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Charlie's Cafe

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1800 Granby St Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23517-2327
+1 757-625-0824
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The five us had breakfast here on 12/27. We had 5- coffees (9.45); 4- Orange juices (7.96); 1- sausage link and eggs platter (7.49); two orders of the house 2+2+2 (14.50) +upcharges for 1 sausage links (1.50) 1 oatmeal (1.99) +raisins (.50)+ fresh fruit (1.50); 1 egg (1.49);one 2 link sausage; 1 strawberries and banana (2.00); 1 egg whites (2.49).... More 

Thank Baltoborn
martinsville, nj
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286 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch. They were out of ground beef so they could not serve any hamburgers. sandwich menu was also limited since I ran out of turkey. So we all decided to have breakfast. Omelets were good.

Thank robertmaster123
Norfolk, Virginia
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Charlie's Café is one of those hidden gems in Norfolk. Located on Granby Street outside of the downtown area, it is the perfect location for a breakfast meeting. The food is substantial and tastes great (especially the home fried potatoes) and the service is spot on the mark. I highly recommend putting this one on your list of must visit... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Suffolk, Virginia
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165 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ordered breakfast in the afternoon and it was very good. There was plenty of friendly service. It didn't take long to receive our order. We ate inside but it looks like they offer outdoor seating. The only drawback was the warm temp inside- but we were sitting close to the kitchen.

Thank JCKimmer
Weirton, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I ordered a speciality omelet and it was fantastic! How do they get it so fluffy? The menu has a lot of options and varieties. I'll definitely be back.

Thank tkovalik
Williamsburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Southwest Omelet, grits, coffee and OJ was wonderful. The cook said today was his first day cooking. He was right there to check on customers, however the waitress was not attentive. Thankfull I was sitting at the counter and not a table. I may have been forgotten. A manager was at the pay station next to me. The cook voiced... More 

Thank boltwoman1
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We arrived by boat at the Waterside Marina, Norfolk. We wanted a place to walk to a good old fashioned breakfast. We found it! Quaint, local, extremely friendly and great food. It is about 1.5 miles from the marina, so good exercise, as well.

Thank TexasTennislady
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

I came here with my 4yr old daughter. Personally I wasn't impressed with the food however, the customer service was amazing, the atmosphere was pretty chill, and my daughter had a great time. So this place is now our hangout spot.

1 Thank Alana M
Portsmouth, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Let me start off by saying I don't often write reviews. I am very neutral when it comes to food, so if I declare it edible, I'm going to eat it, no matter if it is the best thing I've ever tasted or the worst. (I like eating at waffle house if that puts it into perspective). My overall experience... More 

Thank RufusNo
Norfolk, Virginia
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The last time I went one of us got raw hash browns and the other got reconstituted potato bud mashed potatoes. Not the best in town. But very popular.

Thank Rick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Granby St Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23517-2327
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-625-0824

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