California Cafe - Los Gatos
Free wine flight along withFree wine flight along with nice birthday dessert made this an enjoyable dinner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We came here for a birthday celebration and loved it! The service was great! We were originally given a table in the center aisle, but upon arrival the hostess kindly offered to give us a table next to the view instead. Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. The food was amazing. This place is definitely a favorite!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningChose to return to California Cafe for a Family celebration...combining Mother's day and college graduation.
It was an outstanding evening. The waiter (who was doing double duty on the bar) was incredibly attentive and did a great job of looking after us.
All small plates were exceptional- especially tuna poke.
Salad and soup were outstanding, especially strawberry/goat cheese augula (perfect dressing) and clam chowder.
The main courses didn't disappoint (altho' burgers were not available).... The Sea bass and Ahi tuna were our favorites...but sirloin with cajun fries was also delightful.
Bread pudding was perhaps too sweet but OK to share.
Wonderful...Keep up the high standards5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mothers Day DiningWhen considering where to dine for holiday events, most good restaurants fall short. California Cafe bucks that trend. We have eaten at California Cafe four or more times for holiday occasions and have never been disappointed. We have high standards and they continue to meet them!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent howeverFood was excellent however children's many is limited and they run out of pizza. Hard to believe it actually was the cause.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother solid experienceWe got the seared tuna and bacon burger. Since I knew their portions, I went for my usual extra entree. Unfortunately, they ran out of whatever they needed to make pizza. Bummed, I opted for their ravioli.
The raviolis came first and they resembled an appetizer. There were just 5 raviolis swimming in sauce. Good thing I wasn't counting on making a meal with this entree. At $15.75, it definitely wasn't an appetizer.
My burger was just as good as I remembered. The combo of blue cheese and bacon is a bit of an acquired taste that I've come to like. The seared tuna seemed lost as the 5 bare slices sat unadorned on a large plate. For $24.50, I'd expected a bit more flair. Otherwise, I could have seared up a $4 piece of tuna at home.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food and servicewe went to the Los Gatos California Cafe as returning foodies. We went to celebrate a birthday. The food was great, and they were great at splitting our meals too. The wine and drink list was pretty respectable too. We had cocktails and wine. The birthday celebration tiramisu was delish! We have called this our new favorite restaurant for two or more. The views and the environment in and out of the restaurant were great.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCalifornia Cafe is so AWESOME!Outstanding staff and totally delicious food!
On May 4th, my daughter took me out for lunch for my birthday. Loren our waitress was a delight and very attentive. Everyone was professional. As a former customer service facilitator - I take particular notice of how customers are treated by the staff. Our food was absolutely delicious! Thank you California Cafe manager and staff for truly making me feel very special on my birthday.
Be sure to try the 1/2 pound chocolate cookie skillet. Mmmmm better than delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy regular lunchspotI eat at the California Cafe once or twice a week. I am always treated well. I am greeted ans seated quickly and the waitstaff have gotten to know my my particular requests so I don't have to explain myself. There is a fairly good selection, and the food is fresh, tasty, and with good ingredients. It is a pretty space to eat in, with a nice view and comfortable booths.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have beem there many timesWe have beem there many times and they are consistently good. Probably one of the most courteous restaurants I have ever been in. Same review all the time.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location right nextGreat location right next to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Food is good, service is almost always excellent..4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We'll be back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambience for anWonderful ambience for an indoor lunch on a cool day. Don't usually get a burger (and this isn't a burger joint) but felt like it and it was excellent. They substituted the fries for a perfect caesar...not a big deal but they did it flawlessly.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view-average food.The view from the window tables make this place a welcome destination. Service was outstanding-attentive, friendly, but not intrusive. Food was not as good as expected. Main dish salad was saturated in dressing. Fish tacos and tiny fried shrimp that we're rubbery. Cherry cobbler was excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistant qualityAlways the primary Los Gatos dining destination. We go here because the Chef knows how to craft a menu that works with our palate, the crew is focused on consistent delivery of quality fresh food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected this restaurantWe selected this restaurant because it had a varied lunch menu and seemed suited for a relaxed conversation. It exceeded expectations on both counts. Lots of interesting menu options left to try next time.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem in Los GatosCalifornia Cafe is a great restaurant. The food is prepared to perfection and served promptly, always with an elegant presentation. The staff are well trained, knowledgeable and courtesy. This restaurant is a family favorite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Easter Brunch was wellThe Easter Brunch was well done. We had a group of six and were sat a very nice table near the back windows. Food was very good, though the menu was a bit odd. Lunch type items followed by breakfast type items. Service was excellent - very attentive to our needs regarding coffee, drinks etc.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to spot!This is our to to spot when we can not decide where to go. The service is outstanding and the food has never disappointed.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place for a mid-weekVery nice place for a mid-week evening dinner. Service was excellent. Even had status inquires from manager and executive chef.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFestive and great foodAlways a great place to eat. Excellent food and a very festive place!12/14/2012 12:00:00 AMFriendly atmosphereFriendly staff and a wonderful place to have a business meeting, which was the purpose of my visit. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM