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The Garnet Cafe

315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
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English first
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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 

Sebring, Florida, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We loved this place! We arrived and put our names on the waiting list (I thought this was efficient and convenient, whereas other reviews found it uninviting). We were fifth on the list and waited less than five minutes. Service was great; waitress was nice, but not overbearing. Atmosphere is quaint and has an artsy vibe. The food was incredible.... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you haven't visited The Garnet Cafe, get there! My fiancé enjoyed their green eggs and ham (which comes with a huge piece of yummy ham), and I had bacon and eggs...the bacon was DELICIOUS. And our hash browns came with sautéed peppers and onions. Get the lemon curd and raspberry jam to put on your toast. Oh! And the... More 

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Plummer, Idaho
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My first experience, and not to be my last, was for breakfast, early on a Sunday morning. We arrived around 7:30 and by 8:30 it was pretty full. The portions are quite adequate and the coffee was good.

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New York, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Really amazing little place, the home made corned beef hash was terrific. Coffee good too. This place isn't the easiest to find but well worth the effort.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We waited quite a while for breakfast due to great reviews. Not sure it was worth the wait, but the food was good and the woman who waited on us was a real pro! Atmosphere? Negligible! Very popular which may make the reality disappoint.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had an amazing breakfast there. Found it by chance on Urban Spoon. It didn't look like much from the outside but the food and service were amazing! I guess there is normally a long wait, that is how good it is. I had one of the specials that day, huckleberry pancakes, that were amazing. My boyfriend had steak and eggs... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recommended to me by a local and it didn't disappoint. Typical diner atmosphere and menu with a good dose of funkiness. Great staff, very good food, decent prices. Leave a nice tip for your waitress in the spam can.

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yardley pa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went for breakfast on last day, should have tried dinner too. Felt like I was in a small town in Idaho (which is a good thing when visiting a small town in Idaho). Great food, great service, great prices. What more can you ask for.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our friends told us about Garnet several times, but it took us a few years of visiting Coeur d'Alene to check it out...too bad we didn't listen to them earlier! If you want a big, beautiful, delicious, reasonably priced breakfast -- this is the place. We ordered a variety of omelets between the 4 of us and one huckleberry pancake... More 

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Additional Information about The Garnet Cafe

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

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