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“Always good.”

Goodlife Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

One place we always stop when in Mendocino. The coffee is good and so is the food. Some of the portions are huge, so plan to share. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful about what they are serving if you have any questions. The outdoor deck is a pleasant place to eat on a sunny day and there is room inside if the weather isn't cooperating!

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Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Who says being gluten-free has to be a drag ... or a sacrifice.... Try their blueberry coffee cake or gluten-free shortbread, and the GF bread is to live for.
Bon Appetite!!!!
Soups home made and I enjoyed the GF veggie cakes..
Yum yum yum

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Thank freespirittraveller
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We arrived in Mendocino a little before 11. We wanted to go into the Mendocino Chocolate Factory, but it wasn't open yet, so we decided to kill some time and have a hot beverage at The Goodlife Cafe and Bakery. The place wasn't overly crowded at it was between breakfast and lunch but had several table with people at them. We ordered at the counter (the only way possible). I ordered oolong tea and my wife a plain coffee. She noticed some pastries and finally settled on one. All food is made on premises. There are vegan and gluten free items for those wishing that, but also plenty available for the rest of us.

The coffee ran out (they are in pump pots) so they had to brew another one. My wife had a half cup to start and the gentleman manning the coffee told my wife she could get a free refill (refills aren't free here) to make up for them running out. We had our pastry warmed in their oven (not a microwave!). By the time our pastry was ready, the coffee was ready and my tea had seeped. When she went to get her coffee, he told her to pour the rest of hers out (a sink is right there) and get fresh.

The coffee, the tea and the pastry were all excellent. We are glad we stopped in. The staff seemed to know a lot of the constant flow of people that came into the shop. We spent about a half hour here pleasantly. We've been before and have always enjoyed the teas and coffees. Please stop here for a mid morning break or for a quick bite and some caffeine.

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Thank John F
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This place is in the middle of Mendocino city. Very friendly staff. The food was not tasty( four of us ordered different plates). Nobody liked their food. Place is good only for tea, coffee and some pastry.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had a great cup of coffee and some delicious sour cream cheesecake. Nice atmosphere friendly and helpful staff. Clean and pleasant surroundings. Like everything else in Mendocino, and I don't know why, it's expensive, but the quality is good. They have a full range of sweet and savoury food.

Thank Andrew A
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