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Morning Thunder

Vallombrosa av, Chico, CA
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Ranked #29 of 277 restaurants in Chico
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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English first
Paradise, California, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had the "early bird" breakfast. Coffee: good. Over-easy egg: okay. Sausage patty: somewhat dry, 'off' odor, and not much seasoning. French toast: doughy in the middle, batter not allowed to penetrate the bread before being undercooked. Despite being peppered by poppy seeds, french toast was bland and flavorless. Had indigestion until I could get some lunch in me. Not... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pretty good overall. To an out of towner, the prices seemed very reasonable for the amount and quality of the food. Half order was plenty for me but only $1.30 less, so better to take the rest home if you are local. Ingredients seemed fresh and there were a lot of choices on the menu. There were flies on the... More

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Santa Rosa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stopped here for Breakfast/Lunch on our way up north after reading all the great reviews. The portions were quite large, food was good but not great. It was a mixed bag. I ordered breakfast and my hubby ordered lunch. I had Huevos Rancheros 1/2 order. I received a rather large plate piled high layered with a greasy tortilla, vegetarian... More

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Nederland, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The thing that stands out for me is the coffee. It was very good. As for the rest , the food is Healthy , Clean , tasty , nutritious , and well prepared. The service is quite good and the atmosphere is nice. It is also a good place to go if you are with a larger group of people... More

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Chico, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is the quintessential Chico breakfast spot if you're looking for a full breakfast. Casual, laid back vibe, food is consistently good and fresh. Get the French Roast coffee. Portions are huge - plan on leftovers or share a plate. But the best part of Morning Thunder is the people. Staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the clientele is... More

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Cody
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Of course I did not visit every restaurant in Chico to decide this was the best in town, but I did ask two instructors at my meeting about places to eat breakfast in Chico. The both named two, and I went to both. They were both above average, but Morning Thunder wins out by a nose. The food was exquisite.... More

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Weed, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a very cute 50's style diner. The food is all homemade and the owner does specialty cooking. Her children help serve and run it. I had wonderful Eggs Benedict and my husband had the unusual, but very good, bacon and cheese taco. This is a very friendly café with delicious food. I'll come back again.

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Sutter Creek, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a GREAT place for breakfast. We arrived on Sunday morning and thought the wait would be outrageous. But, this place is so well run and so efficient, the wait was nothing. The food was wonderful, the smoothies are truly an experience with lots of fresh flavor. The wait staff is attentive with water, coffee, and condiments. The food... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming here for years, and have never been disapointed. We would go more often but they close at two, and there is always a wait as the restaurant is not very big. But so worth the wait.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Morning Thunder IS the reigning champion of breakfast spots in Chico, and that is really saying something considering we have several great breakfast venues. What makes it the best you ask? First, the staff; friendly, local and fun. They actually want you to have a great experience. Second; food quality. The bacon is amazing, and their unique Veggie-maters are not... More

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