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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
08:30 - 15:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here based upon the positive reviews we read. And we weren't​ disappointed. At this Cafe one orders at the counter and takes a number to their table. Our food arrived promptly. I had the blackened salmon tacos on corn tortillas, which were delicious, and so full of flavour. My meal came with a choice... More 

Thank time4me64
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm pleased that the blackened salmon tacos, veggie burger, and fruit salad all hit the spot, and it's nice to know that the cream of broccoli also made a good impression. Your recommendation is much appreciated, and I hope you'll join us for another good... More 

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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326 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our lunch, at the Fresco Valley Cafe in Solvang, was just wonderful. My wife and I arrived in the late afternoon and we were able to pick any seating we liked. We chose to sit outside. Our salads were beyond-the-beyond excellent. The wait staff very pleasant. Our late lunch just added to our outstanding visit to Solvang CA.

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you and your wife were able to enjoy a delicious afternoon lunch with us. You made a great choice by sitting outside on our patio, and I'm delighted that you both were so enamored with our salads. Anytime you stop by Solvang again, please drop on by -- the team and I would love to reunite with you... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lunch! A large selection of salads and sandwiches with fresh ingredients and generous portions. I had the best warm bacon spinach salad and my husband had the Hot Grinder Sandwich. Both were amazing! Loved the outdoor seating and pet friendly atmosphere.

Thank Mary B
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Mary, I'm delighted you were so impressed with our wide selection of salads and sandwiches! That said, it's truly a pleasure knowing you were so enamored with the Bacon Spinach Salad and the Hot Grinder Sandwich our chefs cooked up for you -- those are both very popular and excellent choices. Anytime you'd like to relax on our patio with... More 

Silverdale, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with the entire family yesterday for lunch, and the food was so superb, we ended up back here this morning for breakfast. The potato leak soup was absolutely delicious, but the highlight was definitely the breakfast this morning. We had the avocado toast, bagel and lox and the danish pancake with caramelized apples. The avocado toast was such... More 

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure hosting your family when you all dropped by for lunch! What's more, it's great to hear that we impressed you so much that you made a return visit to sample some of our breakfast fare. We recently just rolled out a new selection of breakfast item, so I'm delighted you were so into our Danish... More 

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272 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Fresco Valley Cafe appealed to us because it is a bit out of the crowded areas. It was not busy when we arrived for lunch so we were very disappointed when our food took almost 25 minutes to get to our table. Our order was soups and sandwiches - nothing requiring special preparation. The soups were luke warm and tasted... More 

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's very disheartening that you felt this way about your recent meal here. We try and take our time with every dish so they can meet the standards of quality our fare requires, but had we known you weren't completely content with your soup or your sandwich, we would've been more than happy to remake or replace any part of... More 

Cambria, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Their food is so good and there are always great daily specials to try. The staff are friendly and take great pride in their work.

Thank Imnextdoor
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's such a pleasure hearing that you're such a fan of our specials! We take great care in crafting all of our dishes, and the team and I are always delighted when we get feedback like this. Thank you so much for the stars, and I truly hope you'll get the chance to drop by again in the future --... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, excellent outdoor patio.. sat outside with with our dog.. they even have a menu for the 4 legged diners.. highly recommend this place for lunch..

Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you and your pup for lunch! Thanks so much for the recommendation, too. Hopefully, you'll both drop on by again soon -- we're always excited to host you here. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Reno, Nevada
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was in a small group for lunch. Order and pay at the counter and food was then delivered to you at the table (quaint). Menu was very good, with daily soups posted on the chalk board. If its a nice day ask to be seated outside. Very nice.

Thank JamesUKUSA69
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you had a pleasant experience with us! We loved hosting you, and hopefully when the weather permits, we'll get a chance to seat you on the patio again sometime soon -- we'd love to reunite and to introduce you to even more of our menu. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Hesperia, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A quiet and quaint off the beaten place to eat. Terri our server was outstanding. So personable and friendly. Great food and atmosphere.

Thank ABrownSqrd
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our place! I'm delighted Terri was able to make your experience here even more memorable. Come see us real soon -- we'd love to cook for you again. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We took a family drive up to Solvang for the day. Getting away from the touristic restaurants on the main road, we came upon Fresco Valley Cafe. We had such an amazing late lunch / early dinner there. It's a family friendly casual restaurant with some of the nicest staff we've encountered. They all work as if they're the owners.... More 

Thank AS4IN05
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm delighted you and your family felt this way about your recent visit to our cafe! Thank you so much for the shoutout to the staff's dedication to cordial, attentive service, as well -- they're going to be ecstatic after I pass along your kind words. I'm glad your tomato soup, pizza, and the rest of your fare hit the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day.

Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?