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Issaquah Cafe

1580 Northwest Gilman Boulevard, Meadows Shopping Center, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 391-9690
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Ranked #6 of 140 Restaurants in Issaquah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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86% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Walking distance (although high traffic area) from Issaquah Holiday Inn, this local chain is a great place for breakfast. Large portions, fresh ingredients, good value.

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Konya, Turkey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Diner-style comfort food in Issaquah isn't fussy or gourmet, but it's quite good for what it is. Good pancakes, huge cinnamon rolls, and reasonably good homemade corned beef hash. Friendly service, quiet atmosphere. Good for families with kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We love good local diners and we seek them out when traveling. We happened upon this place and found a gem. Large menu and a bit pricey, but worth it. We had the bacon potato pancakes - oh my gosh good! I also had a bacon waffle on our second visit - it could have been hotter, but not bad.... More

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Issaquah, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friend loves this place, and again today I gave it another go. They used to have potatoes latkes style. Staying away from the omelets and biscuits and gravy I had promised never to eat again there, I ordered potato pancakes..... onion. Bacon, cheese mixed with hash brown like potatoes. I had the good sense to order half. No taste... More

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Issaquah, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Classic diner with booths and stools at the counter coffee while you wait for a table fishing lodge decor with a fireplace to add even more confort Eggs, pancakes, waffles, omelets - I love the sour cream roll ups Good service but a very busy place - a treasure for our community!

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Every time we have family in town we have brunch at the Issaquah café. The staff are wonderful and the food is great. The atmosphere is has a nostalgic northwoods diner feel. Try the corned beef hash - it is the best I have ever had. I also like the hobo scramble.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The hours are 6am to 3pm, so catch them while they're open. The comfort food will satisfy your fondest dreams! Consequently, they are busy, but efficiency and friendly service makes up for the short wait. It's tucked next door to the QFC in Gilman. We had the potato bacon pancakes. Yum! One order was enough for two, and they split... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Issaquah Cafe is very much a diner. From the seats/tables to the menu to the decor, it's all very quaint. They are very accommodating for large groups, but you have to not mind the wait, of course. The servers were prompt in refilling drinks and such with our large group. The food is very good; expect a selection of every... More

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Issaquah, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's rare to be seated immediately at the Issaquah Cafe, even on a weekday lunch hour. But the wait is worth it as the food meets a high standard. The friendly staff always try to accommodate us with baby in tow, providing a car seat sling or high chair as needed. My favorite dish is the California benedict, which is... More

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Beulah, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lunch was good. We had an au jus prime rib sandwich, a Caesar salad, home made biscuit and northwest chili. All the food was filling and the place felt comfortable (friendly with a touch of kitchen cozy). Prices were reasonable. We made it in just before they closed at 3 PM.

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