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Columbian Cafe

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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Seaside, Oregon
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a longtime favorite for breakfast or brunch. The eggs and crepes are excellent. Do not miss the pepper jellies!

1 Thank localCOASTAL
Richland, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this cafe, hearing great things about it. I don't know if we caught them in a bad day or what - but pretty much everything about this restaurant was abysmal. First - the food - asked for 2 hard eggs - came to me barely cooked - yolk running all over. The grilled potatoes were grilled on... More 

Thank Makapu5
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Vegetarian and vegan options available. The food was so good. Outdoor tables (2) that allow dogs. Friendly staff!

Thank Staci M
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Second time to this restaurant - first time many years ago. Had high expectations for the food. In general very good, but not memorable. Large portions - wish I had split my plate with someone. Salmon in the hash was tasty, but the hash had too many carrots and lots of other root vegetables - a good mixture, just too... More 

Thank birderjad
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Ate breakfast here. Sat at the bar to get a good feel for the cafe. We loved the daily omelet with shrimp and crab. Bread was amazing. Local and tourists both but it does cater to more locals. That's why we go. Def give it a try,

Thank FLtravel0330
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's true they are insanely busy and there only a few booths and about 8 seats at the counter and yes they only take cash and they are hipsters but they do make some damn tasty food! The service was slow do to the number of people in the place but it was well worth it! They put flavor... More 

Thank Erica I
Long Beach
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

I will never pass up the opportunity to eat here. I love to sit at the bar and watch the chef at work. The food is local, fresh and prepared right in front of you. The seating is spare which means you might have to wait. I am one who lines up before the place opens on weekends. It doesn't... More 

Thank yogagirl41
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Greek omelet which was basically made right in front of me and delicious. Toast was supplied with assorted samples of homemade pepper jellies/salsa. Good service. There should be a sign up front about cash only. Luckily I had a $20 on me, usually I don't carry cash as I'm sure is the case with many people these days.

Thank Debra F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

No visible sign that they only take cash before entering. What a shock when I finished breakfast and went to pay. Who carries cash these days.

1 Thank Tammie Y
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

If you don't want to wait for quality, this is not the place for you. If you want a fancy meal, this is not the place for you. If you aren't passionate about food and consider it a vital part of your visit to any city, this is not the place for you. I could eat at Columbian Cafe for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 503-325-2233
Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan dishes.. Enjoy a specialty cocktail in the VoodooRoom, a visual homage to New Orleans.Long a favorite of locals and visitors from afar.

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