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607 E Tyler St Ste 106, Athens, TX 75751-2000
+1 903-675-5504
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Athens, Texas
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141 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was once a local favorite but it's gone way downhill. The food is quite mediocre and the staff is somewhat surly. I've heard its still good at breakfast though but I've never tried it then.

Thank Paul M
Calgary, Canada
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417 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can always find the best local foods by talking with the locals, and while staying at the Best Western, when I approached a group of employees regarding who had the best breakfast in town, and it was a unanimous recommendation of the hometown Athens Cafe. And breakfast WAS awesome ....

Thank Christopher C
Murchison, Texas
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

First time here on Sunday about 10am. We chose the buffet and was very pleased with what was offered. Eggs cooked to order, crispy bacon, sausage pattys and links, waffles and pancakes, and a few other items. The grits were really nice and creamy, no lumps. And the waitress asked us if we wanted hash browns when we sat down... More 

Thank JandZmom
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Friday night, but wasn't at all crowded. Restaurant interior could use a makeover. Was dated and rundown. Food was good. Service was maybe a 3 out of 5. Were seated quick as well as served fast. But had to wait a while before we saw an employee for drink refills and to go container for leftovers.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really good breakfast. Have gone there for breakfast for many years. Usually order from menu, but have eaten the buffet. Both are consistently outstanding. Good service too.

Thank skboals
Athens, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Yes, I eat here at least once a week, some weeks three or more times. Lunch is great, fast and the Sweet Ice Tea is always fresh. Daily lunch specials, like CFS, meatloaf, grilled pork chops all with vegetables and bread. The Fajitas (L7) is a must try. Crispy taco salad, nachos or chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce. I... More 

Thank Theresa G
Rogers, Arkansas
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Service was awful. Food was so so. Would not return. A lot of local people. They have a buffet but it did not look appealing so we ordered off menu.

Thank Leah F
Paris, Texas
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This cafe has good food, really good hot sauce and chips. The place needs an upgrade and remodel/ repair badly! The air conditioning system seems to be old and affected our sinus. The food is good enough, but atmosphere just makes you wonder what the kitchen is like.

Thank Mamacert
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great place to have a meal with the family and the prices are very economical. I especially like the Saturday morning breakfast. Also the location at Heritage Square is greatwith lots of parking close to the door

Thank dmd-psd
Athens, Texas
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141 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The quality of the food seems to be in decline and there is some issue about the management's integrity. This restaurant was a mainstay in Athens, TX for some time. They have several awards on the wall which were well-deserved. However, my last few visits haven't been so good - the food is getting bland and the service spotty. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 E Tyler St Ste 106, Athens, TX 75751-2000
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-675-5504

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