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5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
503-774-4470
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8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 17
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
NIce, Very Nice, Breakfast experience. Would return in a heartbeat

We were staying in Clackamas and a little intertubes searching turned up this place, next to Space Monkey Coffee, as a little breakfast joint. It was a delight. A few people were waitingfor the doors to open on Sunday morning and we followed them into the small space filled with some great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were staying in Clackamas and a little intertubes searching turned up this place, next to Space Monkey Coffee, as a little breakfast joint. It was a delight. A few people were waitingfor the doors to open on Sunday morning and we followed them into the small space filled with some great aromas. We all opted for egg scramble which... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I'm not a oily breakfast guy, but the food here was awesome, fried bacon hm.....bacon.... The home made jam and ketchup tasted wonderful

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Clackamas Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Arleta library cafe is a gem. Not only do they have the best biscuits and gravy (light not greasy gravy, big chunks of tasty sausage, awesome biscuits) but the potatoes are great. Service is quick and efficient. On 72nd and Harold, parking is easy and it is a short trip off the Foster exit of 205. Brunch is about $11.00

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Perth, Western Australia
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-774-4470
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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