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Windmill Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe
709 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
+1 641-621-1800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“gyro” (3 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
709 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had breakfast here twice and had fast and great service ! We didn't see another place in town to have breakfast and this place was full but the service was fast with great food !

Thank 656brucej
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Don't come here if you are looking for nice food. This is just a greasy diner with bland food. I had the Pella Burger which was one of the worst burgers I have ever had. Thin patty with a slither of bologna and tasteless fries....More

Thank JoanaLola
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great breakfast place with lots of old fashioned menu combinations like eggs over-easy with bacon, hash browns, toast, and coffee. No surprises here which could be helpful for early-morning decision-making.

Thank wwc2013
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I came downtown for some reknowned baked goods but found all the bakeries closed, so I decided to check out the adjacent Windmill Cafe, which was bustling! Despite a line of people waiting to be seated, I was taken to a table within a minute...More

Thank vanatic
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We invaded this small cafe in downtown Pella with a crowd and they were gracious and efficient in accommodating us. The breakfast buffet was a hit with all ages. Service was friendly and helpful. The food was pretty standard fare for a cafe in Iowa-...More

Thank travelingmv
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've never had the opportunity to stop for lunch at the Windmill as I'm always driving through Pella early in the morning and in need of good breakfast. I've found my place in Pella and figured it was time to make a review. The service...More

Thank BlueFleck
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stopped in for lunch this week mid morning and was happy to see they served breakfast all day. My wife enoyed her lunch too.

Thank Drew D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The eatery was busy but the service was fast. They offered a breakfast buffet that looked delicious. We chose to order from the menu. The food was excellent.WE were seated in an area where we we able to look out over the beautiful town square.

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Despite it's name, this is not a Dutch restaurant, it is a small-town Iowa family diner. The food is good, the service quick, an the prices reasonable. We were here on a Sunday. They offer a salad and breakfast-food buffet and a short breakfast menu...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

8 of us went there prior to a golf outing. 7 out of 8 had a good experience. 1 guy didn't like the blueberry pancakes. I had a skillet with potatoes and sausage that was very good. Generous portions and our server was very attentive...More

Thank Tim C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-621-1800
Phone (641) 621-1800
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