During a weekend in Cambria, one of the hardest tasks you will encounter is figuring out where to dine at the city’s numerous eateries. After going to Black Cat Bistro the night before and having a fabulous breakfast at Victoria’s Last Resort, I knew the lunch was going to have a lot to live up to. Many people recommended Robin’s to me though so I went in with high expectations; here is my review. Also, I have been back many times since this initial visit and always enjoy dining here while in Cambria.
- Price: $10-15 (as of 2015)
- Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
- I wrote this in 2015
The first thing you notice as you walk up to Robin’s is that it doesn’t look like a typical restaurant. That is largely because of the building, which is a house that was built in the 1930s. The old house immediately adds to the charm, as you walk through the door, and it feels like you are visiting someone’s home, not a commercial restaurant.
The interior continues to embrace this charm, but we were sat on the patio, which provided a great way to enjoy our food while watching life pass by outside.
The menu is very eclectic, with everything from Salmon Bisque to Pad Thai. They call it a global menu, and it is easy to see why. They also had a few unique drink options, such as Dry Lavender Soda.
For appetizers, we went with the artichokes and the homemade potato chips with cauliflower dipping sauce.
I, for one, love artichoke, and the way it was grilled was on point. I especially liked the addition of the lemon, which added a lot to the flavor.
Cauliflower is one of my least favorite things, but it was done well as a dipping sauce. It probably helps that the chips are as good as they were too; I could have just continued to eat them as my meal.
Salmon Bisque is one of the most popular things, so we had to try that. I can’t actually remember ever having salmon bisque before, so I didn’t have much to compare it to. I would say I liked it but it’s not something I need to eat every day. Here are some of the main courses our group had.
As you can see, there is a wide selection of food here. We got burgers, soup, and even noodles. I got a dish called Robin’s Chow, which includes pasta, vegetables, garlic, and ginger. It was delicious, and I am glad I ordered it. The only thing I wanted to try but didn’t was the lamb curry burrito, so if you get this, be sure to let me know in the comments. All in all, Robin’s is a great little eatery in Cambria. From the style of the house to the taste of the food, everything was on point here, and I have no problem recommending it for a good lunch spot.