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1742 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214
1742 Southeast 12th AvenueUSOregonPortland97214
(503) 467-4971juniorscafepdx.com
$RestaurantToday 8AM–3PM
Saturday 8AM–3PMSunday 8AM–3PM, 5–10PMMonday 8AM–2PMTuesday 8AM–2PMWednesday 8AM–2PMThursday 8AM–2PMFriday 8AM–2PM
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Eclectic art lines the walls of this trendy pick for breakfast & brunch with vegan & veggie options.- Google
"Excellent breakfast potatoes, tofu scramble, and vegan French toast."
"When we arrived, we put our name on the waiting list and waited outside."
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kerkyra brock
a month ago
Amazing French toast, both vegan and non, even a gluten-free option. Lots of delicious vegan items, great for vegans with meat-eating friends.
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Rich Alta
10 months ago
Great food, great service. Quirky Portland atmosphere. Love it here, stop by every time I am in town on business. LeLan is awesome!
Jordan Mieth
5 months ago
THIS PLACE IS NOT DOG FRIENDLY!! Waited an hour with our dog, to find out that dogs are not allowed inside, even though it says it's dog friendly online. Idiots.
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Aaron Larsen
4 months ago
Little bit of a wait. But well worth it.
kate k
5 months ago
Breakfast food was good! After waiting nearly an hour (typical for a weekend, no complaint about this) for a table. The music was so (obnoxiously) loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation across the table. We asked the waitress if she could turn the volume down just a little. She replied that there was no way to adjust the volume and offered us earplugs if the music/volume was making us uncomfortable. Really, earplugs to accompany your breakfast?? We have eaten here many times and have never encountered this issue...unfortunately, we will not return. Totally turned us off to this place!!
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Conan Magnuson
a week ago
Excellent breakfast if you can get in. Lines like you're in Brooklyn.
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Mathew Gauvin
a year ago
The decor here reminds me of 20-somethings who just inherited their grandmother's house and turned it into a cafe. Oddly, you can sit and wait outside but they don't appear to serve people at the outside tables. Barring that, Junior's Cafe has some of the best vegan tofu scramble I've ever had. It made me want to jump over the counter to watch the chef make it. Superb!
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R Steffen
a year ago
My wife and I decided to grab breakfast here while our boys were practicing for a flag folding ceremony for a Memorial Day servie at church. When we arrived, we put our name on the waiting list and waited outside. Not long after we had placed our order, the "music" shifted from a low key Willie Nelson mix to a high volume group of instruments playing with an angry man slurred his words over them. Not singing - angrily slurred talking is the best way I can describe this sound - and it was playing directly behind us. It was overpowering. It was difficult to even talk or think over. Now I have a high tolerance of most things, but this was over the top. We even asked the people next to us what they thought of it, and they weren't happy about it either. My wife found someone on staff before I did to request that it either be changed or turned down. Now, my Bride is respectful, considerate, and kind - and at the same time articulate enough to communicate what she wants to say. She also has a degree in restaurant management, among other things and ran one of the top restaurants in Portland in her younger days. So I was surprised when she came back to the table and said that they weren't willing to change the music or turn it down. After a few more minutes, we decided if the environment wasn’t going to change - then we would change our environment! No sense letting good food go to waste :) We took our food to the outside table where it was quieter & made the best of it. OK, so here is where, had I not seen it with my own 2 eyes and heard it with my own 2 ears, I would not have believed it. I swear, I wondered when the camera crew was going to come out and say “SURPRISE!” and that we were on some sort of prank show. One of the staff, who I later discovered was the owner, came out with ‘To Go’ boxes and our bill telling us we couldn’t have food outside. And after trying to tell her that we came outside because we couldn’t be inside with that “music”, she proceeded to tell my Wife that she was being dramatic and immature and that clearly this wasn’t her kind of place. Seriously – this is where I thought cameramen would be coming out any second from hiding. Not only was the woman - THE OWNER - publicly berating us in front of other customers, but her accusations were not even on keel with reality. The only drama and immaturity was from her. We were completely calm throughout our visit - and you could ask anyone there and they’d agree. After our scolding, another couple came out and they, too had mentioned that they didn’t care for the “music”, and they were told they were welcome to not come back. Really – that happened! They told us - and they were shocked, too! I guess we were not the only crazy ones. The entire experience was unbelievable, and to be honest – downright insulting. This is the first time in my 45 years that I have ever taken the time to write a negative review - but it is also the first time I have seen this kind of treatment. It was humiliating, insulting, embarrassing, and the owner of the restaurant should be ashamed of herself for treating so many others so poorly. Yes, I said many others. Take the time to read through the reviews and you will see a pattern. Do yourself a HUGE favor and stay away from Junior's Cafe - it's not worth it. There are plenty of other places you can go where you are welcome and appreciated...
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