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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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
Reviewed December 2, 2016

After reading all the great reviews, we decided to give this place a try. We are always looking for great places in Chico. I have to admit, we were disappointed. First, there was a bit of a wait to get a table. Once inside, we...More

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Only have been there for breakfast, but each time has been a great experience. Food is always solid and service is good. Not a fan of having to get a key from inside to use the rest room. One for each gender. If your key...More

Thank imafilmcritic
Reviewed October 26, 2016

They have the basics such as hash browns, eggs, omelettes, hot cakes and all were great. My daughter was able to get fresh strawberries and whipped cream on her waffle, no syrupy sweet stuff here. I had a great cup of Dark Roasted coffee. I...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Heading north to spend some time in Portland and Chico was perfect for a breakfast stop. Morning Thunder is a little off the highway, but well worth the slight detour. We arrived just before 8 AM and were fortunate to find a table for 2....More

Thank WilsyPV
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Wow, found this place while visiting our daughter at CSU. Portions are large and prices are excellent. Ate here twice for breakfast and would definitely recommend it for everyone. Open for breakfast and lunch. Wife had the 1-2-3 combo both days and loved it, once...More

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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: 352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-342-9717
  • E-mail