The Cafe at The Inn

The Inn at Benicia Bay
145 East D Street 
Benicia CA 94510

Eat, Drink and Gather at the new “go-to” place for breakfast and lunch, just steps from First Street in downtown Benicia. Coffee daily at 7:30am, everything else 8am until 4pm.

You might know The Inn at Benicia Bay by their reputation for stellar overnight accommodations with breakfast included.

Providing breakfast for the rest of us was a no-brainer.  Tracee and Dennis are the gracious owners of this beautiful spot.  Along came Chef Kyle with experience from Meadowood, Bardessono and, most recently, Provisions in Vallejo. Chef Kyle brings a passion for creating delicious seasonal food with an emphasis on family and community.  The Cafe opened in November 2023 to rave reviews.

The multiple rooms inside The Cafe are spacious and homey with eclectic furnishings and lots of charm. 

The “happy” colorful patio outside is perfect on warm days for taking in a bit of sunshine while enjoying seasonal bottomless mimosas.  Children and dogs are welcome. The menu changes often based on what’s tastiest and fresh.  Full breakfast is available and includes Italian coffee, quiche specials, homemade sausage, Hen Pen eggs, brioche toast and spectacular English muffins! Lunch specials might be chicken pot pie, soups, salads, deviled eggs and, always, the American Wagyu Beef Burger. And…. popsicles!

As Dennis says, “The Cafe is just good home cooking, if your mom was Julia Child!”

Gracie agrees! Plus, they offer lovely wines from small wineries like Chronicle and St. Finley and local beer from Bruehol and Napa Smith. Stop in for special wine tastings on Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm.  Dinners start on April 4, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Don’t miss the fresh menu creations and treats at The Cafe at The Inn.  Weekend brunch is a must!  Cheers!

Baseball, baseball and more baseball! 

The season opens March 28, 2024.  Here are some flicks to get you in the mood: 

Moneyball – 2011 Sports/Comedy. 133 minutes. PG-13.

True story of the Oakland A’s 2002 winning season that changed baseball forever with computer generated analysis. Stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Intense characters. Prime, Netflix, Apple TV.

The Hill – 2023 Drama/Sports. 126 minutes.  PG.  

The true story of Rickey Hill, son of a traveling pastor who overcomes obstacles to pursue his baseball dream. Stars Dennis Quaid, Scott Glen, Colin Ford and Bonnie Bedelia. Inspirational! Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube.

The Captain – 2022 ESPN Documentary. Seven Episodes. 

A portrait of Derek Jeter’s life and Hall of Fame career. Interviews with Jeter, his family and teammates. A journey to discover the man behind the iconic Yankees number 2 jersey and the insatiable drive to be the best version of himself.  Directed by Emmy winner Randy Wilkins. Educational.  Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+.

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” – Yogi Berra

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