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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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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place for basic breakfasts with a little extra flair. Portions generous and prices very reasonable. Got there at 8:30am on a Saturday and had choice of tables. Filled up quickly, with a wait for tables by 9am. Worth a try!

Thank cb55
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came for breakfast, pancakes were excellent, wait time was very short on a Sunday morning. Menu for lunch looked real too

Thank Jean R
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331 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast on a Wednesday morning at about 9 am. It was busy, but we snagged a booth. It was also very loud. Service was good but we could have gotten a refill on coffee a little faster. I ordered the Farmer's Breakfast, my husband ordered the Tex Mex. Essentially they were the same thing except I... More 

Thank CaptTrouble
Twin Cities
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was my second visit and both meals were excellent. The portions are very large so you won't walk away hungry. Be prepared to wait a while at meal times because this is a popular place.

Thank Steve00
Owatonna, Minnesota
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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 

1 Thank G18B01
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?