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Blue Heron Cafe

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304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
+1 231-775-5461
06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Onekama, Michigan
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place, not much seating. Had a half roast beef sandwich, very flavorful. Matched with a root salad...Beets, goat cheese, candied pecans, fresh greens. Very well put together. Does not have speciality coffees like mochas but offers baked goods and higher end donut's. Highly recommend this place.

Thank onekama_mi
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. Glad you enjoyed your meal! More 

Saint Helen, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice luncheon with a friend, was on the moments spore, great food at little pricey, but delicious . Good service too.

Thank 12franciss
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast, servers were friendly and attentive. All the entrees contain fresh ingredients.

Thank ggroen19
Cadillac, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great lunch cafe option. Local and fresh, home breads and donuts and cookies. Excellent salads and sandwiches. Always a vegetarian option

Thank 562jason
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by. We appreciate your review. More 

Plymouth, MN
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a very nice meal in this very busy restaurant; but it was noisy. I had the apple pumpkin bacon soup, and it was great. Like chili in consistency, you could smell the bacon. My wife had the warm veggie salad, and it was full of roasted veggies over greens with a wonderful house made dressing. Worth the visit.

Thank Tom C
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, right at noon, so was quite busy. Only waited about 10 minutes. I had a special, the roasted pumpkin breakfast bowl. It was delicious! Husband had a Dearborn ham, au gratin potato, and egg sandwich. Again...delicious! Menu changes often, they said. We were happy we stopped at the Blue Heron Cafe!

Thank bob h
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My friends and I stopped at this quaint little café for lunch during a day trip to Cadillac, MI and were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent cuisine, friendly service and awesome bakery with delicious fresh-baked goodies! Highly recommend this gem to anyone in the Cadillac area or just passing through as we did. We can't wait to go back... More 

Thank masondoorn
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for stopping. Happy eating! More 

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Looks like a great place, but no meals after 3 although hours say closes at 4. We didn't try any food because we made a special trip off expressway trying to arrive before close and got there at 3:30. We asked for menu but we're turned down because "kitchen closes at 3". Would be helpful to post proper hours online... More 

Thank Martine Courant R
Julie W, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Martine, thank you for the information. I've updated our hours to include the times meals are served. More 

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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Blue Heron is a beautiful little cafe' that serves breakfast and lunches that are made with fresh local ingredients where possible and organic goods...! The menu is changing often which is quite nice and they run weekly special on homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Blue Heron served local organic coffees and has a variety of baked goods to chose... More 

Thank Cjrichards33
Alma, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch and was delighted by the service and menu choices. Evidently others in the area know what a gem it is as the place was packed. Excellent homemade soup and sandwiches on artisan bread.

Thank Rsd1951

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cadillac
  • Phone Number: +1 231-775-5461
The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.

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