Portland >Cameo Cafe
However-Cameo West is Now Closed. We had breakfast there once years ago and it was very good. Only problem is the place has been sold and is now closed. We checked it out. Just FYI! Cameo East is still open.
Can't beat its breakfast. My husband, son and I had breakfast there, and it was wonderful. I'm into healthy foods, my son is into eggs and hash, and my husband is into omelettes. We were all satisfied with our meal, had a great friendly service and they customized my omelette to my liking.
Not good after changed owners. After regularly visiting this restaurant for a few years, I have not been back for months. Once a delicious and fun place to eat, it now is not worth it. Much better options out there.
Just plain terrible!.
I visited the Cameo Cafe on the weekend before Christmas with my husband. We were shopping in the area, and wanted to try Cameo because of all the good press we?ve read. What a disappointment! The service was spotty, our table was sticky and still covered in crumbs, and the food was awful. My omelet was an oily mess and the hash browns were still cold in the middle. My poor husband ordered the hash which turned out to taste like it was cooked while still in the can. The back porch area we were seated in was filthy. I'm talking visible clumps of dust/dirt mix on the floor and cobwebs all over the ceiling and in the corners.
The Cameo may have been great once, but take my advice and avoid it in the future.
Bland. This place is way too expensive for what you're getting. The last two times I was there for breakfast, I spent the whole meal drowning it in every condiment on the table. The food had no flavor AT ALL. I really don't understand why people give such grand reviews! I'll go to Byways or Paradox from now on.
Great Omelette On A Monday Morning!.
My dad and I had a nice breakfast on this Monday morning at the Cameo. I have been here several times on weekend mornings and it was always busy. Great food each time and today was no exception. I'd say I had the best seafood omelette (they call it Fishermans omelette) I've ever had, no this was the best I ever had. Large chunks of Scallops and mushrooms, lots of Bay Shrimps and Oysters and great cheese not just rolled up in eggs but kind of just layed out there showing off all that seafood (good marketing I'd say). So the price was $16, so what! I wanted a great omelette and I got one. Don't get me wrong, The Cadillac and even John's Cafe in St. John's does good omelettes at their price range and could be an alternative at less prices, but today was special. Most people write negatives about a place and I'm no exception. I do have something to say and I hope the owner or manager will read this. The place needs a good cleaning and then keep it up. Today I ate on the main level during a nice sunny day outside and noticed dirt and cobwebs and dust all over the walls and pipes and ducting and everywhere. The floors, the nooks and crannies. I was eating my expensive delicious breakfast with my dad and noticed the filth. I do hope the owner or manager see this and will do something about the dirt. I will go back for breakfast again sometime and maybe even try lunch or dinner and this next time I will point this out if it is not corrected.
eat out, be good. Steve
How many stars?!! This system is rigged!. There is no way taht the Cameo deseves this many stars. After a few attemtps to elt them redeem themselves I have fianlly blacklisted this place from places I will eat. If they didn't charge for such standard breakfast I might consider going back. But there is little difference in what is served here compared to wath is served at a pancake house on 82nd and at ahlf the price. The final straw for me was when I had ordered pancakes and bacon and ended up with eggs and french toast. When I told her I have the wrong order, she told me, "No that is what you ordered." I really don't like eggs by themselves and wouldn't order them. Despite explaining this to the server all I got back in response was a vacant stare. I would recomend this only if you plan and eating with someone you dislike.
Well I am sooo happy to have found this place! It is adorable! I am a pancake fanatic and this place knows how to serve them up right! They spill over the plate even!! I have been going as often as I can, and each time it keeps getting better and better.
Recently I brought a dear friend from out of town for lunch, it was a Saturday and a bit busy, but we were seated after waiting in a cozy hallway in under 5 minutes. I had the "long life soup" and my friend had the "chicken penne" both meals were wonderful. At the end of the meal our waiter asked how everything was, and we raved about the food. I told him that my friend was from out of town this was her first time at the restaurant. His eyes lit up! He dissappeard for a moment and returned with a loaf of their famous "Strong Bread" at no charge for my friend!
I have read a few of the reviews on this site, and can nott even imagine how these people could even be talking about the same place!? Over the last few months I have been to the Cameo at least 8 times and have never had a single issue. Always plesent service, and the food is wonderful!
If I were you I would ignore any negative reviews you see because this place is a gem!
I thought they were known for their breakfast, but.... The coffee was bad, the cream (served in those little plastic cups with the peel off lid) curdled in my coffee, the menu was not the least bit adventurous and the basics were not well executed. I think $11.00 is a little spendy for 2 eggs, hasbrowns, bacon and toast.
Funky and friendly, this Northwest standby is a longtime breakfast fave..
Multi-floored, full of nooks and decorated with an impressive array of knickknacks, the Cameo is a local treasure. Breakfast is served all day, with good reason. Pancakes, available "by the acre," are worth their weight in flavor and hang off the plate. Egg dishes, from Benedicts with rich hollandaise to omelets with familiar fillings like ham and green peppers, are fluffy and filling.
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