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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” (49 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Great food and plentiful. Tasty homemade and fast service. Nothing to complain about here

Thank wolfhollow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come Hungry because the portions sizes are huge. first place I have been that had dogie bags fro breakfast!

Thank FrequentFlier770145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast and it's a cozy place with lots of interesting signs! Fast service, excellant menu choices and scrumpcious food! That breakfast last till supper. Watress was Minnesota nice, of course!

1  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The portion size is huge the price is reasonable. If you are in Ely for breakfast this is indeed the place to go. The seating is limited but the weight if there is one it’s worth it. Servers are very friendly and the food tastes...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

They open early and are busy almost from the get-go. There were lots of locals and tourists heading out on canoeing and fishing trips. The service was quick and friendly. The portions were immense - pancakes bigger than the plate - a 3 egg omelette...More

Thank CraigF1635
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Exceptional server. Very rapid preparation! Excellent food. One of the best omelettes ever. Will visit again.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Even though it was busy the service was great. Didn't feel rushed. Great omelet selection and the coffee was hot and filled often!Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Well done food, huge portions, friendly waitstaff and walls full of signs for the reading while you eat. Definitely a "go to" place for the future.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Breakfast here with a friend. Big menu and ordered one pancake..was the size of the entire plate and could hardy finish it. Light and fluffy with a side of bacon. Like strong coffee and was somewhat disappointed that their's wasn't stronger. Friend got eggs and...More

Thank intents2
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We were told that this is a place frequented by the Ely locals, and that portions are large. The breakfast menu is reasonably large and priced. The portions were out of this world! I had one blueberry pancake, and it was platter sized. I was...More

Thank debrar988
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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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