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Cafe' Reuben is a casual, neighborhood restaurant in Lewiston, Idaho across from the beautiful Lewis-Clark State College campus. 
Steve Lear, owner and head chef, is the former mayor of Enterprise, Oregon where he also owned Lear's Main Street Pub & Grill for more than 10 years. Our cozy cafe' will bring you back to the vintage days of ice cream shops and soda fountains. We serve fresh, quality food in a cheerful environment. 
We also have local musicians stop by to play for our dinner guests on occasion. 
Come see us soon! Eat local. It's good karma.
The Third Thursday Celtic and
Old Times Sessions
At the Cafe Reuben
The Third Thursday of Every Month
Come Join us for an evening of American Old Time, and Celtic music at the Cafe Reuben. We will be Playing old Appalachian mountain music, Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, ceilidh tunes, waltzes, hoedowns, songs, and shanties. This is an open session, so if you are familiar with these musical traditions and would like to join us, please do. And also if you're interested in learning, or just listening come and sit for a while.
For more information contact Greg Hodapp:

Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm





We’re happy you’re here! We don’t serve food fast, we serve it well. Enjoy!



The Classic Breakfast  $9

Two eggs any way you like, Reuben potatoes and your choice of ham, bacon or sausage.

Brats, Potatoes and Eggs  $12

Just the way it sounds with a locally sourced brat, eggs how you like, Reuben potatoes and toast.

Huevos Rancheros with Hatch Green Chilies $12

House-roasted hatch green chili sauce, eggs, chorizo and melted pepper-jack cheese all over flour or corn tortillas.

Biscuits and Gravy  $10

House-made sausage gravy poured over biscuits we made this morning. Yum.

Southwest Omelet   $12

Hungry? Have a 3-egg omelet made with chorizo, pepper-jack cheese, sweet onions, red and green sweet peppers and covered with hatch green chili sauce and more melted pepper-jack cheese. Served with Reuben potatoes and toast.

Chicken Fried Steak   $15

Hand breaded choice steak (not cubed meat) served with our house-made gravy over top and eggs how you like. Served with Reuben potatoes and fresh baked toast.

Pecan Pancakes   $9

Fluffy pancakes served with bacon or sausage.



The Reuben   $12

Non-processed corned beef brisket slices thin, topped with melted Swiss cheese, warm sauerkraut and our aioli sauce on toasted rye bread.

Bistro Burger   $10

8 oz. choice sirloin beef, hand-pressed and seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper. Topped with tomato, lettuce and onion and served on a fresh butter-toasted bun. Add cheese or bacon for $1 more each.

Philly Cheese Steak   $12

Thin sliced prime rib blended with sweet peppers, onions and topped with three cheeses. Served on a fresh butter-toasted hoagie roll.

Texas BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich   $12

Choice or prime beef brisket marinated for 2 days and lightly smoked. Sliced thin and stacked high on a fresh butter-toasted bun. Served with our house-made bourbon BBQ sauce on the side.

Beef French Dip Sandwich (Not from France)   $12

Choice of prime rib lightly smoked, sliced thin and stacked on a fresh butter-toasted bun.

Chicken (Maybe avocado) Bacon Salad   $14

Grilled chicken sliced and placed on a bed of fresh greens with red onions, crumbled blue cheese, diced tomatoes, roasted pecans, fresh mushrooms, chopped smoked bacon and avocado – if the avocado is decent. House-made vinaigrette served on the side.

Pork Prime Rib Sandwich   $12

Lightly smoked pork prime rib, sliced thin and piled high on a fresh roll and served with our house-made bourbon BBQ sauce on the side.

Salad may be added for an extra $3.


This menu is only a guideline – not an absolute.

Every day we have specials and we post on our chalk board.






Catering for a large group of people can be a big undertaking - let us take the pressure off and cater your next event! We proudly offer beer on tap, as well as Clearwater Canyon's local, award-winning wines. 

We're your perfect go-to for those imtimate social/corporate events, we even dabble in weddings. The food and chaffing dishes will be delivered to the home or venue and picked up the next day. Need wait staff services? No problem, we can arrange that as well.  

The food is all cooked fresh and seasonal items are always on the menu. Chef Steve can accommodate most any food palate from pork ribs, to choice brisket, to baby back ribs and stroganoff. Italian, German, Southwest - you name it. 

Fee free to contact us to discuss your catering needs!


Live Music

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Sweets 'n Treats

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607 7th Ave

Lewiston, ID

(208) 746-3835

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