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Grand Central Baking Company Hawthorne

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2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3921
+1 503-232-0575
07:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 18:00
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Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So this place is crowded and the parking lot is nice but way too small. They didn't have any bran muffins. But it is my favorite place for a breakfast sandwich; cheap and fast and always good. As is the service and the coffee. I love the tomato jam when I can get it. Bread tastes great, but is really... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
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137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't get too thrilled about 10 different shapes of bread that are essentially the same according to one staff member's description of the ingredients. They serve a few very dry, not to flavorful scones, muffins and what have you but, this is not a "bakery" by my definition. Dry and uninteresting is also the mantra for the sandwiches being... More 

Thank Old P
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying across the street, during a recent visit to Portland. Happily, Grand Central was across the street. The bread and baked goods are to die for, and we enjoyed breakfast there several times.

Thank MuddyGurl
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Crossed the bridge this morning to have breakfast at Hawthorne. It had been a while and sometimes it's nice to have a change of environment (usually you'll find me at Ken). Pleasantly surprised. My visit to this bakery was long overdue, so I was curious to find out if their quality is "as good as Ken's Artisanal Bakery" on NW... More 

Thank Ellen S
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere. The baguettes are delicious and warm. The pastries are fresh and delicious.

Thank Raminjaafarian
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339 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped in while my own coffee was brewing....picked up a croissant and a bread pudding muffin - both still warm. Very friendly, too - asked what we were going to be doing that day and had a suggestion. Loved it.

Thank smdds
Rapid City, South Dakota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is one place where you want to make sure that you have time to sit, eat, and visit with others. There area savory entrees, sandwiches, cookies, and many pastries to choose from. Even though you stand in a line for service, it is quick and efficient. This is a great place to meet family and friends at and enjoy... More 

Thank janet m
Wollongong, Australia
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256 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We decided to give the Grand Bakery a try for breakfast after visiting Jams across the road the previous day. Whilst the menu isn't up there with Jams, nor is the place quite as groovy or hip it still turned out to be a pretty reasonable breakfast option. This place is mainly a bakery but does have a few items... More 

Thank Stephen C
Portland, Oregon
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867 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

With nothing to absorb the sound, people's voices bounce around in this cafe and eating spot. I was eyeing the outdoor patio, but it was rainy, and I just didn't want to make the effort to go around the front to the side where the patio was. The rhubarb/strawberry tart I ate was tasty, but needed more fruit! It was,... More 

Thank Bryan H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast. The bacon egg bolo sandwich w tomato chutney is not to be missed. Croissants are great too. Very attentive staff, one of us had to take a call (walked outside) just after they took our order and the staff waited to make his coffee until he got back inside. The cappuccino is excellent. There is a... More 

Thank Margaret W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-0575

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