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cafes with ocean view?

fadista Nov 28, 2010 08:41 PM

Yesterday, a short drive delivered me to the Chit Chat Cafe in Pacifica, a wonderful little place with a view of the sea and a small town vibe a world away from Silicon Valley. I think I may become a regular there.

And then I wondered what other ocean viewing cafes I might enjoy. Any recommendations for coastal cafes, from SF down to ... Santa Cruz? (Maybe such jewels are everywhere and only I am sadly unaware. Please enlighten me.)


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  1. Windy RE: fadista Nov 28, 2010 10:34 PM

    La Costanera, south of Devil's Slide, is on a beautiful beach and has delicious modern Peruvian food and cocktails.

    La Costanera
    8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037

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      chuckl RE: fadista Nov 29, 2010 09:21 AM

      Taco Bell at Linda Mar beach in Pacifica. Seriously

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      1. re: chuckl
        DavidT RE: chuckl Nov 29, 2010 09:24 AM

        Certainly the Taco Bell with the best view in all of the USA!

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        DavidT RE: fadista Nov 29, 2010 09:25 AM

        Heading north of SF, try the Sandpiper, overlooking the harbor in Bodega Bay.


        1. vincentlo RE: fadista Nov 30, 2010 12:59 AM

          How about Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay? Haven't been back there myself for ages.

          Sam's Chowder House
          4210 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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            oldunc RE: fadista Nov 30, 2010 05:45 AM

            There is a Betty's Ocean View Diner in Berkeley, or was; I haven't been in that part of town for a while.

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              Rapini RE: oldunc Nov 30, 2010 06:08 AM

              It's still there and thriving, but it doesn't have an ocean view--or a bay view for that matter. I think that Ocean View is/was the name of the neighborhood where Bette's is located.

            2. BernalKC RE: fadista Nov 30, 2010 07:33 AM

              The primary virtue of Beach Chalet is the view. But I would not call it a cafe. Still, for coastal views, its a winner.

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                Pandora RE: fadista Nov 30, 2010 09:35 PM

                I like Louis' in SF. It's a diner though, not quite a cafe. Also Java Beach on irving in the sunset, and you can sit outside.

                Java Beach
                1396 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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