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Kafe 421

$$$
University / Dinkytown
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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Between 4th & 5th Street)
University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
(612) 623-4900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favorite restaurants

Love this place. The food is always delicious, fresh, & beautifully served. The variety of the menu is great. There is something for everyone. Can't wait to go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Debby S
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place. The food is always delicious, fresh, & beautifully served. The variety of the menu is great. There is something for everyone. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Debby S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch your bill: even for small parties, they sneak in a 20% 'gratuity'. Then, in the credit card slip there is still the usual line to add the tip. If you add 20% there you will be leaving over 40% tip, which is probably not what you intended. There is NO warning in the menu or anywhere else. The food... More 

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Thank manytrips92
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service, phenomenal food! One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was fresh & flavorful. Surprisingly affordable. The baklava is spectacular! This is my new spot in Minneapolis.

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Thank Katie L
Edina, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

All the food items are very good and they also have fantastic catering. Definitely a great place to eat before one of the many events on campus.

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Thank SarahW109
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Lively clientele of all ages and nationalities. Platters and salads are great for sharing! Going with friends?... Try the Kafé 421 Signature Dips, Greek salad, and the gyro platter. We had ours with with Carignan Noe, a wine so rich in flavor, we'll forgive you if you choose to water it down!

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Thank HungrySnowman
Weston, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We were visiting University of Minnesota and were looking for a non-chain restaurant. We had potato leek soup and a delicious greek salad but they had quite an array of greek dishes available

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Thank sphsteacher
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had Kafe 421 cater our recent wedding reception. The staff was attentive and polite, and the food was delicious. We received many compliments from our guests on the variety and quality of the food.

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Thank AC12N1961
Providence
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a great restaurant serving an eclectic mix of sandwiches, soups, entrees, and desserts. I came with a group of 7 and despite the size, we were seated quickly. The service was outstanding, all of the food was extremely well prepared, and the portions are very generous. The owners were there the night I was there, and the place... More 

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Thank Jim R
Stillwater, Minnesota
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our daughter is on the rowing team at the U and we took her an Granny there for a bite to eat after the race and it was just great. They were training in a new server and when she had questions, Mrs. Owner and the other servers were quick to answer her questions and never made her feel bad... More 

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Thank LutheRealtor
Minnesota
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169 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The food was delicious, the servings generous, and the service excellent. One had the burger with a substitute harvest salad - both were very large portions. I had the Cobb salad with grilled steak on top - the steak was surprisingly nice, and the salad wonderful. We will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (Between 4th & 5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: (612) 623-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?