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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

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No pretence here. It's always been like this

Day-by-Day was inspired by the phrase "One Day at a Time" favored by recovering alcoholics, and the rustic, gritty and unhurried ambiance persists even as it has become increasingly gentrified. Avoid Day by Day if you are in a hurry, want to conduct important business, or feel a need to impress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Dan M
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Day-by-Day was inspired by the phrase "One Day at a Time" favored by recovering alcoholics, and the rustic, gritty and unhurried ambiance persists even as it has become increasingly gentrified. Avoid Day by Day if you are in a hurry, want to conduct important business, or feel a need to impress a visitor or client who's impressed by suave sophistication.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very overpriced for average to poor breakfast. This was once a great breakfast spot, but the quality of the food has declined in recent years, and so have the portion sizes while prices have risen. They use so much "liquid gold," butter substitute for cooking that the food tastes horrible, if you're accustomed to more natural ingredients. The best breakfasts... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were staying at a hotel about 6 blocks away and walked over for breakfast one morning- I'm glad we did! The Day By Day is a cute place that provided us a comfortable and relaxing setting to enjoy breakfast our first day in St. Paul. The breakfast appeared to be prepared well with quality ingredients. I definitely appreciated the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent for breakfast and lunch. Interesting people watching with primo scrambles and egg dishes with interesting names,amazing pancakes and French toast. Local artist's display and often local musicians play here.

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Stain Paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Day By Day Cafe in Saint Paul, MN serves breakfast all day. We enjoy going there for brunch all year round, but particularly enjoy it in the warmer weather when we can sit on the patio, which is on the back side of the building surrounded by buildings and fence (no street noise or exhaust). There are trees, small ponds... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

In St Paul, there are many choices for a good breakfast. Day by Day serves more than breakfast, but I've always visited in the morning. There is tons of seating, so unless you arrive at peak hours on the weekend, you'll be able to walk right in. The breakfast menu is huge and there are usually additional specials written on... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I've been here 3 times and the food has been yummy however I doubt we'll ever return. The service is slow and the servers were rude and not attentive. We had to flag down our server repeatedly for simple things like water and coffee refills. It is also incredibly loud due to how the staff throws the dirty dishes in... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My son, who lives in St. Paul, is a regular at the Day By Day Cafe. During our recent visit, he took my husband and I here for breakfast (twice). Both times we had servers who were efficient, extremely friendly, and welcoming. The food was outstanding. I recommend having two eggs, fresh fruit, a ham slice, and the home style... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We have been going to Day by Day cafe for breakfast for years on Sunday morning - mostly because my father-in-law likes to meet there! Well, we finally convinced him to find a new place after tolerating the VERY unfriendly wait staff! I could never understand why the place seems to have so many people wanting to eat there...the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to the Day by Day for lunch for years. On my last visit, the service was slow and the server was rude. I am disappointed to cross Day by Day off my list.

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Additional Information about Day By Day Cafe

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