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“Busy but cheerful”

Howard's Cafe Bakery & Juice Bar
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
san francisco
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Busy but cheerful”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Howard's is a local favorite - packed on weekends with neighborhood folks and visitors. Food is great - staff is flexible - and super friendly. Atmosphere is country, fun, festive.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great food! Service was a little off the day we were there, which I hear is a rare thing, but the food and drinks definitely made up for it.

Visited May 2014
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SLO
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wish it was in my backyard”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Went for lunch with out of town friends based on reviews. Its all true. Charming atmosphere in tiny rural town with a logging and rail history. Menu for lunch and breakfast has everything you could wish for, and then some. Service was sincerely friendly and attentive. Howard's club sandwich was superb. Yes, superb. I'm an expert on club sandwiches. I'm also an expert on cole slaw and Howard's excels. Others enjoyed the burger, turkey and cranberry sandwich and fruit salad. Bakery desserts are in a glass case and not to be missed. Pick the one you want and enjoy it there or take home. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“amazing breakfast in occidental”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

you have to try this place if you're around for breakfast. so. much. food. and it was delicious! wonderfully prepared and creative. would love to have gone back a few more times to try new things. the building and decor are very unassuming, but the food is not! wow! really, really good. and you won't leave hungry. the portions are very generous.

  • Visited May 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast & Lunch”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great place to come and get some food while in Occidental. I have had the Crab sandwich special and the Portable mushroom sandwich. It has all been good. I also enjoy the milkshakes. The s'mores milkshake is out of this world. It is a cash only place so bring your cash.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ryan T
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