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Cinema Cafe

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661 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4717
+1 209-722-2811
06:00 - 14:00
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

A gem of a restaurant. I have eaten here many times. Great food, prepared quickly. Superb staff. Nice outdoor seating also.

Thank Tim G
Placerville, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been in Merced in a number of years and just had to head to the Cinema Cafe. Lunch was almost over and they had started to put things away for the day. Our server said to sit wherever we wanted. I was thrilled they were not only still in business...but we had time to order and enjoy a... More 

Thank bluebrd3
Merced, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Good food-everything is homemade--great breakfast--good ole fashion sandwiches. You can eat inside (kinda cramped) or outside at a table under an umbrella. Very good service--nice people.

Thank Stephanie H
Merced, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This place is small with the old time coffee shop feeling. Just to sit at the counter and watch the cooks work in their small and cramped space is something to see. The have the best breakfast in Merced. Don't miss it.

Thank steve71546
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We discovered this place while on our way to Yosemite on a Saturday morning. We called them up, ordered scrambled eggs with potatoes, french toast and coffee, to-go and informed them of the time we would arrive. The lady packed everything up for us neatly and the food was just hot when we picked up. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast.

Thank travel0geek
Riverside, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I never miss the chance to come here when I am in Merced visiting my daughter! Small, a few tables and counter stools, but with outside seating when weather permits, very friendly, family run and a local favorite for good reason, the coffee to everything on the menu or the specials board is just delicious and the portions huge without... More 

Thank Debra D
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331 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is my favorite place to eat. My husband and I went here again the other day for breakfast. As always the food was spectacular! No matter what you order I'm sure it will be great. It's one of Merced's best secrets that should be told to everyone.

Thank VickiG95340
Merced, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a staple for the locals. Small, old, and a little off the beaten path. However the food is fantastic, service is very prompt, and price is very fair

Thank Towcritter
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness! Where do I start? This little cafe is a gem. Home cooking at its best. Open only for breakfast and lunch. We had breakfast. I had the banana pancakes and I am dreaming about going back and having them again. In fact, it is on our list to do again. You can either sit inside or enjoy... More 

Thank Funs10
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253 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

great little cafe where the old theater use to be, great food all day and the staff are really nice.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4717
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-722-2811
The best restaurant in Merced. Breakfast and lunch. Fresh real home made food.

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