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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-2923
+1 218-444-6656
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cafe is an absolute gem! We went on a Sunday morning and only had to wait about ten minutes. The place was packed and the food and service was great! We will definitely go back!

Thank Kelly B
Bemidji, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here several times over the past year and have had wonderful experiences each time. The food is all home cooked using fresh ingredients. Lots of comfort food items on the menu. Service was excellent and food came out fast and hot every time. There is usually a wait to get in as its a popular spot.

Thank Chris K
Bemidji, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast or lunch in the downtown area. The food is goo and the service is friendly.

Thank KAP1117
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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462 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Extremely popular downtown breakfast establishment, and for good reason. Very expansive breakfast menu, including omelets, skillets, pancakes, crepes, and hash. I opted for the corned beef hash that was a meal for two. Basic sides. Large portions. Friendly atmosphere and definitely family friendly.

1 Thank t-bonetraveller
Bagley, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Seriously...there really is a line waiting to get in in front ...almost every time we have driven by. We moved to the area April 2016, and while on our way to the Harmony Natural Foods across the street, we noticed this cute little cafe that had people lined up out front to get a table. We thought it must be... More 

Thank pribyl2
Bemidji, Minnesota
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you want to eat out in Bemidji Minnesota Nice café is a great choice. I've been there a number of times for both breakfast and lunch and have never been disappointed. Very friendly service, nice atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price.

1 Thank Lubys
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were seated right away, and we got our food in about 15 minutes. My omlete was very good. Only complaint I have is that my pancakes were cold and the syrup the waitress gave me was cold too. The place was busy so I didn't want to cause the waitress the extra headache. I did mention... More 

Thank DanNewtonMedia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Stopped by here while biking the Paul Bunyan Trail. The four of us had filling home-cooked lunches. The wild rice cranberry bread is delicious, and one of us had the wild rice casserole dish which was delicious. Service was friendly. Highly recommend this if you are in Bemidji.

Thank writingwoman
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Recommended by our waitress the night before, my husband and I and 3 teenagers stopped here for brunch before leaving town. We devoured plates of pancakes, French toast and my wild rice omelet. The coffee was good, and the portions of food generous. We had problems with our wobbly table and tried to change, but the waitress insisted on “fixing”... More 

Thank 743leslieg
Buffalo, MN
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We saw the name on Trip Advisor so went looking for it. It is somewhat away from the downtown main stream and so we were somewhat leery. We had recently traveled to another northern town and an out of the way restaurant and weren't very pleased . We were very pleasantly surprised by the decor , the menu and the... More 

Thank Barbara J

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-6656
Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?