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Cornbread Cafe

1290 W. 7th (& Polk), Eugene, OR 97402
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Ranked #18 of 521 restaurants in Eugene
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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35 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've been away from Eugene for about five months and I still find myself dreaming of and hankering a Cornbread Cafe brunch. The food is SERIOUS comfort food and delicious. The staff is always amazing and friendly. It's super cute and this veggie girl misses it like crazy!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I are both veggie and like to try out veggie and vegan restaurants when we're in different cities. We were a little disappointed with both the food, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and the general customer service. Place was a little tatty too. Having my beer served in a pickling jar is a little quirky... More

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Ventura, CA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We're used to a healthier vegan selection - the jalapeno cornbread and chicken fried steak with cashew gravy were tasty, but we all had stomach aches after our meal. We won't visit again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As a vegetarian growing up in Roseburg, Oregon, I had become accustom to very few menu options at restaurants. When I moved to Eugene I was surprised at all the vegetarian options at restaurants but I was BLOWN AWAY when I went to Cornbread Cafe. I have never been able to open a menu and pick anything to eat. It... More

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This vegan diner in the middle of Eugene serves up some serious comfort food. Lots of deep fried stuff to keep your junk food cravings satiated. Most of the meals are based around either tofu, tempeh, seitan, or portobello mushroom. I would imagine that meat eaters could enjoy this place, but it is definitely aimed at vegans/vegetarians who want a... More

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West Linn, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stopped by the Cornbread Cafe on our way to Portland from Southern Oregon. My current diet is that of a gluten free vegan variety. Hard to eat while traveling. What a wonderful experience. Staff was lovely and very helpful. Food was wonderful. gluten free cornbread with jalapenos. Wow. I had the "fried chicken" Tempeh with gravy and mashed potatoes. Loved... More

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Veneta, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is my husband's favorite place to eat. It offers "vegan comfort food". Set in an old fashioned 50's diner style ambience. I'm always amused at the variety of people we see dining there. What I love best is that both hubby and I have dairy allergies, but at Cornbread Cafe we can order anything off the menu, including usually... More

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Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Heading to a destination just south of Eugene, I chose this vegan restaurant as a stopping point for a Sunday brunch. Sunday's they serve breakfast all day. I was a little unsure looking at the restaurant from the outside. It's extremely dated. The inside played off the 70's vibe, keeping in line with the light fixtures, colors and kitschy wall... More

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eugene, or
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I don't understand what the fuss is about this place. I guess if you're vegan it is really nice to have someone cooking you some comfort food. I am not vegan, and found the service and food were rather mediocre. A hip vibe maybe but meh.. I went over 6 months ago and have no plans to return.

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Eugene, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Cornbread I'd a real gem in Eugene. Vegan comfort food - make no mistake, the food is not light, but that's part of the charm. The Eugenewich and the BBQ sandwich are standouts, and the Mac Uncheese is tasty.

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