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Hummingbird Cafe

57 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, CA
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Fairfax
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New orleans inspired menu

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San Anselmo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

No matter what time of the day you will see the place full of happy people. Sometimes you'll have to wait as the place is small and very popular. The reason is that it is very good food and a friendly staff.

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Quesnel, BC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You'll easily spend less elsewhere in Fairfax (coffee $3...but refills are free), but unlikely you will enjoy as good a start to your day. I had the 3-egg omelette with hashbrowns and sourdough toast; my wife had pancakes and spicy sausage. Perfectly prepared and every mouthful was delicious Added bonus is the smalltown atmosphere. The local regulars are greeted like... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent ingredients, true chef skills and high standards set Hummingbird apart from other choices. The service is friendly and personal, special requests are no problem. The unique southern influenced menu is unique. And the fried oysters are to die for!

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The beignets were fabulous and the breakfast and lunch choices were overwhelming. We were all happy with our choices, but wishing we had room to try other dishes that sounded and/or looked just as good. We liked it so much that we made a special trip to go back for more.

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San Rafael, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is my favorite place for breakfasts in the Bay Area. I love the corned beef hash (not something I would usually order), the soft shelled crab eggs benedict, and the coffee and beignets. Generous portions, great music playing in the background, casual, retro -- it's perfect, and consistently good. Michelle, the owner, is usually there. Just remember that they... More 

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Millville, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We always try to stop here for breakfast when visiting our son in CA...amazing food in a unique setting! Seafood incorporated into traditional breakfast fare...what a surprise, and so well done! The atmosphere is not at all pretentious, very casual with a local flavor.

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Fairfax, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

OK. If you long for beignets - light and airy, that melt in your mouth - and you think you have to go to New Orleans to get them... by all means, have a great trip. But the beignets at Hummingbird Restaurant in Fairfax, CA are BETTER than any I have ever had. Really great. No kidding. Michelle, the owner,... More 

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Fairfax, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Place is small and often crowded, but worth the wait. Really powerful coffee. Great specials like dungeness crab benedict and corned beef hash with perfectly poached eggs - yeah!

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San Francisco, Californie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Hummingbird Cafe is Michelle Elmore's domain. She came in CA after the Hurricane made her leave New Orleans and start over. The food is abundant and tasty. They make the most excellent beignets I could ever find in CA. The coffee is excellent. The service is nice and the location easy to find. I love stopping by and have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

the fried chicken on a waffle. Not a concept I was familiar with but was advised it was good by a local. I was not disappointed - absolutely fantastic. The waffle has sage in it and is green inside - wonderful taste and somewhat spicy. The fried chicken was totally addictive. I wish I could say I could not finished... More 

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Additional Information about Hummingbird Cafe

Address: 57 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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