A family reunion. Every day.

A family reunion.
Every day.

We have customers we see every day and we have those we see on special occasions. They come to Raphael’s for a friendly face at the counter, our variety of pastries and a meal that warms the soul. We’re family owned and operated since 1990. We’re engaged in the community because we love Bemidji and our visitors. We love where we’re from and it shows.

Raphael’s recipes are going on three generations of handcrafted preparation starting in the beginnings of early morning. It’s true. Our bakers start arriving at 1am to start prepping and mixing dough. Our late arrivers come in about 5am to start packaging and stocking the counter. Why? Passion.

baker at Raphael's bakery rolling the dough of the donuts before they are fried