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Blue Heron Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I stopped at this quaint little café for lunch during a day trip to Cadillac, MI and were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent cuisine, friendly service and awesome bakery with delicious fresh-baked goodies! Highly recommend this gem to anyone in the Cadillac area or just passing through as we did. We can't wait to go back... More 

Thank masondoorn
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for stopping. Happy eating! More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like a great place, but no meals after 3 although hours say closes at 4. We didn't try any food because we made a special trip off expressway trying to arrive before close and got there at 3:30. We asked for menu but we're turned down because "kitchen closes at 3". Would be helpful to post proper hours online... More 

Thank Martine Courant R
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Martine, thank you for the information. I've updated our hours to include the times meals are served. More 

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Heron is a beautiful little cafe' that serves breakfast and lunches that are made with fresh local ingredients where possible and organic goods...! The menu is changing often which is quite nice and they run weekly special on homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Blue Heron served local organic coffees and has a variety of baked goods to chose... More 

Thank Cjrichards33
Alma, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and was delighted by the service and menu choices. Evidently others in the area know what a gem it is as the place was packed. Excellent homemade soup and sandwiches on artisan bread.

Thank Rsd1951
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here for breakfast on our way up north. we were in and out in under an hour. the waitress Jennifer was friendly and fast. the food was wonderful as well.

Thank Christina H
Cadillac, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic, delicious, organic food choices which are well prepared & efficiently served. The environment is small and cozy which contributes to the friendly environment of customers and staff

Thank Andy42036
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stumbled across the Blue Heron as we were driving through Cadillac, MI. It is a little cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. Lunch is mainly salads and sandwiches. We had the Nature's Lover salad, which was filled with all kinds of fresh fruit, and the HM Turkey sandwich. Both were delicious and very fresh. It is so much... More 

Thank DeniseNJNYC
Midland, Michigan
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120 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had four people in our group and were looking forward to eating here. Three of four ordered their steak salad. It was overall not flavorful, even the salsa topping provided for the dressing was not tasty. The steak was overdone and not much lettuce but a lot of tortilla chips all on the bottom. I left hungry. The one... More 

Thank 243DLP
Texas, USA
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Looks like a good place for locals to have breakfast. Meal was okay but nothing exceptional. Attentive wait staff. Might go back if ever in Cadillac again.

Thank RalphRR
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It has great interesting breakfast ,with lots gluten free options . They use fresh local grown foods when available - get one on their bowls you'll never bee disappointed .

Thank LuAnn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cadillac
  • Phone Number: 231-775-5461
The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?