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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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Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
A great breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Randy B
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Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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  • Families with children
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I don't normally order pancakes because I'm generally not a fan but this place has the best pancakes I have ever had, that I like. I also highly recommend the spinach, bacon and feta omelet and the hash brown casserole.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Crap service, was never waited on and seated myself after 5min. I asked if i could make an order and i was told to wait, nothing more but wait. I said ive been waiting for 5min now and i was then told you'll have to wait and walked away with a Snuffy attitude. A person walked in and was seated... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our peewee hockey team had reservations at the cafe after our morning game. 17 players plus another 20 parents and siblings in total. It took a little while to get the last orders out, but it was worth the wait. Great food and good size portions for hungry boys.

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Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 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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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?