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The Big Blue Cafe

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846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
+1 707-826-7578
08:00 - 15:00
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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209 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 we visited arcata again and did try to discover more of arcata. This place is... More 

Thank Bobbyaisss
Eureka, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 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 tasty.

Thank etown_elle
Arcata, California
1 review
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
Eureka, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

While on a visit with my daughter she suggested The Big Blue Cafe for breakfast before we started on our long drive home. I was surprised to see Biscuits and Veggie Gravy on the menu I was reluctant to order it, but the very nice waiter said if I didn't like it I could order something else. So I tried... More 

1 Thank K24fan
Ukiah, California
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice and both times the food and service were great. Will eat here again when I am in town.

Thank Maegan664
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We ate breakfast there on Saturday morning. It was very crowded, but when the food is good, that can be expected. Service was great, and they had very unique menu items. Wish they had one of these in the Midwest.

1 Thank Anatoli12345
Ashland, Oregon
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223 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Saturday, 8:45 am, Arcata Market day. We had a short wait. Waiter, a skinny guy, was energetic and good humored, as well as efficient. My companion had scrambled eggs, sausage patty and spuds. I took the option of beans and tortillas with my eggs. I liked that. My companion had a tummy ache after eating there, now for the second... More 

Thank Ashlandbuck
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Looking for breakfast since our hotel didn't offer it, we stumbled on this place. So glad we did! Service was attentive, courteous, and friendly. We had a special request for one of our party and the kitchen didn't stumble at all. The coffee was really good, and the food was even better. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Kalligrafin
Arcata, California
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a terrific place to have breakfast if it isn't too busy. I have walked past several times when there was a sizeable wait for a table. This time, no waiting, and the service staff is very friendly. I had a delicious and substantial cheese omelette with home fries and rye bread. The coffee is good! There was a... More 

1 Thank Pamwiltravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?