California Cafe - Los Gatos
California Cafe - Los Gatos

California Cafe - Los Gatos

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.californiacafe.com/losgatos/index.php
  • Phone: 4083548118x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 5:00pm



    DINNER

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm



    BRUNCH

    Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm



    HAPPY HOUR

    Every Day 3:00pm-6:00pm *3-4-5 Happy Hour not available Holidays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Leo Lopez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot
A word from California Cafe - Los Gatos
Located in charming Old Town, California Cafe offers an escape from the outside world. We feed the senses - California style - through our chef-driven creations, engaging service, and relaxing ambiance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
California Cafe - Los Gatos reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (48)great for outdoor dining (48)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (37)special occasion (36)scenic view (28)great for brunch (27)fit for foodies (24)kid-friendly (13)romantic (12)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • We had a very nice dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    We had a very nice dinner. The service was good. Everyone seemed to be trying their best to be sure we had a good experience. The atmosphere was friendly and the views of the trees out the window were very nice. The "Little Gem" salad was delicious and a nice start to the meal. We will be back and would not hesitate to recommend the California Cafe to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The noise was moderate-to-loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    The noise was moderate-to-loud because of a large party in the front section.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food presentation gets high
    Mickey
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Food presentation gets high marks. Friendly service. The crab risotto was very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed that I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    I was disappointed that I did not receive points for this visit Cindy Wagner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place. I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    I love this place. I have been going here for awhile now and have yet to be disappointed. We our actually having out daughters Baptism lunch here- we rented an event room
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wait staff service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The wait staff service was wonderful and attentive. The hostesses could work on being more present, the young women were in their own little gossipy world. I had to wave my hands after being right in front of their stand for a few moments. The decor could use an update.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was slow, but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Service was slow, but good overall. This is the 5th business lunch/dinner I have hosted at CA Cafe in the last year. Keep up the good work but make sure your lunch table service is a bit more prompt!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was nice that they offered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    It was nice that they offered us lemon or lime with our water, but the plate of lemons just sat there on our table. It took a long time to get our glasses of water. They were also not proactive about asking us if we wanted a refill on our soda. However, the kitchen was very fast in making our salads, and they were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lenny (our waiter) was outstanding.
    WithGreekFriends
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Lenny (our waiter) was outstanding. Loved the lighted kid glasses/cups. One of the best CA Cafes in the bay area! Great Chef!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Food was good, friendly staff (server, GM, and chef all visited my table!). Only negative was the entire experience went over 3 hours! Server was overloaded with tables and we didnt see him as often as we had hoped.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was very sporadic.
    AdventuresInFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    Service was very sporadic. Food was good. Ice cream, because chocolate milk was SOOOOO delayed, was promised, but not delivered. However, when the girls asked for sugar cups, the chef came up with them even though they were not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The noise level was very loud.
    sally
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The noise level was very loud. Seemed louder than before on my lunch visits. Service was good. Food was good. They do a nice job with the food and dessert presentation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed the food, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We enjoyed the food, but the exceptional and friendly service is what will make us return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really appreciate the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We really appreciate the service because even though we were on a tight schedule, everything came out beautiful and on time. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This night service was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    This night service was good but also slow...Ususally service does not provide so much waiting! Still we had a lovely dinner!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice decor, nice view of trees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Nice decor, nice view of trees (although not "scenic"). Food is yummy and creatively presented. Prices are reasonable and staff is friendly. We really enjoyed our meal, and we like to visit there when we are in the area. The host was very professional and explained the daily specials. The waiter was not familiar with some of the daily specials, the desserts in particular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter seemed to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Our waiter seemed to have a hard time concentrating on our table. Coffee took way too long to arrive when ordered and he couldn't remember if he told us about the specials, or even took are order. Food was good, as usual, waiter not so great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Easter Brunch was wonderful - the kid buffet was a great idea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The portions were small and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The portions were small and the wait-staff was a bit unorganized.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Wonderful meal and great service. The executive chef came out at the end of our meal to ask us how it was and then cleared the plates - I thought that was pretty cool. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a business meeting for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Was a business meeting for us but the establishment accomodated us with a spacious table so we could spead out a little. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our group members was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    One of our group members was late but our server wasted no time in taking care of us. He was very patient and never made us feel rushed. I will recommend this place highly and will plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hostess was friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    The hostess was friendly, the service (Leslie) excellent. CC is always consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We live in Los Gatos so California
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    We live in Los Gatos so California Cafe is one of our regular and favorite dining spots. It is always good without being outrageously expensive so we can go there more often than not. Love it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were way too many kids.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    There were way too many kids. I was looking for something more couples-oriented.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have not been to this location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    We have not been to this location for a while-will go back for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • California Cafe in Los Gatos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    California Cafe in Los Gatos has consistently had great food and great service. I wholly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet