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“First visit following reopening” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Shore Cafe

North Shore Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in White Salmon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: North Shore Cafe is committed to providing fast and friendly service, a large and welcoming space, serving food, fresh juices, and hand crafted coffee that provides our customers with nutritious, high-quality meal to energize them for their day.
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“First visit following reopening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had $5 breakfast vouchers for White Salmon restaurants following a night at the Inn at White Salmon. We chose the North Shore Café and were not disappointed. The service was friendly, prompt and the breakfast sandwiches very good. The front of the restaurant was open to take advantage of the great summer Gorge weather. I've read some of the comments from earlier reviewers regarding slow service. It appears as if the staff has made the necessary adjustments to address the problem. Good work!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Eric H
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English first
White Salmon, Washington, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“North Shore Cafe has reopened”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Faster service, still great products, much improved seating, everything appears to be back on-track and getting better all the time.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lloyd D
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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241 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“perfect place at the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Walking with the 2 yr old granddaughter, saw the menu on the window which listed hard boiled egg...$1. Knew the 2 yr old loved peeling and eating hard boiled eggs so went in, greeted by some extremely friendly and willing staff who set us up with a small bowl, some napkins and the egg. I grabbed a local canned beer and we sat outside and enjoyed the folks passing by and the egg. 2 yr old wanted a second and the staff inside responded immediately and we were back in business enjoying the White Salmon scene. A great way to pass some time and enjoy each other. Wish we lived closer, this would be a spot to visit more often.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cindy F
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Bend, OR
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Open early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We had vouchers from our hotel (Inn of the White Salmon) and since our kids are early risers (6 am) we headed there after we woke up. We had coffee and bagel breakfast sandwiches but the burritos and smoothies looked really tasty!

Visited October 2013
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Thank eelnahs
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Bainbridge Island, WA, US
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Coffee is great, IF you have the time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Hmmm, I wasn’t going to write a review for this café, but we also lost time waiting for our food (30+ minutes) so it may in fact be more typical than not. In our case (8 am on a Thursday morning), we got the coffee right away (French-press, which had already been made and was really good/far better than the coffee at Katina’s across the street). But then we waited and waited for our breakfast, which from what we could tell didn’t need much preparation other than heating the already-made Portobello mushroom breakfast sandwich (the hard-boiled egg was already there in the case, and all I ordered was the yogurt/fruit/granola parfait which was 90% pre-assembled too). We watched everyone there wait and wait, and one couple who had ordered well ahead of us went to complain and then waited more and then literally ran out with their food because they were very late for an appointment (professional photographers doing a winery photo shoot, we later learned, because they were staying at our hotel. The light is critical for a shoot and they needed to be on time so had every right to be frustrated). In the café’s defense, only one woman was working and her associate eventually came in (apparently late). Things are definitely more casual in White Salmon, and we weren’t expecting fast-food times, but a simple explanation as we ordered that it might take a bit longer because the barista wasn’t there yet would have gone a long way! They did refill our coffees (since the coffee was long-gone by the time our food arrived), and once the barista got to work the backlog went away pretty quickly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Isle-to-Isle
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