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“Great food”
Review of Chef Cindy's Cafe

Chef Cindy's Cafe
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Crestline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Mexican, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Crestline, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Even though this cafe is located in a depressed part of town I would highly recommend the food. Very good food. Nothing frozen that I can detect.

One huge huge drawback is they don't open on Sundays for breakfast. I have heard A LOT of people complain about it in town and have seen posts on facebook. They are losing a lot if customers because of that. After all THAT is when people want to go to breakfast! Sunday mornings.

  • Visited March 2014
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Santa Maria CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great Little Place”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Chef Cindy is fantastic! She is soooo friendly and explains her dishes with such detail that you want to order everything off of the menu. As a fellow cook, I can tell how much she loves to cook and make people happy with her food. The waffles were delicious and so many choices to choose from. It's a wonderful tiny restaurant that's big on flavor. Thanks Cindy and if you're visiting Santa Maria look us up!!

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best biscuits ever!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My mouth is watering just thinking about the home made biscuits! Great home cooking. Not your typical breakfast menu...lots of yummy dishes. Nice people...fun autographed celebrity pictures on the walls and beautiful lighthouses along the ceiling. I wish we lived closer so we could go every week. Beautiful drive to get there. This is a wonderful treasure in the mountains...lucky Crestline residents! So glad Cindy decided to settle in Crestline and share her talents with the residents and visitors.

  • Visited October 2013
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Anaheim, CA
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Chef Cindy's is a true jewel of the mountains”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I've been eating at Chef Cindy's for almost a year now and it's become and almost weekly visit. The food is amazing and always fresh. Service is excellent as always. It's got a real "mom and pop" feel to it so you always feel welcome even if its your first visit. It's the type of place that the late Huell Howser would have visited and featured on his show.

I've had breakfast and lunch but always prefer breakfast especially the home made buscuits and scones which are an absolute must.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Solo1974
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Victorville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent, high quality food”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

All I can say is "yummy." The absolute best breakfast I have ever had. Absolutely high quality Chef. The scones are soo much better than Solvang and anywhere else I have had them. Excellent homestyle potatoes cooked with onions and red bell peppers, cheese grits better than u can get back east. Killer kielbasa was soo tender and flavorfull. There is no other place homestyle restaurant better than Cindy's. OMG, the french waffles with fresh fruit is to die for.

  • Visited August 2013
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