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Downtown Cafe


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Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Really good breakfast items. Typical selections, good service. I love the pancakes and the excellent service. If you are downtown, give it shot.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Beachman2142
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Local charm is abundant. The chorizo is made in house. The breakfast burrito special is especially affordable and tasty. Occasionally local politicians will stop in and buy coffee for everyone. Good food and service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tarth A
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I went there with a friend and he got breakfast, I got lunch. I asked for a turkey burger, was told they did not have any available. So I ordered a Bacon BBQ burger and it was not fresh (precooked and then microwaved). The next...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nomad777053
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Good food at very reasonable prices, friendly staff, quality service. A great place to meet and eat.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Parrothead-LFA
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Took my mother and sister out for breakfast on the day before we left. Like to eat at the local establishments so I asked my sister if the Lincoln Café was still open. She told me it had closed years ago but that the Downtown...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I joined 3 other men for lunch here, I'd not been before. It is a casual, friendly atmosphere; many customers seemed to know each other. I had a tasty meal of biscuits and gravy with sunny side up eggs. Good service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank mrjlsee
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast, fast service, coffee was good. Right downtown on Main Street easy to get too. Plus shopping is available within walking district.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Fltdck
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

It's a bare-bones operation, and in not saying that as a bad thing. The menu is one side for breakfast, and one for lunch. The options aren't overwhelming but what we got was good

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank LordRaiden
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Those who love breakfast will love this place. I have tried so many good things here it is hard to remember them all; chocolate chip pancakes, blueberry pancakes, egg sandwich, biscuits and gravy, just to name a few. Everything is good and savory. Many locals...More

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank Joe J
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Good place for breakfast or lunch. If you want to meet for a meeting it is not the best place. Tables are close and if there are a lot of people then it is nosey. But just like an old fashion dinner. Owners are wonderful...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Elizabeth H
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