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Blue Heron Cafe

304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
231-775-5461
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Ranked #1 of 58 restaurants in Cadillac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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English first
Canton, MI
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped here after a bike ride on the white pine trail. It was one of the best lunches I've ever had! The staff was so kind and the food was amazing. I had the roasted beet sandwich and the flavor was perfect. My husband had the blackberry jam grilled cheese and raved about it. We're also excited that they... More

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Canton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had the blackberry jam, grilled cheese sandwich with ham, black bean soup and a cherry tart. my wife had the roasted beet sandwich, we split the soup and tart! i would definitely return. we learned there is a location in traverse city as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Traveling thru Cadillac we found this awesome little cafe. Fresh coffee, friendly service and an amazing breakfast means we will be back. Fresh baked bread and gluten free options. Took home snickerdoodle cookies and a free loaf of bread as we were first time customers. Highly recommend a visit.

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Carrollton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On our way home to the South after a road trip to Northern Michigan. We googled restaurants in Cadillac and the Blue Heron kept coming up, with great reviews, and it did not disappoint. I had the sweet potato sandwich which was sooo good. My husband had the smoked salmon and egg salad sandwich and both of my boys had... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food and service was what you would expect in big city restaurants but at small town prices. we had the omelet special made with homemade chorizo sausage that was outstanding.

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Cadillac, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have eaten at the Blue Her on more times than I can possibly count and have yet to have anything other than an excellent, delicious, and original meal. It is sad that when I searched for the restaurant soon Trip Advisor it came up with the one negative review while is around 4 years old as it's featured review.... More

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Lake City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place has excellent food and a great atmosphere. We go in for breakfast, my favorite or lunch and end up staying and talking. Really recommend this place!

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Northbrook, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Yesterday we stopped for breakfast at the Blue Heron Cafe and we are thrilled to find this little gem on Business 131 (Mitchell Street) in Cadillac. First good sign that this was a great place was that it was full of locals. And our server, Laura, was the second good sign. She was friendly and helpful. This is no greasy... More

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Cadillac, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Love the freshness; Market Salad with poppy seed dressing is wonderful. All the sandwiches are fabulous; Try the BLT soup.

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Northern Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They are known for their doughnuts but what is the hidden secret is their salads with homemade dressings

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