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“Consistently delicious food”
Review of Blue Heron Cafe

Blue Heron Cafe
Ranked #3 of 66 Restaurants in Cadillac
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.
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Description: The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.
Midland, GA
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious food”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

I ate at the Blue Heron 5 out of 7 days last week. Their soups are unique and full of flavor. I usually get the soup/half sandwich for lunch. I always ask that my half sandwich not be grilled so my sourdough bread is soft and delicious without the added calories. Of course, I had a nutty donut, maple mex cinnamon roll, and date cookie (not on the same day). They make homemade breads and pastires daily. Their coffee is fresh and delicious. Before leaving for the GRR airport, I stopped to buy a big nutty cinnamon roll for my husband and 2 molasses cookies for my friend.

  • Visited June 2012
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Chicago, IL
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Make sure you get a donut on the way out!”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stopped for lunch at the Blue Heron while driving through Michigan. The sandwiches were interesting, I had an egg salad sandwich with smoked salmon and onions. It was really good. The sandwiches just came with some plain tortilla chips. The service was very friendly and fast. There is a bakery there too and the glazed donut I had was probably the best donut I have ever eaten. Makes me want to drive back to Michigan some day just to get another.

It is a short drive from the highway, maybe five minutes, and well worth the stop.

  • Visited June 2012
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Cadillac, MI
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food & Service”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

You can not go wrong with Blue Herron! Blue Herron has wonderful home made soups and bread. Their selection phenomenal and delicious!

  • Visited June 2012
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Northern Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Baked items”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

The menu at Blue Heron is filled with new interpretations of classic breakfast and lunch dishes. Somewhere between a small town Diner/ Bakery and a big city cafe. I have been here several times, and the only thing that is inconsistent is the potatoes, which are tricky at the best places. Everything baked is great, the sandwiches are interesting enough to have more than once, and the soups are unique in the area. Many of the lunch items veer towards sweet in taste, but even with this caveat, everything is good. A few more savory options would make this restaurant a five star choice in Cadillac. Disclaimer, I do know the owner, but I think this is still a fair and balanced review.

Visited April 2012
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Lake City, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Really good quality food”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I frequent this lunch spot at least twice a month, they serve good quality products. Market salad, Nature Lovers salad and most of their sandwiches are usually really good. A couple times I received over-crisp bread (aka burnt), so I always ask for lightly toasted now. They have different soups of the day also.

Visited March 2012
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