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57 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, CA
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New orleans inspired menu
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Breakfast / Brunch Spot

Been several times Always very good. A Great Breakfast / Brunch Spot in Fairfax. Their specialty is New Orleans cuisine. The Chicken and Waffles , Omelets, and Gumbo are all really good! excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
RonCo893
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Fairfax, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fairfax, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been several times Always very good. A Great Breakfast / Brunch Spot in Fairfax. Their specialty is New Orleans cuisine. The Chicken and Waffles , Omelets, and Gumbo are all really good! excellent.

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Concord
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We love New Orleans: beignets, gumbo, cafe au lait, crawfish and all . . . but wait I am writing a review of a tiny breakfast place in Fairfax, California, 2000 miles away ! ! ! The beignets are wonderful. The bottomless cafe au lait is powerful (tasty). The gumbo is "home made," no canned ingredients in this one. And,... More 

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San Anselmo, California
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Fairfax

Description

New orleans inspired menu
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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