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The Nova Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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DAILY SPECIALS BOARD‏
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
With local flathead lake cherries
Huckleberry Cream Cheese
stuffed French toast
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
With fresh strawberries
Crabcake Eggs Benedict
Local Heirloom Tomato & Spinach Florentine
Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Hash
With 2 eggs & toast
Local Wild Chantrelle Hash
With garlic, tomato, spinach & homefries served w/ 2 eggs & toast
Chorizo, Habanero Cheddar
Green chile & spinach breakfast burrito
Local Andouille Sausage
Fresh mozzarella, spinach & sun dried tomato scramble
Local Amaltheia Goat Cheese
Asparagus, pesto & pine nut scramble
BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES
Mom's Breakfast Burrito
Two scrambled local eggs, white cheddar cheese, mt best meats & seasoned bausch potato home fries w/ hot mama's salsa & sour cream on top
Breakfast Sandwich
Two scrambled‏ local eggs, white cheddar cheese, mt best meats bacon & nova-made tomato jam on grilled ciabatta bread. Served w/ seasoned bausch potato home fries
Huevos Rancheros
Flour tortilla w/ black bean chili, 2 local eggs served sunny-side up, pepper jack cheese, hot mama’s salsa & sour cream. Served w/ grilled nova-made cornbread
Nova-Made Biscuits & Gravy for Players
Nova-made biscuits & nova-made mt best meats sausage gravy w/ 2 local eggs any style & seasoned bausch potato home fries
Turkey Hash
Roasted turkey sautéed w/ red & green peppers, onions, squash, zucchini, pine nuts & potatoes. Served w/ 2 poached local eggs, nova-made hollandaise & local toast of your choice
Myli's Mess Frittata
Open-faced omelette w/ mt best meats bacon, mushrooms & seasoned bausch potato home fries topped w/ cheddar cheese, sour cream & tomatoes. Served w/ local toast of your choice
The Standard
Two local‏ eggs any style, two slices of mt best meats bacon or sausage links, seasoned bausch potato home fries, & local toast of your choice
Early Bird's Special
(Served from 7-9am monday-friday only, no substitutions) two local eggs any style, two slices of mt best meats bacon, local toast of your choice & 1/2 of a belgian waffle
Wayfare Hickory Scram
Seasoned bausch potato home fries scrambled w/ hickory-smoked wayfare “we can’t say it’s cheese,” mt best meats bacon, mushroom & tomato (no eggs). Served w/ local toast of your choice
Eggless Angle
Seasoned bausch potato home fries scrambled w/ nova-made walnut pesto, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, tomatoes & provolone cheese (no eggs). Served w/ local toast of your choice
THE GRIDDLE‏
Nova-Made Buttermilk Pancakes
Nova-Made Blue Cornmeal Pancakes
The Deuce
2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 local eggs any style & 2 slices of mt best meats bacon
Belgian Waffle
The “Morning After”
A cheesy belgian waffle, 2 local eggs any style & 2 slices of mt best meats bacon
French toast
Wheat montana white or wheat (3), on the rise cinnamon raisin (3), or co-op local sourdough (3)
Add Blueberries to Each Pancake
Add Junior Fresh Fruit on Top of Any Griddle Order
Add Junior Fresh Blueberries to Any Griddle Order (if in Season)
Pure Maple Syrup
OMELETES AND SCRAMBLES
Made w/ 2 local eggs, served w/ seasoned bausch potato home fries & local toast of your choice
The Greek
Tomato, nova-made‏ walnut pesto & feta cheese
The Veggie
Zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, tomato, mushroom, green pepper, onion & provolone cheese
The Baja
Turkey breast, green chiles, avocado & pepper jack cheese
The Nova Skosh
Wild alaskan hot smoked salmon, fresh field day farms herbs & cream cheese
Made w/ 3 local eggs, served w/ local toast of your choice
The Western
Mt best meats smoked ham, onions, bell peppers & white cheddar cheese
The Meat Lover's
Mt best meats smoked ham, bacon, sausage link & white cheddar cheese
The Forager
Local & organic garden city fungi & portobello mushroom blend, articoke heart, tomato, spinach & provolone cheese
BENEDICTS‏
Served w/ seasoned bausch potato home fries & drizzled w/ nova-made fresh hollandaise sauce)
Eggs Benedict
English muffin, mt best meats smoked ham & poached local eggs
Eggs Argyle
English muffin, wild alaskan cold smoked salmon & poached local eggs
Tom Avo
English muffin, grilled sliced tomato, sliced avocado & poached local eggs
Locavore Benedict
Co-op sourdough, yellowstone grassfed beef summer sausage & poached local eggs, topped w/ field day farms microgreens
1/2 & 1/2
One of‏ each benedict of your choice
FRUIT GRANOLA AND OATMEAL
Mixed Fresh Fruit
Full order | junior order
Serena's Nova-Made Granola
With choice of milk
Organic Steel Cut Orchard Oatmeal
Cooked in‏ milk w/ dried cranberries & apples, topped w/ brown sugar & walnuts
Acai Bowl (Ah-Sigh-Ee)
Organic brazilian acai berry smoothie served over nova-made granola & topped w/ bananas
SOUPS AND SALADS‏
Nova House Salad
Organic mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes & your choice of nova-made dressing (house balsamic, ranch, strawberry walnut vinaigrette, 1000 island)
Nova-Made Soup Du Jour
Ask your server
French onion soup bowl
Topped w/ sourdough croutons, swiss & local mountina cheeses
Soup & Salad
A cup of nova-made soup & house salad
Orchard Salad
Organic mixed greens, sliced apples, candied pecans, dried cranberries, organic amaltheia goat cheese & tomatoes w/ house balsamic dressing
Mobb Salad
Organic mixed greens & green leaf lettuce stacked w/ sauteed zucchini, yellow squash, mt best meats bacon, gorgonzola, tomato & avocado w/ house balsamic & ranch dressings
Mediteranean Salad
Organic mixed greens topped w/ grilled natural chicken breast, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives & feta cheese served w/ house balsamic dressing
Warm Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach topped w/ fresh strawberries, fried onion, & local mountina cheese w/ warm strawberry walnut vinaigrette
SANDWICHES
all sandwiches served w/ baked French fries. gluten free bun or bread available for $1.00. substitute fries for nova-made soup du jour or nova house salad for 2.00
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Reuben
On the rise marbled rye bread filled w/ corned beef, sauerkraut, sliced tomatoes & swiss cheese. Served w/ nova-made 1000 island dressing
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Bison Burger
Grilled local bison burger topped w/ sautéed garlic mushrooms, caramelized onions & melted swiss cheese, garnished w/ lettuce & tomato
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Gas Hog
Nova-made chipotle black bean burger topped w/ our pepper jack, own sweet chili aioli, red onion, tomato & lettuce
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
California Sandwich
Grilled ciabatta‏ bread filled w/ thinly sliced roasted turkey, avocado, sliced tomato & lettuce, drizzled w/ house balsamic dressing
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Nova BLT
Mt best meats bacon, lettuce & tomato on grilled ciabatta
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Santa Cruz Sandwich
Grilled natural chicken breast w/ nova-made walnut pesto & melted provolone cheese, garnished w/ lettuce & tomato
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Po’ Girl Wrap
Grilled & marinated portobello mushroom, roasted red pepper, caramelized onions, organic amaltheia goat cheese, tomato & mixed organic greens. Drizzled w/ pesto aioli & stuffed into a flour tortilla
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
Hippy Dip
Co-op organic sourdough topped w/ hummus, cucumber, bell peppers, tomato, red onion, feta & spinach. Served w/ nova-made balsamic on the side
Bun $+1.00
Bread $+1.00
Soup du jour $+2.00
Nova house salad $+2.00
The Quickie
Half a roasted turkey sandwich on toasted wheat montana bread w/ lettuce, tomato, & mayo
KID'S‏
Kids 12 & under, seniors welcome!
Available all day
Kids’ Cakes
Fresh nova-made mickey mouse-shaped buttermilk pancake w/ one local egg any style, one strip of mt best meats bacon or sausage link
Kids’ Waffle
1/2 waffle, one local egg any style, one strip of mt best meats bacon or sausage link
kids’ French toast
one slice of French toast served w/ one local egg any style, one strip of mt best meats bacon or sausage link
Kids’ Standard
One local egg any style, seasoned bausch potato home fries, one strip of mt best meats bacon or sausage link & one slice of toast
Kidito Burrito
Two scrambled local eggs, white cheddar cheese, mt best meats bacon, wrapped in a flour tortilla w/ hot mama's salsa & sour cream on the side
Available after 11am
Grilled Cheese
with baked‏ French fries
Kids’ Turkey Sandwich
sliced turkey & mayo on your choice of local bread w/ baked French fries
About
The Nova Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, is locally owned and serves up the best breakfast in town!! Our unique and delicious breakfast and lunch menu is offered daily. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m and lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.The Nova Cafe desires to enrich the lives of its guests, employees and community. We strive to be an integral part of our community by supporting local artists, farmers, producers and other local businesses.The Nova Cafe also offers a children's menu and gluten-free-baked goods. A changing exhibit of artwork by local artists is featured in the restaurant.Come join us at The Nova Cafe for The Most Important Meal of
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Breakfast in Bozeman can be a very very busy ordeal with historically not enough restaurants, BUT the Nova is totally worth the wait. It’s always busy here and it’s delicious, fun, warm and friendly. I’d wait in line for Nova’s food any day!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank r_inmt08
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place for a great filling breakfast. The food is tasty and the service comes with a smile. I have eaten there many times and am never disappointed. For me it has been a good place to bring the family and a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jake691
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Fast and friendly service. If you’re in a hurry this is the place to go. Great food especially the waffles.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LaurieM989
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our waffles and customer service. We take reviews seriously and are always looking for ways to improve what we do. Would you care...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

There are many great places for breakfast in Bozeman and my experience has been that this is the best. This place brings it all together; friendly, attentive and competent staff, wide variety of tasty and compelling menu items, an excellent "vibe" for the place all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank C7712VCpaull
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for such a nice review! It is wonderful to hear that we are accomplishing what we set out to do. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough and kind review.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Okay, there are a couple of places that we love. One of them, The Western Cafe, sponsors the summer western movies at The Ellen, so that place you will have to discover on your own. But the Nova Cafe is like going to Cloud Nine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EllenTheatre
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Hooray! That is so wonderful to hear! Taking people to Cloud Nine for breakfast is pretty much our goal, so it's wonderful to hear that we achieved it! We appreciate the nice review.

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Been to Bozeman but first time to Nova. My sister recommended as a place to get great coffee and eggs Benedict. Love that you can mix and match the eggs Benedict choices - there are several. We had one half with Bison sausage and another...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trip64668040006
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

That is so wonderful to hear - thank you so much! We love making sure people can get exactly what they want to eat, and it's always nice to hear when that works out. We very much appreciate your nice review and your coming in...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We ate as a family, 3 generations, and had a good time. The special was one of the many versions of eggs benedict. I loved that we could combine and try 2 different eggs benedict recipes. The mocha was superb! The food, possibly due to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AngBreidenbach
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Thank you Angela! I'm so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their meal with us, despite the temperature issues (I'm so sorry about that.) We really appreciate your taking the time to leave such a nice review and we hope to see all of you...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Haven’t tried lunch but never have disappointed for breakfast. For Bozeman, prices are reasonable with good portions. Definitely worth a trip - especially if you are near or staying downtown.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 410bobw
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

That is wonderful to hear - thank you so much for the nice review! We very much appreciate the recommendation, and we hope to see you for lunch sometime!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Absolutely loved our lunch here! They had great Gluten Free options, healthy choices, and unique choices. They even had homemade ketchup that is delicious. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ErynL_13
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hooray! We love hearing that so much! Thank you for coming in Eryn, and for the very nice review!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a great choice for a hearty breakfast. Locally sourced food and an inspired menu. It’s hard to choose what to eat but whatever you choose will be delicious. Servers are top-notch and efficient. My favorite dish is the frittata called Myli’s Mess. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mep10
InspiredMadness, Public Relations Manager at The Nova Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

That is an excellent title! Thank you so much for the nice review - we really appreciate it and your continued support.We hope to see you soon, for another pre-summit fuel up!

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maryannedelapp
9 March 2017|
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Response from InspiredMadness | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us Mary Anne! We can definitely get this going for you! Please call 406-587-3973 and we can get a gift card order going for you. Your son can pick up the gift card any time. We will hold it for... More
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The hot sauce on the tables is called Pepper Plant sauce from CA.
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Response from Serena R | Property representative |
There is no alcohol served at Nova Cafe. With the strict and expensive beer and wine licensing in town, it is a no go. You may try one of the bars or evening places that offers brunch such as Copper, Starkys or Red Chair.
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