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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
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Can't wait to go back

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Adam56
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Comstock Park, MI
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Comstock Park, MI
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181 reviews 181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Gillette, Wyoming
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336 reviews 336 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast at Blue Heron EARLY this morning. I eat there each time I visit clients in Cadillac. The room was warm, the coffee HOT, and the morning bakery smells were HEAVENLY! The service at Blue Heron is attentive, but not smothering. I HIGHLY recommend the Blue Heron.

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great menu, always excellent food. Really good soups. The owner puts food together that sparkles. Buy an extra loaf of round sourdough bread before you leave.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to get lunch. I have always loved this place from my very first visit and now every time my mom and I head into town to show we eat here. My favorite is the chicken pesto sandwich and whatever soup they have that day. I usually buy a loaf of bread and some... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stopped for lunch based on Blue Heron being the #1 Trip Advisor restaurant in Cadillac. It is worthy of the distinction. I had the lunch special of soup (beet puree) grilled cheese, a small salad and a cookie. Everything was above average. I highly recommend this place.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The carrot purée is incredible as well as the chicken pesto sandwhich. The fresh bread is great! Oat bran muffin was delicous. Nothing was less than perfect.

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Coggon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. I had a huge cinnamon roll that was wonderful. My husband had a pot roast sandwhich and potato shop which he said were very good. The staff was so cheerful and friendly!

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Love this little gem in downtown Cadillac. Found it last week for lunch, had the quinoa salad and it was delicious. Everything is homemade and their baked goods are to die for. Highly recommend.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?