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Chester Old Town Cafe

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150 Main St, Chester, CA 96020-9745
+1 530-258-2229
07:00 - 14:00
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Elk Grove, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This establishment is now called "Cravings". We have had lunch here a few times and they are to die for....delicious and beautifully presented. Breakfast is another story. I ordered eggs over medium and ham. What came was eggs hard(and crispy) and bacon. Order was made again, but eggs were still a little crispy, ham was extremely salty and potatoes were... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

On our trip from CA to OR, we stumbled led over 'Cravings' by accident. We liked the service and the food so very much that we had to come back for breakfast the next morning before we left town. The fair is classic American food with a fresh twist and some Mexican hints. The breakfast burrito was the best we... More 

1 Thank Bpgeist
Lynnwood, Washington
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357 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Cravings is the new name for this place and it's a quaint little restaurant in what I think is the downtown part of Chester. Just went there for breakfast one morning. Nice, simple, menu with maybe just 8-10 items. Some practical items, some not. I was bit intrigued by trying a breakfast burrito with no meat, so went with that.... More 

1 Thank Rainier72
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Visited twice this weekend. Once for lunch then the next morning for breakfast. Food reasonably priced and excellent tasting. Small old fashioned building but very welcoming atmosphere. We had a group of 7 and everyone loved their meals. Will definitely be back if ever in the area again.

1 Thank dbkeybrd
Lake Almanor Peninsula, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Ok Carol has sold this to a fantastic couple the name now is Cravings and I ate there today the food was fantastic I had a Rueben sandwich and it was perfect, will defintely be going back .

1 Thank bootsandlace
San Jose
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Tried 'Cravings' (new name) yesterday morning. Thumbs up re cozy, welcoming atmosphere and friendly owners. Food was above average; I was not quite expecting the 'crispy corned beef hash' to be so granular, prefer mine more 'meat like' consistency/bigger pieces but tasty nonetheless. Others in my party had cheese omelette, soy chorizo and were happy. Would also prefer a bit... More 

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St. Helena, California
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219 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is now Cravings so perhaps it has new owners. They obviously work hard to serve wonderful food at a reasonable price. We had the best BLT's we've enjoyed for a long time and the service was friendly and attentive. A perfect spot for lunch in Chester's old town.

1 Thank Mike O
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The name has changed to Cravings. It is smallish dinner with 3 tables that seat more than 2 people with excellent food. We ordered the Reuben Special with the house coleslaw, Egg croissant with avocado and a Swiss burger. All perfectly cooked and the coleslaw was excellent. Service fast, and friendly despite being full. the menu changes from breakfast to... More 

2 Thank nerdtude
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Order off the specials board. Ask the waitress what she suggests. We both loved our lunch. Great old diner with tablecloths full of old-time ads for dresses, dolls, hats, etc. A regular stop for locals. We met a high school history teacher and got caught up in the local gossip. Best meal in Chester.

Thank MonarchX
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We have a hard time deciding where to eat that is good tasting and quickly prepared. This little cafe is the Bomb!! The food was delicious, the service wonderful, and the food delectable (did I say that already?). It is a very small restaurant, but cozy, which makes it easy to make new acquaintances in one's travels. We will definitely... More 

1 Thank Frances G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Main St, Chester, CA 96020-9745
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Plumas County  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 530-258-2229
Mom and Pop owners Heath and Christi Chase specialize in traditional favorites made from scratch with tasty twists! Breakfast includes omelettes, waffles, corned beef hash, breakfast burritos and our famous buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy. At lunch, enjoy our generous California Club sandwich, a Classic BLT, a decadent Cobb salad or our signature 1/2 lb. Chorizo Burger, to name just a few. Check our Facebook page for secret menu items and specials ... along with mouth-watering photos of our scrumptious scratch-made bakery items, like sticky buns, cranberry-orange scones, blueberry turnovers and morning glory muffins. Meals to go are always available (you are encouraged to call in your order in advance), and special orders are welcome with 48 hours notice. If you crave it, we'll make it!!

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