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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This café is not to be missed! We had a wonderful roasted turkey breast sandwich with avocado and bacon on cranberry wild rice bread that was truly amazing! They make their own chips and season them wonderfully! Top it off with a hot out of the oven Apple dumpling and vanilla ice cream.The pastry on the Apple dumpling was some... More 

Thank Rennie5864
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is truly a little gem in the heart of Bemidji. It's only open for breakfast and lunch, but the food is so good. And the portions are huge. You will not leave hungry. The staff is so friendly. Our waitress made suggestions on how we could order things in a way we got to try a lot of the... More 

Thank Tyggerstyx
Oahu, Hawaii
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My mother and I had lunch here and were lucky to get a table. The restaurant is very popular and very busy. Even so the service was excellent and the food was well presented with generous portions. I was hoping the wild rice bread was baked in Bemidji and I could buy some, but alas, it is shipped in from... More 

Thank janc468
Lakeville, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Tasty, fresh food!! I got the breakfast sandwich with bacon. Loved the English muffin toast. The waitstaff was prompt & certainly Minnesota Nice! Clearly a popular place & I can see why.

Thank Jill D
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Hotel staff ( candle wood suites ) recommended this place! Walked into the door greeted and properly seated by the hostess. Annie was my waitress she recommended the Lumberjack Special. OMG if your hungry can't go wrong. Hash browns were to die for! Defenitely will be back!

Thank David P
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I had the Walley bites with French fries and MN Nice coleslaw. The Walley was perfectly cooked! The slaw was not your average slaw...it had celery, green peppers, sunflower seeds, broccoli and other ingredients that made it delicious! We were there for lunch on a Sunday afternoon and it was quite busy. They also have a small gift shop. I... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?