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Zell's - An American Cafe

#128 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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1300 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214-2423
+1 503-239-0196
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Portland, Oregon
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866 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here a couple minutes before they opening up on a Saturday (7:50 a.m.) and there were already a couple people milling about. The cafe had put coffee out to keep people patient, and at 8:00 a.m. after they opened the doors, there was a rush inside to grab the best tables. I held back, and got a four top... More 

Thank Bryan H
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A quaint spot for breakfast! Usually there is a wait but there is coffee to help make it seems as Breakfast is underway. I love their special scrambles and the Asparagus, Asiago and Prosciutto was excellent. It was filled with great flavors and was so fluffy. We shared a Lemon Yogurt with Blueberry pancake that was one of best pancakes... More 

Thank AliceMariam
Vancouver, Washington
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193 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great little place for breakfast. The scones are really good and the Eggs Benedict was fantastic. Quality ingredients and free coffee while you wait. A little on the pricey side for breakfast but worth it. Not really a place for a kid's breakfast if that's what you are looking for.

Thank Jakklz
Portland, Oregon
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We've been to Zell's many times and just got back from breakfast. Haven't been there for quite some time. Nothing has changed... It's still great! Often, there is a long wait... so we go late. One of the Best Eggs Benedict I've had. Nice variety for breakfast items. Little complimentary Scones and home made jam are excellent. Fast and Friendly... More 

Thank Mike W
Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

First there are the scones and the jam, if there is a line you can have a cup of coffee while you wait. Wonderful pancakes, omelets and egg dishes. Imaginative menu thoughtful with bursts of flavor. No parking lot. good coffee. Hot tea served in a press. Regional offerings like salmon fillet for breakfast and berries.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just coming off a birthday weekend in Portland OR. Sunday morning we were looking for a breakfast and generally prefer a basic, comfort food breakfast. Zell's was recommended and we had a great meal. I ordered the Pumpkin pancakes (love Halloween!) and a side of two bacon strips. The stack the three pancakes arrived steaming hot and had lots of... More 

Thank Jim G
Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Nice neighborhood breakfast spot. Great food, great service. I had the corned beef hash and it was the best I have ever had.

Thank dhruid
Eugene, Oregon
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

When you get there, look around, these the the locals eating here. Not tourists or misplaced hipsters, these are the real deal locals. Get there early especially on a weekend morning. Be a ready to wait 15-20 min for a table, but be ready to fill your belly with some of the best diner breakfast you have had in years.... More 

Thank mooseofblue
Nikiski, Alaska
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've only been here once but I really enjoyed it. It's a nice, comfortable, unpretentious place with friendly staff. I like the sort of retro atmosphere. We liked our food, particularly the corned beef hash. To me the coffee was too bitter but I'm not a connoisseur. I'd love to come back!

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Good ambiance, nice authentic interior. Big feed with the best scones/biscuits whilst you decide what to have. I could have just eaten a plate of those.... Yum! How Guly recommend.

Thank Sasha K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-239-0196

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