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Hummingbird Cafe

57 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, CA
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Ranked #4 of 31 restaurants in Fairfax
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New orleans inspired menu
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New orleans inspired menu
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English first
San Jose, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I went there last weekend for a quite bite to eat. The egg scramble was very good and the service was fast even though they were busy. The only downside is that they only accept cash.

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USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is owned and run by a New Orleans ex-pat. She is an artist with New Orleans food as well as with her photographs. The food is always excellent with service to match when they are not overly busy. When busy the service is still good -- but a little forgetful.

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San Francisco, Californie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I went for lunch several times at the Hummingbird this summer. Every time I did, it was to take a break in a very very busy day, it was late, and I was famished! The food is generous, tasty, and I loved the Louisianna food orientation! I never can't resist having the Beignets... sprinkled with powdered sugar, hot and steamy... More

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