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Arleta Library Cafe

5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
503-774-4470
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Perth, Western Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

While staying with a friend in Portland, we walked to the Arleta Library Cafe for breakfast. It is very popular so had to wait for a table - about 10 minutes. It was worth it! The food is just amazing and very fresh - cooked on the spot. A large selection of breakfast meals is on the menu - I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's a "hole in the wall". It's located right across from the Mt. Scott Community Club. Expect to have to wait for a table. It's all worth it if you love quirky breakfast offerings and the best biscuits and gravy in town. It's also a bakery, so yu can take home some nifty stuff, but if you leave without eating... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was not happy with the entire meal overall but parts of each item were good. My partner's meal was the same way with some of the meat a little gamey. But she says this place has the best biscuits and gravy she's ever had!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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394 reviews 394 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Arleta Library Cafe

Address: 5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
Phone Number: 503-774-4470
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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