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

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  • 39
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Busy Place

We stopped for lunch after hearing from locals that they had really good food. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. I ordered the special of a ham and cheese sandwich and wild rice soup, my kids both wanted a cup of wild rice soup and my husband ordered a sandwich. We were sitting right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Ann M
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  • Families with children
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Are at the Minnesota Nice Cafe and had a great breakfast in "nice" surroundings. If we lived anywhere close, we'd be back,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch after hearing from locals that they had really good food. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. I ordered the special of a ham and cheese sandwich and wild rice soup, my kids both wanted a cup of wild rice soup and my husband ordered a sandwich. We were sitting right by the... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Looking for a great place to take my husband for his birthday since we were vacationing and it's his favorite meal out. Service was excellent, staff friendly. Food was very good and fixed promptly. The place is clean and comfortable!

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Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A quintessential small town diner/restaurant, the Minnesota Nice Cafe is aptly named. Often hopping, it’s popular with both locals & visitors for a reason. I prefer the slower hours when we can sit & chat at our table over a pot of coffee after enjoying a wonderful breakfast. Their menu covers all the standard fare for hearty breakfasts and sandwich... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place truly is a hidden gem in Bemidji. Since I was here last, they have moved to a new location off Irvine Ave. There is much more room and it definitely has a north country feel to it. They offer some very unique dishes such as their summer special which is bowtie pasta with chicken, celery, cranberries, almond slivers... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Minnesota Nice Cafe has a wonderful breakfast menu. I had the parfait and it was huge! They have a big range of choices on the menu so there is plenty of choices for everyone. Our waitress was so nice and attentive to our needs. Great place!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place was new to me so four of us from out of town tried it. We all really enjoyed the food, and despite previous reviews, our service was excellent and pleasant. Good coffee too, a requirement for a good review! Lots of side-street parking, no problems there. This is one of three places I will go for breakfast in... More 

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Roseau, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our family was in Bemidji for a baseball tournament. We didn't have much time to spare and we're very happy with the attentive, quick service on a busy Sunday morning. This restaurant has a wide variety of breakfast menu items. The food was hot and delicious. I really won't want to go anywhere else in Bemidji for breakfast again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I had a breakfast meal special. My husband got the walleye. The only issue is that the portions were a little small for the price. What I didn't like about the portions was made up for by the flavor. The pancakes were delicious, and my husband raved about his walleye. Service was excellent-probably the highlight!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A terrific local place, good service, wonderful home-style cooking, and you don't have to spend a paycheck. No matter what you select, the food is tasty, hot, and there's always plenty of it. Locals all know this location. Open daily from 6am to 3 pm, the menu is filled with amazing breakfast and lunch selections. Dinner service on Fridays and... More 

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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 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American

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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

Description

Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?