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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
208-888-3745
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Best Restaurant in Meridian

Just be prepared to wait in line. Very busy all the time they are open and worth the wait. Anything I have eaten here had been great and big helpings for the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Beemer Bentley L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just be prepared to wait in line. Very busy all the time they are open and worth the wait. Anything I have eaten here had been great and big helpings for the price.

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Thank Beemer Bentley L
Boise, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

All the locals know, that this is the place to go for a great breakfast or lunch. Beware of the pancakes, as they are the size of a dinner plate and can be too much for many appetites.

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Thank Steve D
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by before it was too packed in the morning - be prepared for a wait it's so popular. Great basic breakfast, good pancakes. Very good breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy done well. Don't linger too long so others can enjoy!

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Thank T B
Newport, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If it's breakfast food they have it. Large portions, friendly wait staff and cooks. Busy place and parking is difficult sometimes but worth the wait/walk. They close early afternoon but I'm sure they would be busy all day if they stayed open into the evening. Highly recommended.

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Thank RICHARDLARSEN
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

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!

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Thank Mickiegea
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 

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Thank RuthKnox
Meridian, Idaho
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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.

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Thank Debbie B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Rayme L
Council, Idaho
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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

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Thank Jackie R
Weiser, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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