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“A dismal experience...”
Review of The Two Bird Cafe

The Two Bird Cafe
Price range: US$15 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Dining style: Casual Dining
Santa Barbara, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A dismal experience...”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

…at theTwo Bird Café and the associated Inn Feb 24-26, 2012.
We waited fifty minutes for dinner after ordering. After 35 minutes we were told: “It’s coming right up”, later we heard “We’ve got a large party”, then “Would you like a (free) glass of wine” and finally, “That’s the kitchen – it’s not my fault” from a surly server. The food itself included a couple of marvelous sauces but pasta so grossly overcooked that it was inedible.

The accommodations (unit #6) consisted of two tiny rooms. Just inside the door was a small area furnished by two occasional chairs and nothing else, not a table, not a lamp; its purpose escapes me. The bathroom included a broken window and four unfilled screw holes in the wall where some kind of fixture had been removed. No drinking glasses were provided. There was no safety latch on the front door; anyone with a firm plastic credit card or a flat table knife could have gained access. The unit was quite clean.

No, we would not return and no we would not recommend either the Café or the Inn. There are much better places to stay just ten minutes away in Corte Madera or Larkspur.

  • Visited February 2012
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3 Thank seaside
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English first
Kentfield, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food on the deck under the shady trees!”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

My Mom and I finally tried the Two Bird after driving past it many times. We were always on our way to Petaluma or on our way to the beach. Now that we've tried the food, we'll plan to stop often when we're "on our way". The home fries are crispy good and the mushroom sandwich was yummy! (ask for an extra napkin it's juicy!)

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Traveler32553
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Woodacre, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Favorite dining on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on way to Point Reyes National Seashore”
Reviewed 26 May 2010

Our favorite for breakfast or lunch or elegant Euro style dinners. We've been eating here for years and never been disappointed. It is Family friendly, indoor and outdoor dining. In warm weather, you can bring your pooch to dine with you outdoors on the open air decks. In cold weather, cozy indoor dining with large stone fireplace. Friendly staff, generous portions of well-prepared, delicious food on a changing menu. Early breakfast hour for you early risers, plus lunch and especially elegant dinners. Live music during weekends. If you need a place to spend the night on your way out or back from Point Reyes, it is adjacent to the little Valley Inn. Setting is in quiet, beautiful Marin County horse country.

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1 Thank IfPenguinsCouldFly
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