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Morning Thunder Cafe

352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
+1 530-342-9717
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“french roast” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Waitress Caylen was great fun and looked after us outstandingly well. Food tasty & arrived amazingly quickly. Not expensive. Frequented by many locals - always a good sign. Parking good & convenient. You ought to go!

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Forget Mel's Diner and those other retro chains. This is the real thing, down to the oval dining room, formica and nylon upholstered diner chairs, color scheme, and the full range of meal options. Many meals are available here, but I think that folks would...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting family in Chico, I remembered the delicious Breakfast Burrito I had years ago and wanted to go back on this recent visit. The food at Morning Thunder Cafe is so delicious. I really recommend the Breakfast Burrito! Service was great.

Thank subrogoddess
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My family and I have been eatting at Morning Thunder for years. We have never had a bad meal. We have never had to wait long even when we are a table of 10. The service is excellent. Orders are always right. They refill drinks...More

Thank dianeaiello2017
Reviewed 26 August 2017

There's a reason for the line out the door on weekends. Fun atmosphere, great food, friendly servers, reasonable pricing. Worth the wait, or go on a weekday.

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The place is humming with a throwback diner atmosphere. The space is energetic with art on the walls for sale. Coffee is always hot, staff is friendly and you can get a pancake affordable that is bigger than a hubcap. Delicious eggs and French Toast....More

Thank E.E. C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Love their Club Sandwich. Best ever! Enjoyed Morning Thunder on dozens of occasions; they are consistent, staff are great and no bad choices on the menu. Long time customer & never disappointed!

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This a lively place for a weekend breakfast, which means noisy. Great service. Surprisingly weak coffee. Average fare. This was my first experience with having to cut a waffle with a knife. It's O.K., but not on my short list for a return visit.

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with a friend for breakfast, and the food was really delicious. The service was friendly and fast.

Thank Brandon T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've only been to Morning Thunder for breakfast, but it's the only place I go for breakfast in Chico. Yes, you will probably have to wait for a table. Last time I was there it was about ten minutes. I always order ham, eggs sunny...More

Thank Larry G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-342-9717
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