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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Cousins Favorite Place

I could tell that he was a regular customer when server asked him "the regular with half size hash browns?" I had veggie omelet, giant hash browns and marble rye. Great breakfast!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could tell that he was a regular customer when server asked him "the regular with half size hash browns?" I had veggie omelet, giant hash browns and marble rye. Great breakfast!

Thank Mickiegea
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we go to Express Café it's like going home for breakfast with family. The owners and staff are so welcoming, you just know you will at home here. They have top notch staff, smiling, helpful, fast, efficient, attentive. And the food is just as good. It is great tasting, fresh, plentiful, and reasonably priced. Lots of variety. The place... More 

Thank RuthKnox
Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Want a great breakfast with friendly service; this is the place. I have only had the omolets here but they are super. Come hungry. The positions are huge.

Thank Debbie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Express Cafe reminds me of that old coffee shop where friends sit and drink coffee and share stories. Good food, reasonable prices, and if you want to eat and visit you are welcome to do so. Large tables available for bigger groups.

Thank Rayme L
Council, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Enjoy breakfast here the food is homemade the price is moderate. Big or small groups are welcome. They have homemade donuts fresh every morning. We've never had a very long wait to get in. They do offer gluten alternatives

Thank Jackie R
Weiser, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast, it had been about ten years since our last visit. As before, the servers were prompt and friendly. A new item on the menu for,U.S. Was cinnamon roll French toast- a scathingly brilliant idea! Plenty of cinnamon to jazz up the dish, along with bacon and a scrambled egg. We hope to veer off course... More 

Thank Barbara603
Meridian, Idaho
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice little restaurant. Not a lot of "decor" but good food and quick service. Can be a bit crowded at times and, if it's hot, the air conditioning and ventilation leaves something to be desired (hence the four stars). They do bacon better than any place in Meridian--always done perfectly, not overcooked but fried throughout the slice so that the... More 

Thank tskuziej
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My business partner and I needed a quick breakfast, and he knew of the Express Cafe. We were greeted with a smile the moment we walked in the door of this home style family restaurant. It's pretty plain from the outside, but clean and neatly maintained. Inside it is pleasant and clean. Tables are spaced comfortably, the menu is broad... More 

Thank Al K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great food and large portions along with solid coffee. Great place to go on the weekends. Everyone is very friendly and great service.

Thank Craig W
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

A great country style breakfast-- eggs, waffles, steak, with lots of coffee. Food is always good and service is outstanding. Only downside is that it is a small property with limited parking. Best time to go is after the main weekday breakfast rush.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: 208-888-3745

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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