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Minnesota Nice Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-2923
+1 218-444-6656
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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457 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely popular downtown breakfast establishment, and for good reason. Very expansive breakfast menu, including omelets, skillets, pancakes, crepes, and hash. I opted for the corned beef hash that was a meal for two. Basic sides. Large portions. Friendly atmosphere and definitely family friendly.

Thank t-bonetraveller
Bagley, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously...there really is a line waiting to get in in front ...almost every time we have driven by. We moved to the area April 2016, and while on our way to the Harmony Natural Foods across the street, we noticed this cute little cafe that had people lined up out front to get a table. We thought it must be... More 

Thank pribyl2
Bemidji, Minnesota
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to eat out in Bemidji Minnesota Nice café is a great choice. I've been there a number of times for both breakfast and lunch and have never been disappointed. Very friendly service, nice atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Lubys
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were seated right away, and we got our food in about 15 minutes. My omlete was very good. Only complaint I have is that my pancakes were cold and the syrup the waitress gave me was cold too. The place was busy so I didn't want to cause the waitress the extra headache. I did mention... More 

Thank DanNewtonMedia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stopped by here while biking the Paul Bunyan Trail. The four of us had filling home-cooked lunches. The wild rice cranberry bread is delicious, and one of us had the wild rice casserole dish which was delicious. Service was friendly. Highly recommend this if you are in Bemidji.

Thank writingwoman
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Recommended by our waitress the night before, my husband and I and 3 teenagers stopped here for brunch before leaving town. We devoured plates of pancakes, French toast and my wild rice omelet. The coffee was good, and the portions of food generous. We had problems with our wobbly table and tried to change, but the waitress insisted on “fixing”... More 

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Buffalo, MN
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We saw the name on Trip Advisor so went looking for it. It is somewhat away from the downtown main stream and so we were somewhat leery. We had recently traveled to another northern town and an out of the way restaurant and weren't very pleased . We were very pleasantly surprised by the decor , the menu and the... More 

Thank Barbara J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This café is not to be missed! We had a wonderful roasted turkey breast sandwich with avocado and bacon on cranberry wild rice bread that was truly amazing! They make their own chips and season them wonderfully! Top it off with a hot out of the oven Apple dumpling and vanilla ice cream.The pastry on the Apple dumpling was some... More 

Thank Rennie5864
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is truly a little gem in the heart of Bemidji. It's only open for breakfast and lunch, but the food is so good. And the portions are huge. You will not leave hungry. The staff is so friendly. Our waitress made suggestions on how we could order things in a way we got to try a lot of the... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My mother and I had lunch here and were lucky to get a table. The restaurant is very popular and very busy. Even so the service was excellent and the food was well presented with generous portions. I was hoping the wild rice bread was baked in Bemidji and I could buy some, but alas, it is shipped in from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-6656
Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?