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Cow Cafe

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319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-672-9269
11:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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New Bern, North Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cow Cafe was originally located adjacent to the Maola dairy. It moved to downtown New Bern over a decade ago. It has a toy train that runs around the cafe's ceiling's perimeter and the gift collection of cow items always makes me laugh. Ice creams made on site are named with humorous cow related names. They are delicious. The... More 

Thank Virginia G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice surprise, lunch was great and ice cream was wonderful, hard working staff and wonderful little cafe...we will go back again

Thank Runningtwobytwo
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently mooved to the area and my daughter and I were looking for a place to eat lunch while exploring the downtown. She's a vegetarian and tried the cheese cowsadilla. She said it was good and cheesy. It came with salsa on the side for dipping. Sour cream was extra though. She said her sweet ice tea was good.... More 

Thank Lorri P
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter and I were visiting Tryon Palace and took a break to have lunch. We were excited to learn that the Cow Cafe was a 6 minute walk from the Palace grounds, and since we are trying to visit as many NC ice cream parlors that make their own ice cream as we can, we knew where we wanted... More 

Thank SuperGrand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had ice cream but they do serve food. Very kid friendly with a play room. Had we made it there earlier on vacation we would have lunch there.

Thank Indgram
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good sandwiches on yummy bread. One of few places open on Sunday so busy. No one is in a rush, but it's a cute concept and popular.

Thank Kristin C
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

They do some great flavours but the service was slow. We were lucky as the shop was empty, it filled up behind us whilst we were waiting, I suspect the wait just got longer

Thank Devonfish
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Awesome little ice cream parlor. They serve sandwiches from the grill. It is a little pricey, but a neat place to eat,

Thank Greg F
New Bern
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is average to above average and the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is great and there is usually a good crowd on hand. It is a wonderful place to take children - my grandchildren love going there. In addition to a good sandwich menu, the ice cream choices are plentiful.

Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Granddaughter had her favorite treat, large cookie with hot fudge and ice cream.. I had a great hot dog with cole slaw... The train runs the circumference of the cafe above our heads. Nice place for popcorn, too

Thank MnVicky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-672-9269
Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?