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Raphael's Bakery Cafe

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319 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3124
+1 218-759-2015
06:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:30
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this home town business. The owners are great, all the employees are sweet also. I have had the most adorable cupcakes made by them. I found pictures from Pinterest, and they exceeded all my expectations. The taste of their products is out of this world amazing. Saturday morning traditions are taking my boys here getting our dozen for... More 

Thank Kayla K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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507 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Go for the bakery side of this establishment for wonderful fresh breads and pastries. Average omelet and pancake. Hash browns were of the frozen variety.

Thank t-bonetraveller
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

All I can say is yummy!! All the baked goods are amazing!! Especially the Smores dounuts doing the summer season! Also a great breakfast and lunch menu ...soups and sandwiches homemade and very nice on your pocket book :)

Thank Chrystal P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After walking around and scoping out places to eat tomorrow, my husband and I decided to eat at Raphael's for breakfast. We knew we were buying donuts because they looked amazing. When we walk in the next morning the place was buzzing with customers. We grabbed a booth and got excellent service. The omelet was wonderful and the sunflower wheat... More 

Thank Odella F
Charleston, Illinois
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had soup and sandwich lunch here, really good. Specials change daily but are consistently excellent. Since it is a real bakery first the breads are superb. The staff is friendly and competent. This has become a must stop when in Bemidji. Needless to say I look forward to a return visit.

Thank MNVikesfan
Spencer, Iowa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We're from out of town and were meaning to try this bakery. We got our first taste of the hot dog buns from the Lucky Dogs restaurant in town, and on our next trip, we ordered hot dog and hamburger buns for our family fishing resort get-together. They are wonderful. My only problem was trying to get my order taken... More 

Thank 2travelbirds
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Took my 4 young granddaughters to lunch at Raphael's and we all loved it. The girls all had the soup of the day (cream of potatoe) and the accompanying bread and I added a sloppy joe. Everything including service was wonderful. As a special treat the girls all picked out a delicious, freshly made donut for desert! All round great... More 

Thank Tim L
Aledo, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Fresh, real baked goods. Classics and some surprises. Lunch is great. Sandwiches on fresh baked bread with fruit and a cookie. Soups that are wonderful. Try the wild rice soup.

1 Thank Stephanie G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing quite like hand made rolls and pastries!! By far the best sheet cake in town, just awesome!! Rolls can be small and on the expensive side...but they are good and running a bakery is very hard work.

1 Thank fluttershy34
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I had the half sandwich and cup of e soup was cream of wild rice and above average. It was thick and full of rice; the way that I like it. The sandwich was a mediocre Reuben. The bread was toasted and rye. The best are pumpernickel and fresh. I would eat here again, but I would try different dishes.

Thank meanoldteacher

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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
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3124
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-759-2015

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