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“Local meat, homemade goodness”
Review of Rainbow Cafe

Rainbow Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Minnesota, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local meat, homemade goodness”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Rainbow Cafe has done it right. Local Grass feed Beef, local pork, handmade and homemade soups and desserts. I bring both Family and Clients here. My favorate is one of the winter squash soups when it is in season and the cheese tray with a bottle of wine.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Jessica N
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English first
Rochester, MN
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We biked from Rochester to Pine Island on the Douglas Trail and had lunch at the Rainbow. It was amazing! I had the arugula, goat cheese and beet salad with yummy bread and iced tea. A fabulous whipped dessert followed. I can't believe I've neverbeen here before.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank kagardner
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Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This little cafe in a small town is well worth the drive, or in our case bike ride. The sandwich selection is inventive and delicious. I had a duck cherry entree that was absolutely outstanding! Their soups are amazing and again, so creative. One of the owners was a former pastry chef, and boy can you tell it in the desert offerings. Fantastic turnovers and bread pudding. We love that many of the ingredients, especially the meat is from nearby farms. Such a delightful place to dine!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Kathryn M
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cafe”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unique dining in small town. We stopped for lunch and had the chicken/apple sandwich and pulled pork sandwich. My husband considers himself an expert on pulled pork and ranked this as the best he'd ever had. Interesting soups and salads. Reasonable prices. The Rainbow Cafe has a reputation for fine dining, but we'd never tried it until now. We'll definitely be back for dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Julie K
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Rochester, MN
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Go Here”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I'm amused at some of the bad reviews. This place is awesome. The French Onion soup was some of the best I ever had. Someone else complained about the slow service and the small portions. Well, quality is more important than quantity, and if you need something, ask for it. If you're looking for a great meal, go here. If you want something average, then by all means, go to Applebees or a chain like that. The price of the meal was quite reasonable, and we will be back again and again.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank fish1861
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