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Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

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1000 Park Ave, Winona Lake, IN 46590-1052
+1 574-269-1000
06:30 - 20:00
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Winona Lake, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Joel and Elisha and their staff are amazing! They're always there with a smile and eager to make your visit enjoyable. They know their stuff too! For breakfast, I always order their light roast coffee and a bagel bomb or an oatmeal square. They are a full service coffee bar. All their baked items are delicious! For lunch, their fire... More 

Thank Lori46590
Nappanee, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is my daily morning go-to. Coffee is wonderful and staff knows me by name and is very friendly. The food is great, too. Everything is local. Make sure to try a baked good as well- so good!

Thank natshields4
Warsaw, Indiana
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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Specially when it's not packed. When it is - it gets to hectic for servers. Opening hours are strange - 7 to 4 ... so an afternoon coffee is a no go. Yesterday my coffee was delayed, put behind others that came in later etc. Service is great though and the staff is very friendly. Pastries... More 

Thank Juancho D
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I came in at 355pm to get a latte. The place was clean, even the bathrooms. The guy who took my order said we close at 4, but he did fix a bowl of soup to go. I was disappointed regarding the 4 pm closing time. So I decided to sit on porch outside. Then the carpenters, which were taking... More 

Thank Rochelle H
Warsaw, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Have you ever been served a pizza that dripped excessively when you picked it up? That's the way my cheese pizza was there, TWICE. The first time I ate it. The second time, I complained and they told me that's the way it was and walked away from me. I've never been back.

Thank Katrina L
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Light Rail Café is a cool little place in the Village at Winona. Housed in a former trolley station (hence the name), they offer carefully prepared and tasty lunch offerings. The absolute star is the in-house roasted coffee. Many of my business colleagues – quite few who are coffee snobs – that travel to the area from all over... More 

Thank DadTravels
Clinton, Indiana, United States
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a good place to stop in for a small meal after visiting all the shops in the village. The brick oven pizza is very good.

Thank Robb C
Winona Lake, Indiana
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Hot Chocolate one day. Pizza another. Always friendly service and always in a comfortable atmosphere makes for a great place to meet friends. Roast beef sandwich with tomato soup, what a great treat.

Thank Paul P
Cromwell, Indiana
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We had the white pizza and will return for this pizza! The tomatoe bisque was very good with crusty bread. My tea was unique from the spice merchant. Great price for everything.

Thank EvanZoey
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and coffee! They roast their own beans in-store. The food is creative and delicious. Best place to eat in Winona Lake!

Thank Luke G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Park Ave, Winona Lake, IN 46590-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Winona Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 574-269-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?