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Blue Heron Coffee House

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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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Winona, Minnesota
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I was at a company function. There were under fifty there. I was surprised on the appetizers and the buffet that they provided. It was a nice change from the normal business stake and salad. I loved all the food except for the Greek meatballs. The spice/texture combination was not suitable for my palate. They had a nice assortment of... More 

Thank Sheila Z
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food here is great and so is the atmosphere. It's nice when there is a band to listen too. They also have beer and wine.

Thank dlaska
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great and unique find in this part of town. The vibe here is very collage oriented, so don't come here expecting a cozy spot with a fireplace to enjoy you cup of joe. Instead this is more of a grab lunch/brunch stop and go. Unless you are a college kid and this is your study hall. Great... More 

Thank Vi S
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We've eaten here a few times when down visiting our son at college. The sandwiches and soup are mouth watering and the drinks are very good as well. The specials are creative and healthy and we've never had anything that wasn't pleasing. Recommend highly if you visit Winona.

1 Thank GKY0ung
Bangor, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped by after exploring the Minnesota Marine Museum. On my list after seeing reviews here 😁🎶. We were not disappointed. Food was wonderful, service with smiles and patience, cozy atmosphere. Will be back!

Thank FoxFire2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We read the reviews online, followed the GPS, and found this little treasure in Winona. More of a feeling of a sitting room/ lounge than a cafe. Portions of salads and soups were not very big, but extremely tasty and satisfying! Sweet potato chick pea soup with egg curry salad - yummy. Prices higher than some other places, but worth... More 

Thank WindgirlUSA
Winona, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Blue Heron Coffee House has a terrific homey atmosphere with fresh and tasty food. They have reasonable prices and friendly service.

Thank vickiw823
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Vegetarians, healthy eaters, gluten free diet? No sweat. My favorites are the GF soups that change daily, Scandinavian egg salad on toasted GF bread, pear and greens salad with maple-mustard dressing, and macaroons. Thursday nights offer super supper specials that change weekly, can often be GF, and offer exciting flavors like Thai, Indian, Italian, etc.

Thank Emilie F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice folks, good coffee and food. We stopped in for a light breakfast, and stayed to chat with locals for awhile. Perfect place for that.

Thank jim T
Edina, Minnesota
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Love their Curry egg salad sandwich! Yum! I had an iced latte with vanilla flavoring, so delicious! Everyone liked what they ordered. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Janice L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?