Meme’s Cafe (Zion, Utah)

While hiking through Zion National Park, my husband and I decided to stop at Meme’s Cafe (Zion National Park) in Springdale, Utah.  There are a lot of small restaurants in Zion National Park  With little cell service and other things to do, I didn’t scout out restaurants.  We saw a few listed and just chose Memes Cafe.

memes zion cafe

Atmosphere: B
We arrived around 11:30 on a Sunday and Meme’s Cafe was crowded.  That is one of the busiest times to eat out so if they aren’t crowded, that is never a good sign.  There is indoor and outdoor seating.  I wanted to eat outdoors. However, there was no room.  We sat inside at the closest table near the door.

Coffee:  B
The coffee came in a huge mug, with plenty of whipped cream.  It was brewed hot.  I noticed a sign on the front that said that one of their coffee machines weren’t working, but that was fine as the coffee was great.

Memes cafe zion national park utah

Food: A
Meme’s café in Zion is known for the crepes, so I decided to order the “Poppa’s Harvest Crepe” which came with apples, caramel, and topped with whipped cream. I can’t remember the last time I had a crepe, but the food was good.  It was stuffed with baked apples and topped with whipped cream.  So how could I hate it?

Memes cafe zion national park utah

Service: F
The service at Meme’s Cafe was terrible.  We came at peak time, which was no big deal and we are easily able to wait, however, our waitress was not friendly.  After waiting for several minutes, another waitress said: “your waitress will be right with you”.  Then another 5 minutes passed, and she came over.  We were in the restaurant for at least 20 minutes before ordering.  We watched as every other waitress was much more friendly and prompt with guests.  Finally, when it was time to pay the bill, the waitress brought back the credit card with food all over it.

Cost: $$
For the crepe and coffee, the cost was $11.

Overall/Would I Come Back?
I liked the food and coffee at Meme’s Cafe. However, the service was terrible.  I’m not sure I would go back.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: F
Overall: C

Diners Visited on Vacation:
Sams 3 Diner (Denver)
New Castle Diner (Colorado)
King Chefs Diner (Colorado Springs)
Snooze (Denver)

See more diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What is the worst service you’ve received?
Do you like crepes?

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  1. The worst I had was when the young female waitress spilled my entire breakfast into my lap! then as she was picking it up off of my shorts (in the personal area!), actually hit on me! asked me out! HAHA

  2. This isn’t so much bad service but confusing service… I don’t like those restaurants where it’s hard to figure out if you get served by a wait staff or not. One of the pizza places here, you order at the counter and they bring you the food, but the drink situation is confusing because the machine is in a corner- so you’re not sure if you get up to get your own drink or if it’s for the employees to bring it out.

  3. My friend and I went there when we visited Zion and were turned away at the door even though it was over half an hour until closing, they said they had no tables available (except the 3 or 4 empty ones we could see) and they had already started cleaning the kitchen…..okay.

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