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Raphael's Bakery Cafe

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319 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601
+1 218-759-2015
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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462 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Go for the bakery side of this establishment for wonderful fresh breads and pastries. Average omelet and pancake. Hash browns were of the frozen variety.

Thank t-bonetraveller
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is yummy!! All the baked goods are amazing!! Especially the Smores dounuts doing the summer season! Also a great breakfast and lunch menu ...soups and sandwiches homemade and very nice on your pocket book :)

Thank Chrystal P
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

After walking around and scoping out places to eat tomorrow, my husband and I decided to eat at Raphael's for breakfast. We knew we were buying donuts because they looked amazing. When we walk in the next morning the place was buzzing with customers. We grabbed a booth and got excellent service. The omelet was wonderful and the sunflower wheat... More 

Thank Odella F
Charleston, Illinois
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Had soup and sandwich lunch here, really good. Specials change daily but are consistently excellent. Since it is a real bakery first the breads are superb. The staff is friendly and competent. This has become a must stop when in Bemidji. Needless to say I look forward to a return visit.

Thank MNVikesfan
Spencer, Iowa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We're from out of town and were meaning to try this bakery. We got our first taste of the hot dog buns from the Lucky Dogs restaurant in town, and on our next trip, we ordered hot dog and hamburger buns for our family fishing resort get-together. They are wonderful. My only problem was trying to get my order taken... More 

Thank 2travelbirds
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Took my 4 young granddaughters to lunch at Raphael's and we all loved it. The girls all had the soup of the day (cream of potatoe) and the accompanying bread and I added a sloppy joe. Everything including service was wonderful. As a special treat the girls all picked out a delicious, freshly made donut for desert! All round great... More 

Thank Tim L
Aledo, Illinois, United States
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Fresh, real baked goods. Classics and some surprises. Lunch is great. Sandwiches on fresh baked bread with fruit and a cookie. Soups that are wonderful. Try the wild rice soup.

1 Thank Stephanie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Nothing quite like hand made rolls and pastries!! By far the best sheet cake in town, just awesome!! Rolls can be small and on the expensive side...but they are good and running a bakery is very hard work.

1 Thank fluttershy34
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I had the half sandwich and cup of e soup was cream of wild rice and above average. It was thick and full of rice; the way that I like it. The sandwich was a mediocre Reuben. The bread was toasted and rye. The best are pumpernickel and fresh. I would eat here again, but I would try different dishes.

Thank meanoldteacher
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

My husband and I just met here fro breakfast and we were extremely satisfied. The wait staff was attentive even though they were busy. The food was good and plentiful and they add touches you feel like you would get at home. There aren't as many choices and the choices are basic , but neither of us were disappointed.

Thank mndivergirl1

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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
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-759-2015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?