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The Uptowner Cafe on Grand

1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
+1 651-224-0406
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“andouille” (2 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of the reviews on Trip Advisor are very high on the hash browns, which for me are probably the most important part of breakfast. To me, I agree they were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, but they were pretty flavorless....More

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Came over to MN with some friends for 5 nights, we came here twice! The breakfasts are amazing, the team that work here are great! Such a perfect find!

Thank jjodiesamanthaa
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This little diner is located in a great neighborhood. We went for lunch, but ordered breakfast. The waitress recommended the Cajun special. At $13 it seemed a bit pricey, but my husband and I shared it and it was more than enough for two. And...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My husband and I like to try out small diners that are owned locally no matter where we are. Last Saturday our paths took us to St. Kate's for our daughter's swim invitational. We had never been to The Uptowner before, so we thought we'd...More

Thank Kelly0329
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a Groupon, so took our student daughter out for lunch. The Uptowner is a small diner, with booths, tables, and counter service. We had to wait for a table. They don't have lots of room to wait inside, so we sat on the...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Greasy diner,,, great staff, quick service. Food was a little too greasy for us but may be perfect for others. Good serving sizes, priced right

Thank Daun M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Best breakfast food in St Paul....served all day long! Tiny place....you watch the cook at his craft....food is amazing and plentiful!

Thank Faye K
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat breakfast when we come to the Twin Cities. Hashbrowns (crispy on outside & tender on inside) & cinnamon pancakes (taste like a cinnamon roll) are our favorites!

Thank xalthm
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A tiny place on the busy corner of Lexington and Grand Avenues. Hopping, high energy and no frills. Food is tasty and coffee is hot. Staff very friendly.

Thank DaisyElowen
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I expected a great breakfast based on other Trip Adviser reviews, but I wasn't prepared for it to be sooooo good. Not only was my BLT amazing, but the servers were too. And, the ambiance of the place is just what my doctor ordered. Yeah!...More

Thank winniec1
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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-0406
Start your morning right with a breakfast that is the best in the area and is noted for the delicious, crispy hash browns, and hand-rolled omelets. Whether you're craving eggs benedict, a 1/2 pound Angus hamburger, or a French dip sandwich, we have something for every appetite at The Uptowner Café on Grand. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the great music and upbeat atmosphere. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
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