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The Nova Cafe

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312 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4750
+1 406-587-3973
07:00 - 14:00
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing breakfast! Lots of traditional choices and some unique taste sensations. I ordered an egg special with wasabi, miso and purple rice --- DIVINE!! Be aware that this place is deservedly mobbed on the weekends and plan to wait. Worth it!!

Thank buildingmom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an early Lunch at Nova Cafe today and it did not disappoint! We had the Rueben and the lobster Mac and cheese. Both were amazing. We also have a son with food allergies and were amazed by the vegan menu and our server's willingness to go above and beyond to offer options he can eat! I'm hoping to... More 

Thank Jordan H
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great. Excellent menu. Server Alex not engaging, brief, felt like we were an inconvenience. Gave a comment card to the hostess and another server grabbed it and read it. Doubtful our feedback made it to management. Lots of excellent breakfast places in the downtown area. Service really does make the difference!

Thank Adventureliving247
Portland, OR
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For breakfast we did not have any reason to believe that this place did not deserve it's high TA ranking, as we went back the next day after our first visit. Great service both times and food was excellent. I had "The Gusto Chorizo" my first visit, and at first I was surprised by quantity of rice inside, but ended... More 

Thank OriginalMurph
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The diner is very modern and unassuming. The food was delicious (although I should have followed the advice from the waiter to only order ONE pancake as was the equivalent of 3 in Europe) and I was very happy we went there. Great.

Thank szansonistka
Baker, Montana
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the decor, friendly staff, absolutely amazing food! It's not your everyday café and that's what makes it sooo great! A+

Thank Averke
Lennox Head, Australia
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188 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast as recommended by a local. It was lovely. I had eggs bennedict and they were so nice, the ham was delicious. The coffee was also fresh and hot.

Thank ClaireKing92
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the waffle, bacon and egg "cure" breakfast..the waffle was fresh not stale....great character with local art ..had to buy some!

Thank dktd
Billings, Montana
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large and outstanding menu! Lots of fresh, locally raised and crafted foods, etc... Service was excellent! Definitely go here, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Brett L
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Nova Cafe has wonderfully friendly staff and a diverse menu with plenty of options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. We went twice and had the chia waffle and blue cornmeal pancakes both times. The cold brew coffee is especially good here. Even if it's busy, service is very quick and you won't wait very long for a table.... More 

Thank Paul C

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4750
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-587-3973
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 the Day! LOCAL FOOD LOCAL ART LOCAL'S CHOICE!!!

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