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Minnesota Nice Cafe

315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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Ranked #16 of 72 Restaurants in Bemidji
Price range: $8 - $12
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!
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  • English first
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English first
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped for a breakfast around 10 on a Saturday morning. Everything we ordered was great, the only thing that was not perfect was the sidewalk was not shoveled, the table wobbled badly and no shade on the window.... the sun was glaring right in my face.

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NoVA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My mom grew up in Bemidji and suggested going to this restaurant. Located in the old town part with quaint decor inside. My wife and I each had the walleye sandwich (a must if you are in MN) and it was very good. We would go back to this restaurant again when visiting in Bemidji!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Everyone loved their breakfast. I had the wild rice omelet with cheesy potato casserole and a side of pancakes. I loved everything. The pancakes were not the best I've ever had, but were close. Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I liked this place better before they moved. The old place downtown had a lot of personality and was more fun, even though crowded and longer wait times. The food there was better and larger servings. Their wild rice omelet is exceptional, but still have to say not as good since they have moved.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food is just OK at Minnesota Nice. Somehow, the atmosphere was altered in a negative way when they moved to a new space last year. The kitchen window is way too close to some of the tables, and the reception area/ bathrooms are very poorly planned; the lack of space and weird angles in that area are bizarre. The... More 

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Ogilvie, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I spent 5 days in Bemidji recently and had the opportunity to eat lunch at the Minnesota Nice Restaurant two different times. Such a nice surprise to find that they had moved from a small building into a MUCH larger one. It is so amazing (women check out the adorable bathroom). On Sunday October 12 I met four of my... More 

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Bemidji
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant has no real atmosphere the food is average, the service was slow. We were there when it wasn't busy but at least the staff was friendly.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with a party of 5 on a Saturday about noon. Restaurant was about half full. Wait staff chatting instead of taking orders. Took about 15 minutes to get our order taken. Took about another 15 minutes to get drinks. Meals came out approximately 30 minutes after ordering. One in our party ordered a specialty burger minus onions. The burger... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I made the mistake of going to this restaurant for breakfast on Saturday morning. After waiting about 10 minutes to be seated I then waited for about 25 minutes more to be served. I finally left after no one was willing to take my order. Go someplace else.

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Coon Rapids, MN
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very busy at lunch, but good service. Interesting, local menu; walleye sandwich and kielbasa with potato dumplings (special for the day) both excellent. Probably one of the best places for breakfast and lunch in the area. They are now serving dinner on Fri and Sat (check ahead to make sure).

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Additional Information about Minnesota Nice Cafe

Address: 315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
Phone Number: +1 218-444-6656
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American

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