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Garlic City Cafe

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7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
+1 408-847-7744
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Petaluma, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place merely by accident and very happy we did. Service is good and the Garlic creamy soup the BEST EVER!!!

Thank Esme364
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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212 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch at the café' after a drive up from Los Angeles Great Garlic Soup , Calamari Steak Sandwich and Eggplant And Chicken All with garlic All sandwiches with fresh bread. great service Place is a bit run down but the food is great. parking in back.

1 Thank Steven A
Morgan Hill, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Long narrow resturant with seating next to cooking area. Waitress was not at all friendly unless you were a local. Had the galic burger, it was very good. Parking is plentiful.

Thank William B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a small place, but very friendly and excellent breakfast.Eggs benedict were delicious. Blueberry pancakes were awesome!

Thank Kathy M
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Garlic City Café is quaint and not very large but they do a great job on their meals, service and presentation.

Thank garliccity
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Driving through Gilroy...was looking for small place for a breakfast. As walking down the street, saw this place...looked ok from outside. Went in; the servers were very kind/prompt. I ordered vegi omelette...loved it...I thought it was best tasting omelette I had given in long time...very fresh and taste + very good price. I highly recommend..

Thank Daniel k
Monterey, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After a day shopping at the many Gilroy outlets, this was a perfect stop instead of visiting the chain restaurants. The food here is excellent, reasonably priced, and the perfect portions. I highly recommend this to anyone. Food. We had the veggie wrap and Chicken garlic sandwich. Both were delicious. Recommend ordering a side of garlic fries and the potato... More 

Thank JimmyD098765
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Of course you would expect a place called Garlic City Cafe in the heart of the garlic capital of the world to offer plenty of garlic-encrusted options, and you would be right! Excellent choices are the Garlic Chicken and Eggplant Pannini with smoked mozzarella and the Garlic Calamari Steak sandwich. Also don't miss the garlic fries and garlic bread! Great... More 

Thank DanFam3
Gilroy, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I went to the Cafe for breakfast for the first time and were pleasantly surprised to find a menu full of so many choices that it was hard to decide. I had the Tuscany Omelette filled with sundried tomatoes, cheese, and more. My son had another yummy omelette with feta, spinach and more. Both came with potatoes... More 

Thank Lori K
Riverside, California
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2,144 reviews
1,180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the location. We stopped here because this is the garlic capital. Waited several minutes to be seated. Service was efficient but not what I would call friendly. Lemon in the water was a small half wedge (skimping is never a sign of hospitality). Food was prepared fresh and took about 30 minutes: omelet,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-7744

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