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“Great options for vegetarians” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kalico Kitchen

Kalico Kitchen
2931 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-2014
509-326-7144
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Ranked #44 of 769 Restaurants in Spokane
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Walla Walla, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great options for vegetarians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Although this place wasn't much to look at from the outside, I read once that the key to finding a good restaurant is to find one that looks like it's been around a few decades and has weathered the test of time. We came into the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon about 1 1/2 hours before closing. (They close at 3 p.m. at least on Saturday.) There was "graffiti" all over the walls in the waiting area and I wasn't sure what that was about and almost headed back out the door. One look at the menu explained the graffiti. If you are able to eat a Kamikaze (which is a 9-egg omelet, pound of hashbrowns, and meat) in half an hour, you get to sign the wall and get a free T-shirt. Ha! We weren't brave enough this time. I will say the floors needed a good vacuuming, but I assume that's because the place had been so busy all day and they were too busy making all that great food and seating people quickly which I really appreciated. The place was packed and we were grateful to get a booth by the window. If you're looking for fancy, this isn't the place but it does have a nice "down-home" quality to it. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive and were quick to take our orders. The options were incredible: virtually any type of waffle you can imagine from fresh fruit toppings to ice cream - even able to mix toppings to come up with your perfect waffle. (Our youngest ordered an ice-cream strawberry waffle that was delicious!) They have all the basic types of breakfast options including made-to-order omelets and also had burgers, wraps and sandwiches. All four of us being vegetarian, we were pleased to hear we could design our wrap, breakfast burrito, or omelet to accommodate that. One regret was that we didn't try the fresh-squeezed orange juice as they had a neat machine that had oranges in the top and a spout for the juice to come out. Next time. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we walked away stuffed and happy. Oh, and did I mention affordable? Excellent value.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Spokane, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bid Portions, Great Classic Diner Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We decided to check this place out on a Saturday morning, close to 11am. This was a gamble since we had seen people waiting outside when we'd past by. The wait wasn't that bad and the food...well worth a 20min wait. They have those great BIG portions any good diner should be known for. If your ready to eat, come and give the Kalico Kitchen a try!

Visited April 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great value! Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Very popular place! Very good portion sizes and very inexpensive.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Great service, realistic portions and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Okay, so the food is straight up diner food. Both the hollendaise sauce and corned beef hash taste warmed up out of a can. Their biscuits and gravy, however, are some of the best in the area.

The service is stellar! They can get you in and out and feel pampered in the process, in a way that you would not expect from a "hole in the wall" diner like this.

Their portions are realistic, meaning that a diner can actually eat the entire plate and be satisfied without being over stuffed. The prices are very reasonable. It's not awesome breakfast food but it's good and well worth the visit.

Lunches and dinners are not as good. I'd recommend Kalico Kitchen as a breakfast haunt.

Visited March 2012
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spokane, wa
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Our place for a big tasty breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Convenient from downtown or the north side, Kalico is one of our favorite breakfast joints. The omelets are reasonably priced, good portions, and you can get hashbrowns just as crispy as you like 'em.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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