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Big City Coffee

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1416 Grove St, Boise, ID
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Interesting and eclectic coffee house and grill.

A very popular place for breakfast or just coffee. Portions are the largest I have ever seen. Wood tables, decorated walls, a real "art" feel to it. Parking is in the rear!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
South Florida
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South Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very popular place for breakfast or just coffee. Portions are the largest I have ever seen. Wood tables, decorated walls, a real "art" feel to it. Parking is in the rear!

Thank humeston
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quick, friendly service with in an ode to rural Idaho. They have a variety of coffee, tea, and pastry options for those on the go. Their breakfast portions are huge and delicious. Very trendy location with laid back atmosphere.

Thank Carrie B
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is probably never a "down" time at this place so go when you want. Whether is breakfast or lunch, this place is packed. Don't be afraid to sit with others at a table. Seating spills outside also when weather is warmer. We had breakfast-large portion of steamed eggs, I had egg whites with toast and a heaping portion of... More 

Thank Fabvagtrp
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went there over Christmas vacation. It was fabulous. Tasty and fresh. The only down side was the portion! We fixed that....we took all of our leftovers home and I didn't have to cook breakfast for a few days! It was great!

Thank Sendairocks
New Orleans
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting family for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. On the last day of the trip, my sister (living in Boise) recommended Big City Coffee for breakfast. Cute, funky place in the "linen district". The pastries were ridiculously large (and good) as were the portions on every breakfast our group ordered. The regular biscuits and gravy could feed... More 

Thank funinthesun95
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Met a couple of friends for brunch on New Year's day. Very busy but food was great with generous portions. A bit noisy but that cool kind of urban energy, so if you are looking of peaceful, you might go somewhere else. I would definitely come back for brunch; no gluten free menu but they make their own food so... More 

Thank Kari D
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I realize there are many breakfast spots in Boise, but nothing beats Big City Coffee, especially on a sunny Sunday morning. Huge breakfasts, steamed eggs (which was a novelty for me), lots of 'big foot size' pastries, and delicious refillable coffee. Usually a line, not many tables, so often share.

Thank HorseLoverWisconsin
Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The place is cute with lots of signs and old decor. Lots of things to look at.... The food is ok, large portions, yes but the scone I had was just too large and dry and crumbly. Next time, I think I'll order some hot food. Love the different drinks.

Thank Vicki H
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Excellent breakfast. Huge portions. I just wish thge y had a larger dining area. Try the tree hugger.

Thank boise77
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

A friend turned me on to this place. Kinda garage-bay chic with random stuff decor. Walk-up and order, they'll bring it out. I had a big breakfast and coffee, I was disappointed that they didn't have more assortment platters (eggs, bacon, french toast together) but rather humongous portions of one item. The menu looked like many of the items would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1416 Grove St, Boise, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-345-3145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?