Bijou Cafe

Bijou Cafe

American Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
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  • Paul P.
    "Brioche french toast with blackberries, so good!"(3 Tips)
    Viv
    "French Omelettes are yummy and perfectly cooked."(18 Tips)
    Kim R.
    "Get delicious tofu scramble with potatoes."(3 Tips)
    Irie
    "Delicious Peruvian coffee, and great atmosphere!"(2 Tips)
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  • David H.
    David HamiltonSeptember 3, 2016
    I had the goat cheese and tomato omelette, which was a special of the day, with their house potatoes and a Blackberry muffin. All excellent and the service was superlative.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrallMay 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my local favorites, but they have decreased portion size especially at lunch and the prices seem to be rising. Was it really that much more expensive including a small salad with a sandwich?
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromNovember 16, 2013
    Winter brunch moves: fried chicken + cornmeal cakes, warm brussel sprout + kale salad, pork hominy stew. Grab a Stumptown next door while you wait.
  • Ghaida
    GhaidaAugust 14, 2016
    The service was slow, but to be fair the place was PACKED! Order the tomato, basil and feta omelet soooo satisfying 😋 and the mocha👌🏼☕️
  • Jeena J.
    Jeena JamesJune 10, 2016
    Delicious breakfast menu! Get the extra buttermilk biscuit, tastes great with the marionberry jam they give you.
  • Kelly G.
    A great breakfast place to check out. On par with the really popular Mother's Bar an Bistro. The potatoes are really good and good service. Check it out.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMarch 27, 2016
    Their omelet was a bit watery, and the service was on the less friendly side in Portland standard. But still a decent alternative to Mother's Bistro if you don't want to wait in long line.
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MJuly 24, 2014
    Be sure to put your name on list, don't wait to be called, or you will be waiting forever. Great food! Service isn't great, it is actually really horrible, but really if you to expect it, food is yum
  • Stacey Y.
    Stacey YarrishJuly 3, 2010
    Add your own name to the list when you arrive. Waiting for the hostess to do it for you may result in getting bumped back in line. Locals know to add themselves and the hostess follows the list order.
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MotlJuly 31, 2016
    Soft scramble is the way to go. Restaurant is run really well - staff, service, etc are superior. The omelettes are 👏🏼👍🏼
  • Dan G.
    Dan GaynorNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent service, consistently good local food, always seasonal, always fresh. No fake anything. No 'background' music. Large windows, open feeling.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LewandowskiJanuary 15, 2016
    The Fried Chicken breakfast was incredible. My wife ordered the mushroom omelette which was so-so.
  • Enrique G.
    Excellent choice for brunch! Atmosphere is so relaxing and comforting
  • Dan G.
    Dan GaynorOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Live jazz music every Friday evening! The Bijou is well-known as a breakfast spot, but they serve amazing entrees at these evening events.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GantzSeptember 19, 2013
    Great food, great coffee, great Bloody Mary. Roast Beef hash was basically a steak dinner.
  • Andre W.
    Andre WyattFebruary 20, 2015
    A great little cafe with some of the best homemade ketchup I've ever had.
  • Zak A.
    Zak AccuardiAugust 18, 2016
    Unparalleled brunch consistency + longevity. Off-menu grilled cinnamon bread is 👌
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StelterJune 4, 2013
    Oyster hash is fantastic, but the cauliflower/black kale hash is even better.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WestApril 7, 2014
    The biscuits and gravy dish is delicious! Be sure to check it out.
  • Alina L.
    Alina LandryJune 25, 2011
    The chorizo hash special is sooo good. Feel free to pour some of their jelly over it too.
  • ⓜⓐⓝⓢⓞⓤⓡ Ⓣ.
    Stick with eggs and enjoy. French toast, pancakes and oatmeal are below standards.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RiffelJuly 27, 2015
    Vegetarian wife loved the tofu; I wasn't much into anything. My omelette was watery and the meal wasn't cheap. I'm also not into small table breakfasts. I prefer The Dime Store for the same price.
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveMarch 5, 2012
    The tofu scramble sounds unimpressive on the menu but is actually amazing.
  • Dane K.
    Dane KerneAugust 7, 2015
    Good food, great and attentive service. Perfect for our brunch time needs.
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 11, 2015
    The Fresh Lemonade is really good
  • Dawnielle
    DawnielleMarch 16, 2013
    The mushroom omelette was delectable. Highly recommend.
  • Untitled841
    Untitled841December 10, 2010
    If you don't hash browns give the home style potatoes a try, they will change your mind!
  • Molly H.
    Molly HruskaOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    well worth the wait! great Peruvian coffee. the roasted veggie omelet is fantastic!
  • Viv
    VivJune 20, 2014
    French Omelettes are yummy and perfectly cooked.
  • Carina M.
    Carina MurrayJanuary 3, 2011
    Their tofu scramble is the absolute best, been enjoying it here for over a decade!
  • Lane M.
    Lane MusgraveJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eve is one of my favorite people in Portland. Ask her about her paintings.
  • Maram A.
    Maram AlRashedOctober 1, 2016
    Great buckwheat pancakes👌🏼
  • Erin M.
    Erin MosowSeptember 16, 2014
    Excellent breakfast specials and vegetarian options.
  • Kana
    KanaMarch 2, 2014
    Buckwheat griddle cake was really good!!!
  • Kathryn K.
    Kathryn KuttisJanuary 31, 2015
    Braised Adobo Pork Shoulder with polenta and poached egg.
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 12, 2015
    Oyster hash was great!
  • Jessie V.
    Jessie VanikSeptember 16, 2012
    The cunt of a hostess will kick you out of the OPEN SEATING area and then tell you the owners don't like it when you wait in the empty seats behind said area. Basically, we were kicked out for waiting
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DarkAugust 7, 2014
    Skip the famous donuts nearby and eat a delicious meal instead.
  • Baily W.
    Baily WyantJune 19, 2011
    Soak everything in the marion and berry syrup! It was set on the table after sitting for awhile.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HayesMarch 1, 2014
    The Irish Coffee is strong but delicious.
  • Simony R.
    Simony ResendeJanuary 2, 2012
    Not very impressive! The home fries are under cooked and the feta cheese omelette was salty! Service was nice and the place is clean! P3
  • Angela O.
    Angela OsorioJanuary 1, 2014
    Try the Kale And Cauliflower Hash With Eggs -
  • Samuel J.
    Samuel JudgeAugust 8, 2014
    Get the french toast, it's delicious!
  • Lacey H.
    Lacey HainesSeptember 22, 2012
    You must try the Farmer's Omelette!
  • Trever Y.
    Trever YarrishJuly 3, 2010
    Rather than waiting in line for 20-30 minutes, the seats at the bar are first-come-first-serve... Super score.
  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HuangMay 26, 2014
    The Oyster Omelette is awesome!
  • Kim R.
    Kim R.January 15, 2010
    Get delicious tofu scramble with potatoes. Opt for the muffin of the day vs. whole wheat toast.
  • Irie
    IrieDecember 27, 2010
    Delicious Peruvian coffee, and great atmosphere!
  • Nic L.
    Nic LJune 20, 2011
    Go when they open. Service was great!
  • Diana T.
    Diana TourvilleJanuary 18, 2015
    Whitebean yam hashbrowns were awesome
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LozanoJanuary 14, 2016
    Best omelette in town!
  • Virginia V.
    Virginia VickeryOctober 15, 2011
    The fresh squeezed orange juice is great!
  • Sophie M.
    Sophie MFebruary 12
    Fresh squeezed grapefruit mimosa!
  • Kellie
    KellieJanuary 17, 2013
    Fresh squeezed red grapefruit juice
  • Elana L.
    Elana LeoniMarch 24, 2013
    It would be a travesty to not order a muffin here. Muffin nirvana had been reached.
  • Ann S.
    Ann SellersJuly 31, 2011
    Try the oyster omelette. Excellent!
  • Michelle
    MichelleApril 11, 2011
    Try the grilled cinnamon toast. It's delicious.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HApril 20, 2013
    get something with oysters
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KerpanNovember 14, 2010
    Brioche French Toast is the way to go!
  • Derek M.
    Derek MadlutkAugust 27, 2013
    Brioche French toast is the bomb.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WittnerDecember 12, 2009
    The mushroom hash is delicious, but spicier than you might expect.
  • Avenell F.
    Avenell FowlerMay 8, 2011
    The OJ is to die for......wow.
  • Shu U.
    Shu UesugiOctober 5, 2014
    Amazing service
  • everyrichrole
    everyrichroleAugust 19, 2015
    Omelettes, biscuits, potatoes.
  • Nasser A.
    Nasser AlhajeriMarch 10, 2015
    Orange juice 👍👍👍
  • Allan B.
    Allan BeaufourMay 7, 2011
    Get their oyster hash
  • Jim R.
    Jim RobersonMarch 21, 2015
    Omelettes...farmers
  • Tom S.
    Tom SaeteurnNovember 10, 2010
    Roast beef has was delish. Filling as well.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HigginsJuly 3, 2012
    Mimosas = yes!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeyerAugust 10, 2009
    have the seasonal vegetable omelette with white cheddar, a side salad, and baguette.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PanteleonJuly 24, 2010
    Brioche french toast with blackberries, so good!
  • TJ
    TJOctober 16, 2010
    oyster omelette = virile taste explosion
  • William A.
    William AllenApril 9, 2014
    Doesn't take AMEX grrrrr
  • Lisa
    LisaMay 24, 2014
    Waited 45 mins for tasteless, bland roast beef hash. Blah.
  • James S.
    James SmithJuly 13, 2014
    Kitchen slow. Food Meh. Won't be back.
  • Ben V.
    Ben VanikSeptember 16, 2012
    Horrible hostessing - not worth the rudeness
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