Portland >Food & Dining > Milo's City Cafe
Good & Bad. We've eaten at Milo's several times over the last 14 months and the consistency of the food is all over the place. We've had some truly delicious meals here and on other occasions it's been awful. Most recently two of us had lunch here and ordered completely different things (a hamburger, a vegetarian sandwich) and neither of them tasted of anything, completely blah. We've also had several dinners here where the meat will be barely warmed through yet the vegetables burnt to a crisp. I hope they get their act together because when the food is on it is so good.
Great for lunch!. This place is awesome! I had seen it on one of the city search emails before, and had saved it in my favorites. We decided to do take out for an office lunch, and it was so great. Mouth watering great! We got the seafood linguini, seafood de jour and the mediterraean pasta. All were fantastic. The only con is the restaurant is REALLY busy, but when it's this good what do you expect?
great breakfast. Great food - we had the crab cakes egg benedict and our kiddos split the chocolate/peanut butter waffles... both were great.
The Best. Best Pan-fried razor clam I have ever had in my life! Great food, good service makes this one of the best places on the east side of Portland
Consistently terrific food and a very good value.
I love this place. Feels like going home for dinner to the home you wish you had. We eat there 3 times a month and I've probably eaten 60 meals there. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection and served at the right time. The various waiters we've had, except for one, have been just perfect additions to the place and our meals.
I'd recommend everything on the menu. The hamburger is divine, the seafood salad is generous and tasty, all the specials are special.
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is the waitress we've had the last two times. Friendly but so friendly that she spent more time schmoozing with her dining buddies than attention to taking our order, serving our order and getting us the check. Plus, her size is such that if she's schmoozing near you you feel cramped.
I live a few blocks from Milos but had been putting off going even after the commercial on heavy rotation made me want to try the eggs benedict. My husband and I shared a Monte Cristo and crab cake benedict. The Monte Cristo was decent but on the small side. Overall it was the highlight. The crab cake benedict was a huge disapointment. The egg was way over cooked. The yolk was dry and hard. The english muffin was burnt and hard too. The temperature of the potatoes and the benedict was warm at best. I order a peach mimosa and it came out with a tacky umbrella and a plastic mermaid on the side of my glass. Why waste food cost on something useless and tacky, invest that money into a heat lamp instead. The service was ok, not outstanding and not horrible. The waiter had good intentions but was too busy and just "going through the motions." I suggest he keep his tips somewhere other than his front pocket so the whole place is reminded to tip. His shirt was thin material and the money incredibly visable.
Next time I want a crab cake benedict I will go to Jake's Gill. They do it a 100 times better. For a nice local breakfast with in my neighborhood I will go to the Cadillac Cafe instead. This was a true disapointment as I would have loved to find a new it spot for breakfast in my neighborhood.
Great Breakfast. Milo's has great breakfast food. The Eggs Benedict are wonderful as are the pancakes and omelets. It can be busy, but it you are going solo you can sit at the bar by the kitchen. Fresh ingredients and lots of options make this our first choice for an affordable breakfast.
damn good breakfast. great breakfast food! Everything on the menu is amazing, and they had a lot of vegetarian options! great location. great prices. my only gripe is that i feel they are short staffed waited a long time to get my coffee...and they need to invest in an air conditioner. Felt like we had to rush because it was soooo hot in there.
Great Neighborhood Bistro. We always feel like the crew at Milo's cares about us. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are consistently good, no real suprises but good food with a creative spark. With all of the expensive restaurants in town, it's nice to have a place that you can get a good meal for a reasonable price. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
Go early, go often. Great eggs benedict. Best in town in my opinion as it is served in several creative styles. I particularly enjoy the blackstone as well as the crab cake eggs benedict. Cool Portland feel to this spot. Come early (before 10:00) if you don't want to wait for breakfast/brunch seating. The service here can be a little rushed as they get very busy during breakfast service. Food is superbly prepared and seasoned to perfection. I have also enjoyed the quiche lorraine here when it is available.
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