With its large outdoor patio and devoted local following, John Henry’s Café has been a beloved haunt for residents seeking great food, friendly ambiance, and a touch of tranquility. Despite its well-deserved reputation, John Henry’s often remains undiscovered by visitors, making it even more enticing for those in the know.
Step through the doors of John Henry’s, and you’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that instantly puts you at ease. The establishment’s primary allure lies in its expansive outdoor patio, enveloped by lush greenery and adorned with quaint patio furniture. This idyllic setting provides the perfect backdrop for leisurely breakfasts, relaxed lunches, or romantic dinners under the open sky.
The menu at John Henry’s is a testament to their commitment to fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and exceptional flavors. Start off with escargot, baked brie, or a caprese salad. The dinner is old school and comes with soup or green salad. You can substitute for a chop-chop or caesar salad for additional, which most do. For the main dishes, expect seafood, meats and poultry. Then there’s the “today’s special” which always changes. Popular is the chunky beef stroganoff, breaded pork chops, New Your strip steak.
While John Henry’s Café has garnered a loyal following among locals, it remains an overlooked gem for many tourists. This makes it an ideal spot for those wanting an authentic local experience away from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist hubs. Engaging in conversation with fellow patrons and staff, you’ll quickly feel like a part of the tightly-knit community that has embraced the café as their own.
John Henry’s Café stands as a testament to the power of hidden gems waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers. It is located just behind the Sunrise Center on Sunrise at Tahquitz.
You will need to call 760.327.7667 to make a reservation.
Open 5 – 9:30 pm.
Note: They close during the summer months.
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