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“Everything Exceptional!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laguna Cafe

Laguna Cafe
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Ranked #64 of 854 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Laguna Cafe was established in 2007 on Spokane's South Hill. We relocated to our present address in Dec. 2015. We feature Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily in a warm and casual setting. Owners Dan and Chef Debbie collected menu ideas from our families and our travels. Our families have always been in the food business, my Grandfather sold produce door to door after escaping poverty and starvation in Sicily in 1890. Debbie's Mother cooked professionally all her life. We draw on their teaching to inspire our menu of American and Italian dishes as well as things that strike our fancy. We have a full bar, over 90 wines and a dozen beers available inside or on our patio. You may chose to call ahead and drive up to our pick up window to take your meal home with you. Save room we have spectacular desserts.
Anacortes, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Everything Exceptional!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a local when I asked for a good lunch spot. Well, it was sooooo good, we came back with 3 others for dinner!! As I said, everything was great...food, service, ambiance, presentation, menu and something for everyone to enjoy. If you are in the neighborhood of the south hill you wont be dissappointed. Our favs were the mushroom soup, lobster and crab bisque (both incredible), turkey dinner, ravioli, and all the deserts sound wonderful...but we tried the lemon cake, lime cheesecake and chocolate cake. They were unbelievably great! The owner (Dan, I think) came around to the tables... had a nice chat with his guests. Then, there was music! No cover, just music to enjoy during dinner...a lady who played accoustical guitar and violin very well! Oh, almost forgot to mention...Wine was fabulous! The Pinot gris from Walla Walla was really nice....would have preferred it chilled a bit more. That is probably a personal perference.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very elitist. Very rude. Very judgemental of patrons.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was Mother's Day. We were sitting on the patio. The manager came out to talk to some other guests at the table next to us. I have never been so embarrassed. The manager was so rude and condescending to the ladies... On Mother's Day! I will never eat here again or recommend to anyone out of respect for other foodies.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jdesiderata
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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This little cafe is hidden away on the south hill of Spokane. The food is marvelous with the option for small plates. There are also small novelty gift items. Laguna is a secret cafe that more need to know about.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mary118
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Spokane
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227 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Laguna with Tempus Wines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great evening at a new place (for us). Laguna Cafe has a wide variety on its menu that includes appetizers, small plates, entrees, desserts, beer, wine and even a drive through (not for beer and wine). Joe Forest, winemaker of Tempus Cellars, was there for a tasting of his great wines from Walla Walla. Worth the trip to the South Hill.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Michael E
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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A regular of ours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Something for everyone, salmon, pork, pasta, turkey, meatloaf. Great wines at reasonable prices, excellent servers. Special handmade deserts. The owner is very knowledgeable about wines and works along side the staff and enjoys visiting with customers.

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Thank SharonWessman
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