The oldest continuously operating cafe in El Cerrito, Raphael's Shutter Cafe has been serving up wicked gumbo, hearty breakfast, and great conversation for 30 years:
• $10 for $20 to spend on food and drink
• Just two blocks from the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station
Family-Owned Community Staple
Friendly owner Otis Raphael has crafted a menu of flavorful home-style classics. Try the grilled sandwiches like chicken apple sausage or the pork burger or the poached salmon salad with housemade honey Dijon dressing. Locals rave about the hearty breakfasts, including melt-in-your-mouth pancakes and fluffy omelettes with seasonal veggies like eggplant or zucchini. Otis greets guests with a smile, and you're welcome to sidle up to the counter and engage him in a chat -- or strike up a conversation with friends and regulars at this community-oriented spot. Take in the local art on the walls and feel your spirits rise in the cheerful, airy space designed by family-member Nelly.
Want more? Check out Raphael's Shutter Cafe on Facebook.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 24, 2013
Raphael's Shutter Cafe
Big Flavors and Friendly Service at an El Cerrito Classic
- from $10