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  • 1.Cowboys Corner

    946 Main St


    15.49 miMenu$$

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    This restaurant is great! The food is always delicious. Everyone is friendly and the place is clean.

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By: Lisa S.
Java Junction
I have been coming to this place for years. The manager enjoys humiliating you when you ask for a key to the toilet or anything else. Food and drinks are great but not at the risk of being insulted. Too bad. I liked the place.
By: Michelle P.
Harbor Cafe
I was surprised to read some poor reviews, considering we've been going to this place for years. It's only open until 2pm, and jam packed, especially on weekends. Expect to wait and be patient - there is free coffee (and sometimes hot cocoa for your kids if you're friendly) and when staffed, the outdoor bar serves up mimosas, bloody marys and the coveted breakfast beer. Food is great, expect generous portions and there's always a special. Menu is broad, includes fresh ingredients and the staff clearly has a good time. Our family loves the brunch.
By: Michelle P.
Chill Out Cafe
Classic, dive-like breakfast place that has huge portions and a tasty menu. You'll definitely want to split a breakfast burrito - consider getting your coffee a couple doors down from Verve and pull up a chair. Always busy for a reason, it's really good!
Peoples Coffee
Hundreds if faithful customers , we do not disappoint ! We care about your happiness / fact . We are in the hospitality business therefore we pride ourself on amazing coffee and hospitality ! Period. Xxxo
By: Taylor F.
Red Restaurant & Bar
off the main strip but well worth the walk. menu is outstanding, food, cocktails, and beer lists are unique. service is even better. I will return!
By: Susan A.
The Walnut Avenue Cafe
one of my favorites, always consistent great food, sometimes during busy periods there is a wait for food, but always worth it!
By: Jasper R.
The Avenue Bar
It is the worse shame for a detailed builder and Artisan to shoulder. I knew the fella too, he having drank to excess but almost every piece of finished wood was cut, milled and/or assembled with great love for the craft by him. The booths, Wainscoting and even the flooring he milled between games of pool, shots and continual degradation from the owner & staff. Yes, there were many ups & downs; floors included, but his discerning eye for exquisite detail, form & functionality earned him a job for my home after the beautiful Bow Windows he thought of, drafted and milled through uncaring patrons bad-vibeing their impatience to his mere presence. Even after he'd given up trying to pocket one red cent from that money-pinching owner, that man still put forth so much effort to the finished product, that some pondered and chided that he might be by some measures retarded in the manner of exerting far too much effort. just to garner a morsel of approval by his peers. That never came of course, try as he might. some short time later he was struck down by an attack by some sore loser, leaving him bereft of memory, Skills and ability for what I deemed to the end of his days. Not so, as I found out almost 20 years later driving through another college town in northern California. granted, he was building for some 'other' bar owner, but seemed almost at the ease of a Journeyman's level of knowledge. Yes I stopped in & not only admired the workmanship by his hand, but buying him lunch, for conversation of what he'd been doing since I'd seen him comatose in some valley hospital.As it happens, between the last fourteen years since I'd last seen him, he graduated some community college with Honors, and is now attending a C.S.U. with appears the same ferocity. He said grudgingly, that his mind still has the same vivid picture of how things go together for function & aesthetics, but because his spoken delivery is a lot slower, most don't give him the possibility to produce what I remember as works fit for royalty. He chuckled, but I could see the discomfort behind that laugh.Finally, after an excellent meal he'd recommended, gaining his trusted handshake and starting north again, how sad I felt. A man of his caliber and ability having been used & abused by an ungrateful, no-less-than slave-driver who would have just as fast insult and ridicule him as he would grab a $20 bill falling out of another's pocket & not say a word. That ungrateful piece of @#$% really destroyed a person who was then, as he seemed today the same caring, detail-oriented person I shared a meal with today. That thug never offered him a dime, by his own admission. Had my newly reacquainted friend not put forth the effort in what I think all the beauty and nuance to his workmanship, the 'Avenue bar & cheap cigar' would have never taken flight to prosperity. Everybody from past & time there, owes that man a great debt for their immediate wealth. Such a farging icehole he was, always dangling an unreachable carrot for one more thing completed. You, former owner & staff, should all be ashamed of yourselves for not reaching out with some form of help, acknowledgement or even apathy to his well-being. Fie on you all!!!The ONLY thing I rate a 5-Star is my old friend's ability to construct an atmosphere of welcoming through his ability of Artisan-ship.
By: jeffnjen08
Peoples Coffee
The coffee could be better, it has potential tho. Very nice & friendly staff.
By: hayesvalleyhedon
this place has a locals only feel to it, but that's part of the charm! They specialize in exotic coffees that they brew fresh each cup right in front of you!

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