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The Big Blue Cafe

846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
+1 707-826-7578
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (8 reviews)
“oatmeal” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice cafe with plenty of tables in the main square of Arcata. Service is excellent. Ice Tea is tropical flavor - yummy. The french dip is on a very soft delicious roll. Peppers and onions can be added too. Sandwiches come with...More

1  Thank Terry A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best cafe ever!!! They accommodate all required tastes. Especially my Salmon and eggs :) They are by far the most organised cafe i have ever seen, friendly and professional. Thank you for all of my meals. I will visit again very soon.

Thank shellieannemarie
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Busy place this, but we didn't have to wait in line. Got a sweet table right by the window. Expected it to be busy, and it was. Sam is a fun waiter, and so attentive and friendly. Enjoyed him as much as the great food...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of the California classic-style breakfast/lunch eateries, this is the place to go for comfort food with attitude. The coffee is wonderfully dark and rich, arriving in big, deep mugs. The menu is creative, taking more than a few liberties. The day we were there,...More

Thank CA_Eco_Traveler
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Ate here twice. Had great service and excellent food. Waitstaff is super friendly and food arrived quickly. It's located in the square at the center of town.

Thank dsnolan4
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The décor and atmosphere feels like visiting one of the relatives you like. Breakfast has fruit & yogurt to hearty sandwiches and burritos. The breakfast club - club sandwich on French Toast is a must have and the home fries are creamy rich to the...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Arcata is a small town so I think everyone is nice to each other there, also they are so friendly to visitors and students. I never had a chance to eat here when I was a student, but this year, on my trip to CA...More

Thank Bobbyaisss
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I had Karen's potatoes with the vegan option because I'm lactose intolerant and substituted eggs over medium for tofu scramble. If you want to substitute all of the cheese and sour cream with avocado there is an up charge. My meal and mimosa were very...More

Thank etown_elle
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 1 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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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