Cup & Saucer Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 3566 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-236-6001

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Monday To Sunday From 07:00 AM To 09:00 PM

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WOW! a lot of you are bitchy (and poor) and apparently need servers to treat you better than I bet you treat anyone. Some of you should not go in public. From the minute we stepped in this morning until we left, it was a great

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★★★★★

WOW! a lot of you are bitchy (and poor) and apparently need servers to treat you better than I bet you treat anyone. Some of you should not go in public. From the minute we stepped in this morning until we left, it was a great

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My husband and I usually go here for breakfast when we're on Hawthorne. We had a really terrible experience at Bread & Ink, so that and the decent French Toast are really the only reasons we choose this place. The second time we came, which was after the B&I experience, we walked in to see a waiter talking on the phone to a complaining customer, and apbruptly hang up the phone on the customer and roll his eyes, about which all the other employees snickered. That alone almost made me want to turn and run, but we were hungry and didn't know of any other places nearby. I got my requisite French Toast, which is not the best I can get in Portland (Mother's Bistro) but I've had it a couple times and I feel that I can count on it. I don't like the atmosphere of these types of places, and the employees all need to shower with some soap and shampoo, and put on a shirt that isn't hanging off them by threads.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I usually go here for breakfast when we're on Hawthorne. We had a really terrible experience at Bread & Ink, so that and the decent French Toast are really the only reasons we choose this place. The second time we came, which was after the B&I experience, we walked in to see a waiter talking on the phone to a complaining customer, and apbruptly hang up the phone on the customer and roll his eyes, about which all the other employees snickered. That alone almost made me want to turn and run, but we were hungry and didn't know of any other places nearby. I got my requisite French Toast, which is not the best I can get in Portland (Mother's Bistro) but I've had it a couple times and I feel that I can count on it. I don't like the atmosphere of these types of places, and the employees all need to shower with some soap and shampoo, and put on a shirt that isn't hanging off them by threads.

Pros: French Toast is decent

Cons: Rude ungroomed servers, hipster atmosphere

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Ate at Cup and Saucer twice this week and both times the entree was thrown together lacking taste and missing part of the order. I got the feeling the people working in the cafe were not interested in being in the restaurant biz....I hope they get their quality and service improved for the prices they are charging.... Good Luck.

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★★☆☆☆

Ate at Cup and Saucer twice this week and both times the entree was thrown together lacking taste and missing part of the order. I got the feeling the people working in the cafe were not interested in being in the restaurant biz....I hope they get their quality and service improved for the prices they are charging.... Good Luck.

Cons: Quality of breakfast

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This cafe has been a favorite of mine for over 15 years. I just love their scones & jam. The cup & saucer was one of the first places in Portland that would substitute tofu for eggs-and do a decent job of it, which they still do, of course, and it's still delicious. My husband enjoys eggs & also adores the oatmeal. The breakfast potatoes are possibly my favorite on earth, with salsa, cheese & sourcream, what's not to like, but seriously, the potatoes are terrific, even plain. They are red potatoes cooked in a home-fries style, not greasy & well browned, marvelous! Sometimes the service is difficult, several times we have had servers "misunderstand" a side order of meat for a side order of fake meat. Since when do vegans order sausage? But other than that, we've never had a bad meal, poor coffee or anything unfortunate. A sure win for out of town guests as well.

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★★★★★

This cafe has been a favorite of mine for over 15 years. I just love their scones & jam. The cup & saucer was one of the first places in Portland that would substitute tofu for eggs-and do a decent job of it, which they still do, of course, and it's still delicious. My husband enjoys eggs & also adores the oatmeal. The breakfast potatoes are possibly my favorite on earth, with salsa, cheese & sourcream, what's not to like, but seriously, the potatoes are terrific, even plain. They are red potatoes cooked in a home-fries style, not greasy & well browned, marvelous! Sometimes the service is difficult, several times we have had servers "misunderstand" a side order of meat for a side order of fake meat. Since when do vegans order sausage? But other than that, we've never had a bad meal, poor coffee or anything unfortunate. A sure win for out of town guests as well.

Pros: terrific scones & potatoes

Cons: vegan servers push their eating habits onto customers

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I was there on Friday September 11th for lunch. The place was less than half full at eleven thirty. We asked to sit in the inner room and at the window. The rude man doing the seating was clearly irritated that we didn't want to sit next to people in the outer room. He took us to a far table in the corner away from the window and said "you will have to sit here".
We had requested a table that sat four by the window as it was the only one open in the inner room. He gave us a small two person table. Later, he seated two people at a four person table.
There are too many good restaurants in Portland who, especially given the economic climate here, will be glad to see me and treat me as if i am the one paying to eat there.

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★★☆☆☆

I was there on Friday September 11th for lunch. The place was less than half full at eleven thirty. We asked to sit in the inner room and at the window. The rude man doing the seating was clearly irritated that we didn't want to sit next to people in the outer room. He took us to a far table in the corner away from the window and said "you will have to sit here".
We had requested a table that sat four by the window as it was the only one open in the inner room. He gave us a small two person table. Later, he seated two people at a four person table.
There are too many good restaurants in Portland who, especially given the economic climate here, will be glad to see me and treat me as if i am the one paying to eat there.

Pros: food is good.

Cons: person seating was rude

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the original c&s is the better one. blueberry pancakes are good, as are most of the breakfast items.

my gripes 1)service can be slow, 2) cost. breakfast should not be noticably expensive. why should i pay 9-10 bucks for something i can make at home for about 2 bucks, even after paying retail for raw materials?

also, the expansion c&s over on whatever street just is not as good.

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★★★☆☆

the original c&s is the better one. blueberry pancakes are good, as are most of the breakfast items.

my gripes 1)service can be slow, 2) cost. breakfast should not be noticably expensive. why should i pay 9-10 bucks for something i can make at home for about 2 bucks, even after paying retail for raw materials?

also, the expansion c&s over on whatever street just is not as good.

Pros: good pancakes

Cons: somewhat expensive

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Cup and saucer has the best club sandwich on the face of the earth, period! It's huge, full of fresh ingredients, and comes with their amazing house potatoes. If I could eat there every day, I would. they also make amazing hot chocolate. The food is only made better by the brisk and professional staff. Many of the waiters have the tattoos, scars, and emaciation of former heroin addicts, but they are friendly, and they do a great job. It just adds color. Add some AC in the summer and a few fly strips, and I would never leave.

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★★★★★

Cup and saucer has the best club sandwich on the face of the earth, period! It's huge, full of fresh ingredients, and comes with their amazing house potatoes. If I could eat there every day, I would. they also make amazing hot chocolate. The food is only made better by the brisk and professional staff. Many of the waiters have the tattoos, scars, and emaciation of former heroin addicts, but they are friendly, and they do a great job. It just adds color. Add some AC in the summer and a few fly strips, and I would never leave.

Pros: Great food, good service

Cons: flies in the summer, no air conditioning

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The only problem I have is deciding on which of my menu favorites to order. I loved the regular reuben before I became a vegetarian, but the vegetarian reuben does not disappoint or leave me wishing I still ate meat. The high quality of the ingredients makes a good reuben easy, but the delicious local jam and fantastic, baked to order, doughy and crispy scones are testament to an impressive culinary artistry that doesn't usually come at these lowish prices. The omelets and scrambles (my favorite is the spanish!) are good but not too heavy or oily and the portions are large enough to leave all but competitive eaters asking for a box. My girlfriend and I always either share or wish we did, and I'm certainly a "lover of food" (yes, a euphemism for "fatty"). Specials are often great, as are the soups, and though a better quiche is very easy to find, their specials often include a quiche with an interesting flavor combination. And their other sandwiches are only just a little better than what you expect for the price. Peak hours are just as crazy as they are at the other great breakfast places (genies, cricket, fat alberts), but a recent large expansion makes the list move a lot faster. The laid-back atmosphere off the peak hours, with comfy booths, a fun view of one of Portland's most interesting streets, good music, and sometimes great art, make for a good place to take a date, some friends, or even the family.
The company has a low turnover, which means you can count on becoming familiar with the staff over the years and enjoying a "regular status" but the flip side is you should be prepared for servers who won't go out of their way to hide the fact that their day has been especially bad (or good). Their kitchen appears to be quite streamlined, so you will usually get your food quickly, but otherwise your speed/quantity of service depends greatly on how busy the place is. i.e., if you judge a place by your number of refills, you may prefer some place else.

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★★★★★

The only problem I have is deciding on which of my menu favorites to order. I loved the regular reuben before I became a vegetarian, but the vegetarian reuben does not disappoint or leave me wishing I still ate meat. The high quality of the ingredients makes a good reuben easy, but the delicious local jam and fantastic, baked to order, doughy and crispy scones are testament to an impressive culinary artistry that doesn't usually come at these lowish prices. The omelets and scrambles (my favorite is the spanish!) are good but not too heavy or oily and the portions are large enough to leave all but competitive eaters asking for a box. My girlfriend and I always either share or wish we did, and I'm certainly a "lover of food" (yes, a euphemism for "fatty"). Specials are often great, as are the soups, and though a better quiche is very easy to find, their specials often include a quiche with an interesting flavor combination. And their other sandwiches are only just a little better than what you expect for the price. Peak hours are just as crazy as they are at the other great breakfast places (genies, cricket, fat alberts), but a recent large expansion makes the list move a lot faster. The laid-back atmosphere off the peak hours, with comfy booths, a fun view of one of Portland's most interesting streets, good music, and sometimes great art, make for a good place to take a date, some friends, or even the family.
The company has a low turnover, which means you can count on becoming familiar with the staff over the years and enjoying a "regular status" but the flip side is you should be prepared for servers who won't go out of their way to hide the fact that their day has been especially bad (or good). Their kitchen appears to be quite streamlined, so you will usually get your food quickly, but otherwise your speed/quantity of service depends greatly on how busy the place is. i.e., if you judge a place by your number of refills, you may prefer some place else.

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More like "Cup and Hipsters". This place is more of a haven for young people to spend their trust fund dollars as they try to look more cool than the people at the table next to them. It's in a trendy location, so it attracts the same in its people. The food is mediocre at best. They only have whole food items, and certainly do not have more traditional breakfast offerings like waffles, pancakes, etc. The food itself is greasy spoon style, really not that great. There is almost constantly a line waiting to get in to the place, so sitting around for 30 minutes before you get a decent table is standard practice. I'm not sure why this place has such a good reputation. I'm guessing the good rap was created by the hipsters who flock there.

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★★☆☆☆

More like "Cup and Hipsters". This place is more of a haven for young people to spend their trust fund dollars as they try to look more cool than the people at the table next to them. It's in a trendy location, so it attracts the same in its people. The food is mediocre at best. They only have whole food items, and certainly do not have more traditional breakfast offerings like waffles, pancakes, etc. The food itself is greasy spoon style, really not that great. There is almost constantly a line waiting to get in to the place, so sitting around for 30 minutes before you get a decent table is standard practice. I'm not sure why this place has such a good reputation. I'm guessing the good rap was created by the hipsters who flock there.

Pros: the staff is friendly

Cons: everything else

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i really think you can do better for breakfast. walk to 36th and hawthorne and go to the waffle window. you will thank me.

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★★☆☆☆

i really think you can do better for breakfast. walk to 36th and hawthorne and go to the waffle window. you will thank me.

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When I think of breakfast I imagine pancakes, waffles, toast, biscuts and gravy, eggs, omlets, and all the rest of your traditional breakfast food. Well if your looking for your big filling breakfast this is not the place for you. Since I was under the impression it was a great breakfast place I had my hopes up only to get let down by the horrible selection. I had to order potato cakes and a salad because for us traditional breakfast lovers their is nothing to eat. Not everyone wants a whole foods breakfast if so we could cook it at home.

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★★★☆☆

When I think of breakfast I imagine pancakes, waffles, toast, biscuts and gravy, eggs, omlets, and all the rest of your traditional breakfast food. Well if your looking for your big filling breakfast this is not the place for you. Since I was under the impression it was a great breakfast place I had my hopes up only to get let down by the horrible selection. I had to order potato cakes and a salad because for us traditional breakfast lovers their is nothing to eat. Not everyone wants a whole foods breakfast if so we could cook it at home.

Pros: fast seating

Cons: the food

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First off let me just say I have eaten here numerous times and have always enjoyed the food. I have only eaten their omelets and have not had any of their "lunch" items. Hands down these are the best omelets I have ever eaten. Very creative and delicious. Another big bonus is that they have many very healthy options.I must say the the whole meal deal with omelet, potatoes, and a scone or toast is a real value. I push myself to eat everything on the plate when I go because it is just so darn good! They have great coffee too! I don't go out for breakfast very often but when I do I always go to Cup And Saucer. They are a very busy place and you may have to wait a bit, but it has always been worth the wait. Regardless of how busy they are my water glass and coffee cup always stay full. There customer service is excellent.
They also serve the best cornmeal pancakes I have ever eaten. ( ok, I have only ever had cornmeal pancakes at Cup and Saucer, but they are absolutely terrific!) I truly believe that everyone must try the cornmeal pancakes at least once. I would actually go there just for the cornmeal pancakes! MMM!

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★★★★★

First off let me just say I have eaten here numerous times and have always enjoyed the food. I have only eaten their omelets and have not had any of their "lunch" items. Hands down these are the best omelets I have ever eaten. Very creative and delicious. Another big bonus is that they have many very healthy options.I must say the the whole meal deal with omelet, potatoes, and a scone or toast is a real value. I push myself to eat everything on the plate when I go because it is just so darn good! They have great coffee too! I don't go out for breakfast very often but when I do I always go to Cup And Saucer. They are a very busy place and you may have to wait a bit, but it has always been worth the wait. Regardless of how busy they are my water glass and coffee cup always stay full. There customer service is excellent.
They also serve the best cornmeal pancakes I have ever eaten. ( ok, I have only ever had cornmeal pancakes at Cup and Saucer, but they are absolutely terrific!) I truly believe that everyone must try the cornmeal pancakes at least once. I would actually go there just for the cornmeal pancakes! MMM!

Pros: Delicious!

Cons: parking

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The breakfast at The Cup and Saucer is awsome. I would go for a down home big breakbast anytime in the hawthorne street area. The coffee is good also.

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★★★★☆

The breakfast at The Cup and Saucer is awsome. I would go for a down home big breakbast anytime in the hawthorne street area. The coffee is good also.

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We waited for 50 minutes for a table, many other customers left. We ordered and there was only 3 other tables of people b/4 us, total of 7 breakfast, it took 45 minutes for our breakfast to arrive. Once it did arrive they never did check back to see how things were going, just dropped off the bill and took the plates. Breakfast was just so-so. Won't be going back, this is the second time for bad service.

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★★☆☆☆

We waited for 50 minutes for a table, many other customers left. We ordered and there was only 3 other tables of people b/4 us, total of 7 breakfast, it took 45 minutes for our breakfast to arrive. Once it did arrive they never did check back to see how things were going, just dropped off the bill and took the plates. Breakfast was just so-so. Won't be going back, this is the second time for bad service.

Pros: none

Cons: horrible service, marginal food

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that nobody mentioned the obscene amount of fruit flies swarming above the tables. Also, twice in a row, we didn't receive the correct meal. Our pancakes were uncooked, there were vegetables on our plates that we specifically requested to NOT have, and our servers were inattentive. However, the food was decent.

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★☆☆☆☆

that nobody mentioned the obscene amount of fruit flies swarming above the tables. Also, twice in a row, we didn't receive the correct meal. Our pancakes were uncooked, there were vegetables on our plates that we specifically requested to NOT have, and our servers were inattentive. However, the food was decent.

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ETO CERAMICS FACTORY is a professional factory specialized in porcelain ware for more than 10 years, located in Chaozhou, which are producing:
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2.Very thin porcelain
3.Espresso & Cappuccino Cups
4.Porcelain dinner set
5.Porcelain cake set
6.Stoneware.
We offer more than thousands of items in various shapes and designs which are popular in worldwide markets.As the support and love of majority of our customers and consumers, the plant constantly expand the scale of production, we established ShenZhen HuakeFei Imports&Exports Co.,LTD in October 2002, in China's special economic zone - Shenzhen City which borders Hong Kong.

With an expert and experienced team , communication is efficient and easy. From website, pressing the Live chat button, you can have a online talk with ETO export manager real time.For some markets, our experience will guide you on prices and designs.

With your detailed request including the following aspects, we can quote our best competitive price for your reference:

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Logo: with or not?
Packing: color box or gift box or other?

Awaiting your prompt reply.

Thanks and Regards,

Eva Yan

ETO Ceramics Factory/ShenZhen HuakeFei Imports&Exports Co.,LTD
Building 6,Wutong Mountain New Garden,Lian Tang, Luohu District Shenzhen China
Tel.: +86-755-21570528 Fax.: +86-755-25700689

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So they have a great menu, excellent variety. Some times a little inconsistant in quality.

Great service, and happy staff!

Mochas are now $450 for 16oz and they don't taste all that good, so Id stick to house coffee!

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★★★☆☆

So they have a great menu, excellent variety. Some times a little inconsistant in quality.

Great service, and happy staff!

Mochas are now $450 for 16oz and they don't taste all that good, so Id stick to house coffee!

Pros: great staff

Cons: expensive coffee!

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The biscuits and gravy tasted like it was made with cream of mushroom soup in the can. The black beans in huevos rancheros were dry, old, cold little pieces of awfulness. The absolute worst potatoes I've ever had, they were not fresh, flavorless, and ice cold. The place is cute, but unfortunatly we sat with a view of the kitchen where we could see them microwaving most of our meal. What is the point of using "organic ingredients" if your just throwing them in a faulty microwave?

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★☆☆☆☆

The biscuits and gravy tasted like it was made with cream of mushroom soup in the can. The black beans in huevos rancheros were dry, old, cold little pieces of awfulness. The absolute worst potatoes I've ever had, they were not fresh, flavorless, and ice cold. The place is cute, but unfortunatly we sat with a view of the kitchen where we could see them microwaving most of our meal. What is the point of using "organic ingredients" if your just throwing them in a faulty microwave?

Pros: ambience

Cons: disgusting food

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every time i brunch at the c&s, the food is always exactly as ordered, and the wait staff is always conscientious and thorough. even when it's packed, the staff remains cool under fire and the wait itself hasn't ever been as atrocious as many other popular brunch spots in town. also, they're really accommodating for vegetarian and even vegan preferences, and without attitude about it.

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★★★★☆

every time i brunch at the c&s, the food is always exactly as ordered, and the wait staff is always conscientious and thorough. even when it's packed, the staff remains cool under fire and the wait itself hasn't ever been as atrocious as many other popular brunch spots in town. also, they're really accommodating for vegetarian and even vegan preferences, and without attitude about it.

Pros: yummy scones!

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Okay, so I don't go places at busy times, with a toddler, I really can't- and I had the opposite experience of many posted here. The staff are always nice, helpful, bring small cups and are totally cool about my kid leaving a huge mess, BUT the food is really inconsistent- last time it actually made me sick! It seems that the better chefs are maybe reserved for peak hours? In any case, we love finding little diners that are nice to young ones and also can manage to handle a post concert hangover table but we won't go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, so I don't go places at busy times, with a toddler, I really can't- and I had the opposite experience of many posted here. The staff are always nice, helpful, bring small cups and are totally cool about my kid leaving a huge mess, BUT the food is really inconsistent- last time it actually made me sick! It seems that the better chefs are maybe reserved for peak hours? In any case, we love finding little diners that are nice to young ones and also can manage to handle a post concert hangover table but we won't go back.

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Although the food was good, I was very put off by the abrupt unfriendly service. I ordered maple syrup, but did not receive and as I tried the ask about it, I was too late for she brusquely whipped around and was gone before I could get one word out. Later, I reviewed the bill, and noticed a "tax" charge in a city and state that has no sales tax! The servers didn't smile and acted like our presence was an imposition. There are too many other decent restaurants for this reviewer to recommend this cafe.

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★☆☆☆☆

Although the food was good, I was very put off by the abrupt unfriendly service. I ordered maple syrup, but did not receive and as I tried the ask about it, I was too late for she brusquely whipped around and was gone before I could get one word out. Later, I reviewed the bill, and noticed a "tax" charge in a city and state that has no sales tax! The servers didn't smile and acted like our presence was an imposition. There are too many other decent restaurants for this reviewer to recommend this cafe.

Pros: good food, and real maple syrup option

Cons: horrible service

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This cafe has impressed me each time I have dined here while shopping/killing time in the Hawthorne district. This is the place for you if you enjoy unique specials, eating breakfast at 7:00 pm, enjoying EXCELLENT baked goods, savoring the diner/cafe experience, or just enjoying a very reasonably priced, vegetarian friendly menu! The service has always been pleasant and I haven't found any reason not to return!

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★★★★★

This cafe has impressed me each time I have dined here while shopping/killing time in the Hawthorne district. This is the place for you if you enjoy unique specials, eating breakfast at 7:00 pm, enjoying EXCELLENT baked goods, savoring the diner/cafe experience, or just enjoying a very reasonably priced, vegetarian friendly menu! The service has always been pleasant and I haven't found any reason not to return!

Pros: Meal prices, seating availability, convenient location

Cons: Parking may be an issue (try the side streets if you have troubles, it worked for me!)

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Such a great place for post party hangover breakfast! The blueberry pancakes and garden sausage are so delicious and since most of my friends are vegan, it's a great place for all of us to go grab a bite. Food's cheap, service is usually good, and the no cell phone policy really makes my experience that much better. The rice krispie treats are fabulous, lots of marshmellow!

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★★★★☆

Such a great place for post party hangover breakfast! The blueberry pancakes and garden sausage are so delicious and since most of my friends are vegan, it's a great place for all of us to go grab a bite. Food's cheap, service is usually good, and the no cell phone policy really makes my experience that much better. The rice krispie treats are fabulous, lots of marshmellow!

Pros: Garden Sausage, blueberry pancakes

Cons: it is often REALLY REALLY busy

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This place is always busy during peak meal time because it is just always high quality, fast service and just fantastic food. It is worth waiting in line but if you go before or after the rush you don't have to wait.

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★★★★★

This place is always busy during peak meal time because it is just always high quality, fast service and just fantastic food. It is worth waiting in line but if you go before or after the rush you don't have to wait.

Pros: Great fresh quality and fantastic tasting food!!

Cons: NONE!!

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The wait on Sundays can really mess up your morning plans, but that can be said about waiting for any popular eatery. I love this place for breakfast. There are decent options for vegetarians, such as their tofu scramble. Staff is friendly. Prices are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

The wait on Sundays can really mess up your morning plans, but that can be said about waiting for any popular eatery. I love this place for breakfast. There are decent options for vegetarians, such as their tofu scramble. Staff is friendly. Prices are reasonable.

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The staff are an intelligent, fun, eclectic group who seem to make a genuine effort at excellent service. However, the Hawthorne location can get REALLY busy, loud, crowded, and chaotic. Keep that in mind when planning your visit. This is especially true of weekends between about 9:30 and 2:00. Expect a wait on the sidewalk outside during peak times. Groups of two are seated most frequently and will get moved up in the line because they have many tables that can only accomodate parties of 2. For bigger groups, the wait can stretch. In fact, I wouldn't even take a group bigger than 6 here during these hours. The dining room is just too small and crowded. They have to move tables, block aisles, etc.

The place is known for it's breakfast menu and a few items are particularly popular. First, the scones. If you don't like the first one, try another. They are almost continuously baking something and it's often fresh scones, cookies, or WONDERFUL coffee cake, all from scratch. Other popular breakfast choices are the Lucky Scramble (bacon, eggs, pots, cheese, mush, onions) and the Garden Scramble (fresh garden veg, cheese, vegetarian sausage, eggs). For a change of pace, I like the heavy but delicious MaryAnne Sandwich or, for the adventurous, the corn meal pancakes made with bacon inside. Not on the menu, but they'll make it for you. A server recommended it. Rightly so!

The lunch and dinner menus are often overlooked, unfairly. Try the soup of the day, their excellent Club Sandwich, the Reuben, or the Tuna Melt. Pasta of the day is so so but big. Same goes for quesadilla of the day. There are usually 2 or 3 homemade quiche on the menu which seem to have a devout following. Worth a try.

For a light dinner, try the Soup, Salad and Bread combo with the cobb salad (homemade Bleu dressing). Though the standard garden salad is no slouch, either.

Greasy classic: All Burger. Home fries: depends on the day. Surprise: cheap beer!

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★★★★☆

The staff are an intelligent, fun, eclectic group who seem to make a genuine effort at excellent service. However, the Hawthorne location can get REALLY busy, loud, crowded, and chaotic. Keep that in mind when planning your visit. This is especially true of weekends between about 9:30 and 2:00. Expect a wait on the sidewalk outside during peak times. Groups of two are seated most frequently and will get moved up in the line because they have many tables that can only accomodate parties of 2. For bigger groups, the wait can stretch. In fact, I wouldn't even take a group bigger than 6 here during these hours. The dining room is just too small and crowded. They have to move tables, block aisles, etc.

The place is known for it's breakfast menu and a few items are particularly popular. First, the scones. If you don't like the first one, try another. They are almost continuously baking something and it's often fresh scones, cookies, or WONDERFUL coffee cake, all from scratch. Other popular breakfast choices are the Lucky Scramble (bacon, eggs, pots, cheese, mush, onions) and the Garden Scramble (fresh garden veg, cheese, vegetarian sausage, eggs). For a change of pace, I like the heavy but delicious MaryAnne Sandwich or, for the adventurous, the corn meal pancakes made with bacon inside. Not on the menu, but they'll make it for you. A server recommended it. Rightly so!

The lunch and dinner menus are often overlooked, unfairly. Try the soup of the day, their excellent Club Sandwich, the Reuben, or the Tuna Melt. Pasta of the day is so so but big. Same goes for quesadilla of the day. There are usually 2 or 3 homemade quiche on the menu which seem to have a devout following. Worth a try.

For a light dinner, try the Soup, Salad and Bread combo with the cobb salad (homemade Bleu dressing). Though the standard garden salad is no slouch, either.

Greasy classic: All Burger. Home fries: depends on the day. Surprise: cheap beer!

Pros: funky atmosphere, diverse menu, tons of homemade and veggie options

Cons: loud, crowded, stressful at times, long wait, parking

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.....and horrible service. Perhaps in our waiter's little world, being a pretentious, inattentive slob is what keeps the crowds coming back....And the excessive wait for our food was not made any more pleasant by hip-waiter's lack of basic interpersonal skills (asking if the food is OK, or if there's anything else you can bring out, or refilling the water glasses isn't all that hard. In fact, one might say those things might be expected at restaurants!). Ok, ok, dude...we get it. You're too cool to be working there. But you know what? Until you convince someone other than yourself of that, I'm afraid you're stuck. And yeah - thanks for making us wait AGAIN - this time to pay! I fully understand that sorting the forks behind the counter was much more important.
BUT! The food is really very good. Too bad it was overshadowed by the horrid service. Sigh.

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★★★☆☆

.....and horrible service. Perhaps in our waiter's little world, being a pretentious, inattentive slob is what keeps the crowds coming back....And the excessive wait for our food was not made any more pleasant by hip-waiter's lack of basic interpersonal skills (asking if the food is OK, or if there's anything else you can bring out, or refilling the water glasses isn't all that hard. In fact, one might say those things might be expected at restaurants!). Ok, ok, dude...we get it. You're too cool to be working there. But you know what? Until you convince someone other than yourself of that, I'm afraid you're stuck. And yeah - thanks for making us wait AGAIN - this time to pay! I fully understand that sorting the forks behind the counter was much more important.
BUT! The food is really very good. Too bad it was overshadowed by the horrid service. Sigh.

Pros: Great food. Really!

Cons: Service, or lack thereof

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This is purely a response to "Good Food, Awful Service
Posted by newdawnnewday on 01/27/2007"
Oh my god! I'm just taking a wild guess, here, but I'm guessing that you pull that race card whenever you aren't treated like a "special" person. If you walk into a crowded restaurant with a waiting list, and someone skips you (a party of 5) to put TWO WHITE WOMEN in that spot that seats LESS THAN FIVE "MINORITIES", does that make them at all PREJUDICED? I think not. No place on hawthorne is going to treat asians or indians rudely, get a grip. Maybe not the case for you, I don't know. Maybe it isn't your color. Maybe it is your ATTITUDE. I've been in that restaurant many times, I take my children there. Granted, I AM WHITE, but I can tell you that that restaurant doesn't give a sh#! whether or not you're brown or not.
Thanks.

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★★★☆☆

This is purely a response to "Good Food, Awful Service
Posted by newdawnnewday on 01/27/2007"
Oh my god! I'm just taking a wild guess, here, but I'm guessing that you pull that race card whenever you aren't treated like a "special" person. If you walk into a crowded restaurant with a waiting list, and someone skips you (a party of 5) to put TWO WHITE WOMEN in that spot that seats LESS THAN FIVE "MINORITIES", does that make them at all PREJUDICED? I think not. No place on hawthorne is going to treat asians or indians rudely, get a grip. Maybe not the case for you, I don't know. Maybe it isn't your color. Maybe it is your ATTITUDE. I've been in that restaurant many times, I take my children there. Granted, I AM WHITE, but I can tell you that that restaurant doesn't give a sh#! whether or not you're brown or not.
Thanks.

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I'm giving this place a low rating based totally on the service. The food on the other hand is good. I loved the black bean omelette. Every time we've gone there though, the hosting staff is incredibly rude. The waiters have always been fabulous though. We kept going back for the food but the last time we visited the rudeness was just way out of line and we will never go back. We had visitors from L.A. and wanted to take them to our favorite breakfast spot. We walk in, four adults and one child. We are not greeted, we are just stared at.........I thought the Eastside was supposed to be welcoming and diverse. We were a multi etchnic group, a Hispanic, an East Indian and two Asians and were looked at like we were totally out of place. When the host came by to check on the list of those waiting to be seated, he looked at our name and party of 5 and said "Well I don't have a table for five so oh well." I could not believe my ears. We saw him seat two white women in a booth that we could have fit in, instead of asking them to wait ONE MINUTE while he cleared the table for two that two other patrons had just left. It was truly saddening and disappointing, we walked out embarrassed in front of our out of town guests and just overall horrible about the experience. I know this is a favorite spot of many and I'm sure some Asian or East Indian or Hispanic will read this and say they weren't treated as we were, but this was our experience and at the time we were the only non-whites present so we called it as we saw it. For a place that isn't exactly sparkling clean, they sure act with an air of superiority over us *minorities* We will never go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm giving this place a low rating based totally on the service. The food on the other hand is good. I loved the black bean omelette. Every time we've gone there though, the hosting staff is incredibly rude. The waiters have always been fabulous though. We kept going back for the food but the last time we visited the rudeness was just way out of line and we will never go back. We had visitors from L.A. and wanted to take them to our favorite breakfast spot. We walk in, four adults and one child. We are not greeted, we are just stared at.........I thought the Eastside was supposed to be welcoming and diverse. We were a multi etchnic group, a Hispanic, an East Indian and two Asians and were looked at like we were totally out of place. When the host came by to check on the list of those waiting to be seated, he looked at our name and party of 5 and said "Well I don't have a table for five so oh well." I could not believe my ears. We saw him seat two white women in a booth that we could have fit in, instead of asking them to wait ONE MINUTE while he cleared the table for two that two other patrons had just left. It was truly saddening and disappointing, we walked out embarrassed in front of our out of town guests and just overall horrible about the experience. I know this is a favorite spot of many and I'm sure some Asian or East Indian or Hispanic will read this and say they weren't treated as we were, but this was our experience and at the time we were the only non-whites present so we called it as we saw it. For a place that isn't exactly sparkling clean, they sure act with an air of superiority over us *minorities* We will never go back.

Pros: good breakfast

Cons: cramped seating, awful service

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I'm rating this restaurant on the basis that I've had breakfast at this place once-a-week (almost without fail) since moving back to Portland in August of '06, so I'd say that I can give it a pretty honest, balanced assessment. Overall, it's the food that keeps me coming back. From omelettes to scrambles to sandwiches--one will find something to satisfy one's breakfast cravings. And everything seems to always be better when paired with one of their signature scones--lightly sweetened, just the right constistency, the perfect starch to organic, free-range grub. Vegetarians and PETA-conscious diners, in particular, will find a happy home within the confines of this relaxed, laidback 'diner' amid the bustling Hawthorne area. Yet, relaxed and laidback also seem to describe the service that one sometimes receives--a bit of a hit-or-miss. When they're "on", they're "on". But when they're "off", the lousy, diner coffee is the least of your complaints. It would seem, at times, that the waitstaff have the mental capacity to adequately service only two tables at a time. If you're unlucky enough to be that third, it's a sad day for you indeed. And, dare I repeat, there IS that lousy diner coffee. But, this neighborhood eatery remains a popular treat to both the locals and visitors alike, that, if you arrive later than 9:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday, good luck finding a table. In terms of price, the Cup & Saucer is comparable to other popular breakfast places in the city. Breakfast for two would run you between $16 to $24, depending on what you get and what you ultimately decide to tip your server, even if s/he doesn't deserve to receive any. If you haven't tried the Cup & Saucer before, I'd say give it a try. But, leave your expectations at the door. Just enjoy it for what it is: a simple, unassuming neighborhood restaurant that happens to do its eggs (and scones) very right.

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★★★★☆

I'm rating this restaurant on the basis that I've had breakfast at this place once-a-week (almost without fail) since moving back to Portland in August of '06, so I'd say that I can give it a pretty honest, balanced assessment. Overall, it's the food that keeps me coming back. From omelettes to scrambles to sandwiches--one will find something to satisfy one's breakfast cravings. And everything seems to always be better when paired with one of their signature scones--lightly sweetened, just the right constistency, the perfect starch to organic, free-range grub. Vegetarians and PETA-conscious diners, in particular, will find a happy home within the confines of this relaxed, laidback 'diner' amid the bustling Hawthorne area. Yet, relaxed and laidback also seem to describe the service that one sometimes receives--a bit of a hit-or-miss. When they're "on", they're "on". But when they're "off", the lousy, diner coffee is the least of your complaints. It would seem, at times, that the waitstaff have the mental capacity to adequately service only two tables at a time. If you're unlucky enough to be that third, it's a sad day for you indeed. And, dare I repeat, there IS that lousy diner coffee. But, this neighborhood eatery remains a popular treat to both the locals and visitors alike, that, if you arrive later than 9:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday, good luck finding a table. In terms of price, the Cup & Saucer is comparable to other popular breakfast places in the city. Breakfast for two would run you between $16 to $24, depending on what you get and what you ultimately decide to tip your server, even if s/he doesn't deserve to receive any. If you haven't tried the Cup & Saucer before, I'd say give it a try. But, leave your expectations at the door. Just enjoy it for what it is: a simple, unassuming neighborhood restaurant that happens to do its eggs (and scones) very right.

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i think most reviews here are about the hawthorne location of which i have never had the pleasure. we often take guests to CS for casual dining, they even let us play dice on the tables. for me i like the tuna melt which is loaded with quality fish and not too much sloppy mayo. also the all burger is great. fries and home fries are good but not great. all the breakfast food rocks. i's menu appears to have been engineered towards non meat eaters or even vegan, but as you have correctly deduced i am not one of those folks. so there is something for everyone. Sucka MC hipstahz line up around the block for this little joint during sat/sun brunch hours so go early or late. also, we tend to get the really tall female waitress alot and unlike many portland food staff she is she has substituted attitude with intelligence and a friendly nature.

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★★★★★

i think most reviews here are about the hawthorne location of which i have never had the pleasure. we often take guests to CS for casual dining, they even let us play dice on the tables. for me i like the tuna melt which is loaded with quality fish and not too much sloppy mayo. also the all burger is great. fries and home fries are good but not great. all the breakfast food rocks. i's menu appears to have been engineered towards non meat eaters or even vegan, but as you have correctly deduced i am not one of those folks. so there is something for everyone. Sucka MC hipstahz line up around the block for this little joint during sat/sun brunch hours so go early or late. also, we tend to get the really tall female waitress alot and unlike many portland food staff she is she has substituted attitude with intelligence and a friendly nature.

Pros: great breakfast and other items

Cons: can be crowded, but this true of many small restaurants

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We both had the cage free eggs (an extra 25 cents per egg). I got an omlete with cheddar and scallions and homefries and a scone. All was wonderful. The scones were so good that I bought some extras to bring home with me. The homefries were great- not at all greasy, and the omlete was cooked perfectly. We were seated right away and found parking right out front, but it is Wednesday morning and parking on Hawthorne is always a problem later in the day. The staff was attentive. They kept the water and coffee coming which was greatly appreciated. We will definately be going back.

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★★★★☆

We both had the cage free eggs (an extra 25 cents per egg). I got an omlete with cheddar and scallions and homefries and a scone. All was wonderful. The scones were so good that I bought some extras to bring home with me. The homefries were great- not at all greasy, and the omlete was cooked perfectly. We were seated right away and found parking right out front, but it is Wednesday morning and parking on Hawthorne is always a problem later in the day. The staff was attentive. They kept the water and coffee coming which was greatly appreciated. We will definately be going back.

Pros: good food, good service

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Breakfasts may be good, buy the home fries with my sandwich were barely warm and mostly burnt, the sandwich order was wrong, they were running out of various things and the service was not attentive. I appreciate what they stand for, but would prefer that it came with decent food. That being said, the scones were delicious, the beer was fairly priced and the people were nice. Maybe you just have to be careful what you order.

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★★☆☆☆

Breakfasts may be good, buy the home fries with my sandwich were barely warm and mostly burnt, the sandwich order was wrong, they were running out of various things and the service was not attentive. I appreciate what they stand for, but would prefer that it came with decent food. That being said, the scones were delicious, the beer was fairly priced and the people were nice. Maybe you just have to be careful what you order.

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cup and saucer is one of my favorite breakfast spots, although the negatives noted by others make it a pain in the neck: crowded, busy, noisy, only street parking. even given all that, i still take most of my out of town guests here.

my last time there, we went there on a saturday, around noon. it was packed, as always on the weekends, and noisy.

coffee service was okay but slow. one plate was delayed, due to chef inattention.

i had the lucky scramble. next time i would order it with no potatoes - i find their potatoes are often undercooked to my taste, plus i'm not too down with such carb-heavy fare. but for the carniverous, cup and saucer has some protein laden choices, including some of quiche specials.

excellent vegan options, including vegan pancakes. when the waiter found out we had a vegan among us, she made additional vegan suggestions. note that their garden patty is NOT vegan.

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★★★★☆

cup and saucer is one of my favorite breakfast spots, although the negatives noted by others make it a pain in the neck: crowded, busy, noisy, only street parking. even given all that, i still take most of my out of town guests here.

my last time there, we went there on a saturday, around noon. it was packed, as always on the weekends, and noisy.

coffee service was okay but slow. one plate was delayed, due to chef inattention.

i had the lucky scramble. next time i would order it with no potatoes - i find their potatoes are often undercooked to my taste, plus i'm not too down with such carb-heavy fare. but for the carniverous, cup and saucer has some protein laden choices, including some of quiche specials.

excellent vegan options, including vegan pancakes. when the waiter found out we had a vegan among us, she made additional vegan suggestions. note that their garden patty is NOT vegan.

Pros: good food, good neighborhood, eclectic choices

Cons: crowded, noisy, parking

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Cup and Saucer is my safe haven. From breakfast before class, to lunch with my sister, or more breakfast for dinner. The food is out in less than 10min on almost all occasions, even when they're completely full. The waitstaff is by far the nicest and most personable of any restaurant I've ever been too. Piper is quite possibly the nicest and friendliest manager I've ever come to know. The food is consistant and always delicious, coffee is always refilled in a timely manner and just in general, this is the best place in Portland.

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★★★★★

Cup and Saucer is my safe haven. From breakfast before class, to lunch with my sister, or more breakfast for dinner. The food is out in less than 10min on almost all occasions, even when they're completely full. The waitstaff is by far the nicest and most personable of any restaurant I've ever been too. Piper is quite possibly the nicest and friendliest manager I've ever come to know. The food is consistant and always delicious, coffee is always refilled in a timely manner and just in general, this is the best place in Portland.

Pros: Great food, Great Service, Great Place

Cons: Can be crowded on the weekends

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This place just keeps getting better! They expanded, which means shorter wait time, and the option of the "quiet side." They are still the most personable wait staff in Portland, and the food still satisfies that comfort food need.

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★★★★★

This place just keeps getting better! They expanded, which means shorter wait time, and the option of the "quiet side." They are still the most personable wait staff in Portland, and the food still satisfies that comfort food need.

Pros: Friendliest wait staff in PDX

Cons: Acoustics on the left side

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This place is crowded during peak breakfast hours. Don't complain about the wait-- just work around it. Weekday breakfast isn't nearly as bad. Later lunch, dinner hours I have never had to wait.
Art installations rotate, so the ambience changes a bit with it.
Staff is generally sweet but way stressed because of people packed in, making demands, leaving them with little space to work around during peak hours.
Food is good, very much a college kid's kind of menu. Veggie friendly. I can take my parents, too. TIP WELL! P.S. The NE location is my favorite!

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★★★★☆

This place is crowded during peak breakfast hours. Don't complain about the wait-- just work around it. Weekday breakfast isn't nearly as bad. Later lunch, dinner hours I have never had to wait.
Art installations rotate, so the ambience changes a bit with it.
Staff is generally sweet but way stressed because of people packed in, making demands, leaving them with little space to work around during peak hours.
Food is good, very much a college kid's kind of menu. Veggie friendly. I can take my parents, too. TIP WELL! P.S. The NE location is my favorite!

Pros: healthy fare, easily <$10, fast food

Cons: parking, smaller groups only, busy on weekends

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Prepare for a crowd on a weekend morning. I thought my breakfast was very good, and like another reviewer, I like being able to sub tofu for eggs in any order. Also, we didn't like the first table where they put us (next to bathrooms), asked for another, and they weren't snotty about it like you would expect from some of the reviews here. Now, my big gripe. C&S is following what I see as a disturbing trend at popular Portland b'fast places: the toast that comes with your omelette/scramble is ONE slice of bread, cut in half. Is two slices really too much to ask for?

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★★★★☆

Prepare for a crowd on a weekend morning. I thought my breakfast was very good, and like another reviewer, I like being able to sub tofu for eggs in any order. Also, we didn't like the first table where they put us (next to bathrooms), asked for another, and they weren't snotty about it like you would expect from some of the reviews here. Now, my big gripe. C&S is following what I see as a disturbing trend at popular Portland b'fast places: the toast that comes with your omelette/scramble is ONE slice of bread, cut in half. Is two slices really too much to ask for?

Pros: tofu sub for eggs, moderate prices

Cons: one slice of toast, crowded, noisy

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Cup & Saucer has become one of my favorite places to get a good hearty breakfast mainly because of their amaaazing potatoes and all around good food but also because they serve breakfast all day long which is great for those of us that love to sleep in on the weekends. There is usually a 15ish min wait but it's completely worth it and you can look around Hawthorne while you're waiting!

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★★★★★

Cup & Saucer has become one of my favorite places to get a good hearty breakfast mainly because of their amaaazing potatoes and all around good food but also because they serve breakfast all day long which is great for those of us that love to sleep in on the weekends. There is usually a 15ish min wait but it's completely worth it and you can look around Hawthorne while you're waiting!

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Worst breakfast I have had since I moved here. Nothing like having them serve your food cold and half the country potatoes were uncooked. The service was horrid though not the worst I have experianced in town but maybe the 2nd worst. There are so many better places to eat in town. Do not waste your money here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst breakfast I have had since I moved here. Nothing like having them serve your food cold and half the country potatoes were uncooked. The service was horrid though not the worst I have experianced in town but maybe the 2nd worst. There are so many better places to eat in town. Do not waste your money here.

Pros: none, none, none

Cons: service, food, value

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I love this classy little diner. Go for breakfast or brunch and get their homestyle potatoes. Their bagel sandwich with a warm chai tea really hits the spot, too.

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★★★★★

I love this classy little diner. Go for breakfast or brunch and get their homestyle potatoes. Their bagel sandwich with a warm chai tea really hits the spot, too.

Pros: cozy, great prices, delicious food

Cons: loud & busy sometimes

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The Cup and Saucer is a great breakfast spot. They offer plenty of daily specials including a tofu scramble and specialty pancakes. They can even go vegan. The servers are great and the desserts are homemade. It's worth the drive to have a breakfast that isn't made of frozen potatoes and boxed scrambled eggs.

PROS: Great food, great service
CONS: Small, so sometimes a wait

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★★★★★

The Cup and Saucer is a great breakfast spot. They offer plenty of daily specials including a tofu scramble and specialty pancakes. They can even go vegan. The servers are great and the desserts are homemade. It's worth the drive to have a breakfast that isn't made of frozen potatoes and boxed scrambled eggs.

PROS: Great food, great service
CONS: Small, so sometimes a wait

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I know it made the top ten list but it's better than McMennamins! You may have to wait a little bit but what better people watching is there to be had than on NE Hawthorne. Try the home fries with the works......THE BEST!

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I know it made the top ten list but it's better than McMennamins! You may have to wait a little bit but what better people watching is there to be had than on NE Hawthorne. Try the home fries with the works......THE BEST!

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I came here for dinner on a Sunday evening after a performance at the Do Jump theatre. It wasn't that busy, so I got seated quickly. I thought the staff was friendly and I got my order fast. I like that all the scrambles can be made with tofu instead of eggs. I got a scramble that was called something like worlds best scramble and it had tofu, garden sauage, a lots of veggies in it. There were even a couple good vegan deserts like carrot cake and coffee cake.

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★★★★★

I came here for dinner on a Sunday evening after a performance at the Do Jump theatre. It wasn't that busy, so I got seated quickly. I thought the staff was friendly and I got my order fast. I like that all the scrambles can be made with tofu instead of eggs. I got a scramble that was called something like worlds best scramble and it had tofu, garden sauage, a lots of veggies in it. There were even a couple good vegan deserts like carrot cake and coffee cake.

Pros: Inexpensive, friendly staff, nice neighborhood

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I had breakfast at cup and saucer on sunday. The food has never been great but acceptable and I enjoyed the atmosphere. This time the service was terrible. The waiter acted like everything was an inconvenience, even when he brought the wrong order. When I went up to pay he calculated the bill incorrectly. No problem, but when I questioned it he tossed it back at me with out saying anything. When it was pointed out that he made a simple mistake he took the money and said nothing. It was as if he never learned to say thank you or sorry.

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★★☆☆☆

I had breakfast at cup and saucer on sunday. The food has never been great but acceptable and I enjoyed the atmosphere. This time the service was terrible. The waiter acted like everything was an inconvenience, even when he brought the wrong order. When I went up to pay he calculated the bill incorrectly. No problem, but when I questioned it he tossed it back at me with out saying anything. When it was pointed out that he made a simple mistake he took the money and said nothing. It was as if he never learned to say thank you or sorry.

Pros: nice crowd

Cons: , service

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I agree with all the good stuff said about this place--the food is great, staff friendly, atmosphere relaxed and comfortable. My husband and I go there almost every weekend despite of the wait. We have a 16month old and she has a great time as well. They provide crayons and even have a little basket with toys for the little ones. I'm not sure why this website rated this place as not good for kids--it's not true at all and there are always lots of kids around.

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★★★★★

I agree with all the good stuff said about this place--the food is great, staff friendly, atmosphere relaxed and comfortable. My husband and I go there almost every weekend despite of the wait. We have a 16month old and she has a great time as well. They provide crayons and even have a little basket with toys for the little ones. I'm not sure why this website rated this place as not good for kids--it's not true at all and there are always lots of kids around.

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This is on my list of top places to bring out-of-town visitors. The atmosphere is fun, often crowded on the weekends, and the variety of patrons is eclectic. The wait can be sometimes long, but it's definitely worth it.

Breakfast choices here are especially good; the omelets and homefries are delicious and filling, and the *huge* pancakes are downright fantastic. Each day they feature a specialty pancake, in addition to the blueberry, buttermilk, and vegan varieties. I'm not a fan of the scrambles though, as they're sometimes a little too watery.

The prices are lower than many comparable breakfast joints in Portland. The servers do a great job for how insanely busy it gets, each juggling 5 or 6 tables that turn *very* frequently. They are sometimes visibly harried, but I've never had a wrong order or rude service, and food arrives in reasonable if not fast time. Go!!!

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★★★★★

This is on my list of top places to bring out-of-town visitors. The atmosphere is fun, often crowded on the weekends, and the variety of patrons is eclectic. The wait can be sometimes long, but it's definitely worth it.

Breakfast choices here are especially good; the omelets and homefries are delicious and filling, and the *huge* pancakes are downright fantastic. Each day they feature a specialty pancake, in addition to the blueberry, buttermilk, and vegan varieties. I'm not a fan of the scrambles though, as they're sometimes a little too watery.

The prices are lower than many comparable breakfast joints in Portland. The servers do a great job for how insanely busy it gets, each juggling 5 or 6 tables that turn *very* frequently. They are sometimes visibly harried, but I've never had a wrong order or rude service, and food arrives in reasonable if not fast time. Go!!!

Pros: Good value, Fun atmosphere, Great breakfast!

Cons: , Crowded on weekends

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Hesitant to admit it, 'cause the last thing we need is more people lined up outside for brunch, but Cup and Saucer wins "Best Home Fries in Portland." The coffee's good, when you get it, and Average Jane is just as comfortable there as Tattooed Tina.

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★★★★★

Hesitant to admit it, 'cause the last thing we need is more people lined up outside for brunch, but Cup and Saucer wins "Best Home Fries in Portland." The coffee's good, when you get it, and Average Jane is just as comfortable there as Tattooed Tina.

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The food at Cup & Saucer is amazing. My breakfast burrito was hot & flavorful, while the potatoes had a wonderfully unique flavor. The pancakes were huge and delicious. The prices cannot be beat....nothing over $6. The ambience is cute, with kids pictures all over the walls, and take advantage of the back patio! However, the service leaves much to be desired. I had to continually ask for coffee, and it took a while for us to get our food. Nevertheless, I'd still go back for a long breakfast or lunch.

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★★★★☆

The food at Cup & Saucer is amazing. My breakfast burrito was hot & flavorful, while the potatoes had a wonderfully unique flavor. The pancakes were huge and delicious. The prices cannot be beat....nothing over $6. The ambience is cute, with kids pictures all over the walls, and take advantage of the back patio! However, the service leaves much to be desired. I had to continually ask for coffee, and it took a while for us to get our food. Nevertheless, I'd still go back for a long breakfast or lunch.

Pros: Food, Prices, Ambience

Cons: Parking, Service

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We had breakfast here on our vacation this Christmas. It was packed, but we were acknowledged right away and seated within a few minutes. Sometimes people with their "nice clothes" forget how to treat other people. I don't need someone to kiss up to me or make small talk. I just want a great vegetarian breakfast for $7. These service people were non-stop, not standing around picking their noses or commenting on the impatient and rude customers I'm sure they have to deal with.... polite and fast service, thank you!

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★★★★★

We had breakfast here on our vacation this Christmas. It was packed, but we were acknowledged right away and seated within a few minutes. Sometimes people with their "nice clothes" forget how to treat other people. I don't need someone to kiss up to me or make small talk. I just want a great vegetarian breakfast for $7. These service people were non-stop, not standing around picking their noses or commenting on the impatient and rude customers I'm sure they have to deal with.... polite and fast service, thank you!

Pros: lots of options, good prices, reasonable portions

 

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