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Borderline Cafe

American, Cafe,
18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
+1 216-529-1949
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
9 Sep 2018
“Don’t miss this hole in the wall gem!”
19 Jul 2018
“Great Place to eat “Cash Only””
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve learned not to judge a restaurant by its outside looks, and I’m glad I didn’t here. This is a very small place (which takes only cash), but the service was impeccable and the food was simply delicious and very reasonably priced. Don’t miss this...More

Thank DannyJulieScr
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The Borderline Cafe was a first time visit in Ohio by me. They only accept CASH. There is one liquor store that opens “around” 8 am that has an ATM & the waitress allowed me to eat & not worry about payment since the liquor...More

Thank doctouradvisor
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A great breakfast only place. I had their Philly Eggs Benedict and enjoyed it very much. This is a comfortable small restaurant best for couples. Any group larger than four might be difficult especially during their busier weekend hours. They are cash only so come...More

Thank jfobear
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is hoy you turn breakfast into the best meal of the day... I always have to wait in line but it's well worth it even in the rain!!! Megan is the best... Great Job

Thank Walt R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The food is just ok and you're crammed in the restaurant like sardines. They have a policy that your entire party must be present before you're seated, which is fine since the place is very small and they want to keep things moving. However, when...More

1  Thank Megan F
Reviewed 28 May 2017

For out-of-towners, this restaurant is in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland (my GPS is picky). The cafe is in a block of restaurants between Riverside and Graber. It has a small sign and is easy to miss because its neighbors have larger signs. The food...More

Thank frosty2015
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a little, popular neighborhood hang-out--we go all the time--with outstanding breakfast/brunch food. It's ridiculously popular on weekends and ridiculously busy; there will be waits. The owner-server gets ridiculously hassled and sometimes seems short but that's only because she's got many balls in the...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was invited here with a friend and was pleasantly surprised! This restaurant has your usual breakfast fare and the type of food that may be found in a southwest setting. The burrito for breakfast was out of my comfort zone but since this was...More

Thank Dell A
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As the other reviews have noted, it's a small place, about 11 tables or so, and only a few seat 4 people. Unless you pick an odd day or time, you'll wait in line outside the door. And it's cash only. But the food ......More

Thank Redbeard1969
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My Wife had the Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict and I had the smoked sausage mushroom and cheddar omelet. Both dishes where excellent, good to the last bite, Coffee was also above average, Important ! Went on a Thursday Morning , best . I don't recommend...More

Thank AdakDude
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25 August 2016|
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They do not have specialty coffee .
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-529-1949
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