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Blue Heron Coffee House

162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
507-452-7020
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Winona
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
Cuisines: American
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Description: Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang out, eat, renew.
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Rochester, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I saw that TA had ranked Blue Heron as the #1 and we decided to give it a try for lunch while visiting Winona. I had a turkey sandwich with brie and cranberry chutney and my wife had an apple salad with sweet potato dressing and we shared a bowl of tomato bisque. All were tasty and a little different... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great food and great service. Loved having the bookstore attached and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal!!! A definite place to eat!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were here for breakfast at around 1030 AM. All organic food. I don't buy into the organic craze but this food was awesome. They had a limited breakfast menu. We had a frittata which had a sweet potato crust. So good. They seemed to have a much larger lunch menu. They start serving lunch at 11 AM. It is... More

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Staples, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A comfortable atmosphere with very friendly staff. The food is excellent. We enjoyed the vegetarian sandwich (and we're not vegetarian) and the gluten free bread is awesome for the sandwich. I get the feeling that the ingredients are high quality.

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had the southwestern turkey sandwich. Others in the party had soup and were very pleased. The breads are tender, thick and tasty.

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Superb place to eat! Great cafe food and all organic and local. Loved the a Turkey, Brie, and Apricot sandwich.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you want non-chain, healthy food, go here. Wish there was a larger menu, only because of dearth of other, similar places to eat in Winona. Cheery atmosphere, connected to an independent bookstore a plus.

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Western Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Winona is a lovely small city in Minnesota and has many features to recommend it. One of the best is the Blue Heron Coffee House. Every day they offer two unique, creative soups (think Green Olive Soup, Cream of Celery with Roquefort, Potato with Fresh Herbs) that are often gluten free. Their inventive sandwiches are all available on gluten free... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

this was recommended by our hosts at the carriage House B&B. They are open Thursday nights for dinner, so we were lucky. All the ingredients are fresh and they have a large gluten free offering. We came back for lunch where we had a wonderful chilled beet soup served with fresh bread and an edible flower.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the closest you'll get to finding an all-around healthy, tasty, casual, comfortable, laid-back, quasi-urban cafe in Winona. The food and beverages are good. Get some coffee. Arrive early to get some quiche. One night a week (Thursdays?) they do a sort of Gourmet Night which involves the preparation of a special dish in addition to their regular menu.... More

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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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