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The Good Life Cafe

Menu

SANDWICHES
Served with pub chips and a pickle. Substitute side salad or battered fries for $2.00 or sweet potato fries for $2.50. Substitute gluten-free bread for $1.75, or vegan black bean and rice veggie patty for $2.00.
$10.5
Turkey Avocado Club
Smoked turkey breast, guacamole, herbed cream cheese, roasted red pepper, lettuce and thick cut pepper bacon on white, wheat or rye bread. Substitute sauteed mushrooms & olive relish (Vegetarian, GF upon request)
$10.25
Southern-Style Rachel
Smoked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread.
$10.5
Sweet Basil & Parmesan Chicken Sandwich
Roasted chicken breast wrapped in a Parmesan crust with sliced almonds, sweet basil aioli, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun. (GF upon request)
$10.25
Pulled Pork and Apple Sandwich
Braised pulled pork on a ciabatta bread topped with warm apple chutney, Swiss cheese and whiskey BBQ sauce.
$12.0
Wild Bison Philly
Wild rice Bison meatballs, sauteed peppers, onions and mushrooms dripping with smoked gouda cheese sauce on a French roll
$10.25
Reuben
Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread.
$10.0
B.L.T.
Thick cut pepper bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on ciabatta bread. (GF upon request)
$14.0
Walleye B.L.T.
Crisp fried walleye brings a Minnesota twist to this classic served on a ciabatta bread with homemade tartar.
BURGERS
Served with pub chips and a pickle. Substitute side salad or battered fries for $2.00 or sweet potato fries for $2.50. Substitute gluten-free bread for $1.75, or vegan black bean and rice veggie patty for $2.00
$12.0
Artichoke Bacon Burger
Beef patty dressed with artichoke dip, roasted red peppers, bacon and lettuce on a parmesan crusted brioche bun. (GF upon request)
$11.0
Beer Cheese Pretzel Burger
Smooth Summit beer cheese smothering a beef patty topped with bacon and jalapenos on a pretzel bun dressed with maple aioli.
$10.0
Cheesy Californian
Juicy Burger with cheddar jack, lettuce, tomato and caramelized onion aioli on a brioche bun. (GF upon request)
$11.0
Cucumber Beet Burger
Black bean burger with refrigerator pickles, fried beets, Swiss cheese and caramelized onion aioli on a brioche bun. (GF upon request)
$12.0
Thai PB Burger
Beef patty dressed with spicy Thai peanut butter, fresh basil, refrigerator pickles and malted red cabbage on a brioche bun.
$12.0
Salmon Burger
Salmon patty with hoisin-sriracha aioli, pico de gallo, and lettuce on a brioche bun. (GF upon request)
MISCELLANY
$12.0
Gouda Bacon Mac & Cheese
Pasta shells mixed with creamy smoked Gouda cheese sauce, chopped pepper bacon and Italian herbs topped with Parmesan cheese. Served with a side salad tossed in cranberry balsamic vinaigrette.
$8.5
Half Sandwich with Soup
Choose from Bacon-Ranch Chicken Salad, or BLT with a cup of tomato basil or our soup of the day. (GF upon request)
$12.0
Wild Rice Hotdish
Vegetables parched with wild rice, cooked slow in vegetable stock and finished with mushrooms in a parmesan cream sauce topped with toasted almonds. Served with a side salad tossed in cranberry balsamic vinaigrette. (GF upon request)
$12.0
Walleye Tacos
Two flour tortillas stuffed with walleye, pico de gallo, cilantro lime sour cream, malted red cabbage, lettuce and cheddar jack cheese. Served with tortilla chips.
APPETIZERS
$9.5
Soft Pretzels with Gouda
Chewy house made pretzels with smoked Gouda for dipping.
10 wings $14.0
Jumbo Chicken Wings
10 wings - (traditional or boneless) dry rub, buffalo, whiskey BBQ, sweet chili or Thai peanut butter with ranch or bleu cheese on a bed of malted cabbage
$5.0
Famous Fry Basket
Basket with sweet potato fries with maple aioli or battered French fries with fry sauce.
$9.0
Flatbread
Crispy flatbread with gourmet toppings. Ask us for today's selection.
$9.5
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Spicy jalapenos, roasted green chilies and three smooth cheeses with a sweet twist, served straight from the oven with tortilla chips. (GF upon request)
$8.0
Chips & Dips
Tri-colored tortilla chips with smoked gouda cheese, salsa, and guacamole. (GF upon request)
$9.5
Baked Artichoke Dip
Creamy artichoke dip straight out of the oven with tortilla chips for dipping. (GF upon request)
$10.0
Cheese Plate
Artisan cheese served with house garnish and warm bread
SOUPS & SALADS
All salads served with a side of homemade bread. Add chicken breast to any salad for $3.00.
Cup $4.0
Bowl $5.0
Soup of the Day
See the specials board or ask your server for today's selection.
Cup $3.5
Bowl $4.5
Tomato Basil Bisque
A house made blend of tomatoes, fresh basil and cream. (GF upon request)
$8.0
Simply Green Salad
Mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and choice of dressing. (GF upon request)
$11.0
Spiced Walnut and Cranberry Salad
Mixed lettuces served with toasted spiced walnuts, sweetened cranberries and bleu cheese with cranberry balsamic vinaigrette. (GF upon request)
$12.0
Lemon Truffle Greek Salad
Mixed Greens with feta, cucumbers, kalamata olives, tomatoes and red onion tossed in a lemon-truffle vinaigrette. (GF upon request)
$10.0
Mandarin Beet Salad
Mixed greens, mandarin orange slices, roasted red beets and shaved Parmesan cheese tossed in a citrus vinaigrette. (GF upon request)
DINNER
Served from 4 pm until close daily. Add a house salad for $3. Split plate charge $2.
$17.0
Wild Bison Meatloaf
Wild rice bison meatloaf with rosemary demi-glace, fresh vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes.
$16.5
Chicken Pappardelle
Chicken, prosciutto, Brussels sprouts, shallots, garlic, caramelized onions, and pappardelle noodles tossed in a white wine cream sauce with garlic bread.
$17.5
Walleye and Chips
10 ounces of Canadian walleye in a Summit beer batter, tartar, lemon, French fries, red cabbage coleslaw.
$14.0
Vegetable Risotto
Creamy and savory risotto enveloping fresh seasonal vegetables and a side of warm garlic bread. (GF upon request)
$24.5
Sirloin Steak
8 oz. sirloin steak with house steak sauce, fresh vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes. (GF upon request)
$16.5
Mushroom and Kale Gnocchi
Wild mushroom, purple kale, and potato gnocchi in a white wine sauce with shaved parmesan and garlic bread.
BEVERAGES
See our bar menu for a selection of beer, wine and cocktails
$2.5
Tea
$2.5
Coffee
$2.5
Hot Chocolate
$2.5
Russian Tea
$1.75
2% Milk
White or Chocolate
$1.75
Juice
Apple, Orange or Cranberry
$2.5
Soda
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew, Diet Mtn Dew, Sierra Mist, Squirt, Mug Root Beer
$2.5
Iced Tea
Unsweetened or Raspberry
$2.5
Lemonade
Regular or Raspberry
TAKE OUT
Craving The Good Life but short on time? Call ahead and we'll have your favorite meal ready for take out!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a pretty darn good cafe with an interesting menu. I had a delicious vegetarian chili and a salmon burger. The sweet potato fries must have been made there. Relish! Even the locally roasted coffee was good. Fast and friendly service too. Check it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tim K
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review, Tim!! We are so happy you had a great experience with the food and staff! Please come again, soon!! - Molly, owner

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I'd call this little restaurant "bustling". Every time I've been here it is busy, busy, busy! (around lunch time) This visit my sister and I split a sweet basil and parmesan chicken sandwich and had the sweet potato fries with their Maple aioli dipping sauce....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TakinLotsaPictures
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review! We love serving the residents and visitors of Park Rapids and we are so happy you have a great experience everytime you visit. Please stop by again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We often drive through Park Rapids but not often at mealtime so when we were going through yesterday at lunch I checked TripAdvisor for a recommendation and I’m so glad I did! This is a great cafe right on Main Street and only a block...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Linda! We are so happy you enjoyed your Turkey Avocado Club. You're only a stranger once at The Good Life Cafe and we are looking forward to see you again, hopefully real soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed September 11, 2018

A range of menu items made for an interesting experience. A bit esoteric for our 12-14 yr old grandsons though. Nice cocktail and wine offering. A worthwhile visit during a stay in Park Rapids.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank L8652JNjohnn
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for the review! We always love seeing new faces at The Good Life Cafe. Please come again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We were just driving through and wanted to stop for a quick dinner. We were not disappointed! The place was very clean and the decor was very cute, service was quick and friendly, and the food was amazing. I had the pork sandwich with apple...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank megang150
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for stopping by The Good Life Cafe, Megan! I very pleased you enjoyed your experience! Come again soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2018

This cafe has a surprisingly sophisticated menu with friendly, local service. I had the walleye tacos and they were terrific. Highly recommend if you are in Park Rapids.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MidwestTripGirl
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for this fantastic review! The Walleye Tacos are a customer favorite. If you're in the area again, please stop by!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food. Cute decor. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting the Park Rapids area.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tony & Dana S
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi Tony and Dana! Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy you made the choice to visit us at The Good Life Cafe! Come again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Went here with a few friends for lunch. The wild rice hotdish, bison philly and artichoke dip were all super tasty. I love the decor and the service was quick. It's a fun place for delicious food with a creative Minnesota twist.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ayrianne P
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Ayrianne, thank you for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves on a unique menu and fun atmosphere. So glad you had a great experience! Stop by again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We were running around town on a rainy day of our vacation & decided to stop in for a quick bite. Fun, trendy interior & quaint outdoor covered courtyard in back. The pretzel bites were amazing! The waitress was super helpful in helping us make...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank midwestsuzanne
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

We are so glad you had a great experience. Our staff prides themselves in give excellent service. Come again, next time you visit Park Rapids! - Molly, owner

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We liked the variety of healthy items on the menu and the service was very good. Portions were about right.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank danne43
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for the kind review. Come again, soon! - Molly, owner

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1SassyLassy
January 5, 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
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wwjjaa68
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
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wwjjaa68
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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