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Testy Chef Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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22607 SE 216th Way, Maple Valley, WA 98038-8466
+1 425-432-4795
06:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 13:30
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Maple Valley, Washington
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the counter and watched them cook with a mysterious bottle of some sort of oil. They used margarine instead of butter. Not good for me

Thank vacakelly
Maple Valley, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Testy Chef Our Breakfast Club meets once a month at the Testy Chef. We love the friendly atmosphere, and ambiance of this tiny cafe nestled above the Cedar River. I usually order the Testy Mess.

Thank CherieDD
Maple Valley, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Breakfast and Lunch Diner. If you get a chance, sit on the deck. It's relaxing year round with the sound of Cedar River below you!

Thank kquinnster
Seattle, Wa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nothing extraordinary about Testy Chef. It is a little expensive for what you get, and the service is bleh. Can get the same thing at Denny's for half the price.

Thank Wagolfingbuddy
Maple Valley, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great value and great service! Remember?: "Some times you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came....." That's Testy Chef. Best restaurant in Maple Valley

Thank daveanderson2009
Enumclaw, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first time we ate here we were bowled over. I am not a big pancake fan but these were the best I have tasted for many years. The menu i varied. The food is excellent and in the Spring one can eat on the balcony overlooking the river. we have been back and everything was a good as the... More 

Thank wolffullmoon
Ravensdale, Washington
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

1.Testy? Like in easily aggrivated? 2. Or Tasty? Like in really delicious? I'm voting on number 2. We met friends here for breakfast. Had a wonderful table outside near the river. A great spring morning. It was beautiful. The food was delicious, and full of what was fresh in the area. I'd say this chef is inventive by looking at... More 

Thank redcayenne
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Need a good basic breakfast, go here. Staff is great, easy to get too, and fast service (when there are more then 3 lady's) but don't mess the place.

Thank Markeparker
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place for that "weekend breakfast". Its small, it's easy to miss, and worth repeat visits. We live just down the street and really enjoy our weekend breakfast there along with afternoon lunches. Always fresh and always plenty of it...good food awaits. Try the Hash and Eggs for breakfast with a side of perfectly cooked bacon. Right off the highway... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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453 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

They have the best breakfast in town and in the towns surrounding Maple Valley. They are cash or check only so come prepared. This is a diner not a restaurant the portions are great the price is right and the service is no nonsense.

Thank 71travelgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22607 SE 216th Way, Maple Valley, WA 98038-8466
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Maple Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 425-432-4795

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