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8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-0791
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 33
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Coffee worth the wait!

We were waiting for our son to play a baseball game and needed a snack...and we happened upon Cafe Brio. My husband and I ordered coffee and a chocolate croissant. The pastry was light and delightful. The coffee brought us back the next morning! Fresh and slow brewed,totally worth the wait! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kristin C
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Walking around the plaza we were drawn into this french cuisine bistro and were not disappointed. Quaint yet sophisticated, attentive service, food prepared with attention, all around a pleasant experience. Not rushed. Quiet and casual. Best coffee we have had in over 4 weeks on the road. Puff pastry prepared in the traditional manner. Chocolate cake out of this world.

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Humboldt County
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love Brio. It is a great bakery and espresso bar. They do serve breakfast and lunch as well as the occasional dinner. They make killer lattes and Americano's. Bring you own cup, as they will charge you an extra .25cents for one. As well as food to go. It's expensive, and counter staff changes regularly (management issue?). Service has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were waiting for our son to play a baseball game and needed a snack...and we happened upon Cafe Brio. My husband and I ordered coffee and a chocolate croissant. The pastry was light and delightful. The coffee brought us back the next morning! Fresh and slow brewed,totally worth the wait! The pastry with goat cheese and spinach and my... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been going to Cafe Brio for several years now and I love it. The food is so good, pastries are to die for and the coffee--almost perfect. On the down side, it's small and crowded and the wait can be long. My husband is completely put out by the fact that on Sundays the real breakfast doesn't start until... More 

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Loomis, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Yum! The pastries are light and flaky and buttery. Excellent coffee all freshly made. Busy spot and worth a wait. I wish I had time for the oysters or quiche they look amazing! Highly recommended.

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were too early to check in to the hotel across the plaza. We were hungry and smelled the food here. Fresh ingredients, relaxed service and atmosphere. A great place to spend time relaxing over a beverage and people watch!

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Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Although we arrived too early for brunch on a Saturday morning they were very helpful in explaining to us Brits what we could eat in the way of a hot meal! The food was good, the coffee great. It was expensive but an experience. Obviously very popular

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Howell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went to this location and got 2 coffees and 2 cold sandwiches and spent $20. The good part was that the seating outside viewed the main town area of Arcata. The service was great !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

They spend a lot of effort to get high quality products in their pastries. Sadly this means the prices are high too. But it is delicious and they take a lot of pride in what they make.

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Arcata, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Huge variety of food, for breakfast and lunch. Famous for their amazing bread. Very busy, but with outside and inside seating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: (707) 822-0791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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