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Jennysue Jul 10, 2011 11:59 AM

Heading to Spokane with my sister and her teenage daughters. Any suggestions for a cool dinner spot in Spokane and breakfast in CDA? Nothing too high end, but not a pub either. We are staying near Gonzaga University. We tend to like healthier options, local fresh ingredients if possible, but the more recommendations the better.
Wondering about the Breakfast Nook in CDA? Thanks.

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    jayjay RE: Jennysue Jul 11, 2011 10:55 AM

    The Breakfast Nook in the place to go in Coeur d'Alene for the first meal of the day--tasty, healthy, etc. Go onto YELP for reviews that are right on the mark.

    Just to let you know, there was a line waiting to get in on a Sunday, and that was in February!

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      Jennysue RE: jayjay Jul 11, 2011 02:50 PM

      Thanks jayjay! I really appreciate it. Hopefully I get some recs for dinners places in Spokane.
      BTW, we are staying at the Best Western Peppertree Inn.

    2. RetiredChef RE: Jennysue Jul 19, 2011 11:46 AM

      For fresh, local ingredients I would suggest Sante's or Mizuna, however they are both higher end restaurants and near downtown.

      Not much near Gonzaga that fits that description or is really worth eating at but here are a few suggestions

      Pho Van is one of the better Pho places is Spokane
      David's Pizza is one of the top 5 pizza places in Spokane
      Bangkok Thai has a nice atmosphere and the food is good.
      HaHa's Grill House has good Korean but is a hole in the wall type restaurant.
      An Interesting and healthful dinning option would be 9th Street Bistro (a natural market deli) which has some good food but they are on the lower south hill.

      If you search Spokane on Chowhound you will find much more extensive lists that I have given before.

      As far as CDA breakfast goes I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Garnet Cafe. Look at the reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon and compare them to the Breakfast Nook. The breakfast nook is a good choice but for my $$$ the Garnet Cafe wins hands down,

      Good Luck and let us know where you went and how you liked it.

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      Pho Van
      1210 N Hamilton St, Spokane, WA

      Sante
      404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201

      David's Pizza
      829 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

      Mizuna
      214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201

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