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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
+1 218-365-3195
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (41 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service, woodsy atmosphere...a must if in Ely. Always a daily special, just 2 blocks off Main Street. Everything homemade, large tast portions.

Thank MrandMrsRCL
Reviewed 1 week ago

How did I not know about this place? They rival the Keys restaurants in Minneapolis/St Paul for over the top big breakfasts. What a great place to load up before you hit the BWCA!. I ordered the 2 pancakes with 2 sausage patties...a local sitting...More

Thank froedad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place really caters to paddlers setting out early to get into the Boundary Waters and to fishermen. I've been here three times now and they open pretty early, have HUGE portions, a great menu, and really friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.

Thank WIstoney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked people around town for the best place for breakfast and Brit's was the consensus from them all. The food was good and served quickly. Service was down home and neighborly. We enjoyed all the food!!

Thank Chiefyn1
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast and it was great. Great service and food. I recommend the biscuits and gravy.

Thank tbird437
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We were going to stop here for breakfast on our way out of town after our waitress recommended it. By the looks of it, we weren't the only ones surprised it was closed. Not sure what the deal was.

Thank trixieMN
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Good food, huge portions, easy to get to. I had the biscuits and gravy with eggs and bacon. Other's meals looked good too.

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious breakfasts, friendly staff, clean and cozy. The veggie stuffed hash browns were amazing and the biggest biscuits in a biscuit and gravy dish that we've ever seen.

Thank polishhulagirl33
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent! Eat where the locals eat; sizable portions, hot food hot and cold food cold. Service is friendly and polite; a good place to eat. Our group wanted to return for another meal but we ran out of time, bummer.

Thank TheTravelingBuck-i
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had breakfast here and we all three had different meals. Would highly recommend the stuffed hashbrowns and the biscuits and gravy. Although I think anything you order would be great.

Thank nathan b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-3195
Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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