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“Best place for breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harbaugh's Cafe

Harbaugh's Cafe
901 S Illinois Ave, # B, Carbondale, IL 62901-2822
618-351-9897
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Ranked #2 of 114 Restaurants in Carbondale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best place for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely the best place for breakfast in Carbondale. This is where i ate with my parents anytime they came down for a visit. Sometimes it can get really busy, and you have to be ok with eclectic, cluttered decor. Hippie-ish! But a nice little joint.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Illinois/Indiana
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“More than a college coffee shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Eclectic and fun. This cafe has a wonderful selection of food. Try the ranch potatoes, which are seasoned home fries - excellent. I love the Shawnee Club with sprouts and avocado. They use fresh ingredients and everything is homemade. Better than the corporate style sandwich shops.

Visited April 2013
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Carterville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fun and filling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place is always buzzing. It has a very extensive menu for breakfast and lunch. It is always packed with people and often a little noisy but the food is worth the congestion.

Two flavors of coffee are always available and each cup is served in a one of a kind mug.

Prices are reasonable but always bring cash. They don't take credit cards.

Visited April 2013
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carbondale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best hot breakfast arouind!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Prepare for a wait on the weekends. Worth waiting for. Pancakes are huge: you probably only need one. Local Carbondale themed decorations. Great Huevos Rancheros.

Visited April 2013
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Carbondale, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A super local environment with great breakfast and lunch food. Reasonable pricing and excellent service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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