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Blue Heron Cafe

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304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking to break away from the boring breakfasts usually served at diners. Their breads are fresh and their choices are unique and (mostly) healthy. They also have wonderful lunch selections. And don't forget to take home something from the bakery or some of their delish coffee!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the food at the Blue Heron but recently experienced service that was less than expected. On a Saturday morning we waiting a long time for our food. Just when we were thinking we needed to flag someone down to ask about our breakfast, it was delivered. Unfortunately, my omelet was not hot. In fact, it wasn't even warm,... More 

Thank JasperSage
Windsor, Canada
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second year making the Blue heron our breakfast stop prior to visiting Traverse City Wine Country. Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. we'll be back!

Thank ronnyber
Flint, Michigan
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in town. Great menu, nice little cafe setting and gluten free and dairy options for those with food issues. Service was friendly and helpful with menu questions. Try if you're I the area, it won't disappoint.

Thank pac0101
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value your business. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Port Huron, Michigan
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited for both breakfast and lunch recently. We were very impressed. The cafe also doubles as a bakery with a variety of delicious looking muffins, breads, donuts, and cookies. We bought a variety of cookies to sample and they were all very good. For breakfast I had the salmon cakes with eggs (I added ham and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch here and it was fantastic. I had the lunch flight and my husband had the ham sandwich. Both our meals were hot, well presented, and absolutely delicious. I wish we were staying longer in the area so we could eat here again. The staff were all friendly and kind, even though we came in close to closing... More 

Thank k_squared2
Zeeland, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and were awed by the high quality and taste of the food. There isn't a large menu, but excellent choices. We both had the Lunch Flight special. This included a choice of soup (either tomato bisque or cream of asparagus- both excellent), an outstanding blackberry beet salad, and 1/2 of a California Reuben with turkey,... More 

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Grilled Polenta Bowl and the Veggie Quesadillas for lunch. Very tasty, not expensive, nice staff. Freshly baked bread, cookies and muffins too! It's a small joint and we were able to seat ourselves. It was hopping on a Saturday morning. We would visit again.

Thank Cate O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

They are always changing up their menu, great farm to table. As well as wonderful donuts and breads.

Thank Erica U
Alto, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We stopped for a late breakfast, but they stopped serving it by 11:30am. Picking from the lunch menu, we both were very very pleased with the flavor of the food. Next time we travel through town we will stop again!

Thank Randy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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?