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Aster Cafe

125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2143
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“flatbread” (24 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was sooooo excited to go for a brunch and a concert. The experience soured me. We were treated awfully, shoved into a curtain, with back against the band. I complained, but was told nothing could be done, even though there were empty tables near...More

Thank Partera60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations for brunch. The Bluegrass band, High 48's, was playing. They have a big following & are talented professional musicians. Being from out of state & not having anything like this in our area, this was one of the highlights of our trip...More

Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm and cozy spot for lunch on a winter afternoon. We chose two dishes, an excellent charcuterie plate with 5 different delicious meats - including proscuitto - various cheeses, pickles, mustard, breads: and combined that plate with a tapenade trio. Made for a perfect,...More

Thank MFChilders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the Aster in the past and been pleased, but this time I was disappointed. We had a brunch reservation for their “jazz” brunch. For starters, we were seated at a table where my back was completely to the band. Two, the table was...More

Thank RachelKJ1975
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I really love the idea of a meal with a band and had been here before, so I made reservations for a Bluegrass & brunch. We checked in early and were seated at an unacceptable table, against a wall with my back to the band....More

Thank Partera60
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My wife and i were visiting Minnesota for the first time. We chose Asters because it seemed interesting and they were having a New Years brunch. I mistakenly assumed the brunch was like the ones back home ....lots food options from breakfast to dinner and...More

Thank tjay s
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner for four on a freezing nite in January. Best way to describe the experience is..."too much/too little". 1-Too much darkness. I like low lights. This place had nearly no lights!! 2-Too much cold. The fabric in door at did not prevent cold coming in...More

Thank rev123
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went to see a band play at the Astor. it was a nice show. A fun venue, with good wait staff. Really enjoyed the evening.

Thank blonde_stranger605
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a table at noon for 2 by the front windows and band stage. Very fun to watch people on a beautiful sunny Sunday enjoying swing dancing to great music! My husband enjoyed the waffles with berries with extra syrup. I had the biscuits/sausage...More

Thank sadieh923
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, flat bread, sandwiches salads, appetizers etc. Choices of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages available. Service was prompt and friendly. One drawback was at 5:30pm, the restaurant lighting is so poor, people were using cellphones or small flashlights to read the menus....More

Thank jammerspot
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26 January 2015|
Response from FritoG | Reviewed this property |
That is incredibly unlikely. I live very close to this restaurant and have never seen a hotel shuttle on the main. The only shuttles one will see are private that are reserved for weddings. Taxis also do not frequent the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-379-3138
  • E-mail
A popular place for the locals, the Aster Cafe offers an interesting and health-conscious menu, along with beer on tap from local microbreweries.
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