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Nov 28, 2010 08:41 PM

cafes with ocean view?

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. 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

    1. Taco Bell at Linda Mar beach in Pacifica. Seriously

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      1. re: chuckl

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

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


        1. 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

          1. 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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            1. re: oldunc

              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.