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The Garnet Cafe

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315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the Garnet for brunch while in town. Awesome little cafe with solid food and a fun staff who seemed to really enjoy what they're doing.

Thank Kevin H
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was my first experience of food in Idaho - I'm a New Englander, and was pretty skeptical that food here would be up to my standards - I know, a food snob! - but the Garnet Cafe was quite good. We were seated in the very small outdoor area, which is nicely screened from the streets. I was... More 

Thank parrotheadnica
Bigfork, Montana
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place and don't let the outside fool you. This place is small so expect a long wait. We arrived at 10:30 and waited 30 min. for a 2 top and then another 30 for our food. They should put some benches outside. There were crowds of people sitting in the curbs. The food was really good. Got steak... More 

Thank Heather B
Spokane Valley, Washington
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Brunch here as a family the other morning, my kids love this place as much as I do! The food is so good you want to savoir every bite. It may not look like a wonderful place to eat but it is a diamond in the ruff!

Thank Leslie K
Choteau, Montana, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Great, laid-back atmosphere. Our waitress was efficient, sweet and very helpful. And the food..... was fantastic. Great coffee and mimosa! Farm fresh ingredients, great menu, huge portions. Delicious. I highly recommend and the next time we are in CDA we will make a point to stop here. No kids menu but waitress was helpful in suggesting ordering the 1/2... More 

Thank MTNatureMama
Tacoma, Washington
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

First time there, and would never have stopped because the place is nothing to look at on the outside -- or the inside either for that matter. Teeny, tiny waiting area inside the door, and you sign on the clipboard on the wall to get the next available table. The music is too loud for my comfort, because the three... More 

Thank KarenB981
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The Garnet Cafe was delicious! The service was fantastic and the food was superb! Small venue but moves people through fairly quickly. Worth the wait! Highly recommend the omelets and their lemon curd and raspberry jam for your toast!

Thank Chamea B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Walking in, this place has a low key atmosphere. The staff greet you with wonderful smiles and during our Saturday morning wait, they were prompt in making us feel like we weren't forgotten. Food is locally grown, cooked fresh with significant portions. At breakfast, save room to smear the thick lemon curd jam on fresh, warm sourdough. Potatoes were cooked... More 

Thank DawnMichanowicz
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was the first place our family took us to eat out while visiting the Coeur d'Alene area, and WOW what a homerun! The server was great and provided excellent recommendations and service. The food was absolutely delicious. You will not leave there hungry or disappointed! Some of us got breakfast and a few got lunch. Everything looked and tasted... More 

Thank Jenn R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our neighbor brought me here for breakfast and a week later we brought our husbands with us. If you like ham and eggs, you'll love their breakfast ham. It's the thickest piece of ham you've ever seen at a restaurant. Heck it's thicker than you'd slice yourself. Their food is from a nearby farm and you can sure see it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 12086672729
The Garnet partners with McLane Farms to offer a farm-to-table experience.

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