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Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe

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501 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice book/coffee shop in Gardiner

Tumbleweeds is a really nice coffee shop with a nice selection of books to browse and learn about the area. We had breakfast there and got lunch sandwiches to go. The preparation was a bit slow as only one person was working at that moment but she was very nice and got out of her to please my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
sabrinarosa
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Laveno-Mombello, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Restaurant portion is very small and the menu is smaller. I'm 68 and felt I warped back to a 60's coffee shop. Food is so so and would easily feed a gopher

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Laveno-Mombello, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Tumbleweeds is a really nice coffee shop with a nice selection of books to browse and learn about the area. We had breakfast there and got lunch sandwiches to go. The preparation was a bit slow as only one person was working at that moment but she was very nice and got out of her to please my allergic friend... More 

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Pinole, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I am giving this one star only because it was not open on Sunday morning Oct. 11 at 9:30am, when it said open Sundays from 7-3. I was not happy. Need coffee! Be open when you say you will be, or put a note up! Lame!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Great stop for breakfast before heading into Yellowstone. Simple, easy breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos. Also enjoyed browsing the books while she had our breakfast fresh and hot. And great soy latte:).

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Thank CSarg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Cute little cafe/book store near a campground we stayed at while visiting Yellowstone. Went in for a quick bite to eat and warm coffee after a cold night of camping at Eagle Creek Campground. The food and coffee were great, but it took a while to get a breakfast sandwich, we were the only ones in there at roughly 8am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Having spent 3 months in Gardiner back in 2010 I became very familiar with Tumbleweeds, my café of choice for a tasty wrap. Visited again for lunch in August this year and enjoyed a 'Zowie'. Definitely recommend Tumbleweeds!

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place seems a bit dodgy, but is actually really nice. I still can't believe how delicious the tea was, and really cheap too. They've got free wifi.

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Thank Kim094
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Stopped in to grab a salad after a day of sightseeing in Yellowstone. Salad was made up fresh with a very good balsamic dressing. Good selection of sandwiches and sweets.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place seems to cater more to locals than tourists. Lots of young people working for local businesses seem to come in for the free internet. The vibe is definitely more bookstore/internet café than restaurant. But the food isn't bad: we had a couple different sandwiches and they were all tasty (but not large). A smallish sandwich (without sides) seemed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a really good place to pick up a box lunch for a day in Yellowstone. Everything is fresh & they don't seem to mind making your sandwich to order. Friendly counter service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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