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Borderline Cafe

) #119 of 1,522 Restaurants in Cleveland $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
+1 216-529-1949
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For out-of-towners, this restaurant is in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland (my GPS is picky). The cafe is in a block of restaurants between Riverside and Graber. It has a small sign and is easy to miss because its neighbors have larger signs. The food...More

Thank frosty2015
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a little, popular neighborhood hang-out--we go all the time--with outstanding breakfast/brunch food. It's ridiculously popular on weekends and ridiculously busy; there will be waits. The owner-server gets ridiculously hassled and sometimes seems short but that's only because she's got many balls in the...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was invited here with a friend and was pleasantly surprised! This restaurant has your usual breakfast fare and the type of food that may be found in a southwest setting. The burrito for breakfast was out of my comfort zone but since this was...More

Thank Dell A
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As the other reviews have noted, it's a small place, about 11 tables or so, and only a few seat 4 people. Unless you pick an odd day or time, you'll wait in line outside the door. And it's cash only. But the food ......More

Thank Redbeard1969
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My Wife had the Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict and I had the smoked sausage mushroom and cheddar omelet. Both dishes where excellent, good to the last bite, Coffee was also above average, Important ! Went on a Thursday Morning , best . I don't recommend...More

Thank AdakDude
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very good . The eggs Benedict with Avacado is out of this world . The staff are personal able and there is always a line out the door

Thank tmbosco
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We always eat out for Sunday breakfast. Borderline was a change from typical breakfeast we are use to. Dishes had a unique Mexican flair that we liked very much. Will eat there again.

Thank MikeyInLakewood
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is only open for breakfast, and if I remember correctly, it is cash only. It's also very small, so sometimes you have to wait a bit. The food, though, is so worth it. Really yummy. Lots of options. All of the breakfast staples...More

Thank Lilly S
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I really wanted to 5-star this place. After reading all the reviews, I was hyped. But the service was atrocious, and 1 of 2 dishes that my wife and I ordered was IHOP quality. Pros: + The Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict is as good as...More

Thank JasonArroyo
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Borderline is a small place with about 10-11 tables and serves breakfast/brunch with an Hispanic flair. They have a menu that makes narrowing down your choices difficult, they all sound delicious. We had the bacon, avocado Benedict and the huevos rancheros carnitas. Both were very...More

Thank YoAdrian99
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Do they have specialty coffee ....mocha...espresso? Or do I need to pick one up to bring with me? : )
25 August 2016|
Response from tmbosco | Reviewed this property |
They do not have specialty coffee .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-529-1949
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