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Northwoods Cafe

903 3rd Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308-1601
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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5:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
903 3rd Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308-1601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If we are going out for breakfast in this area, this is the place. Exploding bear omelet... nummys in my tummys :) Also great waffles.

Thank JMD1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at the Northwoods fairly often. There is sometimes a short wait but it moves quickly. GREAT service -- exactly what you'd expect from a small-town café ... the coffee keeps coming, the food is hot and tasty, the pancakes, eggs and hashbrowns are...More

Thank Nebraskatraveler
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Our usual breakfast spot, 'Jan's Place,' was closed on Labor Day, so we stopped at Northwoods Cafe. Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and corned beef hash were perfectly cooked. Service was friendly. I'd give the place 5-stars if the coffee were stronger. This is a popular restaurant...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had breakfast at Northwoods twice and were not disappointed! The food is excellent. Good basic breakfast with lots of options: omelettes, gooey caramel rolls, biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon - what more could you ask for? The service is super fast, staff friendly and...More

Thank baba51
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have been to Northwoods many times and they never fail to deliver on their breakfasts. Had two eggs, toast and bacon three weekends in a row! Service is always top notch!

Thank DRRReview
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The food is great, but it only takes cash. Food is at a good price. Around $7 per item. The service was good, even tho they forgot things a few times, but they were busy. Location is kind of sketchy though.

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Came to Alexandria with my fiancé for a funeral and found this gem. Great and fast service and food. They serve breakfast until they close at 2pm and only accept cash at this time.

Thank Derikk T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Morning Breakfast is the crowds favorite. Maybe a bit noisy with a full house but not so you cannot carry forth your own visiting. The food is terrific and the coffee never ends, as the waitress(s) will always refill the cup.

Thank BouncySonnyMac
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This little family style cafe is a hidden gem! We were greeted by a friendly server and everything you could ask for on the menu.. omelets, steak and eggs and the kids favorites.. chocolate chip pancakes! Huge portions, delivered quickly (great service!) and low prices...More

Thank mjmiller0715
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This small café serves good breakfast and lunch. Service is prompt and prices are reasonable. The dining area is small and open, so it can be noisy.

Thank SJS201158
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Derikk T
5 May 2017|
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Response from mjmiller0715 | Reviewed this property |
I think breakfast is always available but check the hours, I think they close at 2pm, then open back up for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 3rd Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
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