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Day By Day Cafe

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477 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2731
651-227-0654
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday brunch

Quirky downtown cafe with a fabulous menu. The restaurant was originally affiliated with a rehab program and has continued to support & employ recovering addicts after the program folded. We were a party of 6. Three had the "short stack" homemade pancakes - 2 ordered buckwheat with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pudiimom
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quirky downtown cafe with a fabulous menu. The restaurant was originally affiliated with a rehab program and has continued to support & employ recovering addicts after the program folded. We were a party of 6. Three had the "short stack" homemade pancakes - 2 ordered buckwheat with blueberries, one was buttermilk with bananas. Beware that the while "Short Stack" means... More 

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Thank Pudiimom
Shoreview, Minnesota
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just south of the Xcel Energy Center on W. 7th St and close to Children's and United Hospitals, this neighborhood cafe has a decent menu of breakfast and lunch items. I enjoy local, neighborhood establishments that have a feel for an era gone by ~ no frills, yet comf. We had good quick service with no pressure to order... More 

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Thank DebfraMN
Santiago
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My family had breakfast at the Day By Day on Sunday. Although I have eaten here previously I was very disappointed in today's meal. My omelet was cold, my bacon was cold and tasted like cardboard and my toast tasted like it was toasted last month. I can't speak for the meals the rest of my family I but, again,... More 

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Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Maplewood
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is one of the busiest local place to eat in the downtown area. I love the back outside area to eat. It would be a nice place to take a date. They have great deals of the food they serve.

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Thank Mitzi B
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92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We were here for breakfast with a guest. Extremely disappointed in all 3 meals we ordered. EEggs over cooked, hash browns fried until there was no potatoe left & pancakes wee nasty. We've eaten here in the past but doubt we'll return. Our server was very nice tho.

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Thank Mumzie9196
Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We always go to the Day By Day Cafe when visiting family in Minnesota. It's a great place for breakfast at reasonable prices, and the service has been consistently good. It has sort of a funky atmosphere which we enjoy.

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Thank Joe H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Diner Café located on W 7th Street after Grand Avenue is worth the trip for breakfast. Lots of options

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Thank Stpauliaina
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food here is excellent - I had the blueberry poppyseed pancakes with lemon curd and my hubby had the French toast. We were disappointed the outside eating area was not open while we visited on a Sunday morning. We had dressed for the cool weather and ended up being over-dressed for the inside seating. Do visit when you can... More 

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Thank 283pamelag
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had the Smoked Salmon Scramble, with hash browns well done, toast and coffee. My meal was $9.99. The scramble had cream cheese in it & was topped with hollandaise. I did not care for the flavor & I thought there was too much hollandaise on it. As for the toast, if you look at the picture, I could not... More 

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Thank Ronnie S
Woodbury, Minnesota
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Blueberry buckwheat pancakes! Get some!!!! Can't wait to go this weekend! Loved their sign at the door too. Lol

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 477 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2731
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-227-0654

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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