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

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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
You gotta try their bacon!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
tskuziej
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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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 

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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 

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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.

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

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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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