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Little Cheerful Cafe

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133 E Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
+1 360-738-8824
07:00 - 14:00
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There's character here and the menu had a good variety. We went on a holiday morning, was busy so had to wait about 20 min, no big deal, she had warned us. The girl who greeted us was very nice, but our server basically ignored us after taking our order. She did apologize for not paying attention to us when... More 

Thank ginni74
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Travelling thru. My hotel only had breakfast till 9. 😥 I'm not an early riser. Lucky me. I found Little Cheerful instead. I'm a veggie trying to keep carbs low: a challenge on the road. Not so at Little Cheerful. Plenty of good chouces. Delicious breakfast. Very nice atmosphere. One of the staff singing softly to the music. Sun streaming... More 

Thank John D
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went to school at WWU back in the 90s, this was a common breakfast place back then, lots of fond memories. Was recently on a road trip with my family, we stopped here for breakfast, yummm. The food was great. I had the corn beef hash, was made with real corn beef and a lot of it. Everyone raves about... More 

Thank PNWgirl1
Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Worth the waiting as you can people observe and the food is different and yummy. I ordered a special in a skillet and kept saying I had enough half way thru and then ate the whole thing it was so good.

Thank Jo J
Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

You may have to wait on a weekend morning, but it will be worth it. Full breakfast menu, almost anything you could want. Great coffee. Smoked salmon benedict is not to be missed.

Thank HamsterMike
Vancouver Island, Canada
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Kind of a banged up place on a banged up corner of downtown. Only open until 2pm, so late lunch is a no-go... but they serve up a big and delicious breakfast at any time while open.... and mine was really good. Totally casual, but prompt and friendly service with nice portions of good food. I can see why people... More 

Thank Volenti
Redwood City, California
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very casual & very friendly. They put nice little twists on the traditional and it fun ways. If you aren't a foodie but just like good food around a good vibe you will fit in fine here.

Thank Sbrmatt
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

ordered the pancakes, dry and grainy, honestly the worst I've eaten. Will not be returning. The coffee was alright, but waited for an excessive amount of time (40+ minutes) considering that pancakes and coffee were all that I had ordered.

Thank bellinhamster111
Kent, Washington
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went here on a friend's advice. We had brunch outside on a Sunday AM. They are dog friendly on the patio. The coffee was great. The fruit platter was wonderful. Crab benny is a YES. the breakfast sandwich (McStupid?? or something) was tasty. The service was friendly.

Thank pjgrad
Queen Valley, Arizona
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Visited today after a recommend from a local resident. We were greeted and seated on arrival, brought water and asked if we wanted coffee which was brought to us right away. I asked if the sausage gravy was good and the server offered to bring a sample to taste and brought a small bowl of it out! One taste and... More 

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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: 133 E Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-738-8824

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