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ABOUT US

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. Run by three generations of family, 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!

OUR HISTORY

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

Our family purchased the property in 1982, while operating a full-scale restaurant, bed and breakfast, and retail store right down the road, known as the New Davenport Cash Store.

Originally, 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.