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.
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!
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.
The chefs bang out consistently superb food. Highly recommended.
The service staff here is a great example of employees who can handle pressure. On 2 separate occasions they were able to accommodate a larger party (understandably we were advised to wait which we happily did). Once we were seated we were given ample.space and the food came out fantastic. Their huevos rancheros, and breakfast burritos are choice. The chefs bang out consistently superb food. Highly recommended.
The best diner in the valley
The best diner in the valley
We had breakfast here one morning and it was REALLY good! My husband got eggs Benedict and I got their Vegetable Hash and both were terrific!
My favorite place, highly recommended
My favorite place to get breakfast on the weekends. Coffee, cinnamon roll, and a breakfast special. Highly recommended.
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!
We’ve been coming here for years
Breakfast here is awesome! We’ve been coming here for years, at least once every time we’re in Calistoga. It’s still the best!!
Charming spot with an extensive breakfast menu
We had just dropped a friend off at the Napa Valley marathon start and were looking for an early Sunday morning breakfast in Calistoga. We spotted Sarafornia; the name, space and menu held promise so we decided to go on in. Everything was delicious- we’re looking forward to doing it all again next year.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Everything we ordered was delicious and the menu has excellent choices
We found this gem via Yelp on our family vacation and it was a perfect break in between visiting vineyards! Everything we ordered was delicious and the menu has excellent choices to take care of even the choosiest of eaters. The service was fast and friendly, too. The decor tells a very interesting story about the family business and there’s a super cool map of the world that reads like a subway map- nice touch!
We ate here both mornings we were in Calistoga.
We ate here both mornings we were in Calistoga. The service was grand, the wait was very short, if at all, the servers were cheerful and the food was excellent. Plus, the coffee was amazing. I usually don’t like restaurant coffee, but this was the exception!
Came here once and then again the next day!
We loved Cafe Sarafornia!! We came here once to eat breakfast and liked it so much we came the next day! Their food was delicious and fast! We both ordered specials and then off the menu. It was quick, great service and delicious. We ate outside on the sidewalk but tables were turning over quickly inside too! I would 100% recommend this cafe!
This is one of my favorite breakfast spots!
This is one of my favorite breakfast spots!! Their specials are constantly changing, their prices are great & their portions on point. I love the staff here, it really feels like ‘the local breakfast joint’. This is one of my favorite breakfast spots!!
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.
Perfect place for a quick breakfast!
I thought this was a great little breakfast spot! We were seated right away, our waitress was super friendly, and food was great! We shared the Luis burrito with bacon and it was delicious! Perfect place for a quick breakfast!
Service was great and staff all friendly
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!!
The food is very fresh and good.
My husband and I stayed within walking distance of Cafe Sarafornia while in Calistoga, CA. We had breakfast there at least 3 times. It was wonderful. The restaurant is very cute. Local people frequent it – they read the morning newspaper, etc… The food is very fresh and good. There is a nice variety of items to choose from. The coffee is excellent. The service is very good.
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.
Warm and friendly people. Food was great. Downtown Calistoga near shops and other restraints. Quaint town. Near many wineries.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
Twice over Two Consecutive Days
What can you say better than the frequency of visits? The food was outstanding. The service was friendly and attentive. The place is always filled.
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!
Highly recommended it
Loved it! We had the vegetarian Benedict and French toast which were great. Fast service and friendly. Highly recommended it
Yummy as always
Been eating breakfast here whenever we visit Calistoga-over 15 years. Always delicious and solid service. Try some with the French toast or their breakfast burrito. Perfect way to start the day off.
This is the spot to go to.
If you’re looking for a great spot to have breakfast. This is the spot to go to. We came here during the week, and had a early breakfast. The service was quick, portion of food was perfect, and service great. I had the chicken fried steak. And it was freaking amazing. Looking forward to my next trip here.
Great local breakfast spot while visiting Calistoga!
Small town and quaint. Great breakfast and value. The Huevos Rancheros lived up to their boast of the “best in CA”. They were the best I have ever had. They are only open for lunch and breakfast. This was our start off before hitting wine country. We ate there every morning we were in Calistoga! This is a small breakfast and coffee shop so getting their early insures you don’t wait.
You need to eat at this place
If you’re ever in Calistoga, you need to eat at this place… great food! Our server was awesome too!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We were in town three days and we ate here twice
We were in town three days and we ate here twice it was great. Some of our family ate there every day. One person had the same thing three times in a row. And another thing about it it was always busy and the service was fast.
They know how to do breakfast
This old school diner is high quality! Don’t be fooled by the kitch. The omelets are properly made, the tea and coffee is good quality, the baked goods are great! They also have a some innovative breakfast twists. Good portions and fast service!
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!!!!
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!
Great place for breakfast!
Very helpful team for those of us who prefer to avoid ham etc. Finally we enjoyed vegetarian omelette – warm recommendation.
Great Place for Lunch in Downtown Calistoga
We had a very good lunch at Cafe Sarafornia in Calistoga, the two salads we had, one with grilled chicken and one with quinoa in a bowl, were excellent, made if very fresh ingredients. Service was efficient, helpful and friendly. Good place for a stop in downtown Calistoga. There is also a great bookstore across the street.
This diner is awesome!!
I came here with a friend for brunch on a Wednesday and the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. We were greeted promptly upon walking in and got seated at a table right away. They have a vast menu full of breakfast and lunch items including many gluten free options – at a decent price. The decor is very funky – I found my eyes wandering the quaint space throughout my meal here. We got coffee, mimosas, an omelet and sandwich; everything hit the spot! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone if they’re in the area. Note that there is only one restroom.
We’d go back.
My wife and I had the 2 egg breakfasts which were great. The restaurant was very busy, with indoor and outdoor (under a tent) seating, but they still made time to answer questions and were always pleasant. We’d go back.
Everything we had was incredible
Absolutely loved this place. Deliciously made home cooking with great ingredients. Just good food. Friendly environment. Not pretentious. Came here every morning on our trip to Calistoga and would be back in a heartbeat!!! Everything we had was incredible and fueled us up for wine tasting in Napa.
The way breakfast should be
We came as part of a group of ten into what was an already crowded space. The waiting staff were polite and seated us as flexibly as they could. I had a “scrambler” with ingredients added to my liking and cooked to perfection. The only problem I had was that it was too big to finish.
Love this place and would recommend it for a relaxed breakfast if you are staying in Calistoga.
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.
Outstanding breakfast. Go, eat, be happy.
Outstanding breakfast. Hit the spot after a hard day in Napa. I really recommend this place. Waited 10 minutes to get in and it was well worth it.
Comfort food but done so much better. Interesting spin. I really can’t say enough good about this place.
Go, eat, be happy.
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.