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904 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513-4163
(919) 469-9415
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Almost heaven

Almost a perfect breakfast place. Food is excellent, atmosphere is great -- as a small local place. Owner and help are very nice. But expect to help yourself, much is self service. That is the only hangup along with the small number of seats crunched together. BUT the food is delicious. The lemon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2013
swneilso
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Raleigh, NC
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Apex, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you're picky about service, this is not the place for you. Patrons order at the counter and the staff bring the food to you. I could care less about that and more about the quality and taste of the food, which is awesome! I had breakfast there, and it was top notch. I'm going back tomorrow.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a disappointment. I arrived for lunch at around 1:00. The restaurant was mostly empty and no one was waiting for food. I ordered a sandwich to go. The cashier asked if I wanted a drink and cookie for $2.00 more—sure, thanks. Waited. And waited. Drank two glasses of iced tea. A lady who ordered after me got her food.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I went here for lunch on a Saturday and waited 45min for a sandwhich and they got my order wrong. But the cookie was good

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you have food allergies or care about someone who does, do not eat here! I have severe food allergies and have to bring my food with me when I go out to eat with friends. I went with a friend to this cafe and an employee or owner came and told me I could not bring food in for... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I had the best experience at the Cary Cafe, delicious healthy food. A breath of fresh air. We had the pumpkin pancakes, and the sun-dried tomato and feta omelette with delicious soft fresh home made biscuits(probably better than your mothers!)! Definitely recommend it to anyone in Cary area.

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Cary, NC
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36 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I was a little disappointed with this place after reading good reviews. I had the chicken salad on a croissant, and while it tasted OK, there was too much mayo and not enough chicken. I was hungry again half way through the afternoon. The accompanying fruit cup was very small. I don't particularly mind putting in my own order and... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Almost a perfect breakfast place. Food is excellent, atmosphere is great -- as a small local place. Owner and help are very nice. But expect to help yourself, much is self service. That is the only hangup along with the small number of seats crunched together. BUT the food is delicious. The lemon pancakes are the best in the region,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Love this place, great service with a smile and wonderful menu. If you plan on dining in on the weekends, I think it may be best to try to get there early. The everything bagels are delicious with cream cheese and some strawberry preserves.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stop here trying to go to the top ten Breakfast venues in Raleigh. We went on a Saturday so were treated to the expanded offerings. My wife had the Greek omelet, She thought it was good had a generous amount of spinach and feta. I had the Belgium Waffle with sausage and egg. The eggs were scambled prepared correctly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A nice place for breakfast or lunch, with limited space and a limited menu. You put your order in at a small counter and then pick it up when your number is called (although a staff member kindly helped me fetch three orders to our table). Our party had one waffle breakfast, a Cuban sandwich, and a standard Greek sampler... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 904 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513-4163
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: (919) 469-9415

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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