Leo's Coffee Shop

(503) 228-1866

837 SW 11TH Ave, Portland, OR | Directions   97205

45.519506 -122.683923

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 06:30 AM To 01:00 PM

Restaurants, Diners, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: French

Tags: Breakfast

Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Downtown

Leo's Coffee Shop
Leo's Coffee Shop

Reviews for Leo's Coffee Shop

over a year ago

Under the Scaffolding:


Leo's Coffee Shop. Immediately adjacent to the Main Branch of the Multnomah County Library. West on Yamhill, next to the MAX line.

Ample food, reasonable prices, friendly service, and Fountain Specials ! How many places still have both chocolate AND vanilla Malts? AND Old Fashioned Milk Shakes.

This reminds me of an old fashioned Woolworth lunch counter, including the decor.

If you arrive deep into the lunch hour service please cut the present owner, Peter, a little slack. As he freely admits: "No young anymore!"

& "Leo, was long time ago". The place is original to the building, 1929.

837 SW 11Th Avenue, phone 503-228-1866. Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM. No Credit or Debit Cards please.


over a year ago

Try it once - you'll return. – Tasty breakfast, hot coffee, a fresh newspaper - what a way to start your day! Lunch is a fine bargain, too. But it's Leo himself who keeps bringing back the customers. Gracious service in a feel-good-kind-of-way. This small old-fashioned coffee shop is one of my favorite places in Portland. A beloved city icon.

over a year ago

Inexpensive Old School diner – Want bacon and eggs or a BLT in a hurry and for not much money? Head to Leo's!

Leo's is in the heart of the city, right behind the Central Library. Look for the window in the Medical Dental Arts Bldg. that says "Leo's No Smoking".

Leo himself greets you and hands you several newspapers as you sit down. The service here is great -- especially those covert coffee refills. It's typical diner fare, and it is tasty and super cheap.

It's a Portland institution that no one knows about. Eat there now!

over a year ago

Great Customer Service – Leo was an awesome man. His service and free papers make you feel like you're welcome. It made our breakfast experience that much more enjoyable. It has an old school diner feeling which was originial in such a large city. The breakfast was worth the money and it tastes like momma's cooking. I recommend going.

over a year ago

Great Customer Service in a Forgotten Landmark Location – Good food, old school diner environment, and the NICEST guy you'd ever want to meet (with cool hair). I highly recommend Leo's to anyone who wants a fast clean counter service lunch at a very reasonable price. Be sure to check out the Scarlet salon next door as well. This is a gorgeous shop AND the lobby of the Medical/Dental building is a beauty!!!

over a year ago

Best service in town – Leo is a gracious host, with a newspaper & the warmest smile I have ever seen. I usually go into this cafe after I have visited the dentist several stories up. I HATE the dentist but I always feel like I can diffuse with Leo and a grilled cheese sandwich before I head out to my car. I seriously have never been to a place that made me feel so good about myself. As I leave Leo will be commenting on the weather or something that I seemed to have forgotten to notice that day in my hurried life. He is thankful of his surroundings & you can't help but be drawn in, if only slightly to his possitive outlook. The door opens and behind me will be Leo waving generously thanking me for coming and reminding me to have a nice day...and I always do after leaving :)


Write a Review for

Leo's Coffee Shop

100% 100 6 6 Votes
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Leo's Coffee Shop to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Leo's Coffee Shop on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Leo's Coffee Shop review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Leo's Coffee Shop page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Leo's Coffee Shop on Citysearch