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Cafe Carambola

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610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
208 676-8784
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and friendly!

Great flavors, I enjoyed the Carambola Club with pork and Marinated Tomato & Avocado salad. They are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JustinFree08
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Pocatello, Idaho
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Pocatello, Idaho
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great flavors, I enjoyed the Carambola Club with pork and Marinated Tomato & Avocado salad. They are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended!

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Thank JustinFree08
CDA, ID
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my new favorite place in the whole world!! Carlos and his wife make the most amazing food, but get there early so you don't miss out. They sell out daily because the food is so amazing. Friday is Tamale day and well worth the trip. Don't miss this true gem in CDA!!

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Thank glelvis
Lewiston, Idaho
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The place was packed when we got there but the service was fast. The food was so amazingly good. It was my first experience there and I would love to go back. I would recommend it to any one who visits Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. The only thing I think is they need a larger restaurant space.

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Thank SPerez03
Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, strip center cafe that is a total hidden gem! We walked from downtown and arrived in the middle of rush hour. It was swamped and you have to stand in line to order but the owner made an effort to find everyone a table. The food is made fresh. They have great salads to chose from... More 

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1 Thank Kate M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Unique salads, great sandwiches, unique menu, nothing else like it. My favorite is the Cubano sandwich and the quinoa salad. The hibiscus tea is also good!

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Thank Nan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We love this place. We've now had lunch here two days in a row. Great for everyone but especially for us who don't eat meat or dairy. It's a wow!!

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Thank Janet R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is a small place and it's important to get their early as it's busy. The food is homemade, tasty and expensive for lunch. I had a salad and a soda and my friend had half a salad, cup soup and a soda it was over thirty dollars!

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Thank gemgirl612
Spokane, Washington
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this small, bright, cheery, friendly gem of a restaurant. The owner gave us samples of the salads and I had the shrimp ceviche with watermelon and a pulled pork sandwich. My husband had a bowl of shrimp soup with peanuts and instead of one salad had three little ones: the shrimp ceviche, quinoa, and... More 

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Thank jlrmac
Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped by on suggestion of family who live in Coeur D'Alene. Quaint, cafe atmosphere. Only open for lunch. Small, family run place. Owner bent over backwards to make sure my group was perfectly taken care of, including samples of salads and aqua fresca. Fare is a light, latin-fusion sandwich style. Tried nearly everything on the menu and nobody was disappointed.... More 

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Thank Triet43
Bellingham, Washington
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Eating delicious and healthy food while traveling can be difficult. This place is an oasis. Wonderful and interesting salads and sandwiches. Not at all a run of the mill deli. There is not a lot between Spokane and Missoula but this place stands out and is worth the stop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 208 676-8784

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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