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Blue Heron Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
+1 507-452-7020
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 18:00
Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I went here last Sunday on my own. I had a very delicious and healthy roasted beet salad. The salad was well balanced and the small salad more than adequately fulfilled my hunger. The staff was very nice and friendly

Thank Oakleykeesh
St. James, MN, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have eaten here twice now on visiting Winona and highly recommend this establishment. The salads are very fresh and the homemade soups are wonderful as well. Their sandwiches are great. I like their pick two option of either half sandwich and soup or salad. The pastry products they make are nothing short of outstanding.

Thank Linda H
Northfield, Minnesota
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch while visiting my daughter. Fun location with quick service. I had the Turkey, Brie and apple chutney sandwich. So good!

Thank lfarmer2016
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Searched hard online for an organic restaurant in SE Minnesota. Finally found Blue Heron Coffee House in Winona. Very pleased with the good food and great coffee. Especially enjoyed the quiche.

Thank Dan M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The soups are worthy. Hefty sandwiches on homemade bread. Awesome unique quiche entries and frittatas. Fancy coffee. Seriously good scones and other baked items.

Thank Giddyupcowgirl
Winona, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is no more book store to the coffee house. The staff is really nice. Prices a little higher than 'chain' coffee shops.

Thank Sheila Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and stopped for lunch after a visit to the Marine Art Museum. We were happy to find a bustling and friendly establishment. The menu was not vast, but everything looked good. I had a 1/2 turkey sandwich with a 1/2 Asian noodle salad. Both were delicious. My wife had a 1/2 Italian sandwich with a cup of cheddar... More 

Thank Dougds9
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Love this place. We'd just come from the fabulous Minnesota Marine Art Museum (not to be missed if you're in Winona) and were looking for a place for lunch. Great soup, great salad, great sandwiches. Very happy we ate there. And the coffee is really good, too!

Thank thecompanycar
Lake Wales, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My sister and I recently dined here, I love this place. Sis had a ham sandwich on crusty white bread. Two cups of coffee she rated a 10. A piece of coconut cake, tender and delicious. I had a veggie sandwich on whole wheat, and a piece of banana cake with creme cheese frosting, superb. A young man in front... More 

Thank Barbara H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Blue Heron for 4 years now and still enjoy the food and atmosphere (though I miss the book store!). Various fresh scones (Carmel is my favorite), delicious salads (try the beet one), sandwiches with fresh baked bread (the white bread is particularly good) and lots of drinks make the cafe an easy choice. The event... More 

Thank Barbara A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 W 2nd St, Winona, MN 55987-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
  • Phone Number: +1 507-452-7020
Great coffee, great food and great books. Best place in Winona to hang out, eat, renew.

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