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Purple Finch Cafe

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124 So. River Road, Bedford, NH
(603) 232-1953
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff


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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Have gone there for breakfast and lunch . Very ,very good . Have had a few of the different salad they offer . I would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bedford, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
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209 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We should have read the most recent reviews of this place before trying it. Indeed, we cannot figure out how this cafe rates so highly, based on what we experienced. A few minutes after we were seated, our server came over and asked for our drink order. Mistake number one--we should have given her our entire order then, because we... More 

2 Thank StarWeez
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our go to place for breakfast in southern NH has been the Purple Finch for some time now. Service has been good and food excellent, making it worth the long wait on a weekend morning. Not so this time. Our hash browns were overcooked and dry and had to use a knife to cut them. My mother's eggs were dry... More 

1 Thank ptzmom_nh
Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have gone there for breakfast and lunch . Very ,very good . Have had a few of the different salad they offer . I would go back.

Thank Chorne1
Oberlin, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We arrived at 11:25 on a Sunday morning, and were told the wait was 15 minutes. 45 minutes later we were ushered to a bar area. When our order came out, it was the wrong kind of eggs. The decor is grungy, the wait staff not helpful or friendly, and the food decidedly ordinary. I have no idea why this... More 

2 Thank pslowik
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A mere 10 minutes from the airport, this was our first stop after landing at 8am in the morning. Tucked away in a run of the mill shopping center, this simple decor cafe offers delicious all home-made breakfast with a helpful wait staff and little to no wait time. I was travelling with a gluten-free friend and this had plenty... More 

Thank iheartmovies
Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If u need a great place to stop and feel like having a home cook meal purple finch is the place to be. Not only is the food amazing, but the employees or finchers they call themselves makes a it a place to be on the daily. Great atmosphere that Jeff and Juile created to dine in at. Keep fighting... More 

Thank Dsomaru
Bedford, NH
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Was really good but lately seem to be short of help and food not hot when served. Need to make a few adjustments.

Thank gailvin
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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473 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Give me a break, this place has fantastic reviews, but it just does not deliver. Either all of the people who review are friends of the owners are have never experienced world class food and service. Simple enough! I feel sorry for the people who rate this experience as being anything other than ordinary. The promise in the menu is... More 

1 Thank michaelr630
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The BEST gluten free breakfast!!! Their gluten free French toast is to DIE FOR! Delicious food and freshly squeezed OJ!

Thank apryle d
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a large group and everyone had exactly what they wanted and the food was terrific. The self serve coffee while you wait is a nice touch.

Thank TahoeDad

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 So. River Road, Bedford, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: (603) 232-1953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children



Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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?