(707) 942-0555    |    1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515

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California’s first millionaire—Sam Brannan—bought up the geyser lands in the upper Napa Valley, on the prospect that it would be a great place to build a resort for his well-heeled San Francisco friends. When asked what how he intended to accomplish this feat while co-imbibing with said friends, Mr. Brannan was purported to have said, “I’m going to make it the Calistoga of Sarafornia!” (what he meant to say was the “Saratoga of California” after the then world-famous Saratoga Springs in New York). Hence the name of the town, the name of the diner.

Cafe Sarafornia is rated 4+ on FaceBook, Google, Yelp, & TripAdvisor. We (all us Dierkhisings – 5 of us) have been in the Napa Valley since 1976 ! – 40 years !! before the “Judgement of Paris’ !! it’s been wonderful being in the Napa Valley !!!

Cafe Sarafornia serves Calistoga AVA wines & many local beers. Please come & Enjoy Thanks for your loyalty & ‘Enjoy’ your visit to the World famous Napa Valley !

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Customer Reviews ...

Great breakfast place with multiple choices.

Great breakfast place with multiple choices. Large and small portions depending on what you feel like. Service was excellent and friendly! Braised pork tostada was a large meal but delicious!

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5 Stars on 10/18/2018

Great breakfast.

Great breakfast. Heuvo rancheros rock as did the wifes meal, chorizo and swiss omlette. If having breakfast in Calistoga stop here for it. Service was great and staff all friendly. Sunday morning visit 1030am and we got a table fairly easily for 3.

I call this place a trendy greasy spoon style joint…which is what we try to seek out!!

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5 Stars on 11/18/2018


You cannot go wrong for breakfast or lunch! We guessed we would like it and we were right! I had eggs, bacon, and incredibly good french toast with strawberries!

posted on TripAdvisor
5 Stars on 10/26/2018

Breakfast for a Champion

This place was so good and worth the wait. During our visit, there was a power outage which caused them to be closed a couple of days, but after a great hot air balloon ride with Calistoga Balloons, our pilot Daniel recommended this places as well.

My gf and I both had Huevos Rancheros and they were so good. Made simply, but with perfection. Two types of cheese, perfectly cooked over easy eggs, and no unnecessary sauces. Great menu choices and will definitely be going back next time I’m in the area.

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5 Stars on 10/23/2018

Excellent breakfast

If a line is in front of a restaurant either its the only restaurant or it is good. Happened to be I was moved to the bar, waitered immediately, and served in less than an eye winkle. Spinach portobello Benedict. Excellent! Would come back for sure.

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5 Stars on 10/9/2018

Wonderful cafe with great food

I was here for lunch while in Calistoga and decided to try this based on reviews. It lived up to my expectations and had great food and service. The restaurant has great food and a variety of items on the menu. I had the bison burger with sweet potato fries and both were excellent. They also have unique offerings for both breakfast and lunch. I met the owner afterwards and he was extremely friendly and shared a little about the story of the restaurant. If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth it and it’s reasonably priced.

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5 Stars on 10/16/2018

Good friendly little place

First time ever in this city, we picked a great little place to eat, I had the breakfast which is served until 2:30 pm, it was huge and very tasty, everyone in our party enjoyed their lunch. The restaurant is very small and very friendly, highly recommend.

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5 Stars on 8/25/18

Breakfast Every Morning

We ate here three mornings in a row, not because there were no other choices, but because the food was so good and there were many choices. The service was amazing. They are so busy but never fail to stop by to make sure you have what you need.

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5 Stars on 8/24/18

Keep up the amazing work!

This place has a great hometown vibe to it!! It’s amazing to see such a great mom & pop shop doing so great! And for me I’m coming from LA and I would definitely recommend this great restaurant to my friends and family! I will be stopping here when I’m in Napa again! The service is good and the food is good too! Keep up the amazing work!

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5 Stars on 8/23/18

The best vegetarian breakfast!

Great vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Very fresh healthy food, great staff and historical atmosphere. Definitely a favorite spot and I highly recommend it. Thank you!

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5 Stars on 2/6/2018

The BEST breakfast!

I had the special of the day which included two eggs, sausage, chorizo, seasonal veggies and toast. It was absolutely mouth-watering! There were plenty of options for every type of diet. The decor is charming and the staff friendly! It quickly became our favorite spot and we will definitely be back!

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5 Stars on 2/12/2018

Morning breakfast

Warm and friendly people. Food was great. Downtown Calistoga near shops and other restraints. Quaint town. Near many wineries.

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5 Stars on 3/13/2018

Wonderful lunch

What an amazing accommodating restaurant with interesting food options including a grilled romaine lettuce salad….. they are really happy to accommodate all requests with an exceptionally tasty result!

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5 Stars on 3/18/2018

Weekend Fun

I was leaving and stopped by this very busy little shop! The food was delicious.. The food came out rather quick. I highly recommended this place for breakfast!

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5 Stars on 3/19/2018

Breakfast of Champions

We walked to the restaurant from our hotel and what a gem. We both had the corned beef hash and it was home made and delicious. We also had the home made biscuits which were about 3 inches tall and melted in your mouth. Next time we are in Calistoga we will definitely go back!

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5 Stars on 3/21/2018

My favorite breakfast place in Calistoga

Try the Palisades omelet or the Wild Cat Scramble, both hit the spot. The wait staff are quick, efficient and helpful. It’s nice to sit outside on a sunny day and people watch.

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5 Stars on 3/22/18

We were greeted promptly and asked where we would like to sit

Stopped by to have lunch on the way to my vineyard to pick up my wine. We were greeted promptly and asked where we would like to sit since it wasn’t too crowded on a Tuesday. The drinks came fast and the food not long after. My Reuben sandwich was outstanding…..onion rings even better!

John S.
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5 Stars on 11/14/2017

A Must See when you visit Calistoga

This restaurant serves one of the best breakfasts in town. Although crowded at some times, the wait is definitely worth it!

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5 Stars on 4/7/18

I have zero critiques

Our experience here was perfect. The waitress was attentive and quick but not overly chatty, which I really appreciate. I got the Mexican Omelette which was sooooo good! I have zero critiques.

Andrea L.
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5 stars on 1/4/18

A Little Slice of Heaven

Great Food with a homey ambiance you a lucky to find if you visit Calistoga CA. Food is hearty, honest and reasonably price. You cannot do better than lunch here.

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5 Stars on 4/20/2018

We all enjoyed our meals

Great service, good food we all enjoyed our meals. My husband couldn’t stop talking about the fresh squeezed OJ lol its actually freshly squeezed.

Carolina G.
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5 Stars on 1/12/2018

Great spot in the middle of town for recharging

We stopped for brunch (well not really, but I had breakfast) it was an off season Saturday when we arrived around 1:30 Pm. there was ample seating with no waiting. the staff was very attentive and we had beverages and they were right there when we wanted to order.

All three of us were very satisfied with our meals and the portion sizes. (the girls had leftovers at the end of the meal) A word of warning, before ordering a slice of deep dish pie, make sure you are still hungry or plan to share. They are really deep.

Reasonably priced and well decorated / themed. they focus on the family and its history that brought them to finally settle in Calistoga. The fact that I noticed that bit of history speaks to the skill at which the appointed the atmosphere.

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5 Stars on 4/22/18

Everything you order here would be delicious

Best breakfast in Calistoga bar none! Have the house made corned beef hash and eggs but, I’m sure everything you order here would be delicious.

Cynthia R.
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5 Stars on 2/12/18

A scrumptious way to break-fast

The Cafe Sarafornia team know the secret to getting breakfast just right starting with excellent coffee and an easy to choose mix and match scramble that really gets it right too! Everything is Tasty with California fresh ingredients and substitutions seemed welcome. The Cafe is spacious and nicely decorated making for a pleasant entry to the day!

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5 Stars on 5/3/2018

My favorite place, highly recommended

My favorite place to get breakfast on the weekends. Coffee, cinnamon roll, and a breakfast special. Highly recommended.

Spencer Y.
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5 Stars on 2/24/18

Hometown vibe

When I’m doubt ask a local so I did, and the kind man at ACE said this was the spot I was seeking for beyond basic breakfast. Clearly family owned – the pride of Service (and family history) was evident, and the food very good. Lots of locals at the counter. Crunchy hash browns the way I like them, diverse menu.

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5 Stars on 5/13/18

If you want to feel like a local, go here!

This is a great place, food is excellent, staff is on top of it and the people are very nice. If you want to feel like a local, go here!!!!

Cory N.
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5 Stars on 5/30/18

Good food, great coffee and a friendly, helpful staff

Ate her with family twice while staying in the wine country of Napa Valley. Very diverse menu to include everything from bacon and eggs to omelets, waffles etc. Customer focused wait staff. Recommended by the many locals who dine here regularly. Good food, great coffee and a friendly, helpful staff. What’s not to like?

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5 stars on 7/12/18

Look no further, get on in to Cafe Sarafornia

We have eaten at Cafe Sarafornia dozens of times over the years; I’ll make this as simple as I can because I know you’re hungry and its early, you just want somewhere to eat that is solid as they get and good as it gets, with friendly staff at a very reasonable price (especially for Calistoga). Look no further, get on in to Cafe Sarafornia. you are welcome! enjoy your trip! Ok bye.

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5 Stars on 6/20/18