Market Cafe, Cleveland
Cleveland, OH 44113
I absolutely love coming down here for breakfast. Our friends and I always get together here for an early start to our market trip, and it's full of fresh, tasty, and filling options. It does tend to get busy on prime days, but I never had to wait too long to get sat. I get the market breakfast, which includes two eggs, a heaping pile of potatoes, and two slices of toast for $5. You simply cannot beat that, especially when everyone's waiting in line for $10-$15 breakfasts at trendier restaurants in the same area. Love the atmosphere; as it feels like your eating in someone's kitchen. Service is always quick and friendly.
After a long night being rowdy Jays fans and trying to torment the Cleveland Indians, you need a morning plate of grease and grub. This was a Sunday and everything is literally closed in this ghost town, except for the West Side Market Cafe. A typical breakfast/brunch diner. I ordered the Huevos Racheros which was delicious. Portion was on the small side but it was enough to get me by. Everyone else order their Market Breakfast was had their special spicy bacon, eggs and hash. It was delicious and portion size was big. Pricing is fair... minus the currency. Service is super friendly. They can take quite a while to take your order but that is only because they are always full. I respect them for that. I'm curious about their dinner. That will have to wait until next year. Highly recommend this place.
I've been coming here on and off a couple times a year for the past 8 years, which is basically forever. My dad and I used to stop in for breakfast before shopping in at the market. From that I can say their prices have definitely increased (it was insanely cheap back then) but their menu has definitely evolved as well. My most recent stop I got the huevos rancheros and it was fantastic. I sat at the bar and the bartenders were super prompt on taking my order and refilling my coffee and water - which at the level of my hangover was extremely impressive. She even offered me a coffee to go! I've been surprised at the low ratings for this place as I've never had a subpar experience here and always take my guests here before taking them through the market and they've always loved it. Most recently, I went on a Sunday and it was cool to wander through the market as the vendors mosey in and open up shop getting used to the new Sunday schedule.
Ask if they have the seafood chowder and if they do...GET IT!!! It is soooooo hearty, chunky, and delicious! Tons of seafood and veggies. The portions are big, the prices are good, the food is tasty, and the service was fast and friendly. I definitely plan on coming back when I'm in the area
Erin is a friendly, professional server that makes excellent suggestions. The wild mushroom and grilled cheese on rosemary is our of sight!
The place is really nice. Quite the local ambient and flavor. Ingredients are sourced from the market. The service is really friendly and they make sure you are well taken care of. Prices are pretty reasonable. I had the eggs benedict with hash browns and while the eggs were not spectacular the hash browns were fantastic! Hands down the best ones I have ever had! Another down side is that they don't take AMEX and since I was traveling on business I couldn't bill tto my corporate card, but this should not affect regular casual customers. Parking can be a challenge too but I went early on a Sunday morning and was able to get street parking.
So. We were so excited to try this place and we were very disappointed First of all, we didn't get our coffee refilled until we asked. I HATE this!! It's a peeve of mine. Second, my husband, who LOVES chicken and waffles, ordered it and couldn't eat it. Had a weird, greasy taste. We won't be back. Bummed
Love this place. Best hash browns on the planet. Great lunch menu with not-quite-artisanal but definitely plussed-up sandwiches and burgers. But for sure make it before 11a to capture the full breakfast menu, if that's your thing - and it's definitely advised. Since its attached to a really cool indoor farmer's market, all the food sourcing is fresh and top notch, it's well worth a stroll through on your way in or out of the cafe.
Great local spot. if you're visiting the West Side Market - or Cleveland in general - for the first time, it's worth going to the Cafe for breakfast. The atmosphere and history are really what makes the Cafe great, there's nothing gourmet about the food. It's basically an old school diner in terms of what's served (high quality food though, so don't let the diner comparison turn you off). If you like Kielbasa, go for the Hungarian Hash.
Great food, service was a little slow. The Bloody Mary was very good but spicy. I think it was a mix though. I would recommend the corn beef hash made with yellow potatoes. Parking is difficult.
Great little lunch spot. Had the pierogi sandwich on rosemary bread with a TON of munster cheese. Awesome! The fries were OK, a little oily flavored. Nice little beer selection to boot. Get a buzz on before you go shopping in the market.
I had high hopes but if I'm to be honest, this experience just wasn't up to par with what I feel is expected when dining out. There were three of us on a Saturday at about 9:30. The way they squeezed us into tables was a bit absurd. I could barely pull my chair out without hitting the person behind me and we may as well have pushed our table up against the table beside us because we were that close. It was very tight quarters and I'm not a huge guy. I tried to order the Corned Beef Hash & Eggs but our waitress came back and said they were out of corned beef. So I then ordered the Creamed Chipped Beef but was told they did not have that available either. So by 9:30a they were out of two breakfast dishes. I ended up just ordering the Brunch Wrap and was very disappointed with it. It was just a fried egg with bacon and some cheese inside a tortilla shell served with potatoes. The potatoes were decent but the wrap was a joke. It was tiny and had no flavor at all. I could have made this at home easily and saved $8. When our food was brought out it was brought at different times so one of us had food before the others. Two coffees were brought when only one was ordered and then we were told by he waitress that we ordered two. Well, two out of the three of us are not coffee drinkers so I'm fairly certain we would not have ordered that extra coffee. I believe we were charged for it but it took so long to get our check in the first place that I didn't care. I just wanted to get out of that cramped area and go about my day. It was not a great experience at all but I would be willing to try it again. I would certainly order something different. Perhaps it was just an off day. It is hard to say though with so many other breakfast destinations in the area.