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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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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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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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142 reviews
95 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 8 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 

Thank Kathaleen B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I am not a breakfast lover so I was a bit concerned when I sat down with my party when almost everyone ordered breakfast for lunch. However, they have quite a few sandwich, wrap and salad choices. I was leery because the the choices were so diverse--gyros, taco salad, Reuben's and veggie burgers and wraps to name a few. I... More 

Thank Pam R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, relocated from downtown a couple of years back, has retained its dedication for an above average dining experience. With some unique offerings (this time, breakfast with grits - a rarity up north) showing up on the menu and as the special of the day, it is clear these folks work hard to make visits fun and tasty. My... 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
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?