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Arleta Library Cafe

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5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
503-774-4470
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 22
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
NIce, Very Nice, Breakfast experience. Would return in a heartbeat

We were staying in Clackamas and a little intertubes searching turned up this place, next to Space Monkey Coffee, as a little breakfast joint. It was a delight. A few people were waitingfor the doors to open on Sunday morning and we followed them into the small space filled with some great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
TomBoonen
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Boise
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small venue, closes early and also takes a long vacation. I love that. Great food. Best is the Gravy and Biscuit. But everything is good. They also use the high quality meat.

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Thank NYC_3_12
Orange County
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great small neighborhood type restaurant. The Rosemary sausage gravy over sweet potato biscuits is one of the best things you will ever eat. If it was socially acceptable, you would lick the plate dry. The coffee cake, and they make different types on different days, is the best you will ever eat. A place with a cool... More 

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Thank RustyShackelf0rd
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Love this little place. I had the Grecian. Scrambled eggs, peppers, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. It comes with potatoes and a delicious scone that changes weekly. They use local ingredients and the Stumptown coffee is freshly pressed. I love that all their utensils and plates are mismatched. The coffee cups are fun because they are from all over the... More 

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Thank Mary J
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were concerned that this place was not open when we went here, but it turned out it was, and we were glad that we made sure before leaving. The restaurant has probably eight or ten tables, and a small, open kitchen. The menu is short, but the food is outstanding. Together, my husband and I tried the biscuits and... More 

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Thank Amy5280
Evansville
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Having seen this place on tv, I knew I had to go. There was not one disappointment in the entire visit. Its a small diner (across from a library) with amazing food. If I lived in the area, it would truly be my favorite place to eat.

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Thank Lisa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were staying in Clackamas and a little intertubes searching turned up this place, next to Space Monkey Coffee, as a little breakfast joint. It was a delight. A few people were waitingfor the doors to open on Sunday morning and we followed them into the small space filled with some great aromas. We all opted for egg scramble which... More 

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Thank TomBoonen
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a oily breakfast guy, but the food here was awesome, fried bacon hm.....bacon.... The home made jam and ketchup tasted wonderful

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Thank GTPANDA
Clackamas Oregon
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153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Arleta library cafe is a gem. Not only do they have the best biscuits and gravy (light not greasy gravy, big chunks of tasty sausage, awesome biscuits) but the potatoes are great. Service is quick and efficient. On 72nd and Harold, parking is easy and it is a short trip off the Foster exit of 205. Brunch is about $11.00

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Thank JurgisRudkus
Perth, Western Australia
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82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

While staying with a friend in Portland, we walked to the Arleta Library Cafe for breakfast. It is very popular so had to wait for a table - about 10 minutes. It was worth it! The food is just amazing and very fresh - cooked on the spot. A large selection of breakfast meals is on the menu - I... More 

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Thank Someotherland
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's a "hole in the wall". It's located right across from the Mt. Scott Community Club. Expect to have to wait for a table. It's all worth it if you love quirky breakfast offerings and the best biscuits and gravy in town. It's also a bakery, so yu can take home some nifty stuff, but if you leave without eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-774-4470

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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