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The Big Blue Cafe

846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
+1 707-826-7578
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast here! The blueberry French toast was terrific, as was the two-egg plate with great home fries and toast. And the steel-cut oatmeal came with warm, whipped milk! The service was excellent, as well. The prices for all of this were...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast spot. Great food and perfect location on a Saturday. Have a yummy breakfast and mimosas and then walk across the street and enjoy the farmers market! Perfect Saturday morning!

Thank Erica N C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Garlic ginger home fried potatoes are the reason I eat there. They are so damn good! And I like them extra crispy. The wait-staff makes sure I get them the way I like them.

1  Thank Traveloscopy F
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The service was courteous and prompt. The food (we both had omelettes) was very good. Nice side salad. Everything seemed very fresh and assembled with care. It cost less and tasted far better than a similar meal we had elsewhere in Humboldt County the day...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a nice cafe with plenty of tables in the main square of Arcata. Service is excellent. Ice Tea is tropical flavor - yummy. The french dip is on a very soft delicious roll. Peppers and onions can be added too. Sandwiches come with...More

1  Thank Terry A
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Best cafe ever!!! They accommodate all required tastes. Especially my Salmon and eggs :) They are by far the most organised cafe i have ever seen, friendly and professional. Thank you for all of my meals. I will visit again very soon.

1  Thank shellieannemarie
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Busy place this, but we didn't have to wait in line. Got a sweet table right by the window. Expected it to be busy, and it was. Sam is a fun waiter, and so attentive and friendly. Enjoyed him as much as the great food...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

One of the California classic-style breakfast/lunch eateries, this is the place to go for comfort food with attitude. The coffee is wonderfully dark and rich, arriving in big, deep mugs. The menu is creative, taking more than a few liberties. The day we were there,...More

Thank CA_Eco_Traveler
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Ate here twice. Had great service and excellent food. Waitstaff is super friendly and food arrived quickly. It's located in the square at the center of town.

Thank dsnolan4
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The décor and atmosphere feels like visiting one of the relatives you like. Breakfast has fruit & yogurt to hearty sandwiches and burritos. The breakfast club - club sandwich on French Toast is a must have and the home fries are creamy rich to the...More

Thank Kevin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 846 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-6216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-7578
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