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Vallombrosa av, Chico, CA
Today
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old school quality and service, but with new age menu items

Usually when you go to a place that has that older feel, you tend to get the older menu, but this place has the classics and new menu items, more healthy options too. But service was impeccable. And food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
jgerfen12
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california
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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california
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Usually when you go to a place that has that older feel, you tend to get the older menu, but this place has the classics and new menu items, more healthy options too. But service was impeccable. And food was good.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had the half plate of Huevos Rancheros, couldn't imagine eating a whole plate, as the half was huge! Great breakfast!

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McLean, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We came for the pancakes and were not disappointed. One pancake was as big as a big dinner plate and fluffy and delicious! I also got a fruit bowl which was huge and very nice!. Some of the other menu options - such as the omelets - looked great but that will require another trip to Chico. It is a... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had great service And excellent food here. The atmosphere is diner style which was refreshing as we don't have a lot of 50's type diners in North Carolina. The California omelet is well worth trying. They have really great coffee also. When in Chico, check it out!

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Paradise, California, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vallombrosa av, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?