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Nina's Coffee Cafe

165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
+1 651-292-9816
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“chai latte” (2 reviews)
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165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Came here for a Saturday afternoon snack. Coffee was bitter. Asked for hot chocolate and whipped cream (a standard request most places). "No whipped cream" I was told in a rather huffy tone. Not, "no, sorry, we don't have that." Just, no. The other person...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Now even if you are not a writer you can go for the great coffee and snacks, and then imagine what somebody else there might be writing!

Thank zylig
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Stopped in here for a quick lunch while visiting sites in the area. I enjoyed a cup of tomato bisque and a greek spread with pita bread. Their coffee is made by Spy House which is a definite plus. I also scored the best seat...More

Thank krae21
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Ginger cookies.My god.Must visit. Cold day place.Order a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere, their ginger cookies are next level

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Place full of all ages -- high school kids, college age, millennials, middle-aged...really wonderful atmosphere. Fun spots to sit, great décor, beautiful windows, quick service at the counter, amazing dessert bars for sale. Great place to hang out, charge your electronics, and eat and drink...More

Thank Blarneyfree
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Nice building, nice location. Ice tea and other drinks are not cheap but the atmosphere is cool. Some details to be addressed: the bathroom state is not acceptable in such a place. The hot chocolate you pick at the counter would benefit from a plate...More

Thank nicoCT
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a cool, vibrant place to work while you eat and drink. Lots of nooks and crannies to tuck away into, and the food and service are spot on. I even tried the little area at the top of the stairs once - the chairs...More

Thank WalawalaFam
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nina's is a personal favorite of mine. It's such a unique, quirky old building that is full of history. It also has amazing staff, great chai tea lattes (I don't drink coffee), and amazing food ranging from breakfast sandwiches to pumpkin bread to brownies. 10...More

Thank JannaFitz
Reviewed 3 July 2017

On a few occasions, I meet a friend in St. Paul. We pick different places to meet and Nina's is one of our favorites. Set in an old building with a few lower and upper places to sit, it's a nice place to meet friends...More

Thank JennJ15
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Clearly a better choice than Starbucks in terms of atmosphere. Local, cozy charm. Friendly servers and counter folks. Alas, my coffee was just okay. A tad bitter/acidic, like the bottom of the pot.

Thank CharlieinTexas
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-292-9816
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