Portland >Food & Dining > Bumblekiss
3517 NE 46th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721345.548564 -122.616232
Neighborhoods: Central northeast Neighbors Incorporated, Beaumont - Wilshire
Love this place! Great food with lots of choices for vegetarians and vegans
My favorite meal to eat out is brunch. Even more wonderful is being able to combine sweet and savory, that way you don't have to decide between the scramble and the pancakes. Typically this means I go with a friend and we order 2 dishes, then split. But here, you can do it all on your own. Have a scramble then instead of toast ask for the pancake (delicious) or cinnamon french toast (devine). To top it all off, they have the best syrup ever, they make their own!! And the fruit, I love the fruit cups! As someone who is allergic to melon I constantly have to object to the fruit in restaurants. Again, here it is so different! My fruit cup comes with persimons, dates, blueberries, kiwi, mmm. How can you not love this place? And it's great they try to keep their food as local as possible. Hands down my favorite brunch spot in Portland.
Cute place – This place is really cute and they were accommodating for my party of 6 on a Sunday morning. Although their menu doesn't say it, you can substitute tofu for eggs in any of their scrambles. However, the tofu was really dry and needed plenty of salt and aardvark sauce. The portions for the scrambles seemed pretty small but some of the other combination platters were large. The waitress was incredibly sweet. There's a maximum of 2 credit cards per table and they won't budge on that so just be prepared with cash if you want to split the cost more than two ways.
Outstanding food and service – We arrived at Bumblekiss to find all tables taken last Sunday morning. They brought us coffee while we waited, which was really nice. A table came up; we decided to wait for one outside. Later, we thought we might take one inside - but no, one of the umbrella tables seemed to be opening up, so we'd wait for that. (Truly, we usually aren't such pains!) The staff should have been plotting our demise, but what did they do? They brought us a complimentary plate of muffins and apologized for our wait! We were still marveling at their amazing attitude when our order arrived and we switched to raving about the fabulous food. In short (is it too late?) the food was out of this world and the service even better. We'd move in there if we could!
Great food, fantastic service! – My boyfriend and i have been eating a Bumblekiss weekly for over a year. We have consistently recieved awesome service and incrediable food. We go almost every Wednesday and Nan, our wonderful server is always there with a smile, oramge juice and coffee. She makes us feel so welcome! We have tried most every menu item, but always look forward to the specials, especially the seasonal pancakes and french toast. Bumblekiss does everything just right!
The benedict professor – Oh.. my.. Gosh...
I have had the sheer pleasure of brunching at this cozy orange honey comb (Bumblekiss)..
I like eating out so... a lot matters when it comes to taste and service and i get both here!! the food is great and the service is superb, and what I find most intriguing; the clientele are always always brushed with a smile on their face. I make it a repetition by eating here at least once a week.
Best breakfast I've EVER had. Seriously. – This place is tiny, and there are not a lot of tables, so there is frequently a wait. It is so worth waiting for. There is a ping pong table in the garage where you can pass some time. The food here is remarkable. I think in all of my life I have not had a breakfast this good. That's a strong statement, my friends. I had a scramble that was filling and every bite was a little explosion of goodness in my mouth. My husband had the tacos and he said they were awesome.
I highly recommend this place to anyone with a little time and who share the love I have for breakfast food.
Great food, worth the sometimes long wait – Mr Rose and I have eaten here several times. It can get a bit crowded in the tiny main room and the service is sometimes a bit spotty - or dipsy, maybe?
If you're willing to put up with a rather eccentric wait-staff and a possibly long wait, however, the food is well worth it. I particularly recommend the lavender-coconut scones. I wouldn't recommend this establishment to families with small children. It's too cramped and the few times we've been in there when a little one finally loses patience with the whole thing and lets loose a banshee cry, everyone in the small room gets deafened.
Worst seating policy ever – We were very excited to try this place for breakfast on Sunday and anticipated a wait. When we arrived, we put our name down (2 adults, 1 child) for the inside section (the garage was dismal inside, cold even with the outdoor heater, but still packed). We were told about a 20 minute wait. At about 15 min, we checked and were told 2 parties of 2 still ahead of us. There are only 2 tables in the main seating area (non-garage) that accommodate more than 2 people. One of the tables of 4 opened up but they sat a party of TWO there! The other table of 4 hadn't even been served their food yet. We were then told we COULD sit in the garage at a table of 2 and they would add a space for our child (the other party of 2 ahead of us wanted the inside). We agreed to the garage, but then in walked the other party and sat down. Guess they didn't want the interior after all. But then the staff refused to seat us at a table of 2 on the inside and said we would have to wait for one of the tables of 4 to open up--surely at least another 30+ minutes. WHAT??? Couldn't stick around for that. Hopefully they'll wisen up to seat larger parties at the larger table since the wait for a small table is so much shorter. Staff absolutely unapologetic about giving us mixed messages and poor treatment.
Great vibe & yummy, healthy food – This place has such a welcoming atmosphere, and some of the stuff on the walls was really cool - just a nice place to be. It was pretty empty (a weekday lunch) when we were there, but the service was great, and it seemed like everyone working there really cared about the food. It's definitely a gormet diner kind of place - very fresh and upscale ingredients (smoked salmon, goat cheese, leeks, caramelized onions, etc), but with really reasonable prices. And breakfast is served every day til 3pm. Try the mushroom scramble with rosemary - delicious.
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