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First Street Cafe

440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
+1 707-745-1400
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“club sandwich” (24 reviews)
“scones” (25 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A down home pleasant restaurant. Good food, good service, and fair prices. Typical café menu with lots of good coffee. Will go back.

Thank Teddy452014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my sister and mom and had a really nice lunch. I had what I think was called 'the world's greatest crab sandwich' or some such. Don't know if it's the world's greatest, but it was darn good! Service was excellent, welcoming, friendly, and...More

Thank Diner_Shore510
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with my mom and daughter. It was crowded but we're able to find a little table in the back. Nice ambiance and friendly fast service. Good was yummy! Scones with cream, oatmeal and bagel with Lox. Definitely coming back

Thank claudia q
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Good food. Sit outside to people watch. Good prices. I live in Benicia so it’s good to have a local place with good food.

Thank scavetta555
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Three of my family entered the restaurant as a second choice- great mistake. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was very appealing. Tina and crab were outstanding 😀

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Everything we’ve ever had at this spot is absolutely fabulous. Their breakfasts are stellar. Their lunches and dinners are just tremendous. With a menu that is a masterpiece and service that is just award winning. And their ace in the hole? Their baked goods and...More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Usually I would get cornered beef hash , the scones are good, today blackberry, the like fruit cobbler things in the glass case look really good

Thank Gene G
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My partner and I love the First Street Cafe--we've been going there a few times a year for five years now, and we have never been disappointed. The food is delicious!! We especially like the Ahi and the Pork Chop! They are cooked to perfection...More

Thank JanElise2014
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I have had a really bad history with this restaurant. Pretty much EVERY time I've come, they've blown it somehow. My meal was wrong. Worse, the staff would cluster near the kitchen and the service would be horrible. This time... They did GREAT! (I did...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We lived in Benicia 7 years within walking distance to First Street Cafe. Whenever we had guests and wanted a good breakfast, lunch or dinner - we often opted for this place. We like that it is not s chain, it has a fun menu...More

Thank Ally G
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Questions & Answers
8 January 2018|
Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can place two table together to add additional seating. Call them directly to find out.
9 June 2017|
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Response from Mike1631 | Reviewed this property |
Wine and beer - yes!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 29
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Benicia
  • Phone Number: +1 707-745-1400
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Thanks for looking at our listing. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between times. Looking for somewhere to have a leisurely lunch, we can help you. Need to get back to work quickly, we will accommodate you too. Coming to Benicia to see the sights? Come by for a meal during your visit. We have a great beer & wine list, menus that have a little something for everyone with food that is flavorful (not bland) and prepared fresh. Our servers will demonstrate that they care about creating a great experience for you, during your visit. We have an upstairs room that features live music on Friday, Saturday night & Sunday afternoon (Jazz). Have a group to feed? We are also a full service caterer providing food, beverage and service for groups from 4 to 350 or more. Our upstairs room is large enough for 50 for a catered event and intimate enough for 10. Call or email Mark (the owner) today for more information or to just ask a question. We have won many awards including the best dessert in Solano County & Best restaurant in Solano County.
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