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J C's Red Kettle

54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-4063
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patty melt” (4 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On November 27th we drove the scenic one-and-a-half hour drive from Palm Desert to Idyllwild, a charming mountain town in the San Jacinto Mountains west of the Coachella Valley, to have breakfast at our favourite cafe, the Red Kettle. Walking through the front door transports...More

Thank dth138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems to be very popular with the locals and I'm not sure why. Our breakfasts were lukewarm so not very exciting. Service was good, however.

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint café was recommended by a local because the locals seem to gather there. Most of the customers and staff knew each other by first names. The offerings on the menu are what you would serve to your best friends and family. The food...More

Thank ronald t
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We always visit here when in the area. It’s been a couple years and we see that there is a new owner. Other then that news, everything seems the same. Same menu good basic diner food and good service. On nice days there is a...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

They have fantastic breakfasts and even have gluten-free bread. Whereas many of the other places in town excel in baked goods, this is the place for a real breakfast. I was also impressed with the speedy service and friendly staff.

Thank Novellife
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

in the quaint little mountain town of Idyllwild, ca. is the Red Kettle cafe. my wife had a omelet called the the junkyard. 4 eggs, steak, bacon, mushroom, cheddar cheese. omg! i had the best biscuits and gravy i have ever eaten in a resturaunt....More

Thank Vernon J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ate hear for lunch, their house potato salad was great and their sandwiches were delicious! We liked it so much we ate there the next morning for breakfast! Hearty sizes and friendly faces!

Thank Diedra C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

First time...was a charm. Excellent food, very friendly service and reasonably prices. Sit in or on patio.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great food set in lovely Idyllwild. Good service and clean restrooms. The specialty is pies!!! But they have a large range of other food available.

1  Thank SandNJ
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

When we first arrived, they told us to sit anywhere. 10 minutes later, they came to ask what we wanted to drink. Since we had no menus, we just had to guess. Hubby ended up going as hunting menus down. I ordered the eggs Benedict...More

Thank Julie H
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13 May 2017|
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Response from nedarosa | Reviewed this property |
No, they close at 2 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-4063
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