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Blue Marlin Cafe

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Via Roma 43, Vernazza, Italy
39 (0) 187 821149
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A welcomed way to start our day with some protein!

The staff was so nice to stay open a few minutes longer so we could have some breakfast, as they were closing early for a funeral. Boy, having protein (scrambled eggs were never more welcomed after a week of pastries and carbs for breakfast!) was such a treat and helped us get through our morning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
PacNW_Oregonian
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Santa Cruz, California
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've hiked from Monterosso to Vernazza twice, and each time I walked straight off the trail to Blue Marlin for a spritz. I enjoy the relaxed environment and friendly staff; this place reminds me of the cafes in my hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. Don't expect a cloth napkin or to be bothered by your waitperson every 3 minutes. Just... More 

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Breakfast there was ok. Not great. But if you want eggs it's Blue Marlin or bust. I found the two servers to be somewhat disinterested and borderline rude. Not many options in Vernazza so they have a corner on the market. I'm sure some people love it, it just wasn't for me.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The staff was so nice to stay open a few minutes longer so we could have some breakfast, as they were closing early for a funeral. Boy, having protein (scrambled eggs were never more welcomed after a week of pastries and carbs for breakfast!) was such a treat and helped us get through our morning without a carb/sugar crash. Fresh... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The owner is rude. The food is ok. Walk a hundred metres further to friendly service and good food. We ate breakfast here and while the menu looks good and has a broad selection of food including muesli, they didn't have what we're after. But we were happy to have something else. The service was slow, and they mix up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Perfect for a coffee and people watching. Located on the Main Street, the Blue Marlin has easy counter access or street seating. Go early morning to avoid the hordes of tourists. A simple cappucino and a cereal with yogurt is a simple and cost effective breakfast.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We ordered pizza, gnocchi and beer. The food was delicious. Wifi was no good but we actually managed to connect to the Cinque Terre5 service anyway. Great food.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wait staff is, blah. I guess they are used to a very touristy (perhaps rude) crowd. They have a nice wine and craft beer selection. They did have an interesting food menu but we wanted to eat elsewhere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Free WiFI and excellent service. We sat outside for a quite bite to eat and a beer. Owners and staff were very friendly. Just a quick walk up the step to the train

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good coffee, okay pastries. Only ate continental breakfast, as leaving town. Nice that they were open early.

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The waiter sings while he runs around serving everyone in the morning. Quick eats with many options and open at 7 AM. No eggs before 8:30 however. The locals get their morning coffee here, join them.

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Cafe

Address: Via Roma 43, Vernazza, Italy
Phone Number: 39 (0) 187 821149
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Roma 43, Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: 39 (0) 187 821149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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