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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
+1 218-365-3195
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (43 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We so enjoyed our breakfasts there. The pancakes are enormous. I couldn’t even finish half of one. But it was so so good. This was our last breakfast before going into the Boundary Waters and our last before leaving Ely for home. Make this a...More

Thank Ohioborn57
Reviewed 5 days ago

So much food! So much deliciousness! Staff is friendly and the place is cozy. You absolutely can't beat it!!!

1  Thank Joshua W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Breakfast. You will not be disappointed. Good service. I went 3 days in a row. Had different things, always full.

Thank flyfreeWi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we moved to Ely 5 years ago (and before when visiting the family lake home) this has always been a favorite breakfast spot. My husband always gets the wild rice pancakes which are gigantic but to the amazement of some diners he finishes them!...More

Thank msteele2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Local home cooked food in Ely at a reasonable price! The food is great and you will not leave hungry. Friendly staff too with great service. They are always busy.

Thank 274timothyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're in Ely be sure to check out this local joint. The service is friendly and efficient. We ordered a pancake and an omelette. The omelette was a bit on the rubbery side, but the pancake made us swoon. Thank goodness we only ordered...More

Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a block or so off the main drag. This is where the locals eat. I sat at the bar and asked what's the largest breakfast on the menu was. It was huge and delicious. Biscuits, gravy, eggs over easy, 3 pieces of thick sliced...More

Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions, good service Like many places with a grill, avoid scrambled eggs.. They end up thin rather than curds

Thank Badger1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great!!! Always eat breakfast there when in Ely!!! I guarantee you wont leave there hungry!!!

Thank bright1
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Great food, service, woodsy atmosphere...a must if in Ely. Always a daily special, just 2 blocks off Main Street. Everything homemade, large tast portions.

Thank MrandMrsRCL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-3195
Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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