We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

City Cafe and Donut Shop

Cafe, Diner, American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
423 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822-2015
+1 308-872-2779
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 22: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not fancy but good hometown breakfast. Great service and nice menu selection. Would eat there again.

Thank Jan S
Level Contributor
127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had breakfast and it was very good. If you're from the area, you can visit with friends; out of towners get to watch an old-fashioned, down-home restaurant at work. The owner is the cook, the server has been there over ten years and everyone is very friendly. Who could ask for more?

Thank Thomas H
Raton, New Mexico
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food was fresh, including eggs. Pastries are homemade. Delicious. Very good portions of food for the price. Very nice ladies for waitresses. Definitely diner food, nothing fancy here. Probably no gluten free options. But delicious and great service.

Thank camjohnson816
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stopped at the City Café on a Wednesday morning and the place was packed. The food was great. The only issue we had was that the lone server was a little overwhelmed with the crowd. Our breakfast was served pretty quickly and well worth waiting for.

Thank midwestHD
Elgin, Nebraska
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is definitely small town Nebraska cafe. Arrow Hotel did not have breakfast so we walked to City Cafe for breakfast Sunday morning. Basic pancakes, eggs, bacon menu. It was all good. Cafe could use a bit of updating and cleaning. Overall good experience.

Thank Anne M
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

From the minute we walked into this locally-owned diner, we were charmed! From the old-fashioned booths, to the diner counter, to the coffee cups that don't match, this place just oozes character. The service was amazing - our waitress took an order for our 6-person party by memory - and the food was tasty. Our favorite: the cinnamon rolls. As... More 

Thank BrendaB247365
Sioux City, Iowa
Level Contributor
386 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Stopped here for lunch on my way through town and was not disappointed. I had a half order of hot beef sandwich and it was very good. There were nice chunks of beef and the potatoes and gravy were also very nice. Most of the lunch crowd was having the special: chicken fried steak and it looked pretty good. Side... More 

Thank jnobz
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

OK, Broken Bow is much larger than Lake Wobegon, but Betty's City Cafe is just like the Chatterbox. My breakfast that I had after walking the 1/2 block from the Arrow Hotel was what breakfast is supposed to be. Betty did it up, two eggs OE, bacon (there were four, count them four strips), wheat toast. So if you want... More 

Thank JamesRayReed
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Charming, friendly, and excellent food. Everything is homemade - even the meat is above grade. The donuts are made on site and they supply the entire county with donuts. The butterfly donut was my favorite, the cinnamon rolls are like mom made! You cannot do better for breakfast..... anywhere.

Thank UnicornLady111
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A nice standard small town diner. Great egg/sausage/toast type breakfasts. While I don't usually go for donuts and sweet rolls, everyone else was pounding them down.

Thank ed-dest

Travellers who viewed City Cafe and Donut Shop also viewed


Been to City Cafe and Donut Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Broken Bow
  • Phone Number: +1 308-872-2779

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Cafe and Donut Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?