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Windmill Cafe

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709 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
+1 641-621-1800
05:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pella is a lovely, well-kept town with a proud Dutch heritage, so one would think the little cafe on the square would be great, it isn't. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with it, the service is friendly and the food is completely acceptable. What one really hopes to find in this setting is a much beloved local eatery, full... More 

Thank rick p
Chino Hills, California
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390 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for an early lunch today, a Saturday. We were fortunate to get a booth right away as the place went from being busy to having a line out the door! Graduation day at the local college probably helped bring the crowds moreso than usual. But it looks like it is a local hangout. My husband had breakfast and... More 

Thank 48thAnniversary
Nevada Iowa, United States
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Pella for Lunch or Breakfast why not stop in to the Windmill cafe. The food and atmosphere is great in this small town Cafe.

Thank Charles N
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

They only serve breakfast and lunch, which was not a big deal, however not all the food is homemade. Judging by the atmosphere, I was expecting it to be. My children order the fettuccine alfredo and baked pasta. The alfredo was not homemade and the baked pasta uses marinara sauce that has mushrooms and green peppers in it. What I... More 

Thank Peggy B
Pella, Iowa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love this place for breakfast, but lunch is great as well. Where else can you get all your favorites (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc.) for such a reasonable price? Wait staff is friendly and eager to please.

Thank Joel B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Fast service and good food. The place stays busy but it's not a long wait. And is right next to the bakery

Thank Sandra M
Waterloo, Iowa
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stopped here while we were in town for the Tulip Festival for a quick lunch. Between the three of us, there was not one good bite of food that was put on our table. The service was horrible as well. Lots of standing around, no refills, tasteless food. Waste of a meal for us.

Thank Wsr0224
State Center, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great home cooked food. Really fast and courteous service. A local hot spot so don't be surprised if it is busy.

Thank Emslifer911
Pella, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We go for breakfast every Saturday morning. Its always a Busy place but the food is good and quick. The prices are good value for the amount of food.

Thank spikerg
Chariton, Iowa
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a main street café, with the comfort food that you would expect.. We were there on a Saturday, busy but the service was quick.

Thank U3359IDMartinB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-621-1800
Phone (641) 621-1800

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