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Morning Thunder Cafe

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352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
+1 530-342-9717
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“french roast” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family in Chico, I remembered the delicious Breakfast Burrito I had years ago and wanted to go back on this recent visit. The food at Morning Thunder Cafe is so delicious. I really recommend the Breakfast Burrito! Service was great.

Thank subrogoddess
Reviewed August 30, 2017

My family and I have been eatting at Morning Thunder for years. We have never had a bad meal. We have never had to wait long even when we are a table of 10. The service is excellent. Orders are always right. They refill drinks...More

Thank dianeaiello2017
Reviewed August 25, 2017

There's a reason for the line out the door on weekends. Fun atmosphere, great food, friendly servers, reasonable pricing. Worth the wait, or go on a weekday.

Thank dsioux
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

The place is humming with a throwback diner atmosphere. The space is energetic with art on the walls for sale. Coffee is always hot, staff is friendly and you can get a pancake affordable that is bigger than a hubcap. Delicious eggs and French Toast....More

Thank E.E. C
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Love their Club Sandwich. Best ever! Enjoyed Morning Thunder on dozens of occasions; they are consistent, staff are great and no bad choices on the menu. Long time customer & never disappointed!

Thank Harry S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This a lively place for a weekend breakfast, which means noisy. Great service. Surprisingly weak coffee. Average fare. This was my first experience with having to cut a waffle with a knife. It's O.K., but not on my short list for a return visit.

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a friend for breakfast, and the food was really delicious. The service was friendly and fast.

Thank Brandon T
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I've only been to Morning Thunder for breakfast, but it's the only place I go for breakfast in Chico. Yes, you will probably have to wait for a table. Last time I was there it was about ten minutes. I always order ham, eggs sunny...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is primarily a breakfast place, but also serves very good lunches. The coffee is great, the breakfast menu is varied and reasonably priced, as is the lunch menu. The food is very good, nothing fancy but very tasty. It's a little off the beaten...More

Thank William B
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, happy and friendly staff, small place and very busy so we had a bit of a wait but once seated we had quick friendly service, over all great experience.

Thank Samm A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: 352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-342-9717
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