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Cafe Kevah

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
+1 831-667-2345
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Sacramento, California
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150 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular lunch stop for people travelling on Hwy 1, cheaper option to more expensive restaurant upstairs. Although bit expensive but views are great, food portion are generous and food tastes great!.

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Thank Tulika_sac
Pasadena, Ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful alternate to its sister restaurant Nepenthe. Same view at a fraction of the cost. I was sceptical of this place at first. You stand in line to order from what's basically a brunch menu with beer and wine options. They were able to recommend a dish suitable for a gluten allergy and it was fantastic...I was actually surprised!... More 

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Thank RainyDayVisitor
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a less expensive option if you are visiting Nepenthes and don't have the budget for a more full dining experience. You still get the great views as it sits just below Nepenthes. It is also a cool spot to get a nice latte!

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Thank Kathryn O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe kevah is located just below the famous restaurant Nepenthe. We stopped here on our way to Cambria. It is an all day brunch cafe. We had the ham panini and breakfast burrito which was delicious. The best bit about the cafe is it's amazing view. Cafes quite atmosphere lets you enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

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Thank 167rheap
North East Englnad
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

What could be finer to an Englishman abroad but an idyllic sea view, great toasted sandwich and the most exquisite cup(s) of English breakfast tea served from a proper tea pot. Worth coming over the pond for just this one stop!

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Agoura Hills, California
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659 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped for breakfast on a Saturday morning and it was delicious. A bit pricey but that is true for whole area. It was a beautiful day and the views were great. Got some great photos. It was busy but we got a good table in the shade with a nice view. It took a few minutes to get breakfast but... More 

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Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great place for breakfast. right beneath the Nepenthe Restaurant, which is for lunch and dinner. Perfect spot to start the day.

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Ridgeville, South Carolina
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped for lunch at Nepenthe but didn't want to wait over an hour to be seated. So we went down the hill to Cafe Kevah. We had coffee and a ham snadwich. The coffee was old but the sandwich was good. We mostly enjoyed the view and being pestered by scrub jays that boldly came up to us to... More 

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Key West, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Outdoor snack bar with very good food but a bit pricey. The view is incredible and there is a good gift shop below.

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Thank PSGKeyWest
New York City, New York
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189 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came here for the views but unfortunately missed them due to the fires and fog. The cafe was easy to find from the road, and the prices weren't too bad considering the location. There's a cute shop next door and this is overall a nice place to start your day of driving!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2345

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