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“Excellent!”

Goodlife Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 2012, the GoodLife Cafe & Bakery offers delicious, organic, whole food, fine French pastry and baked goods, as well as Mendocino's best coffee drinks! Everything we offer is made in house, from scratch. We strive to use local produce, products and organic ingredients whenever possible. We offer an extensive menu of Gluten Free items including Mac & Cheese, Enchiladas, Deli Salads, Soups and Baked Goods! Our deck is sunny and dog friendly and our dining room is cozy and cheery. Stop by for a taste of the GoodLife! Open daily, 8am - 4-ish.
Cool, California
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

It's probably been a good ten years since we've here and we are not disappointed to be back! My husband is loving his breakfast burrito (they have them made up and ready to go in the case). I had a piece of their pesto-spinach-mushroom quiche and I think it's one of the silkiest quiches I've ever had - wonderful! We also shared a bear paw. It was flaky and crisp, not overly sweet. Even though the sun isn't hitting the spacious patio deck, it's still very pleasant. They have a really varied menu that is bound to please most.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Interesting Selections and Friendly Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Located right in the center of Mendocino, Goodlife is a great little cafe for lunch or just for a cup of coffee or hot tea and pastries. You order over the counter from a rather eclectic menu. There is not a wide variety of choices, but most everything seems to have a local or CA flavor. I stopped by in mid-afternoon for a bowl of soup and a deli-sandwich. Service was quick, friendly, and the place was not too crowded with patrons. It seems to be popular with locals. Prices are typical for the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Fairfield
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669 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Unusual breakfast treats.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is a pleasant neighborhood cafe smack in the middle of Mendocino. We had breakfast there on a weekday morning. The place had a steady stream of customers coming in, mostly for coffee and pastries, but there were lots of folks at the tables, too. I had the veggie pancake, which was chock full of shredded vegetables cooked in a thick eggy pancake batter. It was delicious. My husband had the ham quiche, which came with a dab of coleslaw--not what you normally expect with breakfast, but the quiche serving was sizable and very good. Cooked breakfast items on the menu are a bit limited. They've got lots of pastries, buns, and other baked goods to choose from, though. Good coffee, comfortable seats, and friendly staff.

  • Visited October 2013
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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice little cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

One of the more popular coffee and lunch spots in Mendo - rarely was there not a line at the counter. Had the chicken enchilada special and it was fantastic. Lots of other tempting options. No food in Mendo is cheap, but at least this was good.

Visited October 2013
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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pumpkin Curry on a COLD day!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were SO cold when we came across the Goodlife Cafe and Bakery. We had previously seen it listed as vegan friendly, so we entered with the hope of getting warmed up. We sure did, with a big bowl of Pumpkin Curry with Brown Coconut Rice, and we had tofu added to it as well and a cup of hot tea. It was a perfect lunch for a chilly day. Many other options looked good, too. Whether vegan or omnivore, you'll find a great dish here.

Visited October 2013
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