Top Choice Modern American in Arcata

Folie Douce

Just a slip of a place, but with an enormous reputation. The short but inventive menu features seasonally inspired bistro cooking, from Asian to Mediterranean, with an emphasis on local organics. Wood-fired pizzas a…
Californian in Arcata

Slice of Humboldt Pie

Pies and cider are the mainstays here, ranging from chicken pot pie to cottage, steak and mushroom and savory empanadas, including chicken coconut curry and Thai chicken with satay sauce. Sweet pastry treats include…
Cafe in Arcata

T's Cafe

Housed in a wonderful early 20th-century mansion, try and grab the table on the front porch if you can. Inside, two cavernous rooms with mismatched furniture, local art, books, toys and magazines provide an informal…
Ice Cream in Arcata

Arcata Scoop

Creamy and wonderful flavors inspired by organic seasonal ingredients. Try the vanilla almond rose. Check out the carousel-style rocking 'rabbit' and swing seat. Operated by the same family that runs the ever-popula…
Market in Arcata

Arcata Plaza

This lovely plaza is the site of a weekly farmers market as well as being just a great place to grab a chair on the square and watch the world go by.
Cafe in Arcata

Wildflower Cafe & Bakery

Tops for vegetarians, this tiny storefront serves fab frittatas, pancakes and curries, and big crunchy salads.
Bagels in Arcata

Los Bagels

Mixing 'traditional Jewish food with the taste of Mexico.' Get all kinds of creative spreads and toppings on fresh bagels with varieties ranging from poppy seed to Parmesan cheese. You can also opt for a great value…
Cafe in Arcata

Cafe Brio

Occupying an ace position on the corner of this central square; the patisserie here serves sumptuous cakes, breakfasts are delish and the lunch salads, sandwiches and pies are a notch above the norm. There is also a…
Noodles in Arcata

Japhy’s Soup & Noodles

Big salads, tasty coconut curry, cold noodle salads with a vast choice of sauces and homemade soups – and cheap!
Market in Arcata

Wildberries Marketplace

Wildberries Marketplace is Arcata's best grocery, with natural foods, a good deli, a bakery and a juice bar.