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Address – 1150 Brookside Ave, Suite A, Redlands, CA 92373

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Daily Hours

Monday through Saturday: 6:30am-1:45pm

Sundays: 7am-1:45pm

Closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


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Carolyn’s Cafe is a cozy Breakfast and Lunch Cafe, ranked the #1 Breakfast Spot in Redlands by Yelp!!

We are known for our hearty, delicious breakfasts (Breakfast is served all day!) – but we also serve great sandwiches, salads, burgers, and soups for lunch.

Our Signature Item is our Fresh Baked Coffee Cake which is served warm and topped with a generous scoop of whipped butter! We offer To Go orders on all of our food items, including our Coffee Cake. Whole Coffee Cakes are also available to order (requires minimum 24 hours advance notice).

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In the News


– Redlands Daily Facts –

New owners, same ambience at Carolyn’s Cafe in Redlands

REDLANDS >> The new year brought changes to Carolyn’s Cafe.

But for locals who’ve made it a habit to stop in for breakfast, there’s no need to panic — the coffee cake is still around.

Carolyn Strickland, who opened the eatery in 2006, has handed over her apron to longtime Redlands residents Keith and Jan Kahn.

Strickland, 55, decided to sell her cafe last year to spend more time with her family and care for her ailing mother.

It was a difficult decision, she said, and one that came with a lot of prayer… (Read Full Article)

– KTLA 5 –

Burrous’ Bites: Carolyn’s Cafe



What are your hours?

We are open from 6am-1:45pm Monday through Saturday and 7am-1:45pm on Sundays. We are closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Do you take reservations or allow Call Ahead Seating?

No — diners are seated on a first come, first served basis.

Can you handle large parties?

We can seat up to 15 people together. However, regardless of the size of your party, due to our small seating capacity, we cannot sit any group until the entire party has arrived.

Do you offer Take Out?

Yes — all of our meals and coffee cake are available To Go. If you call in your order, it can normally be ready to pick up in about 15 minutes or less.

Can I order a Whole Coffee Cake?

Yes — but we do require a minimum of 24 hour notice for all whole coffee cake orders. 72 hour advanced notice for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Individual slices are available To Go anytime.

Where are you located?

1150 Brookside Ave, Suite A, Redlands, CA 92373  
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Do you accept credit cards?

Yes — we accept all major credit cards (except American Express), as well as cash. No checks.

Do you offer Gift Cards?

Yes — we offer Gift Cards in any denomination.

Do you ship your Coffee Cake?

Not yet, but, we are working on it!

Are you hiring?

We are not hiring currently, but could have an opening at any time. Please drop off your resume or email to

Do you cater events?

No — we do not offer offsite catering. However, we can do Take Out (individual meals or bulk orders) for catering events. Call us for details at 909-335-8181 and ask for Keith.


Phone: (909) 335-8181


Address: 1150 Brookside Ave, Suite A, Redlands, CA 92373  
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