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The Big Blue Cafe

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846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
+1 707-826-7578
08:00 - 15:00
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Arcata, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great service, right on the Arcata plaza, but they still have jam served in those plastic - one use - throw away containers.

Thank gillblack2
Eureka, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A very popular place with the locals and visitors. The food is excellent and the portions are generous. You might have to wait for a table but it is worth it.

Thank lentz316
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

While on a visit with my daughter she suggested The Big Blue Cafe for breakfast before we started on our long drive home. I was surprised to see Biscuits and Veggie Gravy on the menu I was reluctant to order it, but the very nice waiter said if I didn't like it I could order something else. So I tried... More 

1 Thank K24fan
Ukiah, California
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice and both times the food and service were great. Will eat here again when I am in town.

Thank Maegan664
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We ate breakfast there on Saturday morning. It was very crowded, but when the food is good, that can be expected. Service was great, and they had very unique menu items. Wish they had one of these in the Midwest.

1 Thank Anatoli12345
Ashland, Oregon
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213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Saturday, 8:45 am, Arcata Market day. We had a short wait. Waiter, a skinny guy, was energetic and good humored, as well as efficient. My companion had scrambled eggs, sausage patty and spuds. I took the option of beans and tortillas with my eggs. I liked that. My companion had a tummy ache after eating there, now for the second... More 

Thank Ashlandbuck
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Looking for breakfast since our hotel didn't offer it, we stumbled on this place. So glad we did! Service was attentive, courteous, and friendly. We had a special request for one of our party and the kitchen didn't stumble at all. The coffee was really good, and the food was even better. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Kalligrafin
Arcata, California
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a terrific place to have breakfast if it isn't too busy. I have walked past several times when there was a sizeable wait for a table. This time, no waiting, and the service staff is very friendly. I had a delicious and substantial cheese omelette with home fries and rye bread. The coffee is good! There was a... More 

1 Thank Pamwiltravel
Gold Beach, Oregon
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You will most likely have to wait for a table..but when you are seated the service is great. Breakfasts are huge...I love ham and eggs and this was yummy..and lots of it..Good coffee and fun to people watch here.

Thank Patti J
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Ate breakfast here, food was very good and the service was great. They give you large portions. Just a fun little local city cafe. I would go back again.

Thank Tina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-7578

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?