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City Cafe and Donut Shop

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Cafe, Diner, American
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423 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822-2015
(308) 872-2779
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Raton, New Mexico
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fresh, including eggs. Pastries are homemade. Delicious. Very good portions of food for the price. Very nice ladies for waitresses. Definitely diner food, nothing fancy here. Probably no gluten free options. But delicious and great service.

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Thank camjohnson816
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stopped at the City Café on a Wednesday morning and the place was packed. The food was great. The only issue we had was that the lone server was a little overwhelmed with the crowd. Our breakfast was served pretty quickly and well worth waiting for.

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Thank midwestHD
Elgin, Nebraska
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is definitely small town Nebraska cafe. Arrow Hotel did not have breakfast so we walked to City Cafe for breakfast Sunday morning. Basic pancakes, eggs, bacon menu. It was all good. Cafe could use a bit of updating and cleaning. Overall good experience.

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Thank Anne M
Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

From the minute we walked into this locally-owned diner, we were charmed! From the old-fashioned booths, to the diner counter, to the coffee cups that don't match, this place just oozes character. The service was amazing - our waitress took an order for our 6-person party by memory - and the food was tasty. Our favorite: the cinnamon rolls. As... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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254 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on my way through town and was not disappointed. I had a half order of hot beef sandwich and it was very good. There were nice chunks of beef and the potatoes and gravy were also very nice. Most of the lunch crowd was having the special: chicken fried steak and it looked pretty good. Side... More 

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Thank jnobz
Manhattan, Kansas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

OK, Broken Bow is much larger than Lake Wobegon, but Betty's City Cafe is just like the Chatterbox. My breakfast that I had after walking the 1/2 block from the Arrow Hotel was what breakfast is supposed to be. Betty did it up, two eggs OE, bacon (there were four, count them four strips), wheat toast. So if you want... More 

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Thank JamesRayReed
Westminster, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Charming, friendly, and excellent food. Everything is homemade - even the meat is above grade. The donuts are made on site and they supply the entire county with donuts. The butterfly donut was my favorite, the cinnamon rolls are like mom made! You cannot do better for breakfast..... anywhere.

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Thank UnicornLady111
Lawrence, Kansas
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A nice standard small town diner. Great egg/sausage/toast type breakfasts. While I don't usually go for donuts and sweet rolls, everyone else was pounding them down.

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Thank ed-dest
San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

City Café is located just down the street from the Arrow Hotel where we stayed. Front desk at the hotel recommended City Café for breakfast and they were right on target. Wonderful breakfast choices with great sausage and omelets. Very friendly staff with that wonderful small town friendliness so nice to experience. Reasonable prices, great service and great food!

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Thank JPINSA
LINCOLN
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have eaten here a couple times, their food is good WHEN you actually get it. I don't recommend going in on a day when meatloaf is the special. You will be lucky if you get your order in a timely fashion if you order something else besides the special. They have great breakfast food so my husband and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Broken Bow
  • Phone Number: (308) 872-2779

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