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Nina's Coffee Cafe

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165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
+1 651-292-9816
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Nina's many times, tonight I stopped into pick up a gift card and a cup of coffee. The girl who waited on me could not have been less interested in serving me. When I asked if there were any 'berry scones' left she replied-"I don't know." Period. After I got my cup of coffee I sat... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped by on a Saturday night. Ordered two hot chocolates, a coffee, and a couple of personal pizzas to share. After ordering, the cook graciously let us know she was out of some of the pizza ingredients but would improvise, and her creation was very good. However, the hot chocolate was luke warm and the coffee was a bit like... More 

Thank tomjoni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nina's is fantastic, and I simply adore the building it's in. I love popping in there to get some work done, but the only downside is that it's always absurdly busy. The drinks and treats are great, and I know they have food, but I haven't tried anything. I would definitely recommend this local hot spot!

Thank Lauren G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came for brunch on Monday and it was packed. It's not a very large space, maybe 50 or so seats spread between tables and couches. A guy was nice enough to give up his seat so our party of three could sit. We started off with Jasmine tea, macchiato, and a coffee. Everything was pretty standard, nothing fancy, but... More 

Thank Leo S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was only one table left at 2 p.m. on a weekday, so this is a very popular place on Capitol hill. My chai latte with vanilla flavoring plus nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkled on top was very good. The tables by the front door are a bit chilly and breezy in the winter, yet no other tables were available when... More 

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Mercer Island
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had wonderful latte's at Nina's. This is the local spot. It was very crowed, but service was friendly and good. The coffee is terrific. This is in a nice neighborhood with small shops and restaurants.

Thank 73jeffreya
Savage, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The late was divine. Just the right temperature, coffee was very smooth, no bitter aftertaste. Had the Selbey sandwich, a good vegetarian option with a nice side salad.

Thank Christopher C
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

After mass at the Cathedral, my family and I stopped here for take out sandwiches. The wait was a little long, but the food was delicious. I ordered a wrap filled with turkey, spinach, bacon and a great dressing. The outside was crunchy-yummy. It was stuffed generously. I enjoyed it with lemonade. I would stop by this place again. Historic,... More 

Thank Patricia_Travels7
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The sign near the door says "full service", but don't believe it. You order, pay, and pick up at the counter, just like at every other coffee shop these days. My cappuccino was served in a large, heavy (and cold) mug (after first being mistakenly poured into a paper cup) and there was too much milk foam for my taste,... More 

Thank Kevin M. P
Chico, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

On a great corner in a great neighborhood of a great city. Wonderful baked goods and coffee. A bit crowded and noisy, with long lines and waits. But it has great corners for reading and drinking and exudes a real sense of class. Chatting out on sidewalk seating on a nice day is the way to go. Best of all,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?