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Kafe 421

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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Awesome simple food

Three of us ate here early on a Sunday for a very late lunch. Two of us had the soup and sandwich special of Tomato/Basil soup and grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was very hearty and garnihed with chopped Basil leaves, the sandwich was a crusty french bread with three cheeses, including a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
DavidMinneapolis
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Three of us ate here early on a Sunday for a very late lunch. Two of us had the soup and sandwich special of Tomato/Basil soup and grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was very hearty and garnihed with chopped Basil leaves, the sandwich was a crusty french bread with three cheeses, including a pepper cheese. perfect portion sizes. The third... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had dinner here before a Gophers basketball game. 6:00 reservation and we made the 7:00 tip easily. The menu has some nice variety, salads, appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, pasta and Greek entrees. Everyone will find something they like. The restaurant looks very small, but there is a nice dining room in the back. prices are reasonable and food is... More 

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Minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant is our favorite little unknown place in town. We are never disappointed and always walk away saying that was delicious. They have the best Bolognese I have ever had, trust me you will want to lick the plate. The Spanakopita is some of the finest you will ever have also. Wine and beer only.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My friend and I both ordered seafood on this, our first visit. He had scallops and I ordered halibut. Each was beautiful to look at and cooked exactly right; both were on a bed of risotto with spinach. Of the two sauces, my light lemon sauce was perfection. However, if I hadn't had that, the browned butter sauce with herbs... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a charming little spot in the heart of Dinkytown. On a Thursday night, it was easy to get a table however the place was by no means empty. It was filled with dates, families and friend groups. The dinner me menu was priced fair with a variety for Greek-American dishes and a plenty for vegetarian options. Our table... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Read the reviews for this place and so glad that even though we had less than an hour we decided to go and experience the place.... As we walked in - we explained we had less than an hour to have a drink and get something to eat - the hostess and wait staff was amazing - "no problem" we... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I ordered the Gyros Platter and it was huge! Too much food for one person - more like for a lumberjack than the average person. However, the food was well seasoned and tasty!

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm glad we read positive reviews of this place and decided to check it out. The deals on their Happy Hour are super great and they have a bonus of half price wine certain days. The prices of the bottles are already reasonable, so half off is a deal for eating out. I thought their pita bread and dips were... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. I love the atmosphere, the friendly staff, & the delicious food. The food is always fresh, well flavored & plentiful. The owner, Georgia, is a very special person who always greets & visits with her guests. Makes you feel like an important person & valued customer. I highly recommend... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A pleasant setting, centrally located near the University, with friendly servers and a good selection of menu items. My Greek salad was delicious, and obviously fresh. The salmon came over done despite a request for rare fish. However, the server returned the fish and came back with an excellent piece of salmon cooked as we had requested. He also gave... More 

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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

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?