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Blue Heron Cafe

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304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
231-775-5461
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large...
The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Small Cafe but has surprising amount of seating. Breakfast choices all unique but very good. Service quick and waitress very attentive

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Small Cafe but has surprising amount of seating. Breakfast choices all unique but very good. Service quick and waitress very attentive

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This little bakery/restaurant has great food and great people working there! So friendly! There is always something new to try and they try to use local ingredients.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Blue Heron has a well-deserved reputation as a bakery and catering service -- their breads and rolls are outstanding, and their catering thoughtful, targeted and tasty. Most mornings, you better slip in quickly, because it is a favorite coffee, roll and conversation place, with not-expansive seating. Service is cheerful, attentive, timely but not overwhelming, and fresh coffee appears regularly as... More 

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Kalamazoo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether just take out bakery items or enjoying items off the menu, be sure to stop in and enjoy the relaxed homey atmosphere. The menu has unusual offerings using locally grown foods in tantalizing combinations. Great for the vegetarian or regular diet.

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great breakfast-lunch place. The food is always very good and they have a very friendly atmosphere. But the homemade bakery items are what keeps us coming back. We stop in often just to pick up a loaf of their sour dough bread. Some of the best I have ever had.

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Manistee, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We decided to try this place out and were not disappointed. We were looking for a fresh and tasty lunch. Blue Heron Cafe delivered. I ordered their Bourbon Maple Glazed Salmon Salad -- delicious with goat cheese, onions, greens -- portion was large, I took some home. I also tried the chicken lemon rice soup and approve. The other thing... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Essentially the only farm-to-table place to grab a bite in Cadillac. Great food, great bakery, reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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Comstock Park, MI
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208 reviews 208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Was again Thank you TAers, the reviews were spot on. Breakfast was great. Blue Heron has some unique specials, I had the roasted fall vegetable bowl, it was delicious. The bakery fresh bread as well as the aroma of the fresh baked items just adds to the appeal. Service was good, and food was hot. Hope to go back ext... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I feel so sorry for this town to have this bakery as the only one in town. I got donuts with coffee. Coffee was ok. Donuts, not sure what they were, but way too much chocolate and dough was way too flaky for a donut. I even tasted the donut the next day, and it tasted the same, so how... More 

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Tustin, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In my opinion, there is no competition in Cadillac for Blue Heron Cafe. If you want a breakfast or lunch that is just a notch above the typical, this is your place. Get there early if you want some of the more popular products.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cadillac
  • Phone Number: 231-775-5461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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