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Leif's Cafe

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$2 - $17
American, Cafe
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had chili which had balance, spicy flavor & was mild to medium hot. French dipw/ creamy horseradish & au jus was hot, tender & flavorful. Breakfast skillet had lots meat. Was lite on vegies. Was good though. Coffee good. Small gift shop w/ t-shirts,...sweatshirts, caps, coffee mugs & few bear & eGle knick knacks.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As always, enjoyed our breakfast/lunch. I had pancakes, eggs and sausage. Son had the adult Mac & cheese, his favorite for years and husband had Cuban with sweet potato fries. Everything was very good. Waitress was working hard but very attentive. Lief’s continues to be...one of our favorites when in the Northwoods.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've had lunch at Leif's Cafe a few times and we've never been disappointed. My favorite is the Turkey Sandwich with their homemade Cranberry Chutney. I even tried to duplicate the sandwich at home. I buy their Cranberry Chutney when I'm there. I've come close...but their version is still the best!! I'm hoping to stop in again when we are in the area. KayMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast and service was excellent we go there every year during Paul Bunyan days. We go back again

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021

We have visited this place so much in the past. Took family for a late breakfast as we thought it would be good. Wrong. Waited over an hour for food. When we received our food, hashbrowns were cooked so long that they had turned into...potato chips and they never brought back the bread side. Asked them to remove the hashbrown side and bread from our bill and you would have thought we had asked for the entire bill to be credited. The waitress said the “boss” refused to see an issue. “So What do You want to happen here?” How about some acknowledgment that the food was poor and we didn't get what we ordered? The owner at the register had to talk with her husband (also owner) that was the cook. This should need to be so much back and forth between a customer and an establishment. It is just simple customer service. All of this over $4 of the bill. Every business in this area is struggling for good staff but that doesn’t mean you have to lack customer service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

When we arrived there was 1/2 an hour wait- it was well worth it! Service was great, the place was clean (despite being busy), and the food was excellent! (I agree with the American cheese though- please offer options!) We will definitely stop again!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

This is an absolutely average American breakfast joint. I forgot again, and it's not specific on the menu... Be aware, they put crap american cheese in their omelettes. Otherwise service was very good. Coffee was good.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 30, 2021

We were seated quickly, our waitress was very, very friendly (Mindy) and gave great service. The food was good and the bathroom was clean and tidy. I would definitely go again!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

This place was a huge bright spot for us. They offer breakfast/brunch/lunch so while one kid ate pancakes, the other had spaghetti and meatballs. Dad had a sandwich, mom had a salad. Our server, Mindy, was amazing. The prices are also what you would expect...at a diner (which is terrific for Eagle River).More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Thank you to our server Mindy, ever so attentive, gracious and friendly. The veggie omelette was the best I have had along with their homemade sweet roll. Family enjoyed their yummy pancakes and hash browns, each cake the size of a dinner plate. Plenty of...hot coffee. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leif's Cafe

Yes, Leif's Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Leif's Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Leif's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4