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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-2923
+1 218-444-6656
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My colleagues and I stopped here for lunch before some business meetings and we were pleasantly surprised. Fun ambiance and Minnesota theme and original food. I had the veggie burger, which was very good (and made fresh), but one of my colleagues had the turkey avocado sandwich and THAT was amazing (real chunks of turkey and toasty wild rice bread... More 

Thank rachelfm16
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best eggs Benedict that I have ever had. Simple traditional. Full of flavor a real slice of ham and a homemade muffin. Perfect. A small fight on who was going to get my wife's left over corn beef hash. I lost. We will be back next time in the area.

Thank bradsheri
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

IF YOUR GLUTEN FREE THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Outstanding menu choices. Excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, food PERFECT. I WAS BEYOND IMPRESS. My friend said her liver and onions was the best she as had, next to her grandfathers. You know it's a good joint when the staff knows everyone there AND that the locals make it their place... More 

Thank Christina N
Elgin, Illinois
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around lunch time & it was packed. We were looking for breakfast, which was not a problem. They have a large variety of breakfast & lunch items. I ordered the corned beef hash with eggs & pancakes & I think my husband ordered the Lumberjack. I think that was the best corned beef hash I've ever had. It... More 

Thank goldenruler
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps my fave place to eat while in Bemidji. I don't even like pastries as a whole, but their pastries and bread were fresh and delicious.

Thank John T
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the load'em up spuds and flapjack platter. Breakfast wrap was okay, a little bit greasy. Great attentive staff. Would return. Busy place so had to wait about 20min.

Thank pedsnephron
Evergreen, Colorado
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I want a good, old fashioned breakfast I head to Minnesota Nice. I personally love the pecan pancakes. They're the best. And all of the breakfast items are really yummy. They accept credit cards, but you get a discount for cash. .

Thank bonnie s
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have the best experience! Very friendly waitstaff, cute restaurant in the heart of Bemidji, fresh homemade meals, great environment! Temp is always comfortable & I love the large windows. Fresh squeezed lemonade is a must-try! Sally was our waitress, she has a bubbly personality and is really outgoing. She could talk with us for hours! My go-to for lunch.

Thank SarahJane R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several times over the last few years and the food has always been great! I have never had a bad meal or just an OK meal. Fantastic atmosphere and decor. Well rounded menu.

Thank Erin M
Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Iconic small town mom & pop Minnesota cafe. A must go to place to eat. Had the wild rice omelette and pancakes for lunch, delicious. Notice their walleye dinner on the menu for only $12.95, great price!! This place rates up there with Charlie's Cafe in Freeport. Nothing fancy but great food and service!!!

Thank Tim Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?