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Big Basin Cafe

14471 Big Basin Way, Ste C, Saratoga, CA 95070-6182
+1 408-741-1185
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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14471 Big Basin Way, Ste C, Saratoga, CA 95070-6182
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this cafe and felt like it was THE find of our stay in Saratoga. Excellent coffee (both American and espresso drinks) with a variety of pastries. Lots of locals there for breakfast, and after the mediocre and meager fare at our hotel,...More

Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The first mochas were beautifully crafted with a lovely design in the foam. Mochas on another day were not as good, and the piece of cake we split tasted like a boxed one. The folks who made the mochas were extremely nice.

Thank Loyal M
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant was ok, in terms of food and service. But nothing at all special, and certainly not up to the standards of cuisine prevalent in the Bay Area. Next time I will stay near home and dine better.

Thank stcyrienne
Reviewed 18 January 2017

They are good for casual dinning. Price is low. You don't need to dress up for this place. After hiking, it is a good place to hang

Thank Olivia J
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've only stopped here once but there were 4 of us and we all got something a bit different. Their muffins were fresh, the coffee was highly recommended by the coffee snob of our group and the peppermint herbal tea was great. I know that...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped here on our drive through town for an early lunch. Maybe that was the first problem - maybe it's their coffee that's worth the stop and not the food. They do have a decent amount of food options. I ordered a salad - blah....More

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a locals hangout. Usually that's a good thing, but here it meant that everyone looked at me the whole time I was there, and not one of the gazes was friendly. I'm not kidding -- I felt snubbed by a bunch of locals...More

Thank LeftCoastGirl
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I had plenty of time to explore Saratoga in the late afternoon. This was a great place to just hang out and watch people walk by. The outside seating got nippy as soon as the sun started to set so I was glad there were...More

Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a busy cafe and seemed popular, but the coffee was pretty bland. The atmosphere on Sunday morning suggests this is the most popular place (for the time) in town.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Big Basin Cafe is a great coffee shop that offers good espresso with wonderful service at reasonable price. The bakery selection can be better.

Thank tripover764
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14471 Big Basin Way, Ste C, Saratoga, CA 95070-6182
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-741-1185
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