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“The Reviewer Who Said This Was Average Is An Idiot”
Review of Joe's Cafe

Joe's Cafe
Ranked #11 of 226 Restaurants in Orem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Provo, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Reviewer Who Said This Was Average Is An Idiot”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

ok folks: this is SOUTHERN style breakfast. That means it will be heavy, fried food, none of this healthy light-breakfast stuff that you serve out west.

I mean, seriously, you order biscuits and gravy and expect it to not be heavy? It's biscuits and sausage in gravy! It's one of the heaviest things you can eat for breakfast! You want light, go buy yourself some fruit.

I liked this pace, it was good. Joe makes sure you have an excellent time, and he'll give you samples of food you didn't order just to let you know what it was like. The pork chop & eggs were very nicely sliced, with a unique gravy to it, that frankly, was a bit lighter than most gravies I'm used to. And let me stress, it was unique in a good way.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Level 6 Contributor
347 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Took my son to this place from breakfast. Even though it was only a few blocks from his work he didn't know of it. It is a small restaurant and easy to overlook. I had a Denver omelet and my son had the biscuits and gravy with a couple eggs. Both were tasty. The omelet was large with a generous helping of hash-browns. My son wished the biscuit was larger for all the gravy. Not much seating so it does get crowded and with Joe doing all the cooking it can take a bit for the food to show up. Worth the wait though. Obviously a family affair and Joe knew a lot of his customers by name. A large group would have trouble fitting in.

  • Visited March 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“#3 in Orem for a reason”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Best breakfast I have had. Joe is there and cooking. Ordered a three egg vegetarian omelet, fresh vegetables. Next time I will split with a friend. I like how Joe does not use salt and pepper, let's the customer decide what it needs. I am from the South and noticed Joe has grits. I ordered and before doctoring, tasted it. Glad I did. He had them already set up. Joe uses thick bacon which in itself a meal. My son had the pancake, egg, and bacon meal.

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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Love it! Try the grits.”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I woke up one morning in the mood for a good diner breakfast. We found this place online, and are glad we went.

I had eggs, bacon, hash browns and sausage. It was well cooked and seasoned, with the right amount of greasiness. My husband got the biscuits and gravy and loved it. We tried the grits, and they are spectacular! I make hot cereal a lot at home, but I have been craving Joe's ever since I went. It's perfectly sweet and savory...mmmmmmm.

The cook has mastered his recipes. I cannot wait to go back :)

Visited December 2013
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McAllen, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The bacon is locally sourced I think and is spectacular!!!! The grits are sweet,and very good but I am a salt grit southerner. The quality of the cooking and attention to watching the food to be sure it was cooked perfectly madeall the difference. We are from New orleans and know good food this place is terriffic. DO NOT MISS BEAKFAST HERE, its high quality food. The owner is a "charcter" and gives a great show. You will not be dissapointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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