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Circa '62 at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in Little River $$ - $$$ Mexican, , American
7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514
+1 707-937-5525
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“quail” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant after reading good reviews on TripAdvisor. The staff here was busy and in constant motion. Our drinks were constantly filled, our food was timely and delicious, and our wait was brief. We both enjoyed the Circa 62 dish....eggs, potatoes, bacon (or...More

Thank Jnennimtz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience of food, friendly service, amazing view! We watched the birds and chipmunks feed just outside of our breakfast table. The unique recipes and food combinations were a welcomed surprise from the road weary city hotel selections. Homemade and excellent!

Thank DougCindyA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 ate breakfast here and enjoyed the variety of breakfast meal options, good service and the quality of the food. The surrounding gardens provided plenty of exploration for my little ones as we happily waited for our meal to be prepared. Coffee...More

Thank ehmccalley
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This restaurant is located in a lovely historic house in the middle of a beautiful garden with a view of the Pacific. We ate here every morning of two separate stays because the food was so wonderful we couldn't bear to leave any item on...More

Thank Roxi1414
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

One wonders about stopping at hideaway spots offering breakfast fare and accommodations when you're not a guest but simply passing by. Well...at least I do and have a general reluctance to do so. I'm glad on this occasion we decided to venture up the steep...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Inventive food. Generous portions. Lovely locally-sourced ingredients. Sit by a window and watch the birds and squirrels!

Thank traveller123452016
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place for a special eating experience. My husband and I didn't discover this amazing place until the last day of our 5 day getaway in Mendocino. We would have eaten there every morning if we had found it sooner. The menu had...More

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We enjoyed this convenient breakfast spot with a nice view of the surrounding gardens and wildlife while staying at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. I had the almond flour pancakes with roasted pears, simply scrumptious! The coffee is worth mentioning, too, as is the toasted...More

Thank Vreni_12
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped here for breakfast, so glad we did! Only regret we didn't try the doughnuts! The Breakfast was delicious, from almond pancakes to french toast, even the scrambled eggs where special! Who would have thought goat cheese in scrambled eggs, would taste so good!...More

Thank Carol V
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We ate here three mornings in a row and were thrilled every morning by the variety and quality of food selections and the quaint and warm environment. Birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks will join you outside the window as you try out breakfast dishes you...More

Thank Tad D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what kinds of meat is served?
29 May 2017|
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Response from KilaProperties | Property representative |
Hi - we have everything from bacon, to chicken to Dungeness crab. you can see our menus at schoolhousecreek under the circa 62 tab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514 (Formerly Creekside Restaurant - Inn at Schoolhouse Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Little River
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-5525
  • E-mail
Open Daily at 8:00 + Open to the Public! In 1862, just ten years following the arrival of the first settlers on the Mendocino Coast (and a year before Lincoln's Gettysburg Address), mill owner and rancher Charles Perkins, built the Inn's historic Ledford Farmhouse. In 1888, Perkins built a mansion on the hill to the south of the Inn and, in so doing, renovated the farmhouse to give to his daughter as a wedding present. The coffered old growth redwood ceilings you see while dining at Circa '62 were added for the wedding and were quite the statement of affluence and style for the time. We do our best to live up to the beauty of Mr. Perkins home(yes, some of our guests and staff believe he's still here) by serving a great breakfast that shows off the best local stuff, has a sense of fun and is really just an extension of our own home... We can't wait to meet you!
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