About Laguna Cafe
Spend an evening enjoying enticing foods in a comfortable environment with great company at Spokane's Laguna Café.
Your appetite for mouth watering food at a friendly place where you can hang out and enjoy the atmosphere is satisfied at the Laguna Café. When you sit down at our unique restaurant, you're served food that has over 84 combined years of experience and inspiration behind it.
We have over 90 wines, a dozen beers and cocktails from our new bar.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Laguna Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Really enjoyed out breakfast it was deli ...
Really enjoyed out breakfast it was delicious. However, I didn't think my Mimosa was good or worth the money. Orange juice didn't taste real and should have been whipped with a touch of vanilla. I will skip that in the future. Everything else was excellent and I will go there again for brunch.
Deeply enjoyed witty repartee with the o ...
Deeply enjoyed witty repartee with the owner, personalized clarification of lactose free and vegan options for two in our party, and attentive but not intrusive service. The food was very good for one and excellent for the other four. The atmosphere was both chic and comfortable.
Always a satisfying meal at Laguna
The new then location on 29th has more tables, a larger kitchen, a full bar, and lots of convenient parking. Larger staff gives more flexibility and allows more attention to your needs. Just a great place to dine. Friendly and dependable.
Just a slight hick-up!
Although our entrees were not hot when served the kitchen quickly remedied it when we pointed it out to the server. The Thursday evening music was great, however I would rather be seated at the other end of the restaurant to have conversation with the rest of our party.
Cook smoking an e-cig while cooking
From the table I was seated at, I had full view into the kitchen. On two separate occasions, I saw one of the cooks take a puff off of an e-cig while he was working with the food.
My child's food was delivered with the appetizer (since the appetizer was for child as well, it would have been nice if my child's meal had been delivered with our meal - or if the server would have asked).
My husband and I ordered a meal to share and paid a split-meal fee. When someone from the kitchen brought the salad out, she brought a small salad on one plate. (She finally brought out two small salads after some discussion.)
I've been to this restaurant on one previous occasion and had an excellent experience, but this was not the case this time around.
Great new space!
Laguna Café has always been a neighborhood gem...well priced and friendly service. The current new location is a welcome advancement with far more space and comfortable dining. With all of the growth the restaurant is faced with growing pains and working out some of the kinks of service. I was seated at the bar which was comfortable and had a friendly atmosphere. I placed my order for food starting with a cup of soup, salad and entrée. I waited about 15 mins. and everything showed up at the same time. Not good...a lot of apologies from the server...but all the food was lukewarm as well. I am sure the restaurant in their "new digs" will work this all out in time so I would encourage existing and potentially new customers to be patient.
New location and reopened two nights prior
Laguna has always been a favorite spot for a quiet dinner with high quality food and service. This was not the case for our visit to their new and bigger space. They had only been opened 2 days and every table was filled although we did have reservations. The service was slow - took 30 minutes to get a bottle of wine- food delivered was cold and had to be sent back twice to reheat - food quality was disappointing- orders were incorrect- owner was apologetic. However, if you are going to offer a full menu without proper training for staff and chefs; then it should be spot on. We will go back to try again and hope the same quality of the old Laguna will return.
Consistantly great food, etc
I do not get here often enough since I moved away from the South Hill. Great food and wine and amazing deserts at a very reasonable price. Still a favorite place for me! Love the way the owner is always visiting and making comments.
Not Bad but Not Great
Laguna Cafe is not a bad place to go if you've never been or if you have way too much money to get rid of. The food is good, but not great. The service is good, but the vibe is very quiet. For a bustling Saturday night elsewhere, the place was very empty. The ambiance of a fancy California beach cafe is very weird and unique. Value for the food is not very good. Prices are about twice what they should be for the quality/ quantity received.
Great place, fabulous food, friendly staff
Laguna Cafe serves great food in a very inviting atmosphere. The service is exemplary and menu selections are fabulous. Laguna also offers a great number of small plate dishes at prices significantly less than the full plate versions. Further, consider yourself blessed if you hear the superb Diane Copeland at the piano. A great place - we'll be back.
Great little place
We tried this during Restaurant Week this year. We ran into some friends who were having dinner right by our table which was fun. Laguna has small plates on their menu- which are small versions of their regular dinner entrees- perfect for the smaller appetite. The Caesar salad was tasty and a generous portion was served. We had the shrimp skewer appetizer, the small plate Filet Mignon with Prawn and my partner ordered the Shrimp Ettoufee' . Both dishes were delicious and the side vegetables were cooked al dente- which is the sign of an excellent chef for me. We ordered a nice Pinot Noir for wine. The owner came over to visit and treated us to an Italian after dinner cordial to go with the Bananas Foster for dessert. The French Cafe strings of lights added to the ambiance - making it cute and cozy.
Neighborhood Gem - Must visit
Love taking friends to Laguna Café for the first time. The food is ALWAYS delicious and the owner Dan really knows his wine. His wine pairings for the desserts are spot on and he has a wonderful selection.
Portions are smaller than most chain restaurants but large enough to feel satisfied. You can tell the detail and quality that goes into each dish.
Love it when Dan stops by the table to explain how he came up with the dish and his family and extensive traveling bring varied influences to the menu.
My favorite restaurant in Spokane!
Laguna Cafe is a treasure, and our very favorite restaurant in Spokane. Their lunch menu is varied and everything we have ordered was superb. We went for dinner for the first time this week, and oh what an experience! We were greeted and given descriptions about and recommendations for their many dishes by the owner. Although he was not our server, he checked back with us several times throughout our meal to make sure everything was prepared to perfection; it was--and he has got to be one of the nicest people we have ever met! Our entrees were to die for, but I think that would be our opinion no matter what we chose! I order their signature mushroom brie soup and lemon cake as part of every meal, and will never get enough of either.
Great service with friendly personell. Food is very good but a bit pricey however there are specials that are featured that I felt were a fair value for how fresh your meal is. A lot of imported gifts are offered in the establishment and less local gifts to buy. So, to see the same stuff I can get anywhere was puzzling.
Do not be afraid to order seafood here. You won't be disappointed.
This is my fourth recommendation or so for Laguna and it could possibly be my favorite restaurant in Spokane/CDA. The wine is awesome and the list changes every time I go. My family & I have gone every time and we are always very pleased with the food, drink and service. I sure hope you give it a try if you haven't gone yet!
Still stunned and shocked and awed.
This is not a place to just stop and eat ... it's a destination. It's full of radiance, joy and it's like eating at your best friends kitchen, and will have you vowing to always comeback. Make it your first choice and prepare to enjoy a long and amazing dining experience. Service beyond belief. Staff makes you laugh and will become apart of your table. Owner actually offered us samples and stories of some of the dishes creations and a wine glass never saw empty. You are not treated just as a customer... you are truly celebrated. Cheers.
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