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Cool Outdoor Dining Spots

In the right time of year, you may want to enjoy Mendocino’s wonderful culinary offerings and its weather. Here is how.

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Goodlife Cafe and Bakery

A central part of Mendocino village life, Goodlife has both sweet and savory baked goods, organic and fair trade coffee, a great lunch menu that features both vegan and gluten-free options, and a large outdoor patio where locals and tourists alike gather to live the good life.

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Frankie’s Pizza and Ice Cream

Frankie’s is a relaxed lunch spot serving delicious pizza, falafels and ice cream, with organic ingredients and an emphasis on a sustainable and environmentally-conscious business model. Their outdoor seating is perfect for a lovely Mendocino day, fog or no fog!

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Princess Seafood

For a truly unique seafood experience, try Princess Seafood, named after the 42-foot Seamaster hull that catches the fish you are about to eat, and captained and staffed entirely by women. Princess Seafood is a market, deli and restaurant, and features live music on weekends on their ample outdoor patio.

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Patrona Restaurant and Lounge

Patrona: where what’s at the market dictates what’s on the menu. So they proudly proclaim and the result is fresh and delicious, locally-sourced New American cuisine. Outdoor seating is very much available.

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Loose Caboose Cafe

A funky and delicious sandwich shop, this Willits institution features a Tuscan-inspired dining room or a cozy, heated outdoor patio so you can eat outside all year.

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Disco Ranch

Centered around an immaculately-curated wine shop run by noted wine writer Wendy Lamer, this one-stop shop also offers a small menu with delectable dishes like duck breast sliders and piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese.

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Mama’s Cafe

With a lovely outdoor area and a down-home, affordable, delicious menu of potato bowls, breakfast sandwiches, and other soulful comfort food selections, this is a cozy and nourishing spot to sit a while and fill up before your next adventure.

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Pier Place

Down in the Point Arena cove you’ll find this unpretentious gem where you can sit and sample the local seafood while watching the endless activity of the Pacific Ocean.

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