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A Cultured Affair

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45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
+1 707-937-1430
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Sierra foothills
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of our Airbnb host. I had a turkey sandwich which was huge! I could only eat half. Choices of bread were sour dough and wheat. My husband had pasta which he liked as well. You order up at the counter, and I think we were the only tourists in the place. All others... More 

Thank minic00per
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Around lunchtime my wife and I were hungry so we decided to stop at A Cultured Affair. My wife had the soup of the day and I had the tuna on wheat sandwich. My wife's minestrone soup was probably the best minestrone soup I have ever tasted. It was made from scratch and loaded with vegetables and sausage. My tuna... More 

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at their outdoor cafe. We had our Siberian husky with us. It was sunny and warm. I had the burger with gargunzola cheese and bacon to die for. My husband had the fish tacos and said he enjoyed those. We have eaten here before and will be back again one of our favorite restaurants.

Thank Wimpy5
Mendocino, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Best Salad Bar in town, good soups, and frozen yogurt. The curry chicken sandwich is my favorite but the tuna is also awesome. Art and Laura have been running this place for years, and changed very little over time. Another popular spot for locals, but rarely crowded due to its location off the main path. Good food at a good... More 

Thank nailirhoades
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I had kept hearing about A Cultured Affair while I was visiting Mendocino for three days and was told repeatedly by locals that this place makes sandwiches to order. I'm vegan and found this to be a most welcome invitation and exciting reason to go there for lunch. What a huge disappointment! They don't make sandwiches to order at all.... More 

Thank Jeanette M
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a mid day meal. Mom-Pop shop, friendly and welcoming. Big sandwich for the money. Nothing fancy, but very tasty. We had it "to go" so we could go to Headlands State Park and picnic while searching for whales.

Thank Schmeltj
Mountain View, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We travel with a little dog. It isn't always easy finding a place that can accommodate us. This very small restaurant/cafe has a small courtyard patio (four tables if I remember correctly) that is perfect for grabbing a quick bite. We were happy just to find a place provided some shelter from the wind off the ocean. But it turned... More 

Thank jeff o
Fort Bragg, California
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266 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is an ok place for a quick casual lunch. Soups, salad bar and a few specials now and again. Hubby recently had crab lasagne. Now that was good, but different. My big objection here is:too many throw aways. Paper cups for coffee, paper bowls for soup, paper plates for everything else. Paper sleeves for the bread even! Oh and... More 

Thank TwoTeaTotalers
Eugene, Oregon
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Good food--very good sandwich and salad, nothing fancy, nice patio and off the typical beaten path of town.

Thank Ryan C
El Dorado Hills, California
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

A nice little "Mom & Pop" dining place that is convenient and provides home made food. This is literally run by a couple...she does the cooking & he serves. It's not "high end" dining but a good place for a quick simple lunch (soup & sandwich).

Thank Neil C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45104 Main St #A, Mendocino, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-1430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?