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Arleta Library Cafe

5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
+1 503-774-4470
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“coffee cake” (5 reviews)
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is what a neighborhood cafe is all about. Fiercely Portland without the Portlandia, classy hash slung by a cranky Philly Expat with a soft spot, Blazer Nation and tatted pierced mommy customers, big-hearted servers who might call you "honey", and now ... ohhhh .......More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I'm a local. If you are coming to Portland for an authentic view of the small business hipster efforts to carve an alternative and independent lifestyle, look no farther. Located waaaaaay out in south-east Portland is a tiny bastion in a reviving neighborhood. Plenty of...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The Portlander scramble with cheddar, mushrooms, and bacon was delicious! I would definitely recommend these guys look at having at least one type of gluten-free bread available though. Almost everything on the menu appears to have gluten, so my options were very limited. Otherwise very...More

Thank amiessa j
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Went here this morning after reading a review to check out the biscuits and gravy. I ordered those with coffee. I got the biscuits and gravy but they forgot to deliver the coffee so I had to ask again and to my delight I not...More

Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

AWESOME! I come to Portland once a year for work and this is one place I look forward to returning to every time. I stick with the biscuits and gravy because you will not have them better anywhere. Despite being on a low carb diet...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Arleta Library is outstanding. It is not a large place, so if you come on the weekend, expect a wait, but on weekdays it doesn't take long to get a table. They do outstanding breakfast and lunch food. It's got the quirky, funky, farm to...More

Thank trimess
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Oh my God, these are the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had. The biscuits were delicious and the gravy was outstanding. It's served with a slice of pork loin on it and it was delish! We also had the hash which was good but...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Gotta have the biscuits and gravy, coffee cake, and some slumptown coffee. Mix in a misty morning and it was perfect.

2  Thank doc0205
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The witless sandwich was fresh and fabulous. It is a sandwich that can be shared. It was served with cucumber that was not quite a bread and butter pickle. Awesome! Has the blackberry raspberry coffee cake and it is a must have. It is the...More

Thank RenoLori
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Tiny little place with great food. Had the half and half which was half a sandwich and one of their signature salads. Good choice but the star was the coffee cake of the day, be sure and save room.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-774-4470
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