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Cafe Contrary

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146 Pittsburgh St, Saxonburg, PA 16056-9550
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We do breakfast here every to weeks. Fast aervice and large portions. Lunchmenu looks good but we haven't tried it yet. Not oen for dinner

Thank Saxonburg
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Food is very good -- limited menus-- be sure to try the pies all homemade--- and the daily specials are very well thought out

Thank dijdcasey
Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Saxonburg is an out-of-the-way town but if you are near there for breakfast this is the place to go. Only had breakfast here but next time we are in the area we will certainly try it for dinner. Quaintly decorated. Parking is a little tight as people arrive.

Thank John C
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the morning mixup, it's so large,I get breakfast for several days from just one order! Fast service and usually quite busy, but never a wait.

1 Thank Beverly H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice little local place where you can always find good food and someone you know. Most foods are homemade and the menu is varied. It's the kind of place that you would call "quaint" if you were on vacation.

2 Thank dad1818
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful home cooked food! Pies to die for! Specials on board! The staff is very friendly and makes one feel right at home.

2 Thank Horsewoman_7
Butler, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've eaten there about 7 times now on Saturdays. Sometimes (more often than not), the wait staff acts like they've been out all night and are too tired to bother. Yesterday, the waitress walked by our table after we sat down, as if we weren't even there! Finally, she came and asked if we wanted anything. (No, we just sat... More 

Thank Bill M
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

On Sunday there can be a line. The Belgium waffles were terrific. They make REAL, not instant oatmeal. Wait staff keeps filing the coffee cup as you wait for your food. Very pleasant.

Thank Chri P
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great, friendly service and although the food is your standard "diner style" cuisine, it was way better than average.

1 Thank dave8469
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Contrary is a good name for it because it isn't always open, but when it is its pretty good for a quick meal, in and out quick.

1 Thank RGreenPennsylvania

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  • Address: 146 Pittsburgh St, Saxonburg, PA 16056-9550
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Saxonburg
  • Phone Number: 724-352-9030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?