Wholesome, quality food using

seasonal, local & organic ingredients

Our Story

Welcome to Blue Heron

We opened our doors in 1998, across from Winona State University on Huff Street. We provided the Winona community with unique, quality food and coffee, using local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible.

To meet the needs of our community, we are now in a larger, brighter, and more spacious building in downtown Winona, seating up to 125 people. We are a gathering space for local growers, artists, makers and all people from every walk of life.

We have continued to maintain our values of offering quality, made-from-scratch food, sustainability and community to our beautiful area.


Lemonade, beet, lemon, ginger, greenery

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Quality Food

We offer fresh-baked bread, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and specialty crafted tea and coffee beverages. We adjust our menu based on what is seasonally, locally and organically available.

We accommodate most dietary needs, offering a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options regularly.

Always Fresh


We use the freshest ingredients to give you the quality and the taste you are looking for in a beautiful meal.


From Scratch


Our diverse and unique menu is always made from scratch daily. We offer good food, done well.


Small Batch


We create our menu in small batches daily to ensure quality and freshness. You will taste the difference. Small batch cooking helps us limit our food waste.




We make our bread and pastries in-house daily to offer you the freshness and homemade taste we all crave.


Organic & Fairtrade


We have offered Winona the same sustainable coffee since we opened our doors. We take pride in making you the best cup of coffee we can. 

Local Ingredients


We use local ingredients any chance we can. You may notice new dishes on our menu seasonally. Our menu is created on the availability of fresh ingredients.


Dedicated to our Customers


“The driving force behind the Blue Heron Coffeehouse has always been our passion for providing good food and service to our community. We advocate for sustainability and bio-diversity and cultivate a sense of community and a gathering space to support local growers, artists and musicians.”

- Blue Heron

Hours of Operation

7:00am – 2:00pm

8:00am – 2:00pm

We are closed


162 W. 2nd St.

Winona, MN 55987


Drop Us a Line

We love to hear from you!