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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alright, here is the skinny. From the first time I took the fam here I noticed the secret to their success. Apparently, the employees love working here! If you pay attention to the shirts the employees wear you will notice how many YEARS that each one has worked at the Express Cafe. Now on to the food! Hope you are... More 

Thank Aaron L
Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place but a couple of years ago they remodeled and then the prices started going up. And up and up. We used to go there several time a month. Good food ,,crazy diner atmosphere,good prices,,but now we can't afford to spend $15 each for breakfast sorry.

Thank Dadio1216
Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Locally owned - incredible staff - excellent food. This is our "go to" place for breakfast and it never fails to be satisfying. The service is excellent and it has a friendly atmosphere.

Thank TLynn737
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Decided to give this place a try six months ago and we keep coming back. The food quality and quantity are excellent. Only open for Breakfast and lunch. Nothin fancy about the building or inside decor but that is not important. Probably explains the great prices on the meals. The donuts are very good too.

Thank Gumby-tkd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Just be prepared to wait in line. Very busy all the time they are open and worth the wait. Anything I have eaten here had been great and big helpings for the price.

Thank Beemer Bentley L
Boise, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

All the locals know, that this is the place to go for a great breakfast or lunch. Beware of the pancakes, as they are the size of a dinner plate and can be too much for many appetites.

Thank Steve D
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by before it was too packed in the morning - be prepared for a wait it's so popular. Great basic breakfast, good pancakes. Very good breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy done well. Don't linger too long so others can enjoy!

Thank T B
Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If it's breakfast food they have it. Large portions, friendly wait staff and cooks. Busy place and parking is difficult sometimes but worth the wait/walk. They close early afternoon but I'm sure they would be busy all day if they stayed open into the evening. Highly recommended.

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I could tell that he was a regular customer when server asked him "the regular with half size hash browns?" I had veggie omelet, giant hash browns and marble rye. Great breakfast!

Thank Mickiegea
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

When we go to Express Café it's like going home for breakfast with family. The owners and staff are so welcoming, you just know you will at home here. They have top notch staff, smiling, helpful, fast, efficient, attentive. And the food is just as good. It is great tasting, fresh, plentiful, and reasonably priced. Lots of variety. The place... More 

Thank RuthKnox

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: 208-888-3745

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