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1122 4th Street next to the movie theater, San Rafael, CA
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07:30 - 22:30
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Sun 07:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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SF Bay Area
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Plenty of room, comfortable seating and a great local hangout for locals or grabbing a coffee before a movie. Outdoor seating. Regularly changing artwork. Comfort food.

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Thank mjmbkk
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Love this neighborhood cafe that serves up hearty breakfast, lunch with a mediterranean flair. Love the cappuccino and sweet chai latte drinks. And the fattoush and hummus plates are really good. Come settle into one of the cozy chairs and enjoy your coffee while you people watch.

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Thank AngelwWings
San Anselmo, California
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Cavernous local meeting place. Very central. Lots of locals, drinking the excellent coffee and enjoying snacks, sandwiches and salads or a slice of cake.

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Thank Judith S
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stop for a different array of sandwiches and hot meals for lunch and a good cup of coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly staff.

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Ruskin, Florida
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after visiting the Dharma Trading Co. The place itself isn't much to write home about, but the food was fabulous and very inexpensive. The portions were large, the service was help yourself, but the food came quickly and was really, really good. I had the beef stew and my SIL had the chicken salad. Would highly... More 

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Thank BEWatermelon
SF Bay Area
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to duck into for a peaceful break and a good (hot or cold) drink. There's always someone to engage in conversation. Excellent, regularly changing art work.

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Thank mjmbkk
San Rafael, California
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Love the fatoush salad. Very reasonably priced. A great place for coffee, tea, deserts, and people watching. It's right next door to the Rafael Theatre, so you can get a quick bite before or after the movie.

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Thank trips4time
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

1) staff rude and unfriendly 2) they have a problem about everything 2) food mediocre 3) cash only 4) atmosphere low end 5) place dirty

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SF Bay Area
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116 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Centrally located in downtown San Rafael. Brick walls give it an old world feeling. Always interesting people, writers & readers. Salad, sandwiches, soups & middle eastern selections. Regularly changing artwork in the walls.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped at the Aroma Cafe for dinner last night. My husband had the tuna melt with salad and I had the chicken curry on brown rice and we both had a glass of wine. The tuna melt was just average, but was served with a nice little salad. The chicken curry was watery and the vegetables were overcooked but... More 

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Thank Wanderlust339

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 4th Street next to the movie theater, San Rafael, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
Description
A San Rafael hot spot with healthy food and generous portions. High quality food and coffee at a good price. The place people go to meet , almost like a community center.

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