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“Saturday family breakfast”
Review of Bijou Cafe

Bijou Cafe
Ranked #42 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Known for our breakfast/lbrunch offerings for 36 years, Bijou cafe now serves dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. We bring our special touch to the amazing local ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. We also offer local beers, wines and full bar service. Many evenings feature live jazz with local musicians. We hope you will join us sometime soon.
Madison, Wisconsin
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247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Saturday family breakfast”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We got a later start than we had anticipated. Every breakfast place had a wait. One had a wait to even get our name on the list. At least the Bijou's wait was shorter. The woman maître d' was fierce--don't try to look at the list on your own. Thank goodness I didn't but I saw another guy verbally bashed who tried. The server was quite a bit nicer. He was prompt and kept our coffee filled. The food was good and the portions large. There are lots of choices for breakfast in Portland, so although I feel positive about the Bijou, I'll probably start earlier and try someplace else next time.

1 Thank aquadroplet
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Goldendale, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Returned after 15 years”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Tried to recapture a memory with my wife. Bijou was our Sunday Place After Church A 10 run. Food always pleased. Waiting was always a problem, but food made it worth the wait. Did not have to wait, but from there on service did not exist. The good biscuits and gravy were terrible. I'm from West Virginia, gravy is not that difficult. Given a choice, Shari's has my vote over Bijou.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Charles W
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Lutz, Florida
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Welcome to Portland”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Breakfast at the Bijou was our first meal in Portland during our recent weekend visit. We both ordered omelettes and thought they were the best we've ever experienced. The ingredients were fresh and the blend of flavors woke us up in the most pleasant way! Our server, Eve was friendly, witty and engaging. The atmosphere and location are nothing special but if you enjoy breakfast as much as we do, you will not be disappointed with Bijou Cafe!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Randy S
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beyond belief”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The worst resturant experience in my life. Period.
Erogant, misleading host. I'll give them an Avg for food, but never served after over an hour to get seated after being told 15 minutes. When we inquired, asshost to argued that we hadn't been there that long, really?
Once seated, and waiting another 8 minutes without a server, our time ran out and had to leave. Contacted the manager only to be told that it "didn't happen". (Think she sleeps with the host....,)
Will never return and should be reported to city health department due to their oversight habits.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank ResturantJake
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Redmond, Washington
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Late morning breakfast”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very popular spot, and we had a lengthy wait in line, but worth the wait. Good service, a good menu with lots of fine breakfast choices. I had eggs benedict and lots of coffee. Scrumptious! I will be a return customer

Visited February 2014
Thank Aloha9620
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