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“Fantastic Food”
Review of Aviary Cafe

Aviary Cafe
Ranked #14 of 683 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This cafe was opened three months ago and after a second lovely visit, I wanted to tell "the world" about them! 417.866.NEST
Springfield, Missouri
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

This place has great quality food and provides a really unique experience. That said, it is not for everyone.

The food is great, but some people who are Springfield folk, might be used to midwest food. This is good quality stuff, so it is expensive. Plus, it's different than anything you will get anywhere else in Springfield.

Reading over some reviews before writing mine, I got quite the chuckle. Don't order a burger or a sandwich, it's called a creperie people! Dive in and go for the unknown. It is so worth it.

The only thing, is as many others have said, the downtown location is kind of cramped every time I go in there. Plan for being in very close proximity to your next door diner.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A crepe restaurant in middle America!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have eaten at the Aviary (downtonw location) for different lunch functions. Having lived in Chicago back in the 70's and 80's there was a chain of crepe restaurants called the Magic Pan. I use them as a measuring stick whenever I have crepes. Unlike the Magic Pan's thin crepes, The Aviary offers a heavier crepe (not as heavy as a pancake but not as thin as those from the Magic Pan) with a whole wheat like appearance. I would call their crepes "hearty". The crepe fillings at lunch are very appetizing and somewhat unique. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the various ingredients. The paninis seemd to be a favorite with a number of my lunch partners. I have not tried the dessert crepes there. Service is attentive even for large groups but get there early as the downtown restuarnat has limited seating. They also opened up a 2nd creperie in the Farmer's Market in sotuh Springfield off Republic Rd.

  • Visited February 2014
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Saint James, Missouri
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272 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“We love this place!”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is our new "go-to" location when we're in Springfield. We've eaten here several times, and have always been pleased with our food, with the service, with the ambience, with... everything!

Love the location (the former Hotel Marquette's lobby?) and the decor - eclectic. Some high top seating near the doors can be drafty, and the whole room can be a bit chilly in the winter, so dress appropriately.

The food. Oh, holy crepe. Sweet, savory, it doesn't matter - it all tastes wonderful, the presentation is truly artistic, and there's something for everyone. They have a great wine list (we recommend the Vouvray if you've never tried it), and serve Illy coffee - the BonBon Coffee (with condensed milk) is a favorite!

Can get crowded, can get noisy, don't know HOW they get all those folks into that tiny kitchen... if we had a million thumbs, this restaurant would get a million thumbs up from us!

  • Visited February 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“And now for something different”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Been awhile since I tried a creperie so some friends and I tried it out. Excellent food that is well prepared. Small location downtown so plan ahead.

Visited February 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Woah this a find”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

What a fun little place. Great food. Well done. Can't wait to go back. Springfield, Mo? Really? yeah its more like La Jolla. Lot's of fun.

Visited February 2014
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