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Strawhouse Cafe

31301 State Highway 299, Big Flat, Junction City, CA 96048-9611
+1 866-902-3267
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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
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Travellers talk about
“scones” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
“trinity river” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
31301 State Highway 299, Big Flat, Junction City, CA 96048-9611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in and were so impressed we came back the next night also. Great food and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely stop in again.

Thank H734WUdianes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The pizza on Friday nights are the best - truly! My son said his hot chocolate 'was the best he has ever had' - we enjoyed the beer choices and all of the food - so good!

1  Thank kjhmb
Don and Julia E, Owner at Strawhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

That's awesome! We're so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to stop off on our road trip. Beautiful location by the river, friendly, welcoming service and the best pizzas we've had in the States. They made them exactly as we requested, well baked and thin crust. And they used a...More

1  Thank the2Ts
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Incredible coffee and pastries. Very good breakfast or lunch sandwiches. Great staff and as quick as they can be for making custom coffee drinks.

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped at the Strawhouse Cafe on the way to Oregon -- what a find! I had quiche with fruit and my husband had a steaming bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with nuts and raisens. We ate outside, of course, once we got a look at...More

1  Thank lolly63
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We left Willow Creek, CA without having coffee, assuming we'd find a coffee shop soon enough. After having my plebeian tastes over-ridden by my Mother, she spotted this cafe by the highway. Always defer to my Mother on these matters. The coffee was excellent. The...More

2  Thank jwillner
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A great place for amazing, local, organic food. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful, right on the Trinity River. We plan to stay in one of the cottages hopefully sometime soon. This is a must-stop on your way to the coast!

1  Thank Katie S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Food is delicious. They are very accommodating. Right next to the river with a great view. We even got to see a Bald Eagle! We stayed at the yurt for 4 nights. It'a a great place. A bit noisy at night but a great experience...More

2  Thank rrwmex
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Strawhouse Café is not in a big city or town. It is off the side of the road in a very tiny town off 299 HWY. But, this place is the perfect getaway for the day or weekend. The Stawhouse is made of straw...More

3  Thank littleheart36
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Don Ellis is an excellent host. Freshly brewed coffee and pastries are delicious. With the addition of a wood-fired oven, pizza is a good choice. The cafe has added a lot of local craftsman items for sale and features Alpen Cellars Old World vintage wines,...More

2  Thank ChetTraveler
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Erin K
what are the hours?
31 May 2016|
Response from Don and Julia E | Property representative |
We are open every day but Christmas from 7 am to 6 pm. Every Friday we are open from 7 am to 8 pm and we do wood-fired pizzas from noon to 8 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31301 State Highway 299, Big Flat, Junction City, CA 96048-9611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Junction City
  • Phone Number: +1 866-902-3267
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A 2000 square-foot straw bale structure with a commanding view of the Trinity River. Open daily from 7 AM to 6 PM, serving freshly baked goods, breakfast, and lunch from our kitchen. We serve wood-fired pizzas every Friday during the winter from noon to 8 pm, and every Friday, Saturday, Sunday during the summer months from noon to 8 pm (Sunday’s we close at 7 pm). Here we host many of our outdoor events and groups. The indoor seating area will hold 30 guests and the patio area will hold up to 150 guests. The Strawhouse Cafe’ is known for its exceptional, all-organic gourmet coffees that we roast here on the premise. There is a nice selection of micro brews, and we feature several local wines.The cafe’ carries some of the finest artwork Trinity County produces, including but not limited to, photography, original paintings, and unique jewelry. One stop can truly meet all your needs!
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