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Cardinal Cafe

321 Cardinal Rd, Bishop, CA 93514-7222
+1 760-873-4789
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fries” (6 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Pizza
$$ - $$$
321 Cardinal Rd, Bishop, CA 93514-7222
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visit Cardinal Village often for awesome breakfasts, a post-hike beer or soda, and the occasional pizza night during the summer. The food is always delicious (the Prospector is a great breakfast - be prepared for a big hike to walk it off!), the staff...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Allison H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Cardinal Village! The whole area is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The cabins are cute cozy and clean. The food and service at the cafe is always outstanding. the staff always remembers our names and makes us feel like...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vallely3
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Great burger and best ever grilled cheese with grilled onions mushrooms and tomatoes. Fries were good too. Great lunch stop, very friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank hike-n-xcski
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We only ate breakfast here one morning, but it was plentiful, fresh and good. What we loved was the Homemade all you can eat pizza that they have on Friday and Saturday nights! They have their own wood burning pizza oven, make their own dough...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We were taken to Cardinal Cafe by some regulars. People were super friendly and welcomed visitors. The setting is beautiful surrounded by mountains. You can enjoy all you can eat wood fired pizza which is made right in front of you. The selections are very...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank KristiS627
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This is the second time we've eaten at Cardinal Cafe in Aspendale. This place is awesome, from the service to the food. We ate there yesterday: monster grilled hot dogs with everything on them and a hamburger that puts the Burger Barn to shame. Moreover,...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Jean-Marie S
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This restaurant has the best burgers anywhere in the Eastern Sierra and the french toast is the best I have ever had and I used to cook for a loving for 20 years. It's a great place to come alone or with friends and you...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Dennis F
ShaleAnn, Owner at Cardinal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Glad you're a fan! We're open for the season! Hurry on up the hill'

Reviewed September 15, 2016

The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. You order from a menu on the wall, pay at the counter, then your order is brought to you. There is indoor and outdoor seating on the deck

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank lauriekidder
ShaleAnn, Owner at Cardinal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Hope you enjoyed your meal. We are opened now for the 2017 season. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed September 12, 2016

We love visiting Ken & ShaleAnn and ordering a yummy pancake (my husband and I split one!) for breakfast or a yummy cheeseburger (they grill the cheese on the sides a bit to make it a little crispy-YUM!). It's not the lowest pricing around, but...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 2Larsons4Jesus
ShaleAnn, Owner at Cardinal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Although the menu is limited, the food is made right in front of you by friendly, happy cooks. Gluten-free? No problem. They have Pioneer Fries that are layers of crispy fries, crispy bacon and melted shredded cheddar cheese - layers; they are generous with the...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Gail K
ShaleAnn, Owner at Cardinal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Hurry back for more good cookin'!

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laverne w
May 30, 2016|
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Response from ShaleAnn | Property representative |
Drive 18 miles up West Lone street from 395. When you reach Aspendell turn right onto Cardinal Road. Then turn left at the T and you are here. It is a steep grade as we are at 8500' elevation. Enjoy the prize winngly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Cardinal Rd, Bishop, CA 93514-7222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1 760-873-4789
  • E-mail
Cardinal Cafe is closed for the winter. Reopening will be the last Saturday of April.
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