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Cafe Brio

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8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-822-0791
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cement floors. Small outside dining area. The food was average. I had a pastry and quiche. Not likely to go out of my way for a return.

Thank Racefan2016
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a nice experience at this restaurant before, so I went back for an early dinner last week. They advertise a "Happy Hour" 5-6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, yet no food is available before 6 PM. I was very hungry, missed lunch, so the appetizer bruschetta was a life-saver. It was fresh and warm, but nothing out of... More 

Thank tigrris
Baywood Park, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Brio always pleases. The food is tasty and the place oozes with cheer and charm. The espresso drinks are delicious and works of art. Everything on the menu is worth trying and healthy too. Not sure the pastries are so healthy but hard to resist. The place is a favorite for visitors and locals alike.

Thank tsonloc
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Needed somewhere for a go hearty breakfast and this met the bill nicely .Everything wholesome and home cooked.

Thank richard g
Fillmore, California
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Didn't feel like eating the offerings at the Hampton Inn so we decided to try this place. Glad we did! Great french pastries. The croissants are amazing. Coffee was great. Stopped here twice on our trip and both times it was packed. You order at the counter and they bring the food to you. Located in downtown Arcata, which is... More 

Thank JoeyDog
San Diego
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful sandwiches. Fabulous ginger cookies. Superb bread. Considerate service. Quite busy. We stumbled on Brio while visiting Arcata, looking for a pet tolerant place. Pleasant surprise. Going back for breakfast and dinner tomorrow.

Thank MaxSanDiego
Eureka, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge brio fan. I grew up in the area so I have been countless times and I always have a wonderful time. The food + coffee is delish. I love how they support local farms and have some dishes that rotate seasonally. Definitely with a visit if you like pastries, coffee and a great atmosphere!

Thank Tree H
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stop by anytime, but especially nice during the Market Days at the adjacent McKinley Square. Take a seat at the inside cafe or outdoor patio and enjoy a delicious dessert creation like a tart and tangy Lemon Square, or multi layers, of razor-thin, sweet, apples baked into pie slices or a triple molasses cookie, so rich you can only eat... More 

Thank Jayeboy
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Each cup is individually dripped, so it takes time, but it is worth the wait if you have time! My daughter liked the hot chocolate, but it was cold by the time my coffee was ready. Deserts and pastries are fantastic as well. $$$

Thank VHiltonMartin
Redding, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I really only go there for their French Macarons, which are fantastic! Usually four different flavors. But...the service is just okay. I went in one time to get my macarons and the lady helping me took my order and got my macarons, she brought them to me and got the wrong flavors. I asked her if I can get the... More 

Thank brookekona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8th and G streets, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-822-0791

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