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Cafe Brio

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8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-0791
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed somewhere for a go hearty breakfast and this met the bill nicely .Everything wholesome and home cooked.

Thank richard g
Fillmore, California
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't feel like eating the offerings at the Hampton Inn so we decided to try this place. Glad we did! Great french pastries. The croissants are amazing. Coffee was great. Stopped here twice on our trip and both times it was packed. You order at the counter and they bring the food to you. Located in downtown Arcata, which is... More 

Thank JoeyDog
San Diego
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful sandwiches. Fabulous ginger cookies. Superb bread. Considerate service. Quite busy. We stumbled on Brio while visiting Arcata, looking for a pet tolerant place. Pleasant surprise. Going back for breakfast and dinner tomorrow.

Thank MaxSanDiego
Eureka, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge brio fan. I grew up in the area so I have been countless times and I always have a wonderful time. The food + coffee is delish. I love how they support local farms and have some dishes that rotate seasonally. Definitely with a visit if you like pastries, coffee and a great atmosphere!

Thank Tree H
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stop by anytime, but especially nice during the Market Days at the adjacent McKinley Square. Take a seat at the inside cafe or outdoor patio and enjoy a delicious dessert creation like a tart and tangy Lemon Square, or multi layers, of razor-thin, sweet, apples baked into pie slices or a triple molasses cookie, so rich you can only eat... More 

Thank Jayeboy
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Each cup is individually dripped, so it takes time, but it is worth the wait if you have time! My daughter liked the hot chocolate, but it was cold by the time my coffee was ready. Deserts and pastries are fantastic as well. $$$

Thank VHiltonMartin
Redding, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I really only go there for their French Macarons, which are fantastic! Usually four different flavors. But...the service is just okay. I went in one time to get my macarons and the lady helping me took my order and got my macarons, she brought them to me and got the wrong flavors. I asked her if I can get the... More 

Thank brookekona
San Francisco
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place has really good coffee, pastries and egg dishes. The service is a bit self-serve which is fine but sometimes your fancy coffee comes out later than your food. If full service, this most likely would not happen. I've been here many times usually stopping in coming from the airport. We happen to go this May during the kinetic... More 

Thank JenniferLee75
Arcata, California
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Its a nice place to meet someone for lunch, and we've done that there many times. I usually get a grilled sandwich, and on one of our rare warm afternoons I'll aim to sit outside and people-watch the Plaza across the street.

Thank Steve C
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a gym worth going to so don't miss it. Located on the main square of our counter this is a fantastic French restaurant. The fair is lighter and the service is excellent with lots of smiley faces. The pastry dough is just wonderful as it should be in French bakery. Don't miss this one.

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: (707) 822-0791

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?