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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good and quick food!

Service was great! The food was good and it came out quickly! I enjoy going there to eat with my friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Bemidji, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is friendly and has super fast service. We loved our breakfast. The cranberry wild rice toast is super delicious! Nice atmosphere as well, nice and clean, nice bathrooms too.

Thank GreatDaysAreHere
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The name may be kitchy, but the food is good. The atmosphere is Minnesota northwoods, the service is quick with friendly staff. The vibe is relaxed with clientele of all ages.

Thank deepwoods
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is great, fast, and friendly. The atmosphere is small town décor and makes you feel at home in the north country,

Thank muslover
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it, and the servers. Food was great. Warm atmosphere. And very friendly. I enjoyed the paintings on the wall.

Thank Stephen B
Bemidji, Minnesota
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Service was great! The food was good and it came out quickly! I enjoy going there to eat with my friends.

Thank NanLt8
Bemidji, Minnesota, Usa
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The pancakes are amazing and their own recipe....potato hot dish side is amazing. I have not one complaint. Very clean. Everything is home made and they have local musicians on some evenings. Most meals are huge and 9+ dollars. More than one can eat. Will eat here more often now that we know how wonderful it is.

Thank Mexicomaria
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Very eccletic place decor was definitely up north feel. Staff was very on point, we had a group of nine all separate checks, food arrived very quickly. Try the pasty if they are not sold out. Yummo!

Thank Culprit69
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The pancakes are fabulous! Their wild rice omelet is one of my favorites! Great family diner with really well done comfort food and home cooked food!

Thank Traipsingaboutsolo
Chula Vista, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped at this café with my wife's cousin during our 4 day trip to Minnesota. There were five of us and caught the restaurant about 30 minutes before they closed. We sat down fairly quickly and were provided our drinks quickly. As we all looked at the menu, we quickly decided on our food selections. Two of us ordered... More 

Thank Pablo C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

They have a decent selection and the food is prepred quickly. The staff is almost always friendly. The prices are reasonable for most thing as well.

Thank Dustin A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-6656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?