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Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse

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523 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3024
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Coffee, sandwiches, ambience...they've got it all. A bit speedy, but a very "local" feel. Enjoyable experience.

Thank Karin S
Bemidji, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife is very health conscious, I am somewhat of a junk food junkie. I sometimes think that healthy = no taste. But that is not the case here. We both really enjoy this restaurant. The food is good, the people are friendly, and it has a relaxed atmosphere, really nice for visiting.

Thank Brian469
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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425 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been travelling back and forth to Bemidji for the past number of months, and this place is an excellent standout for lunch. Excellent soups and sandwiches. On my last trip I had the tomato bisque, which was extremely fresh, flavorful, and just the right amount of spices. The Reuben Panini was wonderful. Fresh panini, lean corned beef, buttery... More 

Thank t-bonetraveller
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is an organic-foods type restaurant. Customers order at the counter and bus their dishes when through. The food was delicious. The restaurant was clean. We were there middle of the afternoon so not too busy. My husband had the meatless chili which would normally not interest him, but he said it was delicious. This is located next to an... More 

Thank Josephine M
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch on the road can be challenging. The restaurants don't always present themselves when I am hungry. Bemidji was a good time of the day for us and we were lucky to find the Wild Hare. It is a busy local restaurant and coffee shop at noon. People are lined up to place their orders. So we joined the line... More 

Thank Ralphlevy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Perfect soups , coffees , and specials ! This started out as the Uptown Cafe and serves as a hub for excellent food , art openings , and a social hub . There are ethnic focused thematic meals that are gourmand for such a small town !

Thank kayakcate
Elk River, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Wild Hare many years ever since I was a kid and they never disappoint. The food is made fresh by expert staff and they always make me feel invited (Alex Narveson is always especially helpful and friendly). I really enjoy having coffee in the back patio that is covered and contained by vines, making it a... More 

Thank LVoltz
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Opting not to eat at the food chains when possible, we discovered this place and have made several visits. We gravitate toward the wild rice salad and the the hummus platter. Never had a bad sandwich here either. Order at the counter coffe shop atmosphere.

Thank Troy C
Bemidji, Minnesota
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Honestly have a small affection for this coffeeshop, but raely go there as they are either closed or about to. I imagine they cater mostly to the neighboring government agencies, but I'd be pushing hard to attract others; students, families, tourists etc. have a play area for kids somewhere and increase your hours and your presence. It is a really... More 

Thank molopomaniac
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The quality, freshness and flavor of the food is outstanding. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The Wild Hare is never disappointing!

Thank Pam R

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3024
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: 218-444-JAVA

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?