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Neighborhood Cafe

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1570 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6303
+1 651-644-8887
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here for the second time and it was fabulous. You can judge a good breakfast place by its coffee and I love their coffee. Sat at the counter, ate a delicious waffle, drank coffee while also enjoying a mimosa.....pure delight. Our server was great to top it off.

Thank TheMonte
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alternate title: Are you there God? It's me, your favorite French toast. The Neighborhood Cafe has the best breakfast in St. Paul, hands down. The downside is simply the number of people who already know this. It's not uncommon to wait a very long time to get in. It's an adorable place with fantastic food. Advice: saddle up to the... More 

Thank Mmscheel
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Someone please tell me how I did not know about this little gem of the café, and I've lived in Saint Paul my whole life. Last Saturday my husband and I wanted to go out for brunch after the gym and happened to stumble upon this Cafe online,and figured we'd give it a try. It was very easy to find,... More 

Thank G18B01
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Group of 4, plus 2 year old. They accommodated us immediately, a great welcome. Enthusiastic Ryan could tell it was our first visit. He explained the specials and menu in detail. The Food was excellent, the service superior. My granddaughter was so excited about home-made chocolate milk, and Mickey pancakes.

Thank Ziggys_Mfld
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We came for a late Saturday brunch (around 1:30) and had to wait only 20 minutes. Better yet, the host offered all of us who were waiting coffee or water - such a nice gesture! Lots to choose from on their expansive breakfast menu... I ordered the classic Cajun breakfast, per our servers recommendation... Really tasty, very filling... Definitely a... More 

1 Thank Camilla M
Afton, Minnesota
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very light and airy local cafe with very good food and service. On a recent weekday early lunch we had immediate seating in a comfortable booth and friendly greeting by our server. Lots of good food choices including breakfast all day. I enjoyed the burrito and potatoes and my friend liked a plate full of scrambled eggs and whole wheat... More 

1 Thank John G
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Cute atmosphere, very good food and service. Specials are posted in the Entryway, so be sure to check them out as servers don't recite them unless you ask. Beef pot roast French Dip was tender and delicious. Good burgers too, you can get a small salad instead of fries. Save room for desert, they have great bakery.

Thank kay k
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I show up right when they opened on my way to airport and I saw some tables already set waiting for patrons. As I sat there longer I saw some older guys come in and take their seat (they do this regularly). The service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. Big fan of places like this that are no... More 

1 Thank tekphilly
Loa, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Neighborhood Cafe is becoming our go to restaurant when we are in search of a meal. Service is great and the owner is out waiting tables and building relationships with customers. We keep trying different selections and always pleased. The other patrons are our kind of folks. Love this place.

Thank stpaulscotty
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our son wanted us to meet him for breakfast after he ran a 10K in St. Paul. He suggested the Neighborhood Café. Because we hadn't eaten there in about a year, we thought it was high time to check in again. Fortunately, time hasn't changed this local eatery. Even though our society believes that change is good, that does not... More 

1 Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1570 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6303
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-644-8887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?