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Johnny Rocko Muela
· February 28, 2018
I love this Campground been going there for years Adam and his wife are very nice people.can't wait to go up again and visit them and have lunch his burgers and chili beans are very yummy very good.
Tier Shugarh
· March 3, 2018
Adam is the sweetest man ever. He always goes above and beyond to make sure that we get what we need. The cabins are an amazing place to stay.
Nate Rodriguez
· August 14, 2017
My family and I love visiting Crystal Lake Cafe. First of all, Adam and his wife are great friendly people that make you feel at home and welcomed. Also their food is great and they also sell various for those camping or staying in one of the cabins. To top it off, the views, trails and general area by the cafe are just beautiful any day of the year, whether it's a sunny summer day or a cold snowy winter one. Great hidden little gem. See More
Jeff Lewis
· May 26, 2017
This will be a long one.

So, I went up to Crystal Lake one day with a friend to camp. Neither of us had been there before. Pretty much as soon as we got there, I locked my keys in the car. We hea...ded for the cafe to use the phone to call AAA. While we were there, we chatted with the owner and his sons, who couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. And we didn't buy anything! It was late in the day and getting cold, so they kept the cafe open an extra two and a half hours so we'd have a warm place to wait for AAA. (It took AAA close to four hours to get there. Many calls were made. I'm saving this for a different review.) Eventually, they had to close it so they could go to bed, but encouraged us to come wake them up if we needed anything. (And I did, so I can verify that they are just as pleasant when you're pounding on their door at 10:30 at night!)

Later, I came back and ate at the cafe, and can tell you that the food is excellent, too!
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Tony Yracheta
· January 7, 2018
Adam is a very friendly host his food is good and we like dropping by for visits with him
Michael Fricke
· January 29, 2018
Went up there today for lunch but no one was there, door was open TV was on, so I waited outside for 5 min went back in still nobody this was around 1 pm
George Szeremeta
· March 15, 2018
Adam and his family are wonderful! Enjoy catching up with them whenever I get up to visit the area. :)
Valerie Munoz
· March 4, 2018
It’s a beautifull place to be and Adam makes everything better w his tasty breakfast burritos and hot coffe �
Ramon Herrera
· January 7, 2018
Crystal Lake Cafe is awesomeness!

Adam truly goes out of his way for his guests...

It's a must visit...
Christopher Lopez
· January 19, 2018
Loved the snow Nice place to take the whole family.
Ric N Viole Lopez-Viadero
· March 15, 2018
We absolutely support Adam and his business. He takes care of his private area but also the campground. The Café is a jewel in the mountains and we look forward to the next visit.
Terry Potucek
· January 7, 2017
Been going there since 2013. The owner is friendly, the drive usually pleasant when there aren't too many cyclists and the food is excellent. Very relaxing place to walk around and enjoy the fresh and scenery no matter what season. See More
James Bowles
· January 5, 2017
I love it and you will also, give it a try ! It's an easy drive, just take it easy the road is a little windy and steep in places but not bad, so drive on up !
Gabrielle K DS
· July 22, 2015
Delicious tuna sandwiches - with homemade mayonnaise and touch of lime. Perfect after our hike and beautiful drive up the canyon. Great morning trip. We'll be back. The owner was really warm and frie...ndly, great to talk to. He even came out and talked to us at the picnic tables for a while. Felt like he was already a friend. And did I mention the tuna sandwiches were delicious? See More
Hermilo Vazquez
· November 11, 2016
Nice place to visit plus good food �🏍🏍 we went for a ride to the san Gabriel canyon and we end up all the way at the cristal lake cafe beautiful place !!
Andrew Fung Yip
· January 18, 2017
The guy behind the register is rude. I think he believes that he's the king of the mountain. First experience I had was with him rudely demanding us move our cars because we stopped at the visitor cen...ter first and he thought we weren't going to be his customers.

The second was when my friend asked if he there's hot water. A simple no would have sufficed but he went on to say that, "I get your kind here all the time."

What is that suppose to mean? Absolutely rude.
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Paola Bejar
· November 16, 2016
Nice place and really helpful owner. Good coffee en delicious homemade brownies!!!
Place where, I hope, I will come back.
Because of dry season this year I couldn't enjoy a Crystal Lake ( it was almost gone ;) ) but the rest of de views en nice story's of Crystal Lake Cafe owner made my day a great day!!! Thank you Adam :)
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Stephanie Carver Bennett
· December 17, 2016
Awesome campgrounds, first come first serve! Adam is the best and nicest host ever met! They also have food and homemade treats! Definitely our favorite spot to getaway. Reasonably priced cabins also.
Fredric L. Rice
· December 20, 2015
Probably the best-loved meal here are the chili-beans followed by the brownies. The cafe does not use mixes bought in boxes, they actually make *real* meals using real ingredients, actual chocolate and flour for brownies, and the beans are cooked using double-boiler method... Which makes sense because Adam, the Cafe's chef, is a professional chef. :) See More
Colleen Gallagher
· November 30, 2016
Adam the owner is the nicest guy ever. He is a great cook. How many people make homade mayonnaise? Adam does. I am comming up to see you Adam the week after christmas. Thanks for being you!!!

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Fish in Crystal Lake
We got snow at Crystal Lake Cafe! This is how it looks like when you open the door at the cafe and walk out. And it is still snowing!
You know our cat, Bubba the Cat Ambassador of Crystal Lake (so his own facebook page)? We have noticed recently that he got a little bit overwhelmed with all of his duties up here at the Cafe and as a greeter for the campers. So, we got him four new assistants. How do you like them? What should be their names?

Good morning to all of you!
For everyone Who wondering about the snow at Crystal Lake !
It’s good enough to have fun and enjoy it with your loved ones!
So see you soon.......

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Good morning to all of you from Crysta Lake Cafe !
we got some snow ❄️ yesterday hopefully more is coming soon?