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
    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 NysNovember 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.
  • Jeena J.
    Delicious breakfast menu! Get the extra buttermilk biscuit, tastes great with the marionberry jam they give you.
  • Ghaida
    GhaidaAugust 14
    The service was slow, but to be fair the place was PACKED! Order the tomato, basil and feta omelet soooo satisfying 😋 and the mocha👌🏼☕️
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MotlJuly 31
    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.
    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
    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.
  • Alina L.
    Alina LandryJune 25, 2011
    The chorizo hash special is sooo good. Feel free to pour some of their jelly over it too.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WestApril 7, 2014
    The biscuits and gravy dish is delicious! Be sure to check it out.
  • ⓜⓐⓝⓢⓞⓤⓡ Ⓣ.
    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.
  • Untitled841
    Untitled841December 10, 2010
    If you don't hash browns give the home style potatoes a try, they will change your mind!
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 11, 2015
    The Fresh Lemonade is really good
  • Dane K.
    Dane KerneAugust 7, 2015
    Good food, great and attentive service. Perfect for our brunch time needs.
  • Dawnielle
    DawnielleMarch 16, 2013
    The mushroom omelette was delectable. Highly recommend.
  • Molly H.
    Molly HruskaOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    well worth the wait! great Peruvian coffee. the roasted veggie omelet is fantastic!
  • Carina M.
    Carina MurrayJanuary 3, 2011
    Their tofu scramble is the absolute best, been enjoying it here for over a decade!
  • Maram A.
    Great buckwheat pancakes👌🏼
  • Viv
    VivJune 20, 2014
    French Omelettes are yummy and perfectly cooked.
  • Lane M.
    Lane MusgraveJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eve is one of my favorite people in Portland. Ask her about her paintings.
  • 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
  • Kana
    KanaMarch 2, 2014
    Buckwheat griddle cake was really good!!!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MosowSeptember 16, 2014
    Excellent breakfast specials and vegetarian options.
  • Kathryn K.
    Kathryn KuttisJanuary 31, 2015
    Braised Adobo Pork Shoulder with polenta and poached egg.
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 12, 2015
    Oyster hash was great!
  • 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
  • Baily W.
    Baily WyantJune 19, 2011
    Soak everything in the marion and berry syrup! It was set on the table after sitting for awhile.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DarkAugust 7, 2014
    Skip the famous donuts nearby and eat a delicious meal instead.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HayesMarch 1, 2014
    The Irish Coffee is strong but delicious.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Lacey H.
    Lacey HainesSeptember 22, 2012
    You must try the Farmer's Omelette!
  • Kim R.
    Kim R.January 15, 2010
    Get delicious tofu scramble with potatoes. Opt for the muffin of the day vs. whole wheat toast.
  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HuangMay 26, 2014
    The Oyster Omelette is awesome!
  • 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
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