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“Quaint perfect spot for brunch”
Review of Artemisia Cafe

Artemisia Cafe
Ranked #60 of 627 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Small neighborhood spot where you can enjoy a nice quiet meal with friends. Now serving dinner Wednesday- Saturday night.
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I had no expectation but was extremely hungry when we arrived. The brunch started off with great service and delicious organic coffee. We requested almond milk which pleases my daughter who is vegan immensely ! We all orders various dishes but my traditional French toast was amazing with blueberries and strawberries. My son ordered another flavoured French toast which he loved but would of preferred fresh fruit versus the orange slices that were on top. My husband devoured his granola and yogurt ! All in all we were expressly pleased with the service and the place became very busy by 10 am. I highly recommend this place for brunch! We loved it.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We came to this place last weekend for a brunch at the suggestion of the hotel staff. There were just 2 people outside the place who were waiting ahead of us. When we came in, we were told that the wait could be about 25 minutes. Which was strange because we saw about 3 tables that were free and I am only talking about what was within our sight from the door. Who knows there could be more inside that we could not see. And yet, we saw 4 groups called before we were called, which was already past 45 minutes. When we raised this to the waitresses and front door lady, they seemed unshaken and did not give us any explanation. And then, we were called and seated, and while in our table, we waited for yet another 20 minutes before our food came in, making our wait effectively more than an hour.

While waiting for our food, we read reviews and yelp, and voila - the problems we were having have already been raised by others hear - long wait, understaffed. The understaffing situation could be the problem, because as we waited for 45 minutes, 4 groups were called to come in but we never saw anyone step out and leave their tables. Which makes it clear that they were not filling up tables because they probably cannot cope with the demand, with only 3 women running the place on a peak hour of Sunday brunch.

We were so disappointed that we left very little tip, and as we headed to the parking lot, we were chased by one of the ladies who screamed "thanks, folks!" in a sarcastic way. I will never come back to this place. Ever.

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Thank ethelbaby
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food,ambience & hospitality give this restaurant a 5 star....we bring our friends here so they too can experience the charm of this in city eatery....

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We had the veggie hash and creamed spinach and artichoke benedict, both of which were just what we wanted. The atmosphere was comfortably quiet and we were seated right away on a cold Saturday at 10 a. m. by friendly staff.

Thank smaycurr
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Artemisia last weekend. We stopped in for dinner a year or so ago and it was good it they have really stepped up their game!

We (two couples) arrived around 7:45 on a Friday and waited about 5-10 minutes to get seated. The restaurant is small and off the beaten path but it was busy when we arrived.

My wife and I started with the amuse bouche of caramelized onions and goat cheese on a crostini which was excellent. The bread was served warm and was good and hearty. The salads were very good and we each had the rigatoni with beef ragu which was superb. Cooked just right (a little al dente) and with a perfect amount of sauce and beef. The service was great and the food was served hot and well-presented. There were some great wines by the glass to choose from. We were quite full and skipped dessert.

This is worth seeking out for a great dinner. We’ll be back!

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