Mickey’s Diner

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

308 Prince Street
651.228.9274
www.blackdogstpaul.com
A café and workspace serving locally roasted coffee, beer, and wine alongside tasty sandwiches, soups, and pizzas with a focus on organic and local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a full lineup of live music. $

Bon Vie

485 Selby Avenue
651.287.0112
www.bonviecafe.net
Breakfast and lunch bistro that serves up the good life with a changing monthly menu. Catering available. $$

Bread & Chocolate

867 Grand Avenue
651.228.1017
www.breadandchocolatebakery.com
Decadent baked goods are the trade at B&C, along with coffees and espressos, and paninis for breakfast or lunch. Located across the street from its sister restaurant, Cafe Latté. Try the famous fudge brownies. $

Buttered Tin

237 East Seventh Street
651.224.2300
www.thebutteredtin.com
A warm and welcoming corner cafe and bakery in Lowertown, open for breakfast and lunch. Try the Crab Cake Benedict. $$

Café Minnesota

Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Boulevard
651.259.3030
www.minnesotahistorycenter.org
Cafeteria-style self service. Weekly menus with Minnesota staples, including wild rice soup. $

Capital View Cafe 

637 South Smith Avenue
651.290.0218
www.capitalviewcafe.com
Mexican and American home-cooking for breakfast and lunch. Catering available. $

Chatterbox Pub

800 South Cleveland Avenue
612.729.1800
www.chatterboxpub.net
A full-service neighborhood pub featuring old-school board games and video games to bring out the ’80s kid in you. $

Claddagh Coffee 

459 West Seventh Street
651.600.3400
Wee shop: 612 Selby Avenue
651.493.7455
www.claddaghcoffeecafe.com
Welcoming “yogis, bikers, runners, and all cool people everywhere,” Claddagh on West Seventh is a wide-open space with beautiful light and occasional music performances. Also serving high quality breakfast and lunch options. The wee shop on Selby offers a limited menu of coffee and baked goods. Catering available. $

Colossal Cafe

2315 Como Avenue
651.797.4027
1340 Grand Avenue
651.414.0543
www.colossalcafe.com
Specializing in made-from-scratch, seasonal sandwiches, salads, and meatloaf. Weekly specials and catering available. Second location now open on Grand Avenue. $

Cook

1124 Payne Avenue
651.756.1787
www.cookstp.com
American-style diner with Korean influences and locally sourced ingredients, open for breakfast and lunch. $-$$

Dark Horse Bar & Eatery

250 East Seventh Street
651.313.7960
darkhorsebarandeatery.com
A handsome place to throw down a few cocktails or feast on a truly delicious meal. The international vibe ranges from lamb burgers with tzatziki to Chinese steamed dumplings with kimchi. The menu is sensitive to vegan and gluten-free palates. Open for weekend brunch. $$-$$$$

Day by Day Cafe

477 West Seventh Street
651.227.0654
www.daybyday.com
Breakfast is the specialty all day long; linger over coffee and conversation. Check out the patio and koi pond. $

Egg & I East

2550 West University Avenue
651.647.1292
www.eggandimn.com
This friendly restaurant serves breakfast all day. Lunch menu also available. $-$$

El Amanecer

194 Cesar Chavez Street
651.291.0758
Authentic Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the heart of District del Sol. $

Finnish Bistro

2264 Como Avenue
651.645.9181
www.finnishbistro.com
Finnish and European fare, including specialty cakes and other baked treats, in charming St. Anthony Park. $

Four Inns

101 East Fifth Street, Suite 220 (skyway level)
651.291.7939
www.thefourinns.com
In the heart of downtown for over 25 years, this all-American diner serves comfort food made from scratch. $

French Hen Cafe

516 Selby Avenue
651.222.6201
www.frenchhencafe.com
A European bistro serving Parisian breakfast and lunch on Cathedral Hill. $$

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

1662 Grand Avenue
651.789.8870
www.frenchmeadowcafe.com
The first certified organic bakery in the United States, French Meadow has been at the forefront of the local-organics movement. Both the sandwiches and the interior design are rustic, b.y.o. picnic basket. Gluten-free, yeast-free bread made in-house. $

Goat Coffeehouse

699 East Seventh Street
651-200-4370
www.goatcoffeehouse.com
A friendly open space across the street from Metro State, set in a historic red brick building. Serving gourmet espresso, eggs for breakfast, and sandwiches and wraps for lunch. $

Golden’s Lowertown

275 East Fourth Street
651.224.8888
www.goldensdeli.us
Soups, sandwiches, and farmers market fresh breakfasts. Show up hungry for brunch, lunch, and late-night munchies and live entertainment. Walk-up window on Wall Street is open in the warm months. Catering available. $

Grandview Grill

1818 Grand Avenue
651.698.2346
www.grandview-grill.com
All-American diner in pursuit of the perfect breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. $

Highland Grill

771 South Cleveland Avenue
651.690.1173
www.highlandgrill.com
Minnesota favorites served alongside some international foods that Minnesotans need to get acquainted with. Can you say cheese curds? How about edamame? Great for breakfast or lunch. $

Keys Cafe & Bakery

767 Raymond Avenue
651.646.5756
500 North Robert Street
651.222.4083
www.keyscafe.com
The made-from-scratch recipes you grew up with and service that takes you back home. Open since 1973, the Raymond Avenue location serves breakfast and lunch; the Robert Street location stays open until 9 p.m. every day. Catering available. $

Little Oven

1786 East Minnehaha Avenue
651.735.4944
www.thelittleoven.com
Reasonably priced Italian fare with monthly coupons and specials that are easy on the wallet. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering available. $

Magnolias Restaurant

1081 Payne Avenue
651.774.3333
www.magnolias-stpaul.com
Quality family dining with home-cooked comfort food. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering available. $

Meritage

410 St. Peter Street
651.222.5670
www.meritage-stp.com
Sustainable and seasonal New American cuisine that tends toward the French, with a crepe stand. Brunch (Saturday & Sunday) 10 a.m. $$$

Mickey’s Diner

Read a review of Mickey’s from the Saint Paul Almanac.
36 West Seventh Street
651.222.5633
www.mickeysdiningcar.com
An amusing Art Deco dining car on the National Register of Historic Places. Open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. $

Mojo Monkey

1169 West Seventh Street
651.224.0142
www.mojomonkey.biz
Handcrafted donuts made fresh daily. Closed Monday. $

Neighborhood Cafe

1570 Selby Avenue
651.644.8887
www.theneighborhoodcafemn.com
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a great happy hour at this small cafe with filling meals and a full wine list. Closes at 3 p.m. Sunday–Monday; open for dinner Tuesday–Saturday. $-$$

Nina’s Coffee Café 

165 Western Avenue
651.292.9816
www.ninascoffeecafe.com
Filled with sunshine and artists, Nina’s is the quintessential writer’s café, offering a beautiful, historic space in Cathedral Hill to eat, drink, and work. Hosts frequent art and literary events. Offering coffee, beer, wine, and good food. $

Patrick McGovern’s Pub

225 West Seventh Street
651.224.5821
www.patmcgoverns.com
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $

Russian Tea House

1758 West University Avenue
651.646.4144
Facebook: Russian Tea House
Open just one day a week (Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), this Russian “fast food” diner serves borscht, cabbage rolls, and real Russian tea. The house specialty is the piroshki, or Russian hamburger. Chocolate and pastries also available. $

Rusty Taco

508 South Lexington Parkway
651.698.2777
www.rustytacomn.com
Breakfast tacos, Mexican tacos, beer, and coffee at the corner of Lexington and Randolph. $

Shish

1668 Grand Avenue
651.690.2212
www.shishcafe.net
Cafe serving winning Mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s all about the garlic sauce. Catering available. $

St. Clair Broiler

1580 St. Clair Avenue
651.698.7055
www.stclairbroiler.com
Burgers, sandwiches, malts, and buttermilk fried chicken in a classic American diner across from Macalester College. $

Strip Club

378 Maria Avenue
651.793.6247
www.domeats.com
Playful, sophisticated atmosphere for grass-fed meat and fish dinners on Dayton’s Bluff. Brunch (Saturday & Sunday) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$

Swede Hollow Cafe

725 East Seventh Street
651.776.8810
www.swedehollowcafe.com
An expansive all-day breakfast menu features daily quiche and oven-baked French toast. Warm up with a homemade cinnamon bun, or wait till sunnier times to enjoy the patio. Catering available. Closed Sunday. $

Tongue in Cheek

989 Payne Avenue
651.888.6148
www.tongueincheek.biz
An East Side eating, drinking, and cavorting establishment with Southern and international influences. Serves weekend brunch. $$

Ward 6

858 Payne Avenue
651.348.8181
www.ward6stpaul.com
Pub-style comfort food. Culinary traditions abound, from duck confit to roasted pork loin. Try the beignets for breakfast. The full bar is stocked with local brews. Owned and managed by Eastsiders. $-$$