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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
208-888-3745
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still My Favorite

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Don A
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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Portland, OR
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198 reviews 198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am a somewhat frequent visitor to the Boise area and have now decided I will be visiting the Express Cafe on all future visits. It is not fancy inside by any stretch. In fact, it sort of looks like an old Dairy Queen or similar. Don't let that fool you, though. The food is delicious, homemade, and the portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent breakfast, especially if you like bacon. Love their potatoes, and did I mention the bacon? Other places are pretty stingy with the meat, but not these guys.

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Meridian, Idaho
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After moving to Meridian we decided to try "local" places rather than "chains". The Express Cafe is a local favorite. Not close to the interstate nor the hotels, it is frequented by locals and not tourists. Their breakfasts are wonderful. The omelets are filled with tasty ingredients (my favorite is the Hawaiian with Ham, Pineapple and Cheese). My wife's new... More 

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Idaho
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went for breakfast as a work group, the majority didn't feel good afterwords. Not sure what caused this because we all ordered different items. The service was good the food unfortunately wasn't. Maybe an off day?

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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

just got back from breakfast, it was very good, one of the best waffles I have eaten, wife had biscuits a d sausage gravy, she really thought the gravy was out of this world, the eggs were what you expect, the small size, hash browns were good , service could not be better our only problem with place was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have been going to this place all my life. Great comfort food. AMAZING staff. what more do you need? Go give it a try!

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Las Vegas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Don't blink, or you'll miss it. Very nondescript white rectangle building, probably never updated to reflect the "casual diner, home cookin" feel. Very clean inside. I've only had their breakfast foods so far, but plan on lunching there in the future. Their meat lover's omelet is chock full of meat, and the eggs are always the perfect consistency for me,... More 

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boise
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food there was good (not great but a bit better than some). It is an old building with several seats around a counter and another room with a bunch of tables. If there is a special, they only take a few cents off the price. Their sausage is very good, omelets not bad, and hash browns pretty dull. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Came here with a co-worker for brunch. Wasn't too sure of what to expect . Looked like a little "hole in the wall" kinda place. The minute you walk in you are greeted with a friendly smile and service. Ordering was easy and service was very quick! Food is excellet too. They put a smile on my face when I... More 

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

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