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Still Life Cafe

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135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
+1 760-878-2555
Tuesday
Closed
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute restaurant, one of the few in Lone Pine, but worth a visit. The restaurant in an old building and the atmosphere is charming. The owners have hung "still life" paintings on the walls and they have a lot of "coffee table" books to entertain yourself. The hamburgers were very good and they have some French-inspired sandwiches and dishes. You... More 

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Oakland, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way south on Highway 395, looking for lunch but not at a chain restaurant. There were some good reviews for this place. It's a very small town and it was a little late for lunch, so we were the only ones there, but the place was pretty charming and we were starving. We ordered the daily... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here late on a cold night but had a good meal. My husband had the salmon burger with sweet potato fries and I had a cheeseburger. There were bigger meal choices but we weren't that hungry. The sweet potato fries were the best I ever had. We enjoyed the French atmosphere, complete with sweet dog running around. The... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos the Akita x dachshund rules the dining room in this wonderful old building. The service was very good and the food delicious.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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190 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really a surprise to find this in such as small town. Nice menu with a few vegetarian opens. Really enjoyed the decor (some amazing paintings of the Eastern Sierra), the food and the wine. Not only is the THE PLACE to eat in Independence, it's worth going out of your way to try.

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Thank mes227
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place, run by an older French couple, could be in a small town in France, and so unlikely here in this tiny town. The atmosphere is as Old World as it gets. The owner is highly eccentric and either serves you well or forgets you are there, while the family dog wanders about. His wife cooks, and cooks well,... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting place. Like the vibe of the space and enjoyed the jazz music (which is rare to hear in restaurant venues). Food is okay, but overpriced. Service moves in a glacial pace. Got the bread and butter when we were almost done with dinner. Glad to have tried it, but doubt I would go again.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Chef is excellent, food quality is very good. Be prepared to wait as it is just a husband and wife team. He appears to be grumpy, but he is harmless and his wife is an excellent chef. the artwork in the cafe is beautiful and will keep you occupied while you wait. Their hours are very unpredictable and I believe... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1930, we were still waiting to be asked if we were ready at 1945, so we went to place our order & the waitress said she will be there to take the order, by 2000, we got our beer after asking for it after the order was placed. The food we ordered was Spaghetti Bolognese, which smelt... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The owner of our hotel advised us to go to this restaurant, only two blocks away from the hotel. But he warned us that we could had to wait a while. Well you could see that the owner was a frenchman and he agreed. The specialties are written on a black board. I ordered merguez sausages and my wife a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 S Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 760-878-2555

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