Dining, Minnesota

Good Day Cafe lunch – Golden Valley, MN

We took a chance to stop for lunch at Good Day Cafe in Golden Valley and we took it!  We heard that there is usually a wait and were pleasantly surprised to be seated right away! Timing is everything since we arrived on a weekday at 11:30am. By the time we left there was certainly a wait for the lunch crowd.

This place has such a cute, homey diner feel. Different kinds of tables and seating makes you kind of feel like you are at home when you’re there. Everything is made from scratch here and they use local ingredients. A plus in our book!

One look at the menu told us we’d be happy with one of everything. LOL. We decided to share a bowl of Homemade Cowboy Soup. Our waitress said we’d not be disappointed and we were not! She said it had different kinds of meats and has a real depth of flavor. She was right! Glad we shared this because we didn’t even really need to order it based on the amounts of food that were delivered to neighboring tables. This bowl of soup was huge and could have been a lunch all on it’s own if not shared. The smokiness and depth of flavor was incredible and left us really excited to get our meals because we knew they’d be good!

Good Day Cafe Cowboy Soup

I ordered the Crab Cake Louie: Spicy deviled eggs, tomato, carrot, cucumber, romaine and butter lettuce with Good Day Cafe Russian dressing and two homemade crab cakes with cole slaw and fresh cut fries. So, so good- I don’t recall having ordered crab cakes before and this stuck out on the menu to me. They were very good and  surprisingly, filling. The cole slaw was unlike anything I’ve tried before- it had a delicious twist to it.

Good Day Cafe- Golden Valley, MN

Dusty is on a quest to find the best reuben in Minnesota and this one ranked up there! Kobe corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese on our caraway rye pretzel roll. He loved it.

Check out their entire menu here. Coincidentally, The Food Network featured Good Day Cafe as one of the Best. Breakfast. Ever ! We agreed this is the kind of restaurant that you want to repeat because everything you pick will be a winner.

We highly recommend stopping in for lunch (or any meal).

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