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Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe

501 Scott St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7795
+1 406-848-2225
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wraps” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
501 Scott St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7795
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After several days in the park, we drove to Gardiner to get groceries, and an ice cream, and the internet (not easily available in the park). Tumbleweeds was lovely. We enjoyed our ice creams and locally made cake sitting outside and checking email. The young...More

Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cute, rustic looking coffee shop with some really amazing food. We’ve now eaten here several days in a row. Lots of local guide, hiking and coffee table books to enjoy while you wait. The WiFi was fast and the staff friendly,...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We’ve gotten breakfast sandwiches and coffee here several times...they are the first place to open. Mediocre food and coffee, and they always seem on the grumpy side. Not the friendliest place in town

Thank Forest G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

... such a nice little surprise. The small room will not accept too may people, but the relaxed atmosphere is very nice (books, handmade jewelry). Surprising place for sure.

Thank Yves R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stopped each morning of our Gardiner stay for good coffee and sandwiches to take us into YNP. The wraps we chose were splittable for the two of us and made for a great lunch. Good prices. HIghly recommended. No Qualms.

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 September 2017

While visiting YSN, we took a easy day and came here for coffee. It was a Monday in Mid September, there weren't that many choices for coffee at the time. The place was quiet with a few customers inside and on the patio. The three...More

Thank llPaprika
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Ranger recommended this small cafe. We sat outside on porch eating old fashion ppj. Really on homemad bread and local black cherry soda. Bought Richard Parks book on Fishing YNP. Great read, will be donating to Bozeman PL before we leave the area. Great spot...More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Old, stale coffee. Very limited book selection to have been called a bookstore. Just a few things for sale

Thank Edith S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

There was only one person working for breakfast and we waited 30 minutes to get a couple of egg sandwiches that I would never write home about. I saw some good reviews for this place, but we vowed never to return.

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nice coffeeshop on the way to Yellowstone, unfortunately the very demonstration why students and temps can not make 100% of staffing of a restaurant: 15mins wait for two grilled cheese to go, spent not so much on cooking time but on deciding who does what...More

1  Thank Scipion-Paris
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21 August 2015|
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Response from cELlery2015 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Nomad0806. I found the staff to helpful, friendly, and responsive. People who ordered sandwiches, etc. told me that they had eaten the food earlier in the week and that it was worth repeating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Scott St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7795
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 406-848-2225
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