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Succulent Cafe

) #3 of 49 Restaurants in Solvang ££ - £££ American, , Gluten Free Options
1555 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-691-9444
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1555 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

My husband and I ate twice for the quality of the food and proximity to our hotel. We were also informed that they were considered Farm to Table Food. We first went for dinner on a busy Friday night and lamented that there was no...More

Thank sherrieseg
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you came to try both dinner and brunch. After having table service for dinner, I totally understand your confusion when dining with us for breakfast/lunch. It's almost like we're two different restaurants, but most of our...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Succulent has improved a lot since my last review. The service was very good. Their daily specials are awesome.

Thank Barbara F
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Thank you Barbara for coming back to Succulent, we appreciate your feedback. Our staff tries really hard to give you a great experience, we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'm a local. I've been driving past this place for a while and I was hoping for more as I had been recommended here. We came for breakfast. You order at a front counter from about 4 options on a chalk board then grab your...More

1  Thank jennifer p
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Thanks for giving Succulent a try. We've come to the conclusion that you meant 40 items, (not four), because that's about whats listed over 5 chalkboards, and there are three chalkboards with drinks. The silverware and napkins are given to you in a caddie with...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at the Succulent Cafe. The food was pretty good. I had a sandwich and everyone else in my party had a salad. The food was a little overpriced. I paid almost $60 for a sandwich and two salads with drinks.

Thank Brandy H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I wish I tried the lunch options here because they actually look pretty great. Most of the positive reviews here seem to be for their sandwiches and other lunch items. The dinner options are super expensive and there's nothing really unique about them. It also...More

3  Thank J G
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

We appreciate you coming in to try Succulent. Contrary to what you may think, we get many wonderful reviews for our dinner menu, and we do think our signature item "3 Little Pigs" among others, is unique. Our lunch is pretty great too! You'll have...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meat but the waitress was very loud, and delivered the same script to every table Couldn't leave quick enough, but that perhaps is the Brit in me 🤔

Thank Alex M
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the meal!

Reviewed 6 April 2016

I ordered the BBQ meatloaf crazily expecting it to be just that. It came out with a thick white bland gravy...no bbq sauce. I questioned to make sure I got the right order and our server said "yes, and we get that question a lot...More

3  Thank Hugh7
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Thanks for giving Succulent a try. Our meatloaf is one of our most popular dishes probably because it's not your usual kind. It's smoked and has BBQ sauce, but is served with a bacon gravy, mashed potatoes and succotash, as described on the menu. We...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016

Next time you're in Solvang, do not miss this restaurant! The food is amazing. First of all, make reservations because walk-ins usually sit outside. Admittedly that's not a bad thing, unless you want to sit inside. So there. Next this restaurant makes their own bacon...More

Thank Keith G
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our chef, staff, & management work really hard to make Succulent a great place so we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful patio filled with gorgeous succulents. The food was great. Very relaxing and peaceful. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Will eat here again.

Thank tanyalynn2017
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

And we can't wait for you to come back! Thank you so much for giving Succulent a try and for the great review!

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If you want sugar with all your food this place is for you. Everything is sweet. I mean really sweet. Even the duck breast swims in a sweet sauce. With the little bread substitute biscuits they serve a preserve with it. No butter all sugar....More

2  Thank Hermaans
Sylvia B, Owner at Succulent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

In it's simplest form, the word gastrique means sweet & sour sauce. You ordered the duck which is typically paired with sweet, in our case, a blood orange gastrique. We offer many options on the dinner menu that are not sweet and more savory such...More

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Faisca D
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Response from ABrownSqrd | Reviewed this property |
A very casual dinning experience.
23 August 2015|
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Response from Sylvia B | Property representative |
Hello, I just spoke with our chef and for breakfast we don't have vegan options besides the fruit. Come to think of it, we've never been asked! But now, you've posed a challenge and we will definitely look into adding some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
    (4th Place)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-691-9444
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Succulent Cafe is in the heart of downtown Solvang, Ca. Our Daily Menu serves breakfast & lunch items and our dinner menu serves up comfort cuisine with a twist! We're open everyday but Tuesday. Lots of bacon, housemade soups & dressings, desserts, and wonderful local wine & craft beer. Many ingredients are seasonal and locally-sourced when possible. From eggs benedict to sandwiches to our signature 3 Little Pigs, come see what we're all about!
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