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Express Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
+1 208-888-3745
06:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:30
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Meridian, Idaho
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is a GREAT BREAKFAST place!! You can always tell when there is a line of people waiting to get in. Good Lunch too!! They are always busy.

Thank 42tammyr
San Jose, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

There's something for everyone here. Great selection of eggs, pancakes/waffles, meats, juices, 2 kinds of potatoes, cereals and on and on. The staff is friendly. And for the amount of food they serve the cost is fair. The only reason it didn't get a higher rating is the coffee. It's just so-so. We will definitely be back. Oh yes, they... More 

Thank Steve H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Alright, here is the skinny. From the first time I took the fam here I noticed the secret to their success. Apparently, the employees love working here! If you pay attention to the shirts the employees wear you will notice how many YEARS that each one has worked at the Express Cafe. Now on to the food! Hope you are... More 

Thank Aaron L
Meridian, Idaho
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this place but a couple of years ago they remodeled and then the prices started going up. And up and up. We used to go there several time a month. Good food ,,crazy diner atmosphere,good prices,,but now we can't afford to spend $15 each for breakfast sorry.

Thank Dadio1216
Meridian, Idaho
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Locally owned - incredible staff - excellent food. This is our "go to" place for breakfast and it never fails to be satisfying. The service is excellent and it has a friendly atmosphere.

Thank TLynn737
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Decided to give this place a try six months ago and we keep coming back. The food quality and quantity are excellent. Only open for Breakfast and lunch. Nothin fancy about the building or inside decor but that is not important. Probably explains the great prices on the meals. The donuts are very good too.

Thank Gumby-tkd
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Just be prepared to wait in line. Very busy all the time they are open and worth the wait. Anything I have eaten here had been great and big helpings for the price.

Thank Beemer Bentley L
Boise, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

All the locals know, that this is the place to go for a great breakfast or lunch. Beware of the pancakes, as they are the size of a dinner plate and can be too much for many appetites.

Thank Steve D
Boise, Idaho
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped by before it was too packed in the morning - be prepared for a wait it's so popular. Great basic breakfast, good pancakes. Very good breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy done well. Don't linger too long so others can enjoy!

Thank T B
Newport, Oregon
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

If it's breakfast food they have it. Large portions, friendly wait staff and cooks. Busy place and parking is difficult sometimes but worth the wait/walk. They close early afternoon but I'm sure they would be busy all day if they stayed open into the evening. Highly recommended.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: +1 208-888-3745

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