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“Excellent food! No need to camp here to enjoy it”
Review of The Flats Cafe

The Flats Cafe
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Albion
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We wanted to see this RV park, but had no idea we'd also find a great little cafe!

It's clean and fresh inside, with about a dozen or so tables. Our table had a nice view of the bridge. There are some great old photos on the walls that let you see what this area used to look like. There are also some sketches of the proposed new bridge to replace the aging wooden trestle structure.

The staff is very friendly - this seems to be a family run operation. We figured we'd get "average" food, but it was far better than that.

I had the biscuits and gravy. They make their own biscuits from scratch and of course their own gravy. Delicious! My husband had the Reuben and pronounced it one of the best he's ever had. They prepare (brine) their own corned beef right there.

The prices were quite reasonable. The location is great - it's on the east side of Highway 1, right on the river. You get to it via a paved road (maybe the 'old' road?) that is on the north side of the bridge. It is a bit steep, and please give way if you meet a large RV as it is narrow for a big rig.

Next time we're in this area, we'll eat here!

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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

The food is really good and the coffee/hot chocolate is hot, fresh and really hit the spot! Surprisingly big menu and attentive service. Don't expect fancy but it is clean and friendly!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

The place doubles up as a store for the Camp, so it looks a bit odd. Just a few tables and chairs among shelves of grocerie items. But it is very clean.

We had some very good vegetable soups, a veggie sub, and an absolutely amazing prawns with fries. All sizzling fresh too.

I am glad all the other places were closed or else we would have missed this place.

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1  Thank Krisztian Z
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Loved the chef, who was single-handedly feeding everyone as well as taking orders. Only drawback was the lack of views and beer. We were surprised to learn upon arrival that Flats Cafe was more of a convenience-store/campground store cafe rather than an actual cafe. That said, we took a delicious pizza back to Fensalden Inn in Albion and it was great!

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Down on the flats in an RV park near the fishing boats, this is a no fuss restaurant with super food. We had fish and chips. They were great.

1  Thank Nancy L
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