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Blue Heron Coffee House

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162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The soups are worthy. Hefty sandwiches on homemade bread. Awesome unique quiche entries and frittatas. Fancy coffee. Seriously good scones and other baked items.

Thank Giddyupcowgirl
Winona, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no more book store to the coffee house. The staff is really nice. Prices a little higher than 'chain' coffee shops.

Thank Sheila Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and stopped for lunch after a visit to the Marine Art Museum. We were happy to find a bustling and friendly establishment. The menu was not vast, but everything looked good. I had a 1/2 turkey sandwich with a 1/2 Asian noodle salad. Both were delicious. My wife had a 1/2 Italian sandwich with a cup of cheddar... More 

Thank Dougds9
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Love this place. We'd just come from the fabulous Minnesota Marine Art Museum (not to be missed if you're in Winona) and were looking for a place for lunch. Great soup, great salad, great sandwiches. Very happy we ate there. And the coffee is really good, too!

Thank thecompanycar
Lake Wales, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

My sister and I recently dined here, I love this place. Sis had a ham sandwich on crusty white bread. Two cups of coffee she rated a 10. A piece of coconut cake, tender and delicious. I had a veggie sandwich on whole wheat, and a piece of banana cake with creme cheese frosting, superb. A young man in front... More 

Thank Barbara H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Blue Heron for 4 years now and still enjoy the food and atmosphere (though I miss the book store!). Various fresh scones (Carmel is my favorite), delicious salads (try the beet one), sandwiches with fresh baked bread (the white bread is particularly good) and lots of drinks make the cafe an easy choice. The event... More 

Thank Barbara A
Minnesota, USA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food is locally sourced and creative. Gluten-free and vegan options. Open every day for breakfast and lunch; their coffee is without competition. They change the two soups and two egg plates (frittata and quiche) daily, so even if you went every day, you could eat something new each time. I swear I dream of their pear salad when I... More 

Thank nessagr
Mabel, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great food, fast service! Love that they have indoor and out door seating. What a little treasure! Wish I lived close enough to patronize the coffee house more often!!!

Thank Horsethyme
Wayzata, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We met several of our relatives for breakfast at the Blue Heron and loved it! Very good, healthy food options, nice atmosphere, great service!

Thank snare52
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We come here for lunch every time we're in Winona. The sandwiches - especially the veggie sunflower! - are amazing and the coffee and tea even better. Love that they use organic produce and dairy.

Thank Megan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
  • Phone Number: 507-452-7020
Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang out, eat, renew.

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