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The Nova Cafe

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312 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4750
406-587-3973
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Nova Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana...
The Nova Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, is locally owned and serves up the best breakfast in town!! Our unique and delicious breakfast and lunch menu is offered daily. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m and lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.The Nova Cafe desires to enrich the lives of its guests, employees and community. We strive to be an integral part of our community by supporting local artists, farmers, producers and other local businesses.The Nova Cafe also offers a children's menu and gluten-free-baked goods. A changing exhibit of artwork by local artists is featured in the restaurant.Come join us at The Nova Cafe for The Most Important Meal of the Day! LOCAL FOOD LOCAL ART LOCAL'S CHOICE!!!
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nova never disappoints!

This is the best choice in town when one of you wants breakfast and one of you wants lunch. Friendly service. favorite breakfast is the cottage cheese pancakes, favorite lunch is the California sandwich (turkey and avacado and more on a warm ciabatta roll). I like that the menu is varied and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
BridgerGirl
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Bozeman
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bozeman
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best choice in town when one of you wants breakfast and one of you wants lunch. Friendly service. favorite breakfast is the cottage cheese pancakes, favorite lunch is the California sandwich (turkey and avacado and more on a warm ciabatta roll). I like that the menu is varied and interesting, so even though I know what I... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The menu offers lots of wonderful breakfast items, delicious coffee, and tasty lunches too. Service is quick, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We've had group meetings, family celebrations and quick meals, all were great experiences. Location on Main Street is very convenient with access from the rear as well as the front sidewalk. Nice seating area for... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always yummy. That's why you will have to wait, especially on weekends for a table. I am looking forward to their new restaurant to open. Great Job Nova!

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Locals and visitors all love this place! Great option of gluten free items also! Expect a wait- especially on the weekends but that's just the nature of Bozeman. It's worth it!

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Lewistown, Montana
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good food that is out of the ordinary. The lamb burger was excellent and there is a great selection on the menu. Prompt and attentive service.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went with a group of five and were seated promptly. We all ordered lunch items ranging from the stuffed portabello sandwich to wraps, grilled cheese, and soup. I had the chicken salad as a wrap and it was fantastic. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and quite friendly. Our food was served quickly and we all enjoyed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place is out of the way, but it has one of the best breakfast in Montana. The eggs Benedict were are amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Awesome service and amazing food. Nice to see them supporting the local economy. Get the eggs benedict. i like mine with extra microgreens on it, and I have never seen this option on a breakfast menu and think it is amazing!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Had disappointing, unfortunate experience recently in Feb 2015. Had very good (4+/5) experiences with The Nova Cafe in 2011, 12 and 13 during annual family visits to Bozeman. On what will be perhaps our final visit, Service was friendly but spotty (meal items forgotten) and they were not particularly busy (though I could be wrong about being busy, they had... More 

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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a great surprise! A little bit of everything on the menu all with a little twist. Service was as good as it gets....everyone was friendly, helpful and went overboard to make a pleasant dinning experience. Not an ordinary diner, definitely a step above the average diner but still reasonably priced. Great cup of coffee too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4750
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: 406-587-3973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Nova Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, is locally owned and serves up the best breakfast in town!! Our unique and delicious breakfast and lunch menu is offered daily. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m and lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.The Nova Cafe desires to enrich the lives of its guests, employees and community. We strive to be an integral part of our community by supporting local artists, farmers, producers and other local businesses.The Nova Cafe also offers a children's menu and gluten-free-baked goods. A changing exhibit of artwork by local artists is featured in the restaurant.Come join us at The Nova Cafe for The Most Important Meal of the Day! LOCAL FOOD LOCAL ART LOCAL'S CHOICE!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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