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Good Friends—Good Food—Good Coffee


Larry and Colleen Blue Heron Coffeehouse

Our Story

Where It All Began

It all started with a dream of serving good, homemade, from-scratch food to our community. Opening Blue Heron Coffeehouse in 1998, we provided unique, quality food and coffee to Winona. Soon, we cultivated a community of folks from all walks of life. They came to sit, chat, eat, drink and share experiences. Outgrowing our building, we moved to a larger space downtown. We still maintain the same values we began with and support local growers and artists every chance we get. With our large repertoire of recipes, culinary adventurism and commitment to quality, we offer a diverse menu unique in the Winona Market.

“We believe the preparations and cooking of food is one of the most delightful activities a human can do, and recognize that the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness.”
Blue Heron


What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

We create our menus in small batches to limit waste and give you the freshest flavor.

Fresh Ingredients

You can taste the difference when you eat fresh food. We offer the freshest we can get.

Tasty Meals

Our homemade and made-from-scratch food can bring back warm memories of Grandma’s cooking.

Creative Chefs

Our culinary adventurism and passion for quality food give you the opportunity to try something that is not in your daily repertoire.

Authentic Cuisine

With a commitment to quality, we appeal to a broad section of our community with our diverse menu.

Organic, Sustainable Coffee

Sharing the same business values as Alakef Coffee Roasters, we are proud to offer you the best-tasting coffee on the local market (we may be happily biased).


What People are Saying

5 gold stars

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!