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Cottonwood Bistro

Cafe, American, Contemporary
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1710 6th St, Brookings, SD 57006-2329
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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bkx sd
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable coffee house. Staff has typically been excellent and responsive. During peak times, the kitchen can get backed up but this has not ever affected the quality of the food that comes out of it. It's all good.

Thank scott p
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We knew very little about Brookings and found this spot by chance when seeking out breakfast on a Sunday morning. Counter service, friendly staff. A nice start to the day.

Thank M-J-M-Mpls
Brookings, South Dakota
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This use to be a delightful coffee spot with homemade goodies and great staff. Not any more. The waitress got my order wrong, brought out cold eggs and toast made of poor quality bread that must have been toasted a week before with a thimble full of runny preserves for the toast. She forgot to bring us silverware, refused to... More 

1 Thank howcanyouknow2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's really difficult to keep me out of Cottonwood - the drinks are amazing, the people are friendly and the food is delicious. I had the grilled cheese and it was AMAZING!

Thank bpeick2
Brookings, South Dakota
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

What a lovely place. Great coffee, simple and delightful atmosphere, central location and awesome egg dishes!

Thank Anabragahenebry
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The service was very poor. The barista did not ask me what I wanted. He just stood there and gawked at me. I liked the coffee I ordered, but it took a very long time to make even though it wasn't busy.

Thank tori v
Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Stopped and had breakfast. Everything was fine except for the bacon. Overlooked in the microwave. Very surprised it was put on my plate and serve.

Thank F3726VAgregl
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped in for an early cup of coffee and to read the paper. Very good coffee and a nice atmosphere to relax in while I sipped y cup. Only one barista on duty but she was excellent at multitasking.

Thank Marcia O
Brookings, South Dakota
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is great college student hang-out with wi fi. The coffee is great and the baked goods are home made. Enjoyable for young, old and older.

Thank ambergilleous1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Came up to Brookings yesterday to take mom out for lunch. Had planned another location but it was closed for Labor Day. We decided to try Cottonwood and this was my first visit to it. The restaurant is in mini-strip store area and doesn't look too impressive from the outside. What a wonderful surprise when we were served our meals.... More 

1 Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 6th St, Brookings, SD 57006-2329
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Brookings
  • Phone Number: 605-692-8938

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