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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Awesome breakfast

Breakfast and lunch only, closes at 2:00 pm. So good.... Sustainable, farm to table food. Imaginative dishes. Kind of pricey but, again, so good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Julie S
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Kirkland, Washington
via mobile
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Kirkland, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast and lunch only, closes at 2:00 pm. So good.... Sustainable, farm to table food. Imaginative dishes. Kind of pricey but, again, so good.

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Thank Julie S
Montana
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is very well reviewed, and has a huge following. I have been here several times, and while the food is always good, it is never amazing. The ham in particular leaves something to be desired along with the waffles. The pancakes are great, and I will definitely come here and recommend it to friends and family, but it's... More 

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Thank itsdking
Los Angeles, California, Usa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has so many good reviews it probably doesn't one more, but I have to say that I ordered a basic breakfast of eggs, bacon and pancakes and it was superb. That says a lot, because so many places have to add a lot of complexity to make their food tasty or interesting. The eggs I had looked and... More 

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Thank Mike M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food!! Usually a long wait, but worth it! I got a scramble. The waiter was average at best, but once again the food was worth it!

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Thank Chelsea D
Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my first negative review after a long string of positive experiences. Had breakfast at Nova on a weekend, ordered a special from the menu, but was told "We don't serve that on weekends." It went downhill from there; food was just average and wait staff dressed well below casual, bordering on slovenly. Service, if one can call it... More 

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Thank JohnB45095
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is always Awesome!! Service is Great! It's a cozy spot, light and the artwork is fun!! The menu offers a good variety so it is hard not to find something that you really love!!

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Thank penneyw2015
Bozeman, MT
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that locals frequent and being a local, I make my fair share of visits. It's popular for breakfast and lunch, so don't be surprised if there is a wait. The ingredients are fresh and if you need GF options, there are plenty here. Many original dishes and is in my opinion, the best breakfast in town!... More 

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1 Thank MontanaGuy27
Whitefish, Montana, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told we "must" have breakfast at The Nova and we weren't disappointed - fast seating even when it was crowded (they offer a cup of coffee free while you wait) their overall system of moving customers in-and-throigh is efficient and friendly. The menu is complex and offers a lot of choices from the Standard Breakfast to culinary creative... More 

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Thank Maureen C
Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful food and service. Highly recommend for breakfast and/or lunch. Locally sourced food, great coffee, fun place to be.

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Thank melindawinegardner
Clarkston, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Nova and come here whenever in the area. Had breakfast this week and as usual it was great. They have such a nice menu and the staff are always friendly.

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Thank Karen M

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?