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Lola - An American Bistro

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16 N Minnesota St, New Ulm, MN 56073-1728
+1 507-359-2500
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 17:30
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by twice today. Once to get a snack before the movie and again after for late lunch. Coffee, sandwiches, salads, energy bars, scones. I would go back and have it all again but I will want to try something new because I won't be disappointed.

Thank Betty O
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch while passing through New Ulm (a very attractive small city) based on TA reviews. We were not disappointed; in fact we were delighted. It is a fun casual Bistro with an interesting and varied menu. You order at the counter and your food and beverage is brought to your table. The atmosphere is casual and interesting.... More 

Thank SteveIowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shop, makes you feel like you are in a town, warm and welcoming. Great service & great beverages and food.

Thank Kimberly S
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mix of ecletic and home cooking in old historic building. Relax by the fire place while surfing the internet. Try the stuffed mushrooms and chicken pot pie.

Thank 777chad777
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I rated this as a 2: 4 for food and coffee quality, 1 for service. Four of us went in for breakfast today and had the bacon breakfast sandwich, daily scramble, maple bacon muffin, blueberry scone, and an Americano. Food and coffee were delicious, but the service was poor. The male counter clerk at 9:30 (he didn't gave a name... More 

Thank terivavricek
Marshall, Minnesota
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As advertised. This is a unique establishment for rural America. Outstanding good and drink, and terrific staff. Prices are pretty good too!

Thank SenCrow
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, fast service! I would come back again as long as I was in the area. You probably couldn't find much better in New Ulm!

Thank whatever83
New Ulm, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to this coffee house and restaurant too many times to count. Whether you're there for coffee & a sweet treat or a meal with a nice glass of wine, you won't be disappointed. Aside from table seating, they have couches and a patio to relax with your friends and family. They also have wifi.

Thank CE56073
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I looked at the reviews here and was in the area so decided to try this bistro. Oh, so glad we did 😃 Atmosphere was great 👍 I loved the decor and exposed brick. The coffee ☕️ was fantastic and if I lived around there I would be a regular. Great bakery items and menu. The pot pie was tops,... More 

Thank JEH65
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to grab a quick lunch with no expectations. The decor was pleasant, trendy but still cozy. The food was amazing. A simple roasted veggie sandwich was very well done with the right balance of cheese, a sweet sauce and the mixed vegetables. But what was truly amazing was the clam chowder. It didn't have a thickened cream... More 

Thank Lynette M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 N Minnesota St, New Ulm, MN 56073-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  New Ulm
  • Phone Number: +1 507-359-2500
Known for it's coffee and espresso drinks, fresh scones, pastries, pastas, paninis, pot pies, soups, salads, and funky atmosphere. During the Summer and Fall enjoy lunch or dinner on the outdoor patio, stop by for an Schells Beer or glass of Morgan Creek Wine, and some Bruschetta. Great food in an completely restored old town building, large open ceilings, exposed brick walls, lots of great character!

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