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Julian Cafe & Bakery

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2112 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2712
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08:00 - 19:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 19:30
Fri 08:00 - 20:30
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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246 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way back from the dessert blooms in Borrego. Portions are big and service fairly quick even when busy

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Thank Conrad C
Paducah, Kentucky
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting our son and his family in San Diego county. We took a day trip to Cuyamaca Rancho st. Park and then went to Julian for part of the afternoon and dinner. It is a lovely town with interesting shops and local history. We had dinner at the Julian cafe and bakery. My only complaint... More 

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Thank Charlotte H
Solana Beach, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had eaten here several times before, so stopped in again on the way to see the desert wildflowers. Very good service and delicious tuna melt sandwiches for both my husband and me. He had fries and I had the coleslaw side: excellent! He had a diet soda served in their cowboy boot glass, while I had black coffee, which was... More 

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Thank JeepMom05
Dunedin, New Zealand
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in here because everything else was closed. Staff were very friendly and the apple pie very good.

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Thank 968ChrisS
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic western decor, cute place. Moderately priced, service was good and staff was very friendly. I just had a regular burger as part of combo that included a piece of apple pie a la mode. The burger was good, cooked properly as requested. Coleslaw was very good, light dressing. My partner had the Julian apple burger that had chopped apple,... More 

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Thank Wilco26
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was terrible. Asked eggs over easy and well done. They took them back and brought back undercooked. Toast dried out and burned, Potatoes overcooked and tasteless.

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Thank ARTnJUDY
Torrance, CA
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on the morning of foggy march 23 before heading out to the superbloom. There was only one waitress and she was running the place like a superwoman. The pancakes were huge and delicious and my husband really enjoyed his biscuits and gravy. The childrens' pancake came out in the shape of a Mickey Mouse, which my kids loved.... More 

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Thank Alipaps
Allentown, PA
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were in the area for the desert bloom at anza-borrego; as were a lot of others. we had to wait about 15 minutes to get table...... the food was fine - as was the service. I am sure they were tired from the somewhat unexpected throng of desert visitors. it's not fine dining - good comfort foods.

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Thank BenSAllentown_PA
Iowa City
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197 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Big beautiful pies for the pie lovers among you! (NOT for GF sadly). Lots of choices and a really big pie to take home.

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Thank IowaCityProf
Cerritos, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We drove to Julian on a weekday to look at the daffodils and we chose Julian Cafe and Bakery for lunch. We walked into the cafe at about 11:20 and saw a few people eating breakfast, but many empty tables. We were given water and menus right away, but they were breakfast menus. When we said we had come for... More 

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Thank Cerritos_Dave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:30
Thursday
08:00 - 19:30
Friday
08:00 - 20:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-2712

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?