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Express Cafe

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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
+1 208-888-3745
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For years we met here for Bible study with a group of guys ranging from 3 to 12+. Always good food for the money and great service.

Thank Warren and Mary G
Boise, Idaho
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297 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a few years since I have eaten here. The place has not changed much. And the menu is about the same except the increase in prices. Still a great place to eat, the food was good.

Thank Sue H
Meridian, Idaho
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

The way this place has grown in popularity is amazing. The fantastic menu has brought folks from all over. The biggest problem here is when it's crowded the parking lot is overwhelming. However, I personally have not heard of even a fender bender or scrape. They even have a drive through. Also find myself craving their delicious treats. Go blueberry... More 

Thank Lisa E
Meridian, Idaho
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This place is a GREAT BREAKFAST place!! You can always tell when there is a line of people waiting to get in. Good Lunch too!! They are always busy.

Thank 42tammyr
San Jose, California
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

There's something for everyone here. Great selection of eggs, pancakes/waffles, meats, juices, 2 kinds of potatoes, cereals and on and on. The staff is friendly. And for the amount of food they serve the cost is fair. The only reason it didn't get a higher rating is the coffee. It's just so-so. We will definitely be back. Oh yes, they... More 

Thank Steve H
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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: +1 208-888-3745

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