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Brown Bag Cafe

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American, Fish & Chips, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian
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501 Patetown Rd, Ste 5, Goldsboro, NC
919 580 9316
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You will not be disappointed

I took some ladies to lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were escorted to the side room so had it to ourselves which made it very nice for conversation. The Cobb salad was not only pretty to look at as it was beautifully plated, but it was also delicious. I am still thinking about that salad. I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
berkemp
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goldsboro nc
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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cute location. Clean restaurant. Terriible food. We went for Sunday brunch. The menu looks great, but the food doesn't measure up. I ordered the two egg breakfast. My over hard eggs were cooked brown on both sides with a runny yolk, the fried red potatoes were clearly boiled and didn't see a frying pan, bacon was good, sourdough toast tasted... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I actually was a loyal customer that loved their food at one time. The fish tacos and hummus were AWESOME however, went to lunch one day with some friends and co-workers. A rat ran out from the wall and towards our feet. The majority of my party were women....We all screamed, got up and ran away from the table. The... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Used to frequent this place regularly. The last time we went however, the service was slow & the food was not up to par (undercooked potatoes in the skillet & undercooked pancakes). Speaking with others in the area, they agreed that their quality of food has been lacking recently. Still, I thought I'd give them another try. Today I went... More 

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goldsboro nc
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I took some ladies to lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were escorted to the side room so had it to ourselves which made it very nice for conversation. The Cobb salad was not only pretty to look at as it was beautifully plated, but it was also delicious. I am still thinking about that salad. I will have to... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We met my airman son here for breakfast on our way back from New Bern. As a local stationed with the USAF, he knew about this place.....you would never find it otherwise in a largely-empty strip-center in a rural part of town. The breakfast was great! Generous portions, unique spicy hash browns, nice variety of omlettes, breakfast burritos, etc. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Back again and disappointed. Crispy fries=nearly burned precooked chicken reheated and served at lunch=dry dry dry. Want it to be good but let down again. Kind of hit or miss with the quality of food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food, but a bit pricy. This place is not so easy to find if you are not a local. Worth the search however.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Wow...so disappointing! We arrived shortly after noon on a Sunday. We waited 10 minutes to receive a menu (no drink order taken). Another 20 minutes later, still no order taken. Eventually, we left restaurant. Tables were full of dirty dishes, but not many customers. Found a wonderful Mexican restaurant downtown! Drink order within the first minute!

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La Grange, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This happens to be one of our family's favorite lunch places. Breakfast is delicious, too! Just a FYI, the pancakes are the size of your plate! We absolutely love their fried green tomatoes with the homemade ranch dressing. My favorite thing to get there is the BBQ chicken sandwich. Absolutely delicious! Also, try the Heat Seeker burger. (My hubby's favorite.)... More 

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Basehor, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Ive been here twice and have been very pleased both times. I had the black n blue burger with sweet potatoe fries the first time, and tried the Fried Green Tomatoe BLT the second... Both are winners!!! The quant atomoshere of this place adds to the charm.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Patetown Rd, Ste 5, Goldsboro, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Goldsboro
  • Phone Number: 919 580 9316

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?