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First Street Cafe

440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
+1 707-745-1400
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“scones” (23 reviews)
“club sandwich” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were drawn in by all the great TripAdvisor reviews, this place did not disappoint. The sandwiches were pretty good. But the Crab and Artichoke dip was incredible. The service was excellent. Definitely a great restaurant!

Thank theTXtumbleweed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there many times for dinner and breakfast! They have a variety of specials for dinner. They need to get an fryer, but I guess it is actually more healthy if they don’t.

Thank Homerun_Traveler
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Went to celebrate my Dad's birthday...95 years old. His favorite place. And naturally he ordered the Meat Loaf, which I tried myself for the first time. Much to my surprise, it was Very Good. My wife ordered the Salmon, without the pesto topping, and she...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A great little place to enjoy breakfast or lunch. Spectacular menu with the freshest breads and home made desserts. It's a must go to place for us at least once a month.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The service was good, everybody was friendly and welcoming! The homemade scones are delish!! The best part however are the crab sandwiches!! They are soooo good and filling! I try to order times from the menu, but always go back to my old faithful. A...More

Thank JessKumari
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Popular bistro food with jazz upstairs on Sunday's. Lunch favoritevisbtheir crab sandwich. Generally busy and a little noisy. They have sudeway tables too!

Thank gayleav
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The food was delicious, the service was exceptional- we got there at 11 am, barely beat the lunch rush. The menu was we'll presented and the bagels and lox just kept on feeding me the plate was so big. If you like key lime pie,...More

Thank MeritAnn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have the best artichoke and crab sandwich or dip I've ever had!! It keeps me going back! Very quaint and and has that hometown feel. You can eat at the bar or in the small dining room. There is outside dining as well. Especially...More

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a delicious breakfast at First Street Cafe. Their breakfasts and lunches are consistently tasty. If you are there for breakfast or brunch, try to include a house made scone with lemon curd. Yum!!! Wait staff is very nice. Only negative is that due...More

Thank Carolyn Z
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had the crab sandwich , it is so yummy !on toasted sourdough bread! Creamy deliciousness , a favorite with all my friends ! Whether it's breakfast(great fresh made scones ) lunch or dinner ,as a resident fan, there is nothing to complain about, always...More

Thank Lurline B
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Nearby Attractions
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.23 km away
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.43 km away
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.14 km away
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.51 km away
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9 June 2017|
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Response from Mike1631 | Reviewed this property |
Wine and beer - yes!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Benicia
  • Phone Number: +1 707-745-1400
  • E-mail
Thanks for looking at our listing. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between times. Looking for somewhere to have a leisurely lunch, we can help you. Need to get back to work quickly, we will accommodate you too. Coming to Benicia to see the sights? Come by for a meal during your visit. We have a great beer & wine list, menus that have a little something for everyone with food that is flavorful (not bland) and prepared fresh. Our servers will demonstrate that they care about creating a great experience for you, during your visit. We have an upstairs room that features live music on Friday, Saturday night & Sunday afternoon (Jazz). Have a group to feed? We are also a full service caterer providing food, beverage and service for groups from 4 to 350 or more. Our upstairs room is large enough for 50 for a catered event and intimate enough for 10. Call or email Mark (the owner) today for more information or to just ask a question. We have won many awards including the best dessert in Solano County & Best restaurant in Solano County.
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