Cafe Du Berry

★★★☆☆
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  • 6439 SW Macadam Ave

    Portland, OR 97239

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  • 503-244-5551

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Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Wed-Fri 5:30pm-9pm Sat 8am-3pm, 5:30pm-9pm Sun 8am-3pm
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Wow ... I cannot believe some of these negative reviews and think they must be trolls or competitors. My family has been coming to Cafe du Berry for years - it is a well-loved tradition. We each have a favorite breakfast: the incredible

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Wow ... I cannot believe some of these negative reviews and think they must be trolls or competitors. My family has been coming to Cafe du Berry for years - it is a well-loved tradition. We each have a favorite breakfast: the incredible

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BAD SERVICE!!!!!!\n\nthe food is good. we went back three times just to see if service will improve...NOT. every visit we have to wait at least 20 minutes or so to get the servers attention.

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★☆☆☆☆

BAD SERVICE!!!!!!\n\nthe food is good. we went back three times just to see if service will improve...NOT. every visit we have to wait at least 20 minutes or so to get the servers attention.

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The first time we ate at Cafe Du Berry, my daughter and I waited 30minutes for the waiter (Richie) to take our order, and then waited another 1hr to get our food. I told myself i will never go back here because of the poor service i received. But then, last week my friend talked me into going again, and we did. They have a new waitress (Flor) who not only cannot speak english, but she also does not listen to what your saying. she took our order and came back with the wrong food. We did not complain about it because we did not want to wait another hour to get our food. Then we asked her to get us Lydia the owner, so we can complain about her service and she said she was busy in the back room. It was the worst service ever......now definetely wont be coming back to this place.\r\n\r\nFlor should take some english classes or go back to where she came from. She seems nice, but just not too smart. I've already told some friends about my experience, and they said they had the same and will not be going back too.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time we ate at Cafe Du Berry, my daughter and I waited 30minutes for the waiter (Richie) to take our order, and then waited another 1hr to get our food. I told myself i will never go back here because of the poor service i received. But then, last week my friend talked me into going again, and we did. They have a new waitress (Flor) who not only cannot speak english, but she also does not listen to what your saying. she took our order and came back with the wrong food. We did not complain about it because we did not want to wait another hour to get our food. Then we asked her to get us Lydia the owner, so we can complain about her service and she said she was busy in the back room. It was the worst service ever......now definetely wont be coming back to this place.\r\n\r\nFlor should take some english classes or go back to where she came from. She seems nice, but just not too smart. I've already told some friends about my experience, and they said they had the same and will not be going back too.

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We have never been, but had always heard such good things. The Spanish omlette was overpriced and underwhelming. Husband's plate had an addition on it that we had not expected: a large black beetle. When we brought this to the server's attention, she exclaimed ""That just shows you how fresh our bannans are."" What?!? There was no offer to remove the beetle or to replace the order. In fact, the server went on to tell me a story about the infestation of snakes they experienced with a crate of bananas. I was unable to finish my scrambled eggs and lousy salsa that was parading as a Spanish omlette.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have never been, but had always heard such good things. The Spanish omlette was overpriced and underwhelming. Husband's plate had an addition on it that we had not expected: a large black beetle. When we brought this to the server's attention, she exclaimed ""That just shows you how fresh our bannans are."" What?!? There was no offer to remove the beetle or to replace the order. In fact, the server went on to tell me a story about the infestation of snakes they experienced with a crate of bananas. I was unable to finish my scrambled eggs and lousy salsa that was parading as a Spanish omlette.

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We love to try new places and just so happened to drive by Cafe Du Berry and thought it would be worth a try. It absolutely was not. We were seated right away but were not asked for our order until about 10 minutes after being seated. We both ordered the signature dish (French Toast) and waited 35 more minutes to get the soggiest, worst piece of French Toast we have ever had. The hashbrown's were a brick of mush that were brutal. \n\nTo top if off, we both had ordered a side dish. I ordered Bacon and she ordered Sausage and we had to wait another 8 minutes after our main dishes were served to be served our side dishes. The Bacon was good, but the sausage was an unsavory patty of hamburger that had no flavor and was dry.\n\nThe only satisfactory part of eating being served our coffee right after being seated.\n\nDon't waste you hard earned money on this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

We love to try new places and just so happened to drive by Cafe Du Berry and thought it would be worth a try. It absolutely was not. We were seated right away but were not asked for our order until about 10 minutes after being seated. We both ordered the signature dish (French Toast) and waited 35 more minutes to get the soggiest, worst piece of French Toast we have ever had. The hashbrown's were a brick of mush that were brutal. \n\nTo top if off, we both had ordered a side dish. I ordered Bacon and she ordered Sausage and we had to wait another 8 minutes after our main dishes were served to be served our side dishes. The Bacon was good, but the sausage was an unsavory patty of hamburger that had no flavor and was dry.\n\nThe only satisfactory part of eating being served our coffee right after being seated.\n\nDon't waste you hard earned money on this place.

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So the food here is great, we had absolutely no complaints. (Except for my husband, he ordered the french toast and poor guy was so suprised when 30 mins later we got our food and there was only 1 piece of french toast on his plate!)\r\n\r\nThis quaint little place in Sellwood draws quite a crowd. The food and the prices are pretty good but the service is not so great. The tables are so close together (we sat downstairs) that the waiter kept bumping into me EVERYTIME he walked by....talk about annoying. We waited for at least 30 mins to get our food and had to ask everytime we needed more water, coffee, etc. The waiter was kinda rude too.\r\n\r\nSo it's a hard call, I guess if you have a lot of time on your hands you can go here, esp if you are not in a hurry. I did love my veggie fritatta but the eggs on tomatoes is a suprise. We ordered that too thinking it was eggs on tomatoes....silly us. Your eggs actually come in like tomato soup. Weird. So that should be explained better on the menu or by the staff.

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★★★☆☆

So the food here is great, we had absolutely no complaints. (Except for my husband, he ordered the french toast and poor guy was so suprised when 30 mins later we got our food and there was only 1 piece of french toast on his plate!)\r\n\r\nThis quaint little place in Sellwood draws quite a crowd. The food and the prices are pretty good but the service is not so great. The tables are so close together (we sat downstairs) that the waiter kept bumping into me EVERYTIME he walked by....talk about annoying. We waited for at least 30 mins to get our food and had to ask everytime we needed more water, coffee, etc. The waiter was kinda rude too.\r\n\r\nSo it's a hard call, I guess if you have a lot of time on your hands you can go here, esp if you are not in a hurry. I did love my veggie fritatta but the eggs on tomatoes is a suprise. We ordered that too thinking it was eggs on tomatoes....silly us. Your eggs actually come in like tomato soup. Weird. So that should be explained better on the menu or by the staff.

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I have been a Cafe du Berry fan for 15+ years. Now that I have moved away I treasure it even more. Every visit to PDX is never complete without at least one trip the the doob. \nBreakfast is amazing, Lunch is to fab and Dinner is to die for.\nMike and Marlin do the most incredible job of cooking in that tiny kitchen and giving it their best to keep up with the customers.\nThis place is unique in food, staff and ambiance.\nCome, enjoy. Eat, drink and savor. If you are in a hurry.. Go Somewhere Else!

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★★★★★

I have been a Cafe du Berry fan for 15+ years. Now that I have moved away I treasure it even more. Every visit to PDX is never complete without at least one trip the the doob. \nBreakfast is amazing, Lunch is to fab and Dinner is to die for.\nMike and Marlin do the most incredible job of cooking in that tiny kitchen and giving it their best to keep up with the customers.\nThis place is unique in food, staff and ambiance.\nCome, enjoy. Eat, drink and savor. If you are in a hurry.. Go Somewhere Else!

Pros: Amazing food, Great Staff

Cons: Don't be in a hurry!

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Do you like being ignored? Do you want your server to be texting and calling friends while your water glass is empty and your food is 40 mins late and your order is incorrect because your server didn't write anything down? If so, then Cafe DB is for you, and no I don't mean Du Berry. WORST. MEAL. EVER.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do you like being ignored? Do you want your server to be texting and calling friends while your water glass is empty and your food is 40 mins late and your order is incorrect because your server didn't write anything down? If so, then Cafe DB is for you, and no I don't mean Du Berry. WORST. MEAL. EVER.

Pros: can't think of one

Cons: the service and the food

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It was the first time and the last time I will ever go to this establishment. All three of our food orders were messed up, the waters stayed empty, and the food was poor. Dont bother with the Spanish omlette or the eggs bennedict. the French toast was all right but it cost 11.50 for one piece half a bannana 1 strawberry and a hockey puck for hashbrowns. If your looking for good breakfast keep driving.

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★★★★★

It was the first time and the last time I will ever go to this establishment. All three of our food orders were messed up, the waters stayed empty, and the food was poor. Dont bother with the Spanish omlette or the eggs bennedict. the French toast was all right but it cost 11.50 for one piece half a bannana 1 strawberry and a hockey puck for hashbrowns. If your looking for good breakfast keep driving.

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I have eaten at Cafe DuBerry at least a couple times a month for the last 15 years and have yet to have a meal that didn't delight me. Having traveled the world that is fairly hard to do.\n\nGreat food does not come cheap... but neither is Cafe Du Berry expensive - I have always felt that I got good value for the fine food my family and I have enjoyed. Try a similar meal at any other fine restaurant in town and you'll likely pay more and not equal the care, craftsmanship and flavor Cafe Du Berry offers.\n\nIf you need your restaurant's international flavor be primarily in the name and not in the food then Cafe Du Berry will likely disappoint - If on the other hand you can discern a fine meal from a big meal then you too may discover and share the joy my family and I find on every visit at Mike's Cafe Du Berry!\n\nWe shall be there Easter Sunday of 2010 with the entire family.\n\n

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★★★★★

I have eaten at Cafe DuBerry at least a couple times a month for the last 15 years and have yet to have a meal that didn't delight me. Having traveled the world that is fairly hard to do.\n\nGreat food does not come cheap... but neither is Cafe Du Berry expensive - I have always felt that I got good value for the fine food my family and I have enjoyed. Try a similar meal at any other fine restaurant in town and you'll likely pay more and not equal the care, craftsmanship and flavor Cafe Du Berry offers.\n\nIf you need your restaurant's international flavor be primarily in the name and not in the food then Cafe Du Berry will likely disappoint - If on the other hand you can discern a fine meal from a big meal then you too may discover and share the joy my family and I find on every visit at Mike's Cafe Du Berry!\n\nWe shall be there Easter Sunday of 2010 with the entire family.\n\n

Pros: Julia Child would approve

Cons: If you seek an American gut buster you'll be disappointed

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The french toast is delicious. I've never tasted anything like it. It's custardy inside and completely wonderful. It's the only thing I've tried there, but if the other dishes are as good, you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★☆

The french toast is delicious. I've never tasted anything like it. It's custardy inside and completely wonderful. It's the only thing I've tried there, but if the other dishes are as good, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Delicious french toast

Cons: Difficult to find parking

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The best breakfast in the city! I recently went with my husband and two year old. I had the salmon eggs Benedict and my husband the French toast. I also got a fruit bowl for my son. All I can say is delicious. Ive never had such perfectly cooked Benedict, and the French toast was mouth watering. The staff was so friendly and nice, my coffee cup was never dry! What an amazing Portland find, we will be going back every weekend!

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★★★★★

The best breakfast in the city! I recently went with my husband and two year old. I had the salmon eggs Benedict and my husband the French toast. I also got a fruit bowl for my son. All I can say is delicious. Ive never had such perfectly cooked Benedict, and the French toast was mouth watering. The staff was so friendly and nice, my coffee cup was never dry! What an amazing Portland find, we will be going back every weekend!

Pros: Best Breakfast in the City!!!

Cons: None!

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It would even be a mean prank to send your worst enemy there. Located next to a car detail shop, can you say Carnauba Wax Soup? We went there on an advice by a friend (?) and to put it nicely, we were disappointed. Just as the comments below say, its crammed. We arrived on a hot day and they have no air conditioning. Their furniture is plastic. There is no view. If the restaurant view was only turned around the corner, at least the bar across the street would have at least provided something possibly appetizing in the worn down neighborhood. Its supposed to be a French restaurant, yet the only thing I see remotely French is escargot and French toast.\n\nAs for the food, there were only half a dozen things on the menu and only a few others as special to make the selection, at best, poor. The same goes for the appetizers, just about half a dozen. We ordered the cod and pepper steak. After the LONG wait, the food arrived. The cod was full of flavor, if you like salt. My glass of water never got topped off regularly. The credited steak is just a chopped steak smothered in gravy. \n\nAgain it was so hot in there, and there was nobody else in that restaurant (does that tell you something?). It was so hot, I could not even wait to give these guys a redeeming chance to offer desert. I just wanted to get out of there.\n\nMaybe one of these days when the economy gets better, these guys will get better. Just look at the reviews, they coincide with the economy when it went bust. Unfortunately, with the recent reviews like this, they may go out of business before the economy rebounds. \n\nKeep on looking for a better place for now. This one gets the ""buzzer"".

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★☆☆☆☆

It would even be a mean prank to send your worst enemy there. Located next to a car detail shop, can you say Carnauba Wax Soup? We went there on an advice by a friend (?) and to put it nicely, we were disappointed. Just as the comments below say, its crammed. We arrived on a hot day and they have no air conditioning. Their furniture is plastic. There is no view. If the restaurant view was only turned around the corner, at least the bar across the street would have at least provided something possibly appetizing in the worn down neighborhood. Its supposed to be a French restaurant, yet the only thing I see remotely French is escargot and French toast.\n\nAs for the food, there were only half a dozen things on the menu and only a few others as special to make the selection, at best, poor. The same goes for the appetizers, just about half a dozen. We ordered the cod and pepper steak. After the LONG wait, the food arrived. The cod was full of flavor, if you like salt. My glass of water never got topped off regularly. The credited steak is just a chopped steak smothered in gravy. \n\nAgain it was so hot in there, and there was nobody else in that restaurant (does that tell you something?). It was so hot, I could not even wait to give these guys a redeeming chance to offer desert. I just wanted to get out of there.\n\nMaybe one of these days when the economy gets better, these guys will get better. Just look at the reviews, they coincide with the economy when it went bust. Unfortunately, with the recent reviews like this, they may go out of business before the economy rebounds. \n\nKeep on looking for a better place for now. This one gets the ""buzzer"".

Pros: Portland has better to offer

Cons: Read on . . .

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The only thing French about this place is the terrible customer service and attitude of the staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only thing French about this place is the terrible customer service and attitude of the staff.

Pros: You don't have to eat at Cafe Du Berry after reading this re

Cons: Everything

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Cramped Spaces, Shabby and Dirty looking Waiter, Overpriced and Unfulfilling (and believe me I am not a heavy eater) - The Fruit and French toast side has literally not even a handful of berries. I felt so taken advantage of at the end! Not enough food at high enough quality (the hash browns were extremely bland, even with salt and not a good texture. I will say though that the french toast was ok, it was unique, had a custardy inside with a hint of lemon, but was not nearly enough for the price they charge (one piece of bread is all!). Even thinking about it makes me hungry.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cramped Spaces, Shabby and Dirty looking Waiter, Overpriced and Unfulfilling (and believe me I am not a heavy eater) - The Fruit and French toast side has literally not even a handful of berries. I felt so taken advantage of at the end! Not enough food at high enough quality (the hash browns were extremely bland, even with salt and not a good texture. I will say though that the french toast was ok, it was unique, had a custardy inside with a hint of lemon, but was not nearly enough for the price they charge (one piece of bread is all!). Even thinking about it makes me hungry.

Pros: Ok french toast

Cons: Everything Else

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Most disgusting meal ever \n

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★☆☆☆☆

Most disgusting meal ever \n

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Everything is so rich and so flavorful! The steak melts in your mouth and the French onion soup is like nothing I have ever tasted! My husband and I go here once every other month or so and I always leave full and satisfied! \r\nI don?t see how all these people had such a bad experience, because we have never had anything but exceptional service from the gentleman who works at night and Amazing food! I would recommend going there for dinner to anyone and everyone! It is a little pricey, but the quality of the food cannot be beat! \r\n

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★★★★★

Everything is so rich and so flavorful! The steak melts in your mouth and the French onion soup is like nothing I have ever tasted! My husband and I go here once every other month or so and I always leave full and satisfied! \r\nI don?t see how all these people had such a bad experience, because we have never had anything but exceptional service from the gentleman who works at night and Amazing food! I would recommend going there for dinner to anyone and everyone! It is a little pricey, but the quality of the food cannot be beat! \r\n

Pros: Homemade food!

Cons: I don't have any.

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This is a wonderful spot for breakfast. A bit small and quaint but located in a great place for those who work on "pill hill". I have taken invited speakers here for breakfast prior to a busy interview day. Really excellent, fresh food and good variety.

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★★★★☆

This is a wonderful spot for breakfast. A bit small and quaint but located in a great place for those who work on "pill hill". I have taken invited speakers here for breakfast prior to a busy interview day. Really excellent, fresh food and good variety.

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Had breakfast there and the food was good - I liked that they served fresh squeezed orange juice. The only drawback is that the service was slow - it took forever to get the food and check.

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★★★☆☆

Had breakfast there and the food was good - I liked that they served fresh squeezed orange juice. The only drawback is that the service was slow - it took forever to get the food and check.

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My wife and I enjoy going out for breakfast as an occasional treat. We enjoy a variety of different places generally (Jam on Hawthorne, Sandborns, Screen Door). Cafe Du Berry was recommended by friends - I should have been wary when no one seemed to have visited it recently......\r\n\r\nFirst impressions were mixed. The decor is a bit faded (upstairs where we were seated). However the menu looked quite interesting. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and my wife ordered the special (with a side of their home made sausage).\r\n\r\nService was s-l-o-w. We are normally polite and totally reserved Brits, but we had to ask twice where our food was. I reckon it took 25 minutes. I know the place was busy, but it arrived at about the same time as another table nearby, who weren't seated until 10 minutes after us.....\r\n\r\nThe food was uninspiring. Presentation was nice, the fruit on the side was nice. However both dishes were lukewarm. Taste wise they were average. Even the home-made sausage wasn't anything special.\r\n\r\nI expected much, much more. \r\n\r\nPoor service, cold food, average food & expensive = Poor combination.\r\n\r\nI for one won't be back (and I live about 1 mile away).

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I enjoy going out for breakfast as an occasional treat. We enjoy a variety of different places generally (Jam on Hawthorne, Sandborns, Screen Door). Cafe Du Berry was recommended by friends - I should have been wary when no one seemed to have visited it recently......\r\n\r\nFirst impressions were mixed. The decor is a bit faded (upstairs where we were seated). However the menu looked quite interesting. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and my wife ordered the special (with a side of their home made sausage).\r\n\r\nService was s-l-o-w. We are normally polite and totally reserved Brits, but we had to ask twice where our food was. I reckon it took 25 minutes. I know the place was busy, but it arrived at about the same time as another table nearby, who weren't seated until 10 minutes after us.....\r\n\r\nThe food was uninspiring. Presentation was nice, the fruit on the side was nice. However both dishes were lukewarm. Taste wise they were average. Even the home-made sausage wasn't anything special.\r\n\r\nI expected much, much more. \r\n\r\nPoor service, cold food, average food & expensive = Poor combination.\r\n\r\nI for one won't be back (and I live about 1 mile away).

Pros: Wide menu, fruit sides

Cons: Slow Service, average food, expensive.

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This is not Bistro, it is lazy, overpriced, and mediocre food. The two of us had breakfast that totaled $28+4 tip=$32. I had the waffle which was only 2/3s of a waffle w/ a hasbrown toast and seasonal fruit(not enough to be considered a serving-garnish). The waffle was ok but it came w/ the kind of syrup you would expect at some ""pancake house"" or plastic bottle-yuck! My partner ordered the spanish omelette which were eggs folded over to look nice and neat w/ canned salsa over the top! We also had a side a bacon which were pieces of greasy fat that looked like the commercial Sysco kind; yeah I worked in a diner in SF for 8yrs and a bistro(dinner) and the beaskfast at Cafe Du Berry is embarassing! Intially when I walked into this place it looked dirty, unorganized, and just unpleasant but my partner reaffirmed it was good. $12 and you don't even get a whole waffle, the guy cooking needs to rethink his menu!! Service was good, although there is not much service needed for crappy breakfast and it shows.

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★★☆☆☆

This is not Bistro, it is lazy, overpriced, and mediocre food. The two of us had breakfast that totaled $28+4 tip=$32. I had the waffle which was only 2/3s of a waffle w/ a hasbrown toast and seasonal fruit(not enough to be considered a serving-garnish). The waffle was ok but it came w/ the kind of syrup you would expect at some ""pancake house"" or plastic bottle-yuck! My partner ordered the spanish omelette which were eggs folded over to look nice and neat w/ canned salsa over the top! We also had a side a bacon which were pieces of greasy fat that looked like the commercial Sysco kind; yeah I worked in a diner in SF for 8yrs and a bistro(dinner) and the beaskfast at Cafe Du Berry is embarassing! Intially when I walked into this place it looked dirty, unorganized, and just unpleasant but my partner reaffirmed it was good. $12 and you don't even get a whole waffle, the guy cooking needs to rethink his menu!! Service was good, although there is not much service needed for crappy breakfast and it shows.

Cons: Overpriced, poor menu

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I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews here, because this is one of the best breakfast spots in Portland. It's a gem and the food is delicious.

I love their French toast - it is extremely eggy (which is why it is so good) - I think they soak the bread in egg overnight.

Definitely try it for yourself before you believe the negative reviews.

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★★★★☆

I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews here, because this is one of the best breakfast spots in Portland. It's a gem and the food is delicious.

I love their French toast - it is extremely eggy (which is why it is so good) - I think they soak the bread in egg overnight.

Definitely try it for yourself before you believe the negative reviews.

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I have lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and STILL try it every 5 years or so. The last time before today a waiter approached me insultingly as if we were drinking buddies, and I am a woman.\r\n\r\nToday was just IT for me. The waiter was casual and started to walk away as my husband was still ordering. Who knew the breakfast came with a choice of breads? It certainly wasn't offered. Oh, it comes with wheat unless you want something else....How the hell would I even know THAT as you are walking away? \r\n\r\nBreakfast came and my sunnyside up eggs came poached. Somehow felt uncomfortable sending them back by the passive aggressive demeanor and quick- to- escape 'here ya go' type attitude. Had to flag someone down for some jam, had to get up and go to the counter to ask for OJ and more coffee. When the check came, my husband told them about the poached eggs and she blew him off.\r\n\r\nI AM NEVER GOING BACK. This kind of service is not only deplorable, it is an outrage, especially when you figure that you are PAYING to be treated that way...\r\n\r\nIf you are such a big fan of the French toast, GET IT TO GO. This from a person that lives in the neighborhood!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and STILL try it every 5 years or so. The last time before today a waiter approached me insultingly as if we were drinking buddies, and I am a woman.\r\n\r\nToday was just IT for me. The waiter was casual and started to walk away as my husband was still ordering. Who knew the breakfast came with a choice of breads? It certainly wasn't offered. Oh, it comes with wheat unless you want something else....How the hell would I even know THAT as you are walking away? \r\n\r\nBreakfast came and my sunnyside up eggs came poached. Somehow felt uncomfortable sending them back by the passive aggressive demeanor and quick- to- escape 'here ya go' type attitude. Had to flag someone down for some jam, had to get up and go to the counter to ask for OJ and more coffee. When the check came, my husband told them about the poached eggs and she blew him off.\r\n\r\nI AM NEVER GOING BACK. This kind of service is not only deplorable, it is an outrage, especially when you figure that you are PAYING to be treated that way...\r\n\r\nIf you are such a big fan of the French toast, GET IT TO GO. This from a person that lives in the neighborhood!

Cons: No parking, crappy American service, cafeteria ambience, stiff prices

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I have been here twice. It is just awful. I wish I hadn't gone back a second time. \r\nThe menu choices are fairly limited, and almost everything comes with a sauce. \r\nDo not order the french toast if you are a french toast lover. This stuff is well.... disgusting. You get a single peice of bread that is so saturated in egg that the middle is really mushy and it is like eating half cooked french toast. So gross.\r\n\r\nDon't believe anyone that says this is good. It is not.\r\n\r\nThe staff handles money, then food, then money, then food. Never washing their hands. You can only hope that you sit upstairs and don' thave to watch this as they are preparing your food. \r\n\r\nFood is frequently burned as there is smoke in the air - and even if it is just toast being burned it still stinks.\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been here twice. It is just awful. I wish I hadn't gone back a second time. \r\nThe menu choices are fairly limited, and almost everything comes with a sauce. \r\nDo not order the french toast if you are a french toast lover. This stuff is well.... disgusting. You get a single peice of bread that is so saturated in egg that the middle is really mushy and it is like eating half cooked french toast. So gross.\r\n\r\nDon't believe anyone that says this is good. It is not.\r\n\r\nThe staff handles money, then food, then money, then food. Never washing their hands. You can only hope that you sit upstairs and don' thave to watch this as they are preparing your food. \r\n\r\nFood is frequently burned as there is smoke in the air - and even if it is just toast being burned it still stinks.\r\n

Pros: you don't have to eat here after reading this review

Cons: lousy food, bad service, poor cleanliness, high prices

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I've been here only once for a company party and the atmosphere was a little strange - not super nice but not shabby either - but the food was EXCELLENT! I believe it's french cuisine - very rich that's for sure.

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★★★★☆

I've been here only once for a company party and the atmosphere was a little strange - not super nice but not shabby either - but the food was EXCELLENT! I believe it's french cuisine - very rich that's for sure.

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Best deal about this restaurant is THEIR WRITE UP! Ordered the french toast, and it was nothing to crow about except for the high price. For two people it was a very expensive breakfast, and certainly did not merit it. Cramped doesn't even come close to their horrible seating. You barely can move without hitting another fool that believed their hype. I'm guessing all those wonderful reviews were written by friends or family, and I surfing the net in attempts to try new places in town fell for it!\r\n\r\nI would NOT recommend this spendy, tiny and non too clean and sad looking restaurant to anyone else.

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★☆☆☆☆

Best deal about this restaurant is THEIR WRITE UP! Ordered the french toast, and it was nothing to crow about except for the high price. For two people it was a very expensive breakfast, and certainly did not merit it. Cramped doesn't even come close to their horrible seating. You barely can move without hitting another fool that believed their hype. I'm guessing all those wonderful reviews were written by friends or family, and I surfing the net in attempts to try new places in town fell for it!\r\n\r\nI would NOT recommend this spendy, tiny and non too clean and sad looking restaurant to anyone else.

Pros: STREET PARKING

Cons: EVERYTHING FROM PRICE, SERVICE AND OVERRATED FOOD

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What a waste. The food is mediocre and the service is awful as well overpriced. The french toast that Du Berry is ""famous"" for is far overrated food. Specials never change. Its ""custard style"" signature dish is just a mushy mess at best and the rest of the menu is simply three eggs in a french fold with a bland sloppy sauce on top. I have sampled many dishes as I was a neighborhood regular, but found all menu items to lack any sort of variance. The wait staff are rude, unorganized and act as thought they don't even have food handlers' licenses. One waiter will berate the customers under his breath--assuming they don't understand the insults in fragmented German he is uttering. I haven't ever seen anyone wash their hands between busing and serving. Money then food are handled without so much as a thought to hand washing. The guy in the pantry brushes his hands though his hair and handles money as he prepares the fruit that garnishes the plates. Dinner items are also so-so and sometimes one will find hair follicles on a plate as a pantry chef present. The flavors all run together as everything is simply drowned in a heavy cream sauce.\r\nWeekends are the worst time to dine. Waits are terribly disorganized and the kitchen staff assume that the dining room cannot be heard from the stove. Be prepared for inappropriate conversation and loud techno music blaring from the stereo in the open food prep areas--not exactly a ""bistro"" like atmosphere. Come prepared to spend at least $20 for a disappointing breakfast and upwards of $40 for food that may come back to haunt you.

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★★★☆☆

What a waste. The food is mediocre and the service is awful as well overpriced. The french toast that Du Berry is ""famous"" for is far overrated food. Specials never change. Its ""custard style"" signature dish is just a mushy mess at best and the rest of the menu is simply three eggs in a french fold with a bland sloppy sauce on top. I have sampled many dishes as I was a neighborhood regular, but found all menu items to lack any sort of variance. The wait staff are rude, unorganized and act as thought they don't even have food handlers' licenses. One waiter will berate the customers under his breath--assuming they don't understand the insults in fragmented German he is uttering. I haven't ever seen anyone wash their hands between busing and serving. Money then food are handled without so much as a thought to hand washing. The guy in the pantry brushes his hands though his hair and handles money as he prepares the fruit that garnishes the plates. Dinner items are also so-so and sometimes one will find hair follicles on a plate as a pantry chef present. The flavors all run together as everything is simply drowned in a heavy cream sauce.\r\nWeekends are the worst time to dine. Waits are terribly disorganized and the kitchen staff assume that the dining room cannot be heard from the stove. Be prepared for inappropriate conversation and loud techno music blaring from the stereo in the open food prep areas--not exactly a ""bistro"" like atmosphere. Come prepared to spend at least $20 for a disappointing breakfast and upwards of $40 for food that may come back to haunt you.

Cons: slow and rude service, long waits, unsanitary and smelly

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Been to this place twice. Once it was good and once it was awful. That old guy that waits tables should be banished to the kitchen because he is really grumpy (maybe he is just French?). Took 20 minutes to get a refill on coffee. Food is good but kind of expensive for what it is (like...just one piece of toast...are you kidding?).\r\n\r\nCozy atmosphere...but I would not wait to get a table here. This place could be very good but they need -\r\n\r\n1) A service overhaul. How hard is it to get coffee folks? Can someone smile when we arrive?\r\n2) More generous with food. How about some freakin jam with my ONE freakin piece of toast?\r\n\r\nBottomline - vive la denny's!

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★★★☆☆

Been to this place twice. Once it was good and once it was awful. That old guy that waits tables should be banished to the kitchen because he is really grumpy (maybe he is just French?). Took 20 minutes to get a refill on coffee. Food is good but kind of expensive for what it is (like...just one piece of toast...are you kidding?).\r\n\r\nCozy atmosphere...but I would not wait to get a table here. This place could be very good but they need -\r\n\r\n1) A service overhaul. How hard is it to get coffee folks? Can someone smile when we arrive?\r\n2) More generous with food. How about some freakin jam with my ONE freakin piece of toast?\r\n\r\nBottomline - vive la denny's!

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I love the french toast here! It is a big slice of bread, soaked in lemony, eggy batter with butter and powdered sugar on top. It comes with hash browns and fruit too. Although the price may be a little high, I don't think you are able to get this kind of french toast anywhere else in Portland, so it is justified. On the many weekend mornings we have been here, the service has always been fine and we have never had a bad experience, except when people insist on bringing their screaming toddlers to a small, intimate cafe. Seriously, what is up with that? Go to the IHOP people!

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★★★★★

I love the french toast here! It is a big slice of bread, soaked in lemony, eggy batter with butter and powdered sugar on top. It comes with hash browns and fruit too. Although the price may be a little high, I don't think you are able to get this kind of french toast anywhere else in Portland, so it is justified. On the many weekend mornings we have been here, the service has always been fine and we have never had a bad experience, except when people insist on bringing their screaming toddlers to a small, intimate cafe. Seriously, what is up with that? Go to the IHOP people!

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I've only been here for breakfast a few times and I have to say, they have the most amazing, scrumptious omelet I've ever tasted. It is served with several generous hunks of crab leg (out of the shell) and a wonderful mirepois hollandaise. I could eat this every day. It is a pricey dish, but once you've tried it, I think you will agree that it is worth every penny. (FYI, I think they only have the crab omelets on the weekends.)

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★★★★★

I've only been here for breakfast a few times and I have to say, they have the most amazing, scrumptious omelet I've ever tasted. It is served with several generous hunks of crab leg (out of the shell) and a wonderful mirepois hollandaise. I could eat this every day. It is a pricey dish, but once you've tried it, I think you will agree that it is worth every penny. (FYI, I think they only have the crab omelets on the weekends.)

Pros: To-die-for crab omelet

Cons: A little pricey

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After hearing good things, we checked out this restaurant. For two people, we spent a total of $42 for breakfast! I had the spanish omlette which consisted of eggs with some bland salsa thrown on top. The orange juice was the best part of the meal. Service was ok. With as many wonderful breakfast places in Portland, I would not recommend this place for the money we spent.

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★★★☆☆

After hearing good things, we checked out this restaurant. For two people, we spent a total of $42 for breakfast! I had the spanish omlette which consisted of eggs with some bland salsa thrown on top. The orange juice was the best part of the meal. Service was ok. With as many wonderful breakfast places in Portland, I would not recommend this place for the money we spent.

Pros: orange juice

Cons: Overpriced, bland food

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We were delighted the moment we walked in with the simple decor and friendly ambience. The menu is limited and they also have daily specials. Yesterday's was a shiitake mushroom and scallop omelet that I'll remember as one of the best omelets I've ever had. My wife had their fresh smoked salmon and eggs which she thought was excellent. The lower seating area has about eight tables and has the European feel where you are seated near others but easily feel your own privacy. The staff was very friendly and polite. I think it was the owner and her son while they made sure we had everything we wanted. Their friendly personalities added additional warmth to the simple charm of the dining experience. We look forward to going back and trying a dinner soon and will enjoy recommending this to friends.

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★★★★★

We were delighted the moment we walked in with the simple decor and friendly ambience. The menu is limited and they also have daily specials. Yesterday's was a shiitake mushroom and scallop omelet that I'll remember as one of the best omelets I've ever had. My wife had their fresh smoked salmon and eggs which she thought was excellent. The lower seating area has about eight tables and has the European feel where you are seated near others but easily feel your own privacy. The staff was very friendly and polite. I think it was the owner and her son while they made sure we had everything we wanted. Their friendly personalities added additional warmth to the simple charm of the dining experience. We look forward to going back and trying a dinner soon and will enjoy recommending this to friends.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Staff

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Being accustomed to the traditional French Toast (American style) usually inclusive of cinnamon and nutmeg swimming in hot maple syrup, I was pleasently surprised to enjoy a different French toast experience @ Cafe du Berry. A crispy outer skin drizzled with a lemony flavored coating dusted with powdered sugar. My take was a more gourmet French toast than your standard diner fare....very tasty but not filling. If you in search of the lumberjack breakfast - go some place else. Service was friendly and attentive..my coffee cup never ran dry! Nice patio outside too! I'll be back!

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★★★★☆

Being accustomed to the traditional French Toast (American style) usually inclusive of cinnamon and nutmeg swimming in hot maple syrup, I was pleasently surprised to enjoy a different French toast experience @ Cafe du Berry. A crispy outer skin drizzled with a lemony flavored coating dusted with powdered sugar. My take was a more gourmet French toast than your standard diner fare....very tasty but not filling. If you in search of the lumberjack breakfast - go some place else. Service was friendly and attentive..my coffee cup never ran dry! Nice patio outside too! I'll be back!

Pros: Friendly staff, great patio

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This is the worst restaurant that I have ever gone to. The waiter was very rude to the customers and even other employees. It took almost an hour to get our food which was only waffles and French toast. When the food finally arrived, it was extremely disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst restaurant that I have ever gone to. The waiter was very rude to the customers and even other employees. It took almost an hour to get our food which was only waffles and French toast. When the food finally arrived, it was extremely disappointing.

Cons: , Terrible service, Dilapidated building

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I can't say enough about this place. The waitstaff is great, the french toast is like no other. Coming here is such a treat.

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about this place. The waitstaff is great, the french toast is like no other. Coming here is such a treat.

Pros: french toast

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We had high hopes. Unfortunately, the food was only mediocre. My wife got the French toast, which was ok but not great. With that, she got a few grapes, a bit of banana, and a bit of hash browns. She is only 125 lbs., but left hungry. My omelet was edible, but sub-par compared with other breakfast places around town. The wait-staff was stretched way too thin! We waited over half an hour for our food. I noticed on a table near us a plate with burned waffles that had actually been served to the customer!\n\nThe food was ok to sub-par; the service was below par (things not done like asking how the meal was or eye contact when ringing up the meal); the servings were too small and the wait too long. We won't be back.

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★★☆☆☆

We had high hopes. Unfortunately, the food was only mediocre. My wife got the French toast, which was ok but not great. With that, she got a few grapes, a bit of banana, and a bit of hash browns. She is only 125 lbs., but left hungry. My omelet was edible, but sub-par compared with other breakfast places around town. The wait-staff was stretched way too thin! We waited over half an hour for our food. I noticed on a table near us a plate with burned waffles that had actually been served to the customer!\n\nThe food was ok to sub-par; the service was below par (things not done like asking how the meal was or eye contact when ringing up the meal); the servings were too small and the wait too long. We won't be back.

Pros: Got seated quickly

Cons: Waited for meal, Food quality, Price/serving size

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A treasure of a restaurant. Wait staff are courterous and genuinely friendly. The atmosphere is inviting, pleasant and comfortable. Menu choices rarely change and the freshness and quality of the food are obviously top priority. Prices may seem a bit on the spendy side, but well worth the money as only the finest ingredients are prepared with painstaking attention to bringing out the rich flavor of their signature dishes.

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★★★★★

A treasure of a restaurant. Wait staff are courterous and genuinely friendly. The atmosphere is inviting, pleasant and comfortable. Menu choices rarely change and the freshness and quality of the food are obviously top priority. Prices may seem a bit on the spendy side, but well worth the money as only the finest ingredients are prepared with painstaking attention to bringing out the rich flavor of their signature dishes.

Pros: Fabulous food, friendly staff, good for groups

Cons: street parking

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This place is terrible. I write this only to spare you the experience we had on a Saturday morning. We must have waited for over an hour to get an Eggs Benedict that was not even cooked, the meat was a funny color, and the hollandaise was frightening. Don't make the same mistake we did!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible. I write this only to spare you the experience we had on a Saturday morning. We must have waited for over an hour to get an Eggs Benedict that was not even cooked, the meat was a funny color, and the hollandaise was frightening. Don't make the same mistake we did!

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Yes the French Toast was good, but not deserving of it's steep price tag. Service was slow, but friendly. Other offerings were nothing special, so the high prices weren't justified.

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★★★☆☆

Yes the French Toast was good, but not deserving of it's steep price tag. Service was slow, but friendly. Other offerings were nothing special, so the high prices weren't justified.

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My wife kept trying to get me to go to this place for their French Toast. French Toast? How good could it be that it would be worth making the trip? I'll tell you: It was completely worth it. This place makes French toast like fine dining restaurants make creme brulee. It is sinfully good to eat for breakfast. Being a fan of the savory, I tried Eggs Benedict and omelets on subsequent visits. They were equally good. The omelets are made in the true French style: light, airy, and just barely cooked. I could not believe that Cafe du Barry didn't make the cut for best breakfast PDX. Now, I'll be the first to admit that the place is a dive and desperately needs a remodel, but when I go out to eat, it's all about food quality and value, and Cafe du Berry delivers both.

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★★★★★

My wife kept trying to get me to go to this place for their French Toast. French Toast? How good could it be that it would be worth making the trip? I'll tell you: It was completely worth it. This place makes French toast like fine dining restaurants make creme brulee. It is sinfully good to eat for breakfast. Being a fan of the savory, I tried Eggs Benedict and omelets on subsequent visits. They were equally good. The omelets are made in the true French style: light, airy, and just barely cooked. I could not believe that Cafe du Barry didn't make the cut for best breakfast PDX. Now, I'll be the first to admit that the place is a dive and desperately needs a remodel, but when I go out to eat, it's all about food quality and value, and Cafe du Berry delivers both.

Pros: Great French Toast, Awesome Omelets, Funky Atmosphere

Cons: Needs Remodel, Crummy Chairs, Crampt Quarters

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Decided to try something new this weekend so the fiancee and & ventured out and tried Cafe Du Berry on no recommendation.\nGot goo parking, seated right away and there were quite a few people working, so the water and coffee were always full.\nWe both ordered the ham & cheese omlete and were very pleased with the results. I really enjoyed it while she said it was the best omlete she's had since moving here (she's a better judge on omletes than I).\nThe wait staff seemed a bit flustered, but the managed to get everything right and we enjoyed eating breakfast in their shaded nook.\nFinallya good breakfast place with no wait!

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★★★★☆

Decided to try something new this weekend so the fiancee and & ventured out and tried Cafe Du Berry on no recommendation.\nGot goo parking, seated right away and there were quite a few people working, so the water and coffee were always full.\nWe both ordered the ham & cheese omlete and were very pleased with the results. I really enjoyed it while she said it was the best omlete she's had since moving here (she's a better judge on omletes than I).\nThe wait staff seemed a bit flustered, but the managed to get everything right and we enjoyed eating breakfast in their shaded nook.\nFinallya good breakfast place with no wait!

Pros: food

Cons: small interior, sausage (bland)

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Cafe Du Berry doesn't look fancy inside or out, but the food is incredible. And after you come in a few times, you'll feel like family. \nThe Pepper Steak is better than Ringside's. The breakfasts: unbelievable french toast, great Eggs Benedict. And Mike (chef) does amazing things with whatever fish he has fresh that day. Even the vegetables are yummy -- and that's saying something coming from me.

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★★★★★

Cafe Du Berry doesn't look fancy inside or out, but the food is incredible. And after you come in a few times, you'll feel like family. \nThe Pepper Steak is better than Ringside's. The breakfasts: unbelievable french toast, great Eggs Benedict. And Mike (chef) does amazing things with whatever fish he has fresh that day. Even the vegetables are yummy -- and that's saying something coming from me.

Pros: Casual, Great cooking, Friendly

Cons: Busy at peak times

 

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