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Hummingbird Cafe

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57 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1653
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Freehold, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

excellent breakfast, many Louisiana style dishes, had many of their dishes and never disappointed. Also, terrific for lunch. Closes at 3pm.

Thank khollering
Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Southern cooking, but while the place was busy, it took an extraordinary long time for our food. The Hollandaise lacked acid. The poached eggs were over-cooked, the sunny side undercooked, but the hash browns were excellent! Signs everywhere read "Be Nice or Leave" My take was it is quite good when they aren't rushed

Thank Charlie Q
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Love their beignets, waffle w/fried chicken and alligator omelette. Authentic creole/cajun style cooking in a laid-back town. Get there early as there is always a wait after 10:30am, especially on weekends. Cash only.

Thank marinpartyof4
Oakland, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Saw a "Check, Please" review of the Hummingbird Café that motivated us to invite friends and travel 35". It was well worth the effort. Quickly seated and Michelle had Beignets on the table to go with our chicory-based coffee. Over the top! Was looking for a meatless Gumbo and Michelle rustled up a crawfish gumbo that was scrumptious. We all... More 

Thank Charles B
Bishop, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had breakfast here at the recommendation of our Air BnB host last year. It was so good we went back twice last week. Good food, good prices and excellent service. I had gumbo for breakfast and it was awesome

Thank 1HungryPeggy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Funky, cozy and delicious. I've eaten here countless times and it is always good. One of my favorites, the oyster po' boy, is spilling over with delicious, fresh, perfectly battered local oysters. Shrimp and grits is another favorite, and keep your eye on the specials board for 'gator and waffles or the blood orange mimosas. Don't forget to ask for... More 

Thank Cyn C
San Geronimo, California
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I love Michelle's Hummingbird Cafe. She has the most delicious breakfast/brunches and one day I might have to try her (real?) alligator omelette. In the meantime, I'm safe with all the other breakfasts, and she has some of the best coffee anywhere. Service is always wonderful, and the artwork on the walls is Michelle's original photographs from New Orleans. Have... More 

Thank Marcia G
Jackson, Wyoming
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

e have eaten here several times as my 5 yr old grandson loves the grits. This time others had corn beef hash, crab benedict, and a couple orders of huevos. One with avocado and one with chorizo. All good. I thought the chorizo was good but not excellent. We had six pair of knees crammed where four should be but... More 

Thank Tetonhawk
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You may have to wait, but so worth it! A bit tight, but cozy. The breakfast is delicious and if you're so inclined mimosas to go with your feast.

Thank Beth B
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It was a great surprise to find delicious New Orleans food in Fairfax, CA. I am a native New Orleanian and can testify that the po' boys, the muffuletta, and the beignets were very authentic. The staff is very friendly and gave excellent service. Hope tp gp back to try the gumbo! Just be sure to bring cash because they... More 

Thank Judith H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1653
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 415-457-9866
New orleans inspired menu

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