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“A Steinbach Institution”
Review of MJ's Kafe

MJ's Kafe
Ranked #3 of 53 Restaurants in Steinbach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$15
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 May 2013

For some reason, TripAdvisor lists this place as "Dutch" cuisine, but really, it's a great mix of traditional Mennonite and basic Western comfort food. MJ's Kafe has been a Steinbach institution for years, and little can be said about it that has not been already said. Whether you're looking for a standard breakfast, some light lunch, a full Vereneki platter or a bowl of tasty chili, MJ's delivers, and seldom disappoints. The prices are average, the quality is great, the portions are good, and the service is friendly. While not spectacular, it's always been a dependable stand-by.

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1  Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

I have yet to try MJ's pies (which I hear are great!) but I can vouch for the fantastic breakfasts and lunches they serve! Great food and very friendly service.

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Seems like MJ's has been around forever, and they serve Mennonite Food (not Dutch) in a Mennonite community, thus everyone rates them high & they are always very busy. My wife & her extended family are Mennonite, and they all make better Mennonite food. Breakfast is always busy at MJ's, the specials are OK but certainly not exceptional. The homemade Raspberry Jam is a nice touch. The farmer sausage & Kielke are rather bland, and better cooked at home. Perhaps they are just too busy, but with a bit more love, attention to details, & a bit more flavors / spices added, they could easily again become the #1 best restaurant in Steinbach. The main things we do occasionally re-visit for are; (A) the Vereniki, and (2) the Waffles with White Sauce. To us the food is just average, MJ's is not a major destination. But that said, if you want Mennonite Comfort Food, it is still the best restaurant in the area with this cuisine, thus still a must try.

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1  Thank BaronS54
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

I don't usually review restaurants, but I felt compelled to share my experience in MJ Kafe. My son and recently stop in to MJ Kafe since it was so highly recommeded on tripadvisor. The waitress was friendly and attentive and fast. If you had to go there, order the cabbage borscht. It was delicious made with spices, love and flavour. It was the highlight of the meal and the only thing that was edible. I ordered the Mennonite sampler. It had perogies filled with cottage cheese that should have been thrown out, homemade noodles that was stuck together all smothered in a tasteless gummy white "gravy" that you could have used as a paste in a paper mache project with the kids. Simple, it was horrible! I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone--total disappointment. I had a real upset stomach after eating here.

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7  Thank leehuss
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Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

Nothing terrible unique about his place. It's a small town diner type I feel to it with good service on the coffee refills. It appears to have a 'regulars' crowd which is why the menu has really not changed.

Overall it's not my style of place but its always full.

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Thank Klipper3
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