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About Succulent Cafe

Succulent Cafe is a family owned business that focuses on recipes made from scratch sourcing seasonal & local when possible. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they feature buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, french toast, gourmet sandwiches and salads and appetizers, on our Daily menu, entrees and desserts at dinner. They have a number of hand crafted goods available including pickles and pickled vegetables, olive oils & jams and jellies . They have a great selection of local wines and craft beer. Our charcuterie plates consist of wonderful farmstead cheeses, fruits, jams, pickled veggies, olives & housemade crostini. They also provide boxed lunches, cheese & charcuterie platters, and sandwich platters for winery lunches and gatherings. The restaurant is also available for rehearsal dinners, parties and social gatherings. Dine inside or the lovely outdoor dog-friendly patio.

1555 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Daily Menu- Breakfast & Lunch
M-W-Th-F: 10:00am-3:00pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30am - 3:00pm (closed Tues)

Dinner
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 5:00pm - 9:00pm (closed Tues)

Charcuterie Bar
Daily 10:00am - 9:00pm (closed Tues)
Sat, Sun 8:30am-9:00pm

Cross Street:
4th Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 691-9444

Website:
http://www.succulentcafe.com/

Catering:
Succulent offers a diverse list of catering options from full-service to fine food to-go, all focusing on seasonal produce and superior product. They are adaptable to your needs, and can deliver a perfect tailor-made solution for your event.

Parking Details:
There is parking on the street all around the cafe and a large public lot across the street.

Private Party Facilities:
While Succulent is a very small cafe, they do offer private dining for the right client.

Private Party Contact:
Cynthia Champlin : (805) 691-9444

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Succulent Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
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Special Occasion (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
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Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had such a wonderful time and food was fantastic. We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and had our handsome 5-1/2 month Lab (Doug) with us. The staff was not only attentive and extremely friendly but gave repeated love and attention to Doug. THANK YOU! we can't wait to come back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were in Solvang for a wedding and decided to eat here because of location. In looking at the menu I couldn't decided if I wanted to go there for dinner or brunch or both since both looked equally delicious. We ended up going for dinner and I LOVED it. I got the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and it was amazing. My friends also loved the lamb burger, the meatloaf and braised short rib. I would absolutely go again and would recommend it to anyone heading to that area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good and ambinous was nice. The host and waitress were rude.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Weekend getaway to wine country couldn't have started any better. Great food and great experience. Loved it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

very good food and service. server was very good . Would recommend

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We always enjoy the good food and great service at this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Nice outdoor evening dining. Great menu. Lots of healthy options! Really enjoyed our dining choices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was fantastic, atmosphere was cozy, and service was terrific, especially for a large party! Thanks so much for a great time. Everyone left smiling.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food is creative and delicious. In our experience the waiters and staff are attentive and provide great advice. One of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were travelling through Solvang on our way to OR. Unfortunately, the service was very slow. Our server was taking care of a large party dining outside, so it was hard to get her attention for water, and check. Food was good, yet a bit over priced.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent menu that covers options that you do not get at any other restaurant in the valley. Nice change.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2017

the meatloaf blew my mom's mind and i really enjoyed the duck. nothing out of the ordinary, just good, solid cooking in a very pleasant atmosphere

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The place had a great feel and the cocktails were very tasty. The meatloaf was very rich and filling, the fried chicken wasn't the best. Not as crispy as hoped for and the Mac and cheese and collards needed more flavor. But the atmosphere and look of the restaurant was on point.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Could not have had a more pleasant dinner before the Theater.
Outstanding proprietor and servers. Both Kelly and Ty presented
us awesome food and good cheer. Thank you all it was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was a lovely meal with a beautiful and bountiful charcuterie plate for starters, followed by amazing Brussel sprouts and the three little piggies (bacon wrapped tenderloin on a fried potato cake) which was very delicious. Dessert was the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Service by Ty was terrific and accommodated all our requests. Certainly on our list anytime we return to Solvang.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good food! Good service! I would recommend Succulent for those who want some good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Fantastically delicious. If you like lamb chops, then here is where you have to order your next meal. Took me 4 1/2 hours to get here and would drive back just for that meal.
Waitress was exceptional. I hate asparagus, but listened to the waitress and really enjoyed the concoction the lamb was served with.
Try it.... you will thank me later!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was our second visit to Succulent. This time we dined indoors. The dining room is very pleasant with rich wood and simple settings. The food was excellent. The four of us ordered different entree's. They accommodated one vegan and one with allergies with the most gracious service and delicious food. The presentations are artful and the portions are generous. The menu is original and changed from our first visit to keep in time with the season.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 10, 2017

On a birthday celebration road trip, we were travelling with a small dog. Little Elvis was welcomed by the staff, and given fresh water and homemade peanut butter biscuits. The food served to us was also delicious and fresh. The patio was quiet, since there were some wild fires burning nearby, so most folks chose to sit inside. Quaint little town, nice little cafe :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I ordered the grilled duck and it was the best I've ever had. Everything on the menu was creative in flavor and presentation. Loved it!
But my friends who prefer traditional flavors were not as impressed as I was.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Always come for the bacon wrapped scallops. Amazing. But so is everything on the menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Fabulous food and great wine combine to make a special evening. Service was prompt, friendly and saw to our needs. Great place!
We were traveling through and love coming to Solvang as a part of our various trips. We will return.❤

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Succulent Cafe has inventive and excellent cuisine! Try the "three little pigs" for a heavenly pork dish! And their brussel sprouts appetizer is delicious and a must-share! Great craft brews! Excellent indoor seating area or on the patio if not too hot!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Second time here, they didn't disappoint!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my friends birthday. We came early for our reservation but we were offered to hang out at the bar for happy hour :) Wonderful food and amazing service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great location in Solvang, the ambience was pleasant, blankets available for outdoor seating. the food was delicious and the services was good.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This was our second time at Succulent and we were very disappointed compared to our prior experience. Both of our meals were NOT hot. I ordered fried chicken. You expect fried chicken to be so hot you might have to blow on it to cool down. Mine was room temperature. Maybe sitting under a heat lamp that was turned off. The mac & cheese side dish was not the least bit hot. The same with the short rib dinner. Very strange to not have hot food. And it was early evening, no excuse for this. Not sure we will return. It was hard to answer some of these questions because it was so good the first time we were there. So I don't know. It might be good (or not).

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 10, 2017

very good food. all are very attentive and service promptly

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food and service and food as always. We love this restaurant and always make it a point to go there. We were not disappointed. Thanks!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The bacon wrapped scallops are amazing!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The ambiance was cozy, intimate and the food was delicious. They had a special farm to table menu when we went and it was flavorful! The service was top notch and you never had to look for your server. When i'm back in Solvang, I will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The service was excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Went back this past weekend and had to send my meal back. I have only done this twice in my 58 years, so would be very hesitant to go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Visited during weekend getaway to Solvang. A good blend of high end cooking and comfort food. The waitress was extremely nice and jovial. Her perkiness and accent had us feeling like we were in Scandinavia or Minnesota. Service was perfect. Everything was delivered on time, the way we wanted it. The halibut special was fine, maybe could have used a little more sauce. The Three Little Pigs was delicious--loved every bite. Meat was tender with great sauce. Maybe could use some more vegetables on the plate. If stayed longer definitely would have wanted to check out lunch or breakfast too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The short ribs were excellent! The kids hot dogs were delicious as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We go every year to Succulent because of the great food and local wines. we have never been disappointed. If you like pork, this a must go to.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The meal was delicious and inventive. Will make a point of returning again. Wine list was local wines which we enjoyed.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We ate at the restaurant before and thought it was fine (not great, but fine). This time it was overpriced for the quality of the food received (we had a much better meal the next night for the same price) and the ambiance was noisy and not comfortable. The food was very salty. Because of noise level, I wanted to go elsewhere on arrival but since it was after 8 pm on a weekday night decided to stay. Bad decision.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Spectacular service, best in a long time. Food was good.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Healthy, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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