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Minnesota Nice Cafe

315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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Ranked #11 of 70 restaurants in Bemidji
Price range: $8 - $12
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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Carrara
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We looked forward to visiting Minnesota Nice Cafe after having good experiences at their old location located only a few blocks west of their old location. We originally enjoyed Minnesota Nice Cafe because of it's cozy feeling inside and its friendly attentive servers. The food was better at the old location. New location was without charm, new servers seems a... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place has some awesome breakfast items and the new location is really nice. They have some awesome breakfast wraps and these bacon pancakes that are really good too. You get a big meal and it is super reasonable for the price!

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Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Minnesota Nice is the name of the restaurant; however it signifies so much more! It is all about being in Minnesota and meeting the "nice" people who live here and eating the "nice" food that is served And this restaurant has it all! It started as a much smaller store-front type restaurant in the middle of downtown Bemidji. It now... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner here this past weekend, and the food is home-made and delicious. Our 12oz. pork chop was fork tender and juicy - and came with an apple compote, stuffing, loaded mashed sweet potatoes and vegetable sauté. Every bite was well-seasoned and yummy. The pancakes, hash browns, and omelets were amazing - we had to... More

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Cass Lake, MN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Last couple of visits have been disappointing. While the food is usually good the slow service is causing us to look elsewhere. Patience turned to frustration as we waited 45 minutes for our simple breakfast to arrive. Looking around, we discovered that half of the tables were waiting for there food too. Nothing nice about taking 1 1/2 hours to... More

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Bemidji
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

No bad choices here. Breakfasts are awesome and the Friday and Saturday night specials are as good as it gets. Great wait staff at any time.

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Northern Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like the feel of a church fellowship hall, then this is the place for you. They have enlarged their dining hall to accommodate the many folks who rave about their food and great service. Good for a quick working lunch.

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We visited Minnesota Nice Cafe in Bemidji in 2012 and our waitress enticed us to have some oatmeal cake. It was great and we anticipated having it again this year. It is a periodic item and they did not have it that day. When we expressed our disappointment to our waitress Caroline, she talked to the owner Jeanette and then... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I ordered a single plate size pancake with toast, 2 scrambled eggs, and 2 slices of bacon. The bacon was good and crispy, the eggs were eggs, the toast was a nice thick cut whole wheat bread, and the pancake was the most bland unflavorful pancake I've ever had. Bisquick would have been better. The syrup was not sweet at... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have had both breakfast and lunch at this cafe. It is like going back in time to eating in my husbands Grandmother's Kitchen. The blueberry pancakes melt in your mouth. I had lunch of Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy served with a tasty salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a tasty homemade dressing. The waitress was... More

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