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Bella's Bakery & Cafe

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2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
+1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We recently celebrated our 17th anniversary with a day of playing the slots and dinner at Riva Steakhouse. We stopped into bella's for coffee and bought a coconut cake to take back to our room It was very fresh and very good! We will stop back the next time we come to Council Bluffs.

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Thank Lisa K
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had such an outstanding anniversary experience at Ameristar. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs More 

Mountain Home, Arkansas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great for breakfast at any time. Reasonably priced, good quality food, large portions. A good meal, for a great price.

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Thank Linda P
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such an excellent experience at Bella's Bakery & Cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back for more outstanding cuisine soon. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

First visit I waited just a short time for seating and service. Burger, fries and coke were actually pretty good. Second time, waited a ridiculously long time just to be seated, then waited even longer for a server that I finally gave up waiting on. Left quite irritated, and I'm normally a very patient person. Smelled of smoke despite not... More 

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Thank J M
Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. At Bella's, we pride ourselves on offering outstanding service for our guests. We look forward to addressing the details of your experience with our leadership team. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs More 

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Sara greeted us promptly with a smile and good spirits. Seated quickly. Did have to wait a while for our server to arrive but after order placed, drinks and food arrived quickly. Good place to eat and food servings are generous enough to split

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Thank Margaret C
Norfolk, Nebraska
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We ate a Bella's twice this past weekend - once for the evening meal and once for breakfast, and we have eaten there several times before. We can rely on this restaurant for delicious food that is obviously prepared by skillful - perhaps even loving - hands. My evening meal was a hamburger and fries and am I ever glad... More 

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Butler, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food was cooked just perfect. It was a nice size portion and served hot. Breakfast was also wonderful. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Chrissy1402
farmington mo
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

neat little place for casual dining, friendly service, average food, we sat at tables overlooking lobby with nice comfortable chairs.

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Thank whocares
Nebraska
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Love their breakfast ( which is served all day) Only $7-$8 for a good meal. Deserts are good too. They also have a bakery counter where you can buy baked goods to take with you.

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Thank Gemmy1980
Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Decent food and atmosphere, just a bit pricey for what you get. For the cost if a cheeseburger fries and a drink, you could go 20 feet down the corridor and have the full buffet.

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Thank s m
Aurora
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The food here is terrific, and you certainly get a lot of food. The service is wonderful. The cafe is clean, and the decorations are cute.

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Bella's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoy your experiences Bella's and look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 712-328-8888 ext. 7883

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