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

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  • 15
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Real New Orleans Food Comes to California

Natives of New Orleans observe a special rule: never, ever eat in restaurants outside of the Crescent City that advertise "New Orleans Style" food. Real New Orleans cuisine doesn't travel well, and the many places that try either just can't do it, or mistakenly confuse New Orleans creole cuisine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bronxville, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Natives of New Orleans observe a special rule: never, ever eat in restaurants outside of the Crescent City that advertise "New Orleans Style" food. Real New Orleans cuisine doesn't travel well, and the many places that try either just can't do it, or mistakenly confuse New Orleans creole cuisine with Cajun food. There is a HUGE difference. So, it was... More 

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Fairfax, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were so happy when Hummingbird Cafe opened. Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day, and this NOLA inspired menu does not disappoint. From the piping hot beignets covered with heaps of powdered sugar to the cafe au laits, everyone in your family will find something yummy to satiate their hungry appetite. I would have given this spot 5... More 

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Fairfax, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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143 reviews 143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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