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Morning Thunder

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Vallombrosa av, Chico, CA
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, throwback diner. Mostly locals, few students. We all had great breakfast. My chicken fried steak at $10 was awsome, I am always looking for that great sausuge gravy and this is right up there with some of the best I like. Thick and lots of sausage. Hash browns were perect, eggs too. My daughter had the bacon... More 

Thank lost_bobcat
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Know one can come close to there breakfast. I come to Chico on bussniss and have tried many cafes in town. There is no eggs benni there. Wish they had it.

Thank Rob E
West Palm Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. The portions were generous. The service was good. The bacon was special. The atmosphere was neighborhood diner where friends can meet.

Thank Julio Q
Magalia, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is a great place to eat a casual breakfast or lunch. It can be crowded during peak meal times, you may have to wait to get seated. Personal favorites are the biscuits & gravy, burgers, chicken wraps, & the Java shakes. Only downsides are parking, the lot often fills up, & it can be quite loud in there.

Thank CherylandRicsTravels
Chico, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I really like this cafe for breakfast. You might have a small wait for a table and so I usually sit at the counter for faster service. The coffee is excellent to start off with. The menu is a cornucopia of eggs, meat and fruit. The omelets are fantastic. Some lunch items are nice too. The service is excellent. A... More 

Thank hole_in_shoe
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Their food is great... Until you find hair in it. I've given this place three chances, been there 5 times. 3/5 times I've found hair in my food. They comp me my food of course but the people working there need to learn how to wear a freaking hair net!! Nasty!

1 Thank Amanda F
Chico, California, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice family friendly atmosphere in a real diner setting. The food has been hot and tasty! We did get dissed by one of the servers because he wasn't in our area when we asked for the syrup. But our waitress happily brought the syrup and it was warm even though it was a little tardy on getting to... More 

Thank ChicoHomeStaging
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place has it down, they get you in seated, order placed and wow in just a few minutes your order arrives. Had the 2-2-2 two eggs, two bacon and two french toast. The food was good. However, heard that on the weekends better bring a book lots of folks waiting to eat.

Thank Michael A
Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

These guys have turned breakfast into an art. The food is great, and the service is friendly. I go here on every visit to Chico!

Thank Christina S
stockton, ca
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cute diner atmosphere and very decent but standard breakfast menu. I would go back but I can't say it is special.

Thank chlene36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vallombrosa av, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico

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