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Modern Cafe

337 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-378-9882
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Ranked #229 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago vicinity
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We saw Modern Cafe on DDD. This may not have been the best breakfast spot we've seen on that show, but it gets an honorable mention, despite the overpriced menu. I liked the corned beef hash-- big chunks of potatos and corned beef. My wife and I were also impressed by the near absence of grease and freshness. And service... More

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MINNEAPOLIS
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128 reviews 128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Such a fun place but only four stars becasue a few times we were unable to find parking within three blocks. It is popular and near other restaurants that consume the street parking spaces. No lot nearby. The look of Modern Cafe is old school and fun. The wooden booths creak as you sit in them! The old time water... More

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Bloomington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had many small dishes. The only one I thought was really good was the risotto. Otherwise the food is just OK---nothing special. Their prices are way too high for the quality of their food. I will not be going there again.

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Minneapolis
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visit Modern Cafe occasionally since it is near my work. I visited this past Friday with two friends over the lunch hour. The service was prompt and friendly, no issues there. We ordered the pot roast and the meatball sandwich - both were delicious and warm - if not a bit filling for a lunch choice! I practically fell... More

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and I ate a wonderful meal at the Modern Cafe last week. We started with a drink from the bar. The Manhattan was the best we've tasted. Dinner of pot roast and Brussels sprouts with walnuts and blue cheese was so tasty we almost skipped dessert. That would have been a mistake, the salted caramel ice cream sundae... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went with a group of seven and had a great booth in the back. The food is comfort food with a twist. Overall the group tried about 5 different entrees and all indicated they were very good. If you like stuffing try the chrizo terrine.

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Columbia, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We found this place via look up on phone since it was near where we stayed. At fist glance your not sure, but after getting in and getting our meal it was delicious!! When you first walk in you think am I in the right place. Lots of college kids from goths to hipsters, The food is organic and some... More

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Minneapolis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went there for my daughters birthday. Our first time. Our waitress was Johnny on the spot with drink refills and anything we needed. I ordered the special Scallops, they where great and my wife and daughter had Pot Roast, also great. I only thing I would change is more light in the back, otherwise seat toward the front of... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband and I stopped into the Modern Cafe on advise from an antique dealer. It's small with an informal vibe. No table hopping! Let's just get that in the review right now. :) Service was friendly. My husband had a tasty grilled chicken sandwich with fruit and I had a bowl of chicken confit soup. If we found ourselves... More

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minneapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

its worth a trip to this cafe for the wonderful food. i've been there twice now in the last month. the meals my father and i had were all wonderful. service was good. its a little dark inside during lunch, but thats my only criticism... and nothing that a few well placed lights wouldn't solve. i recommend the oh so... More

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