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319 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-759-2015
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This place is wonderful for pasteries and breads and the donuts just can't be beat.

I have been told that the soups good. What my family and I go back for are the pastries. The sweet breads are good, the cakes are good donuts are fantastic. My grandchildren can be bribed so easily with a custard filled donut from Raphaels. When I bring home the date filled cookies they almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Jeanne D
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Bemidji
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Bemidji
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have been told that the soups good. What my family and I go back for are the pastries. The sweet breads are good, the cakes are good donuts are fantastic. My grandchildren can be bribed so easily with a custard filled donut from Raphaels. When I bring home the date filled cookies they almost never make it past treat... More 

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Devils Lake
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this place. It is a MUST stop each time we're in Bemidji -even if it's just for a donut. I've had the sandwich and soups for lunch and I've never been disappointed. I had to have their cakes for my bridal shower (they did an amazing job at red velvet), and like I... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great bakery with friendly staff. Definitely a treat every time we go. The baked goods are tasty and the homemade soups and sandwiches are excellent. A little busy during lunch however quick to serve.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Baked fresh daily Donuts! Everything is always good!Great family bakery and cafe. Homemade Soup and Sandwiches and a bakery treat for lunch!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Raphael's is very popular with local residents. Get there early for lunch if you want a seat! They offer tasty lunch specials that always include a dish of raw veggies and some of their fantastic bread. The soups are wonderful! Owned locally, the friendly owners are always there to chat a little bit. Along with the cafe, they have a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not soft at all, always taste like 2 day old doughnuts. Had to stop getting our business doughnuts there. Have not tried other items.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Raphael's has great bakery selections, and tasty lunches, too. The bakery is a little on the high-price spectrum, and I do wish they were open Sunday mornings for pastry purchases, but I'm proud of our old-fashioned, hometown bakery. The eats are delicious!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't miss the chance to stop at Raphael's Bakery Café. They have the best baked goods in all of Minnesota. At Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, they have the best Holiday selections to pick from. Their soups and Sandwiches are the best.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Always enjoy the great homemade soups! They have good food and specials of the day. Also, don't forget to get some homemade donuts, pies, and bread! DELICIOUS!

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Elk River, Minnesota
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: 218-759-2015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

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