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Toni's Courtyard Cafe

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516 W 18th St, Merced, CA
+1 209-384-2580
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to stop on the way to Yosemite from Sausalito. I had the bacon and turkey quiche which was delicious, but definitely on the salty side. The coffee was average. Overall a nice place for a hearty breakfast before a day of hiking in Yosemite.

Thank palmetto85
Merced, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite lunch spots. Sandwiches are different and delicious. Not the typical lunch menu of Merced. I am a moderate eater, and generally find the half sandwich and soup enough. My wife often gets the full sandwich and brings the other half home. Get there early, as this place often fills up shortly after noon. Service is generally... More 

Thank David D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The food is so great! Nice courtyard area seating with a little waterfall- makes it feel so secret garden like. Service is always pretty good. Love the sweet potato fries!

Thank Karel W
Merced, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Toni's Courtyard Cafe for over 10 years. The quality of the food is excellent and consistent. If you are not happy they will fix it. Everything is homemade and fresh. Her specialty is Chicken Salad - either as a sandwich or a salad. Salads come small or large. I usually get the Mediterranean salad with salmon.... More 

Thank SJR1248
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I had a trip tip sandwich with red potato salad. The sandwich was ok but I really didn't like the potato salad. Our server was very friendly & took good care of us.

Thank on2teaching
Merced, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place gets packed with the lunch time crowd! They have wonderful sandwiches, salads, quiche of the day, a bakery and very fresh ingredients. Delicious for breakfast or lunch. There is limited seating, I recommend coming early for lunch.

Thank CDingeldein
Parma, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

They offer a half sandwich and salad for under $10.00. A choice of 5 different salads and at least 10 different. The helpings were huge and salad and lunch meat were fresh.

Thank jimbo22243
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a wonderful reuben sandwich prepared to our requests -- and met the delightful owner, Toni. Cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank pilota
Groveland, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We first ate breakfast at Toni's two years ago and were happy to have a chance to drive through Merced just so we could stop there again. We remembered the french toast being delicious and it was again! We shared an order and then had scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage on the side. Everything was fresh and hot, including delicious... More 

Thank StaceyAlane
Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

On our way down highway 99 we stopped at this restaurant. It was everything and more than expected. The staff was so pleasant and the food was outstanding. Got the sweet potato fries and a burger. Loved it. Good fast service which is always important when traveling. Had to pick up some bakery goods also. The woman who was at... More 

Thank sonoman3936

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 W 18th St, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2580
In downtown Merced....patio and indoor seating. Excellent food and service. Locally owned

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?