Tuesday, July 07, 2009

John Street Cafe

Stumptown coffee is served here, ok, so go. No really, this is the quintessential corner cafe. Nondescript, cozy, and most importantly great food and great coffee. I had heard about this little cafe from a few different people. I finally got a chance to go check it out. I had never been into this part of Portland, didn't realize it existed, but it's worth going out there just for the breakfast, and maybe a little stroll down the streets that make you feel like you've gone back in time to a little neighborhood town.

John Street Cafe is not a very big restaurant so a party of four is probably the biggest party I would bring here. I'm sure they would do there best to accommodate more but you'll probably take up half the restaurant. The coffee refills were a little lacking but it was pretty busy the morning we went. We were greeted promptly when we came in and offered some coffee while we waited for a table. My husband and I split an omelet as we usually do and we both left satisfied. The pancakes looked like they could have fed all four of us. The atmosphere was a little noisy but that's to be expected in such a small room filled with people. There were plenty of people waiting when we left so I would get here early.

8338 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203-3727
(503) 247-1066


Gabe said...

Just noticed your blog doing a search for Breakfast in portland. Nice blog. I've been craving late night breakfast recently and the Hot Cake House is the only last night breakfast joint I know. Got any tips?

Oh and if you haven't been to Toast (SE PDX) I highly recommend it. And Arleta Library & Cafe. Looks like you go to Seattle a lot too. I use to live there, my fav is Portage Bay (Roosevelt near UW) simply amazing.


suzyg said...

The NW designations on the restaurant list are confusing, as North Portland restaurants are not in Northwest Portland (NW). Northwest Portland is usually thought of as The Alphabet District, The Pearl and that general area.

coffeeGirl said...

Thank you, I will change that. I appreciate the feedback.