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Cafe Carambola

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610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
208 676-8784
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 85
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in CDA

Stopped by on suggestion of family who live in Coeur D'Alene. Quaint, cafe atmosphere. Only open for lunch. Small, family run place. Owner bent over backwards to make sure my group was perfectly taken care of, including samples of salads and aqua fresca. Fare is a light, latin-fusion sandwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Triet43
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Spokane, Washington
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this small, bright, cheery, friendly gem of a restaurant. The owner gave us samples of the salads and I had the shrimp ceviche with watermelon and a pulled pork sandwich. My husband had a bowl of shrimp soup with peanuts and instead of one salad had three little ones: the shrimp ceviche, quinoa, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped by on suggestion of family who live in Coeur D'Alene. Quaint, cafe atmosphere. Only open for lunch. Small, family run place. Owner bent over backwards to make sure my group was perfectly taken care of, including samples of salads and aqua fresca. Fare is a light, latin-fusion sandwich style. Tried nearly everything on the menu and nobody was disappointed.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Eating delicious and healthy food while traveling can be difficult. This place is an oasis. Wonderful and interesting salads and sandwiches. Not at all a run of the mill deli. There is not a lot between Spokane and Missoula but this place stands out and is worth the stop.

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coeur d' alene, Idaho USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the last couple of years and have never been disappointed. The chef's pairing of flavors, textures, and colors in the salads is something I would never think to do at home, but they are always delish.

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Coeur d'Alene
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The only thing wrong with this restaurant is that they aren't open more hours/days :) I could eat here every day! My favorite things are the salads! Incredible fresh, healthy, delicious food! Get there early on tamale day - again - fantastic!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The dishes where out of this world. The owner goes out of his way to make sure you get what you want in taste & service.

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Caeur D Alene
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363 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very friendly staff. I met the owner the last time who is truly vested in making this a great experience. Variety of options from different Latin countries. Great taste. Great feeling of being home.

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Pullman, WA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our family of five tried the Carambola Club sandwich, a jicama and cactus salad, watermelon shrimp ceviche, and a couple quesadillas for the kids. The kids tried out salads and they loved them, as did the adults. We all left feeling like we had enjoyed our meals and eaten food that was good for us.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

All natural ingredients are used and the Latin American flavours are wonderful. this is a small, cozy little restaurant but it never disappoints. The best Quinoa salad anywhere. In fact all the salads are most excellent. If you are lucky enough to be there when the shrimp ceviche is made, go for it. Spicy and great flavour.

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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Healthy and tasty! We stumbled upon this restaurant on our way back home and we were blown away. Fresh ingredients, friendly staff, very tasty food. We will be back again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 208 676-8784

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?