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“A hidden gem with a local Northwoods feel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cable Cafe

Cable Cafe
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Cable
Cuisines: Cafe, Diner, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hayward, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem with a local Northwoods feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Upon arrival just seat yourself at an open table as a visitor. You will notice locals by themselves tend to head for the area breakfast bar to converse as a nice small town feel. We wanted to compare oatmeal dishes from 3 local restaurants for a "healthy" option on a breakfast out and Cable Cafe came out #1 without question. "Loaded Oats" as it's called had great consistency with walnuts and craisins with a side of brown sugar and milk. Coffee a bit on the weak side as more like a Folgers than a house bold which is my personal preference. Staff a pleasure and brought homemade jelly in a mason jar to our table to use on the toast which comes with the meal. Bread comes buttered so ask without should you not want it that way. A wonderful quaint experience and would not miss the opportunity to stop in if ever in town!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Smile365naples
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Pierre, South Dakota
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great breakfast, worth the wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

They have a sign in the restaurant that reads "This is not fast food, be patient". It is not fast, but is well worth the wait. We camped near by and went there each morning for breakfast and were never disappointed. Homemade jelly served with the toast!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CentralSD
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Torrington, Wyoming
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Awesome Breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Cable, WI for Mother's Day weekend and, having never been there before, thought to try the Cable Cafe for one of our breakfast choices.

I read reviews on Trip Advisor and must say, I agree that this tiny, hometown cafe serves some wonderful, homemade meals. I tried the breakfast special on Saturday which was home fries with onions and peppers, covered in cheddar cheese, then topped with 2 eggs done my way. Served with a side of delicious wheat toast. All for $6.99 - Couldn't get any better!

The cafe was busy with locals at the breakfast counter and it was so interesting to sit and listen to the conversation! Our server was attentive and very friendly. Overall, a great experience and I highly recommend the Cable Cafe experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kathleen B
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Eagan, Minnesota
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love the Cable Cafe!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Loved meeting Bob and Shirley and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service at the Cable Cafe! Bob shared wonderful stores about local wildlife and the community, and Shirley turned out awesome breakfasts for our family!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank MapleOnTheMoveMom
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wholesome homemade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

As we explore the options for local fare, this is one that is not only reasonably priced, but it is definitely home made.
The wait staff are pleasant and the restaurant is, although small, made to feel cozy and welcoming.
Sometimes I wish it were open for dinner since the summer months bring your only real meal to be after the sun goes down.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adventurer2013
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