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Cafe 225
Cafe 225

Cafe 225 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafe225.com
  • Email: cafe225@cafe225.com
  • Phone: (559) 733-2967
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Sundays - available for special functions with some limitations.
    Breakfast available for special functions with some limitations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Karl Merten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cafe 225 offers a full range of catering services. Full-service caterer with a broad selection of menus and services to choose from. Providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for any and all business or family functions. We are your one stop shop for quick and delicious meals. It is our goal to take the hassle out of providing a great meal for your guests. Please refer to our website to see our offerings. For weddings & receptions please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our room number Nine (#9) is a fully private dining/meeting room with a warm luxurious décor. Designed to meet all the needs of your business, civic and family functions and gatherings, the room has it's own wine and beer service bar and capacity of 60 guests. It comes six-foot retractable projection screen, PA system, fully carpeted with independent lighting, heating and cooling.

    Our Fox View room with a grand view of the historic Fox Theater and Main Street. This semi private space continues the airy Mediterranean décor of the original dining room and has a seating capacity of forty. Come stop by and see what we have to offer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Encina
  • Public Transit: Downtown Visalia has a trolley service making a scenic loop around the downtown district. It creates an opportunity to park and shop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is street parking available as well as a large parking structure behind the restaurant with access on Acequia street. The parking during business hours are three hour maximum in the structure and on the street. After business hours and weekends are not limited.
A word from Cafe 225
Welcome to Café 225. California Bar and Grill . Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay area, I thought it appropriate to bring my food experiences with me to Visalia. My family has been in the restaurant business since 1959. I learned that every customer in the restaurant is a guest in your house - a friend, neighbor, or a member of the family who has come over for great food and a memorable time. And like family, no one should ever walk in without a warm greeting to be followed by the best meal they ever ate. I'm sure you will enjoy what comes out of our exposed kitchen and wood fired rotisserie & grill.

I want you to feel comfortable coming in any time. For a business or family lunch, a cocktail and appetizers for happy hour, a Great dinner or a burger before a movie. We want to be the place for a dressed-up meal when you're trying to impress that special someone. And we want to share those milestones in with you.

-Karl Merten owner and ChefContinued

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Diner Reviews
  • "Tuesday was $1 oyster night, a nice treat. Dinner at the bar is always fun, lively. Food continues to hold it own - Cal-med cuisine but current options like roasted vegetables, lentl grilled (on open flame) shrimp salad. a place too that gives you the pulse of Visalia charming downtown. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went there the other night and were a bit disappointed. The drinks from the bar were horrible. The tonic was very flat. When we asked for another they used the same cup with the same crushed up lime at the bottom. When we got home late that night we noticed they charged us for our meal and $86 for someone else's as well! Of course they're closed Sundays so we are trying to get our money back today. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was a special occasion lunch, but I was concerned about the time since we definitely had to be back to the office on time. We made the reservation, and I called in the food order ahead. The food came out within a short time of arrival, and was fresh and warm. All of our meals tasted wonderful. The service was excellent, and we actually had extra time left!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Good food with with an excellent waiter. Would highly recommend and we will go back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant clearly did not have enough wait staff when we went on a Thursday night. The busboy brought me my drink and it was the wrong one. The waiter was overworked and un attentive. My dish was terrible and they still charged us for it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Friendly and attentive staff! Excellent food! (Steak and Vegetables) Overall a great place for the two of us on Valentines Day!!!! I also attended a workplace party there a couple months back and the private room was perfect, as was the Avocado Chicken dish! Good work Cafe 225!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Cafe 225 is one of my favorite restuarants in Visalia! Great food, wine, and wait staff!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our visit to Cafe 225 for a business dinner. Atmosphere was conductive to a business meeting, service was average and the food was terrific. I had the lamb sirloin, it was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "No one to greet at the door, stood feeling odd. Bread could be warm. Food presentation was nice but chicken seemed possibly from frozen source...didn't seem fresh. Waiter did good, just not overly attentive, water empty and other drinks before they came back around.(it wasn't that busy)"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love this friendly restaurant in downtown Visalia. There is a wide variety of great menu options and they are reasonably priced. The food is excellent and the presentation is very appealing. It's a busy , high energy, friendly restaurant and can be a bit noisy at times."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I was referred by 2 local Visalia residents they said this was a good restaurant. Our appetizer the fried artichokes were awful, greasy & little artichokes inside a greasy batter! The bread was cold & blah! The wine was good. The entre, roasted chicken was okay. The service with Miguel as our sever was Great! Cafe225 needs some improvements. I would not return nor refer anyone here."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "food was great. I have dined in many different countries n top dinners. None better than cafe 225."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service was good. I asked for my steak to cooked medium. But it was cooked rare. The waiter happily took it back to be cooked more. But when he brought it back, it was extremely tough and had a funny flavor. He offered to bring me something else. And took it off the bill. I chose not to eat anything else, since my party was done eating. But everyone else enjoyed their dinner. They have great artichoke fritters for an appetizer. And their bread with olive oil is delicious. And I love their ice tea."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We love coming to Cafe 225, we make it a point to eat here on a regular basis. The food is always delicious and the service is always top notch."
    Dined on 12/6/2013