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Arleta Library Cafe

5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-774-4470
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Ranked #427 of 3,561 Restaurants in Portland
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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English first
Denver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a Sunday morning and we were purposely hungry. We had been planning to go to this cafe all week long, and it was just one of those times when it all worked out exactly right. Good parking. We got there right after it opened...and it was full, but no wait. Table next to the window. We had my... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was awesome. The service was great too; we wanted to make a little alteration to our omelette sand they were more than willing to please. Not a great place to bring kids, and the seating is pretty cramped but worth it for the great food!

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Costa Mesa, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We heard about this place's excellent reputation so we tried it out. Everyone loved their food. My parents split the biscuits and gravy, and good thing because they both walked away over-stuffed. I had the Portland egg scramble. The mushrooms and bacon in it were very high quality, fresh, and not overly greasy. My kids wanted to order dry biscuits... More

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NYC
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308 reviews 308 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow the food blew us away. I dont know what we were expecting but definitely not this! the biscuits and gray we couldnt stop eating even though we were so full by the end. The scilian hash was truly amazing too! Good thing we had a lot of activites planned for the day because we were so full we barely... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Family of four had griddlecakes (need more syrup), scrambled eggs (delicious) & library fries (excellent!) Floor was sticky... Music not relaxing ... WOULD TOTALLY GO BACK TO THIS SPOT!!

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. From the outside you would never know it is there! Only knew of it from googling. Great food. Fast service. Friendly staff. Good value

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I love this place, always great food, but the last two times the place was not clean and had a funky smell like spoiled food.

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The Dalles, OR.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Lots of flavor. I wish more of these diners around town would realize you don't have to fry everything in grease. The only negative comment I have about the place is it was not a "warm" environment. Both figuratively and literally. It was a cold December day and i was anxious to get in after working in the cold and... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Really....Really....REALLY....Disappointed in this place. We had chatted for a longggg time about going to this place for breakfast because we had heard NOTHING but great thing. Drove ALL THE WAY from Tigard just to have breakfast there. It was a cold morning but we put our name on the list and waited outside because there was nowhere to stand inside....They... More

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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Really good pancakes are hard to find. Their's are very good and come with a generous portion of real maple syrup, brought to the table by some lovely people. A great neighborhood spot.

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