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Blue Heron Coffee House

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162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
507-452-7020
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea
Description: Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang...
Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang out, eat, renew.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful made fresh daily

Blue Heron is a great place for lunch, it gets busy so be prepared to wait in line. The food is always made fresh daily and they order their breads from the local Winona Bread and Bagel. Soups are always new and flavorful and many choices are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. They also make an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Winona, Minnesota
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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Blue Heron is a great place for lunch, it gets busy so be prepared to wait in line. The food is always made fresh daily and they order their breads from the local Winona Bread and Bagel. Soups are always new and flavorful and many choices are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. They also make an excellent hot chocolate in... More 

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Cambrai, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Quiet place, brownie is excellent, employees nice. Wifi They can improve the restaurant with an outdoor area to take the meal.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were delighted to find a local and unique breakfast spot in historic downtown Winona. The asparagus quiche being served that morning was wonderful. We enjoyed browsing in the adjoining bookstore as well. Though the breakfast crew could have used one more helper, those who were working were friendly and hustling to serve their customers, many of whom appeared to... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good food and good books in the Blue Heron Coffee House! This review must be 100 words, so I add more here.

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Winona, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Blue Heron is one of the only good places to eat in Winona. Everything on the menu is made by scratch and extremely delicious. As a local, with knowledge of this town, I advise that if you ever come to Winona, Blue Heron will be the only place that will not disappoint you in the slightest. Both breakfast and lunch... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Blue Herron is by far the best hidden treasure in Winona! Everything is SO VERY fresh & cooked to order! My wife and I always stop in for a late lunch every time we visit Winona! NICE selection of sandwiches; soups are amazing & they really have some great pastry & desserts! Grab a seat in the window & read... More 

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a delightful little place with wonderful sandwiches and salads, the bread was delectable. We each tried a different sandwich: turkey brie, southwestern turkey and egg salad. All of us were very pleased!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I tried each of the coffee shops in Winona during my visit, and the Blue Heron was definitely the best. I had the Italian sandwich and a cup of soup. My friend had the Greek salad and it looked delicious. The bread here was fabulous--I wish I could have brought some home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always fresh here, and the menu changes frequently based on available ingredients. Several vegetarian options and good bakery items The place is comfortably busy. A great coffeehouse find!

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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes, it's a coffee house, and though I am not a coffee drinker, I can still appreciate the food here. Honest, healthy and tasty offerings combine with a chill atmosphere, loads of natural light and the opportunity to buy or browse books and cards. Nice group of customers and staff.

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Additional Information about Blue Heron Coffee House

Address: 162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
Phone Number: 507-452-7020
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
  • Phone Number: 507-452-7020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang out, eat, renew.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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