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Cafe Du Berry in Portland is a warm bistro for the breakfast connoisseur. The wild mushroom omelet's, thick French toast and eggs Benedict
are truly memorable. The dinner menu features the renowned pepper steak, sweet breads, salmon, & a mouth watering rack of lamb. A selection of fine wines will also compliment your meal.
This Portland cafe offers delicious French cuisine that is a mix of both the Japanese and French philosophy of cooking. Chef, Mike Anderson learned his culinary craft as a student of Robert Legros, an expert French Chef.
Anderson emphasizes the spiritual aspects of dining and puts care and creativity into each dish he creates whether its breakfast eggs or fresh fish dishes. Housed in a warm & friendly environment, Cafe Du Berry in Portland offers an unforgettable dining experience. Come in for breakfast or dinner & enjoy Chef Anderson's delicious dishes today! …
Wow ... I cannot believe some of these negative reviews and think they must be trolls or competitors. My family has been coming to Cafe du Berry for years - it is a well-loved tradition. We each have a favorite breakfast: the incredible custardy french toast, the salmon benedict, the veggie frittata, the scallop and mushroom omelette. Coffee is good and the orange and grapefruit juices are fresh-squeezed. This place is reminiscent of a bistro in Paris with the narrow stairs to the second floor and a light-filled first floor crowded with small tables. The service is pretty good (better than in Paris!) and sometimes when the place is busy it takes a little while to get the food, but hey, the whole reason we come here is to relax and enjoy each other's company and indulge in our favorite food. I have a job this year that keeps me across the country with trips around the world, and every time I come back to Portland I am happy to have the Cafe du Berry to return to.
the food is good..
the food is good. we went back three times just to see if service will improve...NOT. every visit we have to wait at least 20 minutes or so to get the servers attention.
good food....really bad service..
The first time we ate at Cafe Du Berry, my daughter and I waited 30minutes for the waiter (Richie) to take our order, and then waited another 1hr to get our food. I told myself i will never go back here because of the poor service i received. But then, last week my friend talked me into going again, and we did. They have a new waitress (Flor) who not only cannot speak english, but she also does not listen to what your saying. she took our order and came back with the wrong food. We did not complain about it because we did not want to wait another hour to get our food. Then we asked her to get us Lydia the owner, so we can complain about her service and she said she was busy in the back room. It was the worst service ever......now definetely wont be coming back to this place.
Flor should take some english classes or go back to where she came from. She seems nice, but just not too smart. I've already told some friends about my experience, and they said they had the same and will not be going back too.
An Uninvited Guest (or many???). We have never been, but had always heard such good things. The Spanish omlette was overpriced and underwhelming. Husband's plate had an addition on it that we had not expected: a large black beetle. When we brought this to the server's attention, she exclaimed "That just shows you how fresh our bannans are." What?!? There was no offer to remove the beetle or to replace the order. In fact, the server went on to tell me a story about the infestation of snakes they experienced with a crate of bananas. I was unable to finish my scrambled eggs and lousy salsa that was parading as a Spanish omlette.
Terrible Food, Polite Staff.....Poor Service.
We love to try new places and just so happened to drive by Cafe Du Berry and thought it would be worth a try. It absolutely was not. We were seated right away but were not asked for our order until about 10 minutes after being seated. We both ordered the signature dish (French Toast) and waited 35 more minutes to get the soggiest, worst piece of French Toast we have ever had. The hashbrown's were a brick of mush that were brutal.
To top if off, we both had ordered a side dish. I ordered Bacon and she ordered Sausage and we had to wait another 8 minutes after our main dishes were served to be served our side dishes. The Bacon was good, but the sausage was an unsavory patty of hamburger that had no flavor and was dry.
The only satisfactory part of eating being served our coffee right after being seated.
Don't waste you hard earned money on this place.
Good Food but OK service.
So the food here is great, we had absolutely no complaints. (Except for my husband, he ordered the french toast and poor guy was so suprised when 30 mins later we got our food and there was only 1 piece of french toast on his plate!)
This quaint little place in Sellwood draws quite a crowd. The food and the prices are pretty good but the service is not so great. The tables are so close together (we sat downstairs) that the waiter kept bumping into me EVERYTIME he walked by....talk about annoying. We waited for at least 30 mins to get our food and had to ask everytime we needed more water, coffee, etc. The waiter was kinda rude too.
So it's a hard call, I guess if you have a lot of time on your hands you can go here, esp if you are not in a hurry. I did love my veggie fritatta but the eggs on tomatoes is a suprise. We ordered that too thinking it was eggs on tomatoes....silly us. Your eggs actually come in like tomato soup. Weird. So that should be explained better on the menu or by the staff.
Best French Toast on the Planet!.
I have been a Cafe du Berry fan for 15+ years. Now that I have moved away I treasure it even more. Every visit to PDX is never complete without at least one trip the the doob.
Breakfast is amazing, Lunch is to fab and Dinner is to die for.
Mike and Marlin do the most incredible job of cooking in that tiny kitchen and giving it their best to keep up with the customers.
This place is unique in food, staff and ambiance.
Come, enjoy. Eat, drink and savor. If you are in a hurry.. Go Somewhere Else!
Big build up, bigger letdown. Do you like being ignored? Do you want your server to be texting and calling friends while your water glass is empty and your food is 40 mins late and your order is incorrect because your server didn't write anything down? If so, then Cafe DB is for you, and no I don't mean Du Berry. WORST. MEAL. EVER.
A disappointing morning. It was the first time and the last time I will ever go to this establishment. All three of our food orders were messed up, the waters stayed empty, and the food was poor. Dont bother with the Spanish omlette or the eggs bennedict. the French toast was all right but it cost 11.50 for one piece half a bannana 1 strawberry and a hockey puck for hashbrowns. If your looking for good breakfast keep driving.
The complainers might prefer Denny's.
I have eaten at Cafe DuBerry at least a couple times a month for the last 15 years and have yet to have a meal that didn't delight me. Having traveled the world that is fairly hard to do.
Great food does not come cheap... but neither is Cafe Du Berry expensive - I have always felt that I got good value for the fine food my family and I have enjoyed. Try a similar meal at any other fine restaurant in town and you'll likely pay more and not equal the care, craftsmanship and flavor Cafe Du Berry offers.
If you need your restaurant's international flavor be primarily in the name and not in the food then Cafe Du Berry will likely disappoint - If on the other hand you can discern a fine meal from a big meal then you too may discover and share the joy my family and I find on every visit at Mike's Cafe Du Berry!
We shall be there Easter Sunday of 2010 with the entire family.
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