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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: http://www.purplefinchcafe.com/about

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh, appetizing food

Based on the reviews and popularity of the Purple Finch Cafe, I stopped in for lunch. The menu has basic items but are fresh and tasty. I had the tuna melt and roasted pepper soup, both delicious. The serving was way more than I could eat. I wish restaurants would stop contributing to the obesity... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Robert M
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Waterbury Center, Vermont
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Waterbury Center, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Based on the reviews and popularity of the Purple Finch Cafe, I stopped in for lunch. The menu has basic items but are fresh and tasty. I had the tuna melt and roasted pepper soup, both delicious. The serving was way more than I could eat. I wish restaurants would stop contributing to the obesity epidemic by making portions larger... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Purple Finch is 'real' food, not fast food. The food is always delicious. The downside is that service can be slow at times and the temperature inside is not always good. In the cooler months, it is cold inside. Not sure if they are trying to save on heating costs or if the heat system doesn't work well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a clever name --New Hampshire's state bird is the purple finch. The restaurant is decorated nicely with white picket fences, bird houses, and purple curtains. There are bakery items, typical breakfast items, along with unique dishes. Service was good. We would go back.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfast. Wait staff is very good. Food is very good. Good sized portions. Saturday and Sunday mornings can be difficult to get a table. The earlier the better. Would definitely go back.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great tasting breakfast. Was told it is tough to get a seat on the weekends now but they offer coffee while you wait.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Crowded during the weekend breakfast times. Food was tasty. Staff was friendly. Nice atmosphere. Would eat here again.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast at the Finch has become so popular, it's hard to get in on a Saturday morning! Standard breakfast fare is available, but some of the specialty items are worth a try. My personal favorite is the Bird's Nest...eggs served in a nest of hash browns, with ham on the side. No matter what you order, you get to customize... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had breakfast at the Purple Finch Cafe today and my wife had lunch. The Texas omelet was very tasty and it was served with hash browns, cooked very crispy like I like them and a huge grilled English muffin. It could not have been done any better than they did it. My wife ordered a Thai Peanut Salad, which... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I will start with a positive because it was good. It was nothing great though, have to be honest. The chicken salad I could make at home and where they make it such a big deal that it is their own special recipe I thought I would be blown away...umm nope. Friend felt equally unimpressed, but it's not like it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've visited the Purple Finch since their opening. The atmosphere is ok, but needs something to set it apart from other cafes. They have some great omelets, they can get creative in filling options. I am a big fan of their lunches. The California Chicken Salad sandwich and Funky Chicken are my favorites. Definitely go for the sweet potato dots!

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Additional Information about Purple Finch Cafe

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

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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

Description

http://www.purplefinchcafe.com/about
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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Waterbury Center, Vermont
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?