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319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
252-672-9269
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Ranked #13 of 145 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Description: Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I visited the Cow Cafe for the first time after an interview and to meet up with some friends. I had a hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded good, but the staff were so friendly that I didn't feel rushed. The sandwich I ordered was delicious and I'll probably order it again even though I should probably... More 

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New Carrollton, Maryland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after dinner while visiting family in the New Bern area. We all got cones. They have a back area for kids to play in with some toy tractors and little sitting areas. It was very cute. My son loved the ice cream and so did everyone else. It was very affordable too, five cones for less than $13.

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Jacksonville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were excited to stop here for a treat because of the reviews here on TripAdvisor, and we were sorely disappointed. I spoke to four employees during the course of our order and meal, and only one of them managed to put on a happy, welcoming face. The other three were rude or rushing us, even though we were the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The ice cream is very good and was busy but treated very nicely. This whole area is so hospitable and friendly. Outdoor seating if you travel with a dog.

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Dallas,TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The ice cream is great and the play area for kids is wonderful.The food is just "ok" but the kids don't mind it. My husband was very disappointed that a place called Cow Cafe didn't serve burgers!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Every time I come to New Bern I have to stop by this quaint cafe in the historic district. They have great sandwiches, but, their claim to fame is their ice cream. It is absolutely the best ice cream hands down I have ever had. I am an ice cream enthusiast and very particular about my ice cream. It is... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After living in the area for over a year, I finally caved and went to the "best place in town for ice cream." Needless to say, I was far from impressed. I ordered basic cookies and cream as it is my favorite. I took one bite and realized it was too hard to even enjoy so I waited until it... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good selection of ice cream on a hot day but a very large lunch menu been overseen by the one person on the day of our visit so the poor girl was a bit pushed. OK for a lunch snack but nothing too fancy

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Havelock, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Its cutesy but the food didn't seem too special. My kids love the play area in the back which makes it a great place for lunch dates with friends.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our sandwiches were very good and our son absolutely loved playing in the barnyard here at Cow Cafe! The owner talked with us several times and thanked us for stopping in. An excellent lunch spot. We would definitely come here again!

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Additional Information about Cow Cafe

Address: 319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
Phone Number: 252-672-9269
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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