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The Garnet Cafe

315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
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Ranked #5 of 205 restaurants in Coeur d'Alene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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91% Recommend
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English first
Gig Harbor, Wa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Small, intimate café in Coeur d'Alene. I'm a traditionalist for breakfast (2 eggs over easy, hashbrowns, bacon and white toast), however I was talked into trying the Rosemary bread for toast! FABULOUS! We sat at in a little courtyard in the early morning. This is a don't miss for breakfast! You won't be disappointed!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is always rated high on tripadvisor, so I decided to take my family. No hostess to greet us. We wanted to sit outside, and needed to push 2 tables together. We were told no. Sat inside, which was ok. Coffee cups and silverware needed to be exchanged due to not being cleaned of the food of the previous... More

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Los Angeles, California
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246 reviews 246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The place looks very homely when you first arrive. I think there is was only one person working, so we had to track her down to be seated. The service was average because she was so busy trying to seat us, take our orders, etc. This is one of the top rated breakfast places but other than the food I... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The place is small, but the food and service are worth the wait. The chef's choice of fresh and unique ingredients reflects his interest in presenting the best dining experience he can. Rumor is that the place has it owns farm to raise the meat served. If true, that is serious quality control. Not open for dinner except for special... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Reluctantly leaving Coeur D'Alene on our cross-country/Canada road trip, we squeezed in a late morning visit to The Garnet Cafe for some nourishment and caffeine...who wouldn't? The outdoor seating was full so we took seats in one of the cozy dining rooms - still bright and filled with amusing art and artifacts. The breakfast servings are huge, and we easily... More

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Pullman, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited The Garnet Cafe twice on our recent vacation in Coeur D'Alene. It was by far, the best breakfast we had during our week there. The menu was great, as was the service. Cozy artsy atmosphere. And... they had really GREAT coffee (Honduras). I will definitely be going back.

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Seattle, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited over the weekend and we really enjoyed our meal. Fresh ingredients with high quality, great service and exceeded expectations. We lucked out on timing on a Saturday morning, when we left a line was building down the sidewalk. Service is fast and efficient with no shortcuts on food prep. Highly recommend!!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you're looking for a perfect breakfast place in Coeur d'Alene, this is it! Great service and really delicious original food. You can do straight up eggs and bacon or try duck sausage or even do gluten free. Great place!

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Coeur D Alene
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of my very favorite breakfasts in CDA. I will go here almost every time I go out to breakfast. always take friends and family and visitors here.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went for breakfast this morning at about 9 am and they were quite busy, became busier as we were there. The service was very attentive, helpful and polite. The menu had a great variety and the food came quickly and tasted wonderfully! My husband and I quite enjoyed. Thank you!

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