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Federal Way, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Well I have walked by this place on my way to Legendary Doughnuts and it always looks busy. So I was in Tacoma this morning and thought I would give this breakfast hot spot a try. The service and feel of the place were fantastic the breakfast nothing special the link sausages were not good looked like the cheap little... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Going out for breakfast is my favorite dining experience. There are many good choices in the Tacoma area, but this is one of the best. First, I like the atmosphere. Growing up in the area, this building was once a florist shop I often used buying flowers for proms and special occasions, so there is that nostalgia. The wait staff... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went for breakfast and was very disappointed. Service was nonexistent as we waited a very long time for someone to take our order and for our food to arrive. While we were waiting for someone to take our order, the boy who brought us water along with his “colleagues” were standing around either talking with each other or texting on... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It has the feeling of a hippie joint from the seventies but definitely of this century. Mismatched chairs but great food. We love their huge pancakes with blueberries. These barely fit on the plate. I haven't been able to finish one yet. They are known for their great potatoes with choices of toppings but everything is great. Lots of food... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My Wife and I were out for a drive in the immediate area, when we noticed their sign indicating that they were serving "Breakfast". If your in their neck of the woods, and your driving to fast you'll miss it in the blink of an eye. My Wife had the pancake and eggs over the top, by the way one... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I came here after finding out the restaurant we planned to go to was packed. Well it was a pleasant surprise to say the least! The pancakes was bigger than my plate, my bacon was crispy as requested, and the wait staff was incredibly friendly. I can't comment on the coffee, but the breakfast was definitely above average. I will... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Went two mornings in a row. First day was good-- good food, good service. Second day was horrible. Food not as good as first day (two platters cold, one seemed thrown together), only one waitress for the entire restaurant (who seemed really annoyed ) Had to get up 4 times for water or coffee refill and continually have to wave... More 

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I visited Shakbrah for the first time recently on a Sunday morning. It opens at 8 (on Sundays, anyway), and serves a mean breakfast....omelettes, skillet dishes, etc. Very friendly service, fair prices, hot well-prepared dishes in large quantity. It's coffee house rustic which suits me just fine for casual dining. On one side of the restaurant, you order at a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Shakabrah has been here many years and has kept its delightful, funky charm. We've eaten here often and the portions are huge - we usually split an omelette since there's so much food. The table and chairs don't match and there are just a couple of booths but who cares? There's a larger room where they've expanded and they serve... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Shgakabrah Java is really a restauant so don't be deceived into thinking it's a coffee place primarily with marginal bad "so-called food"! Has really great food - had the huevos with the shaka potatoes - yumm!!!! - and the atmosphere just funky - an aggregation of every kind of old tables and chairs - all mismatched with just stuff on... More 

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Additional Information about Shakbrah Java

Address: 2618 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
Phone Number: 253-572-2787
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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