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Cornerstone Cafe

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154 W Broadway St, Monticello, MN 55362-9351
+1 763-295-3888
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu with great food and service. It is always busy so expect a shot wait. Definitely worth the wait

Thank Bob H
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a mid-February motorcycle ride in unseasonable warm weather, my friend, Russell, and I visited Cornerstone Cafe about 11am, on Saturday. Bustling and noisy as we entered, we were lucky to get a booth immediately. Another customer even waved us over to her booth as we walked in, to say she was just leaving with her son. Isn't that a... More 

Thank PhilAndHisBride
Twin Cities, MN
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This a cute, cottage restaurant. The bake goods are to die for. The menu can be limited at times but everything is excellent, especially the Wild Rice Soup. The decor is cozy.

Thank CoopyCob
Up North
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

We were going to a wake in town, so I got on groupon and found this place. It was very quiet at 8pm. Waitress was high schooler, didn't know much. Specials on the board weren't current. I ordered deli sandwich and their famous wild rice soup, mine was excellent. hubby ordered chow mein special, ti was very dry, chow mein... More 

Thank Ingalls
Becker, Minnesota
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407 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I had the South Of The Border Breakfast Skillet. Wow! It was delicious. The portion was gigantic - I could only eat 1/3 of it and took the rest home. My wife had eggs and toast, which were also delicious! The place was packed with locals. Old fashioned diner atmosphere. Great service. Even a few tap beer selections to compliment... More 

Thank curioustravelor2010
Little Falls, Minnesota
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast after an early morning airport run. Cute, quaint, cozy place. Excellent service & food was top notch! Both entree portions were more than adequate. Rancheros flavorful & satisfying. South of the Border Skillet seemed to have a pound of bacon. Great coffee, too. We noticed some fantastic looking pies & cakes on display. Usually stop @ at... More 

Thank David S
Monticello, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Cornerstone Cafe has fresh homemade unique food. Not your typical small town cafe. Their chicken wild rice soup and house made rye bread shows up in my dreams sometimes! It's such a bright spot in my hometown!

Thank melissamohrman
St. Cloud, mn
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My wife and I were on our way home from the airport and she was hungry after a long flight. We stopped at the Corner Stone Café. I have eaten there before on several occasions but never on a Sunday morning. As previous reviews have stated it is not a big place. When we arrived the every table was full.... More 

Thank leecheater
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The Cafe was a little small, but that made it cozy. I was greeted promptly by a friendly waitress and placed my order. I ordered the Cream of Tomato Bisque soup, the shepherds pie with the Cesar salad. I also ordered a bottle of beer. The soup was great and I highly recommend it. When I was about half way... More 

Thank Robert E
Monticello, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The food is always great, my favorites are the soups and desserts! Today we had breakfast and I had the Wild Rice soup omelet - it was delicious!

Thank Pamela B

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 W Broadway St, Monticello, MN 55362-9351
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 763-295-3888

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