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The Garnet Cafe

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315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
208-667-2729
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

The Garnet has amazing breakfast!!! (And great lunch too). Not to mention the amazing house made Chelada, which is one of my favorites. I would highly recommend trying the Garnet!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
kayla l
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Garnet has amazing breakfast!!! (And great lunch too). Not to mention the amazing house made Chelada, which is one of my favorites. I would highly recommend trying the Garnet!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Service friendly and prompt, food better than average, biscuit was hard. Prices are really too high! 5 breakfasts and 1 coffee, 20% tip, total $62+.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Don't let the sketchy appearance scare you away. There is usually a wait unless you're an early riser, but the food is so worth the wait. People stand outside and freeze in the winter to get a table. The food is THAT good. The terrific staff are all long-term employees which says a lot about the management. Happy cooks and... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to Garnet not having a clue what to expect. WOW! What a shock. The food was so unique in the use of spices and treats. It was out of this world! I hope they stay in business for many many years!

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Moscow, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a gem of a restaurant. Food is ALL fresh; locally grown and so very good. Waiter staff was good and so helpful. Food came promptly. Atmosphere is unpretentious and simple. I will go back to this place again. Have received all types of rewards; it was just soooo good!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Garnet is one of the only restaurants in town that we eat at! I feel safe eating there knowing that the food is healthy. Most of the food served there is grown by the owners at there organic farm. There prices are comparable to other breakfasts in town. The staff is very nice and friendly. The staff seems to... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was in Coeur d' Alene and wanted to eat at a local hotspot, so I let Google do my walking. When I arrived, there were lines outside at 9:45. Stepped inside, put my name on the clip board on the wall, and headed outside for some sunshine. My wait was LONG...because I was LATE going out for breakfast. Within 3... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Garnet serves breakfast and lunch. The food is tastefully put together and very well worth the wait, as it can be very busy in their little cafe.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My Wife and I ate here for the first time and We really enjoyed the food. The service was fast considering how many people were in the restaurant.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Used to be the very best. Food was outstanding, waitstaff was quirky, fun, but efficient. After they were sold, the food became mediocre, the waitstaff became rude and nearly impossible (I believe the new owner put his daughter in charge of the service, huge mistake) to deal with. We gave it more than 1 chance, now we never go there.... More 

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Angiejan76, Owner at The Garnet Cafe, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your poor experience at the Garnet. We strive to provide our customers both amazing food and friendly and attentive customer service. From feedback we regularly receive we are succeeding, although based on your review this was not the case for you. We would greatly appreciate specific information on how the food and service were unsatisfactory... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 208-667-2729

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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