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Charlie's Cafe

1800 Granby St Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23517-2327
(757) 625-0824
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Ranked #33 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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88% Recommend
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English first
Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I could only give this 4 stars, because although the omelet was indeed the fluffiest, most perfect omelet we had ever tasted, the rest of the breakfast was not so great. The oatmeal was inedible, as were the bananas in the fresh fruit side dish. The biscuit was a little too doughy. The grits were ok, but nothing special. We... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

OK. So I found this on TripAdvisor and the guy said it was the best breakfast in America. No way I thought. Good, maybe. Terrific, possibly. But, no, now way the best. Hmmmmm. Well, it really might be the best. We found it with the GPS and it is REALLY funky. There is great free parking right on the street... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On Granby Street lies a little place called Charlie'c Cafe. We had breakfast there and it was delicious. It is small, maybe 10 tables, but the menu is great, service is good and the food is delicious. Their breakfast menu has so many omelets that it is difficult to decide which one you want. I would love to get back... More

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Aurora, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Arguably one of the best breakfasts in the country. My first encounter was back in 03 after moving to the Ghent District of Norfolk down on the corner of Princess Anne and Granby. During a recent trip back to Norfolk, I decided to break from my usual Mom's Omelet -- which I've long called among the best omelets ever, anywhere... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great little place for breakfast. This is not a gourmet restaurant, so breakfasts are the thing. Outside of breakfast, who knows what you might find? Eggs are delish, not greasy. Hash browns are also not too greasy. Pancakes and waffles are tops. Jason, the waiter, is top drawer, and the waitresses are mostly very nice. Go for it! I go... More

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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Best omelet I have ever had, great chunky salsa on top. The homefries were creamy and the biscuits were good. My friend had a burger and coleslaw, and the coleslaw was purple colored which was weird but she said it tasted good. The waitress kind of sucked, inattentive and didn't tell us about any specials or offer donuts. The food... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

worst chicken and dumplins ever,better out of a can !!!!where did they get that cook?never again!! can't sat much more saw Guy Feirei on the food channel saying it was wonderful I hope he doesn't review it again because he'd be wasting his time!!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Looked forward to having breakfast outside, and having a cocktail with it, but the server that was supposed to set up the tables was late, and the staff said we Had to eat inside, and that their liquor license wouldn't let them serve booze before noon (not their fault, that's fine...) but we sat at the counter, and even though... More

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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just stumbled upon this place for breakfast. Fun ambiance and good food. Great service. I will definately go again.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Charlie's has a wonderful selection of 3-egg Omelets to choose from that are so light & fluffy! Their menu is filled with great choices for breakfast and lunch. Their service is friendly and fast, although the cafe can be very busy such as on Saturday mornings. The owner, Ted told us that on Oct. 1st, he plans to open Charlie's... More

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