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Some folks pop in for a legendary ham and cheese croissant on their way to catch the surf. Some stay late for tacos and live music on a Thursday night. Some just need a warm meal and a cold beer. Whatever the motivation, Whale City is your ultimate coastal dining destination!

We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily along with an in-house boutique bakery, full espresso bar, patio seating with ocean views, and live music several nights a week. We pride ourselves on fast and friendly service, home cooked meals featuring locally sourced ingredients, and the art of traditional, no frills baking.

We are committed to providing a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for world travelers and local patrons alike. So come take a seat and say hello. If we don't know your name yet, we promise we will soon!


From dive bar, to card room, to gas station, to bakery; the building at 490 Highway One has a long and storied history.

Opening in 1982, Whale City served as a gas station and commercial bakery supplying the Cash Store restaurant, but that didn't last long. As word spread about our mouth-watering bakery items, Whale City opened as a retail bakery to meet the increased demand from around the world.

In the early 1990s, we expanded our offering to full meal service, a coffee and espresso bar, and local beer and wines. Since then, we have been working tirelessly to ensure all of our products are high-quality, sustainable and above all delicious, so our customers can enjoy the beauty of the North Coast without ever having to worry about what's for dinner.