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Borderline Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Southwestern
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18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
+1 216-529-1949
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was invited here with a friend and was pleasantly surprised! This restaurant has your usual breakfast fare and the type of food that may be found in a southwest setting. The burrito for breakfast was out of my comfort zone but since this was an unexpected breakfast I decided to be a little unconventional. There is a bit of... More 

Thank Dell A
Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As the other reviews have noted, it's a small place, about 11 tables or so, and only a few seat 4 people. Unless you pick an odd day or time, you'll wait in line outside the door. And it's cash only. But the food ... the Southwestern-inspired brunch food is so worth it. We went on a Saturday morning, and... More 

Thank Redbeard1969
North Olmsted, Ohio
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My Wife had the Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict and I had the smoked sausage mushroom and cheddar omelet. Both dishes where excellent, good to the last bite, Coffee was also above average, Important ! Went on a Thursday Morning , best . I don't recommend weekend or you'll have a long wait because it's a small Cafe.

Thank AdakDude
Lakewood, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very good . The eggs Benedict with Avacado is out of this world . The staff are personal able and there is always a line out the door

Thank tmbosco
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We always eat out for Sunday breakfast. Borderline was a change from typical breakfeast we are use to. Dishes had a unique Mexican flair that we liked very much. Will eat there again.

Thank MikeyInLakewood
Lakewood, Ohio
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is only open for breakfast, and if I remember correctly, it is cash only. It's also very small, so sometimes you have to wait a bit. The food, though, is so worth it. Really yummy. Lots of options. All of the breakfast staples plus some unique stuff. Love it!

Thank Lilly S
Los Angeles, California
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133 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I really wanted to 5-star this place. After reading all the reviews, I was hyped. But the service was atrocious, and 1 of 2 dishes that my wife and I ordered was IHOP quality. Pros: + The Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict is as good as others have proclaimed it to be. It was the most delicious Eggs Benedict I have... More 

Thank JasonArroyo
Denver Colorado
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Borderline is a small place with about 10-11 tables and serves breakfast/brunch with an Hispanic flair. They have a menu that makes narrowing down your choices difficult, they all sound delicious. We had the bacon, avocado Benedict and the huevos rancheros carnitas. Both were very tasty and well prepared. The sauce on the Benedict(not a traditional Hollandaise) was wonderful and... More 

Thank YoAdrian99
Nashville, Tennessee
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210 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Had a flavorful Cleveland brunch at borderline cafe. Would recommend the eggs Benedict - read tasty chipotle sauce and guacamole spread. Be aware it's cash only and there may be a wait!

Thank Christina C
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Don't let the line of people waiting to get in discourage you, the home cooked food is worth the wait. No matter what you order on the menu you won't be disappointed. Carrie does the cooking, sister Kelly runs the dining room...they know what they're doing. Over 20 years in business and still going strong. One word of advice, they... More 

Thank Jennifer S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18510 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-529-1949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?