The Arleta Library Bakery & Café is a locally owned and operated business dedicated to providing healthy food to its community at a reasonable price. Additionally, it is committed to sustaining its neighborhood and foodshed by purchasing as much organic food from local farmers and producers as possible and by paying its employees an equitable, living wage.
"This little cafe is located in the unlikely Mt. Scott/Arleta neighborhood. Serving fantastic home-baked pastries and cookies to go with the Stumptown coffee, plus they also have a smallish but gourmet breakfast/brunch and lunch menu that is getting raves. From the Portland's Best Biscuits & Gravy to the Weezie -'A BLT on steroids,' the food is winning over neighborhood and roaming diners alike."— Portland Mercury
"It’s a ballsy move, declaring your biscuits and gravy the best in Portland right there on the menu. But when the plate arrives, it’s hard to argue against a pair of fluffy sweet potato biscuits drowning in rosemary-sausage gravy and topped, just for the hell of it, with thin slices of pork loin."— Willamette Week
"You want some good breakfast for a good price?! Go here. They have the best breakfast I've had in a while. Their eggs are always fluffy and never over cooked and their 'library fries' are so flavorful! I'd recommend this place to anyone new to the area or if you haven't tried it yet! DELISH!"— Nikki : Yelp
"I've been a fan for at least five years now, possibly longer. I've never had a bad meal here in that time. When I moved out of the area, it became the first place I would go when visiting home. The Sicilian hash, biscuits and gravy, and the portlander are all highly recommended. Their quiche of the day is always good, and the service is very friendly. On the weekend you can expect a wait, as the dining area is small, but the wait is absolutely worth it."— Chris : Yelp