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Hard Times Cafe

1821 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1034
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“banh mi” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1821 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1034
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn't know it from the unassuming (almost grungy) appearance - but the menu is creative and delicious. Our favorites were the vegan huevos rancheros and the bahn mi. Coffee was good, too. Prices were good and although the staff was not of the warm/fuzzy...More

Thank Ilana K
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The place is more like a Dive but I didn't expect much from it as I already saw pics of it on Trip Advisor and Yelp. You write your own order...and the Cashier was pretty nice....the food i ordered was Vegan Helter Skelter which I...More

Thank MadDude
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My wife's sister has a very strict diet that HT was able to accommodate perfectly. The grub is cheap and satisfying vegetarian fare. Coffee is strong and mud like. Wi-Fi was down when we went here. People watching for miles.

Thank Dorian M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Kind of grungy but the food is really pretty good! I love the vegetarian food amd the vegan cupcakes! I got the taco platter that was huge but spicy! Only takes cash by the way.

Thank Cc B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Worker owned goodness. Yes!! My travel buddies and I know this place well now. Bring cash (you will be reminded by the front door// bank a few doors down opens at 9am) and grab a board game. I am one to get uncomfortable with being...More

Thank Hobbes E
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A lot of different choices; a lot of different flavors and tastes; must have cash, though. A truly out of the ordinary place to have a very good meal!

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Hard Times Café is located on the edge of the University of Minnesota-twin cities campus. It's quirky atmosphere draws a lot of students and it's generous portions of great food, at low prices, draws many others. Numerous Vegan and Vegetarian options are popular as well.

Thank J6520YZstephanier
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A fun vegan grunge restaurant. The food is vegan comfort and the atmosphere is young and rebellious.

Thank Daniel Paden C
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Like going back to the sixties only not as good. Holy moly, this is an interesting place if nothing else. People are strange, not interesting. Totally self absorbed. No service whatsoever yet they have a tip jar. Food was average at best and the price...More

Thank CaptainDan330
Reviewed 6 September 2016

lots of varied people and varied food, nothing fancy about this place, just creative food at a reasonable price Steve Chicoine freedomhistory

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1034
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Cedar-Riverside
  • Neighbourhood: Cedar-Riverside
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