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Fort Jesse Cafe

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Pursuing a vision of fun, fresh, homemade fare; in an unpretentious and uplifting atmosphere. Open 7 days/week.
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch shrimp and grits eggs benedict blackberry jam breakfast burrito cuban pork french toast chicken potatoes sandwich worth the wait minute wait self serve coffee best breakfast in town late breakfast cold brew breakfast place
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a flight from Bloomington and checked Trip Adviser for a breakfast suggestion and they did not disappoint. Superior service and excellent food. If I am ever in the area again I would certainly visit again.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank DBR6
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Late breakfast.I had the skillet special so I guess its all day.verygood qulck service.not real busy on a week day.i wluld return.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank jeffmY8705JY
Reviewed December 29, 2019

We chose this breakfast place from the TA reviews and ratings. They were right. We had about a 15 minute wait at 8:30 but it was well worth it. They gave free coffee while we waited. And it was GOOD!! Good service. We had Eggs...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Our family loves this local cafe. They have delicious coffee specialty drinks and the tables are always set with fresh cute centerpieces. I’ve heard that they offer pop up food specials that you can only find through their Facebook page, although I have my usual...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank kayladawn0613
Reviewed December 10, 2019

This place had great food. My favorite is weekend breakfast. I've never been here when I didn't have to wait for a table. That's how you know it's good.....everyone waits because it's worth the wait.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kristi B
Reviewed November 14, 2019

I came here with a work colleague before the start of normal business hours for breakfast and a conversation. The location was easy to find, the restaurant had nice "simple" decor, and the service and food was quite good. The menu had a mix of...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank dubdarko
Reviewed November 5, 2019

This place is filled with locals. the place is small and neat, the food is big and fantastic. great portions, very inventive menu, lots of good taste. friendly staff. what else can i say!, come, visit, share your own opinion! NOTE: My Chicken Waffle Eggs...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

I was in town for ISU Homecoming and was looking for a local breakfast place. Fort Jesse Cafe was what I found. The food was great, I had the Biscuits and Gravy with eggs. The servings were ample. The wait staff friendly and helpful. And...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank kenb117
Reviewed October 28, 2019

I had pancakes. They were multigrain. I wasn't expecting that. My wife had a Benedict of some kind it was really great looking but not to my liking. The tables were literally 2 feet apart, people sitting in the back on a bench had to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 5,251
Reviewed October 21, 2019

We had a great breakfast in a family friendly atmosphere. Wonderful server Taylor and a total work horse server Mike. The woman next to me dropped her knife and before she could finish saying sorry Mike was replacing all her silverware! Taylor was genuine and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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December 3, 2018|
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Response from DDDspain | Reviewed this property |
Probably ok
Pamela L
September 7, 2017|
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Response from 360philipe | Reviewed this property |
there is not a particular menu for gluten free. but the staff is very accomidating.
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