lunch here and have been impressed on more than one occasion. Not fancy....casual....I have not had dinner here

Thank Ballplayer2
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Kirkgard, thank you for joining us for lunch! We'd love to welcome you in for dinner sometime. We also have happy hour Wednesday-Sunday 3-5 PM. We appreciate the review and hope to serve you again soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food, service, and atmosphere was great. We had 4 different meals and all were wonderful!

Thank Scott T
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Scott, what an honor! Thank you so much for this high praise. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your meals so much. I hope we get to welcome you back again very soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner

Reviewed 31 July 2016

Big disappointment when my daughter and I ate at this restaurant. We chose this restaurant based on other reviews and we did not find the food to be all that great! I ate the spinach manicotti, which tasted like it was just reheated after being...More

Thank Diana R
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Diana, I'm really disappointed that our food wasn't what you were hoping for. We don't often receive concerns like this, so I'm afraid you caught us on an off day. Thank you for bringing this to my attention -- I'll definitely keep it in mind...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Tried a few other restaurants but this one was by far the most friendly they even have a dog menu. It's a little off the main track but worth it.

Thank Mary H
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

It's easy to be friendly when we have such wonderful guests, Mary! Thank you so much for giving us a try, and for writing such a lovely review. Your support means the world to us! Until next time, Mathew Raab, Owner

Reviewed 20 July 2016

Enjoy sitting outside in a quiet alcove in Solvang with your pooch, enjoying good food for lunch of early dinner. Great before going to PCPA which is right around the corner.More

Thank Carie623
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Carie, I'm so glad that you and your pup got to try us out! Thank you for all the support -- it's such a big help for us. Hope to welcome you both back for some more patio dining again soon. Take care, Mathew Raab,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

My friend and I enjoyed a tasty lunch. We sat inside in the pleasant dining room. It was a bit too hot outside. The chicken pesto salad on toasted sourdough was really good. The turkey wrap was quite big and delicious. The fruit salad was...More

Thank Sundancer93003
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thanks for enjoying a tasty lunch with us! I love hearing that you were happy with the chicken pesto sandwich and turkey club wrap, hopefully we can impress you with our fruit salad the next time around. Hope to see you again soon! All the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

This cafe was a perfect choice for a quick lunch on a Saturday in Solvang. There were lots of crowded full-service restaurants closer to the town center, but this was just a few blocks away, quiet and with lots of good food options. I enjoyed...More

Thank Betty W
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

It sounds like you had an excellent visit with us, Betty! Thank you so much for stopping by and for writing this review. I'm so glad that you loved our soda selection so much -- hope you found one you love! Until next time, Mathew...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Fresco on a holiday weekend with sparse business during height of dinner--only about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Just two of us, but we had to wait longer than normal, which I wouldn't mind if the food was exceptional or the place was really busy,...More

Thank Scott H
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26 May 2016|
Response from Laura W | 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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