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Raphael's Bakery Cafe

319 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-759-2015
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English first
Elk River, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Going into Raphael's Bakery you feel like you are going back in time. I had home-made potato soup and bread that was very tasty as well as one of their home-made glazed donuts which was also good. Raphael's serves lunch specials as well as bakery items. If you enjoy small town atmosphere than Raphael's is a good place to go.

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Northern Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Trip Advisor found this gem for us. Great lunch, and we could not resist buying dessert from the adjacent bakery. The food was top-notch and reasonably priced. Cheerful and efficient staff made it that much better. Call it luck, but we also had a free parking spot at the front door. Can't do that in the harried metro area where... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I went to raphael's Saturday and very much enjoyed our breakfast, but the highlight of our visit was one of the servers brought around warm cake doughnuts! WOW! It was delightful.

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

On a bike trip on the Paul Bunyan Trail. Stopped here for breakfast- just about the nicest people serving the best food we have ever experienced. We ate too much but after 70 miles on the bike, we could justify it!

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Minot, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were travelling towards Lake Superior and happened to be in Bemidji around lunch time. Driving the side streets, we came upon Raphael's. It is a great small town diner/bakery. They dress up the basic sandwich and chips with a bonus side of fresh fruit and add a cookie to the plate. Nice touch. Tough to pass up the bakery... More

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Aledo, Illinois, United States
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32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a really great bakery cafe! The food is great, plentiful and homey. Comfortable place that rewards you with a free cookie after lunch. DO NOT leave without some incredible baked goods!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Raphael's is a genuine small town diner with a decent bakery too. Be sure to get there early or they may be out of your favorite roll though.

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Ogilvie
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

These guys have fresh bakery and lots to choose from. Fresh baked breads, donuts, fried rolls and too many to list here. Best danish i have had i a very long time! I had breakfast while we were there and was satisfied with the meal.

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grandmahenry
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143 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Unassuming place with a bakery side and a cafe/diner side, they also have a HUGE collection of cookie jars in the window. We ordered sandwiches - I had a turkey on pumperknickel and my husband had a grilled cheese with ham. Each sandwich came with a scattering of chips and a little bunch of grapes, which worked out beautifully for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had the soup/sandwich special -- pea soup with ham and a tuna salad on a croissant. Expected a cup of soup, got a bowl. Expected a sandwich on a plate, got a sandwich, a small bowl of noodle salad (with some salami in it), some nice chips, AND a desert square. What a treat. My partner had a veggie... More

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