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Capital View Cafe

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637 S Smith Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
651-290-0218
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Capital View Cafe is a family owned business since 1993. We serve...
Capital View Cafe is a family owned business since 1993. We serve breakfast and lunch that is made to order fresh from the grill. We offer american and mexican food that is made from homemade recipes and sauces that will keep you coming back for more. We offer Catering for all of your special events. We invite you to come and visit our Cafe, friendly staff and down home good food.
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Neighborhood restaurant

This definitely has a neighborhood feel and that is it's charm. You can tell the staff and the customers know each other and are interested in their lives and well being. The food is good, the decor is eclectic, and the staff is really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
JayneinStPaul
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This definitely has a neighborhood feel and that is it's charm. You can tell the staff and the customers know each other and are interested in their lives and well being. The food is good, the decor is eclectic, and the staff is really nice.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I go here every morning for breakfast. This home town café is a superb little place with wonderful food. Open from 6 until 2 each day, breakfast is the best I have had. If not every day, it is most of them.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I love this neighborhood restaurant, it's not in my neighborhood but I love it so much I'll drive a bit! The food is great so is the service!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had breakfast at the Capital View Cafe. There was quite a line just to put our name on the list to get in. The staff was very efficient. Clearly they knew how to handle a crowd. With good reason, the cafe had a very neighborly feel and the food was very good. Well worth the drive and wait. We... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Been there a few times for breakfast only. Service was horrible the first time, but, the next few times, it was prompt, friendly & good. Food is average - not bad, not great. Nice ambiance. Mid-priced.

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Stillwater, Mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service and food are great. Very down home feel to it. Glen runs a great business and his staff is very attentive to their clients. Dishes are bountiful and will not allow you to leave hungry!

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten there many times, and were always pleased. The breakfasts, salads, and Mexican food we've had has been very fresh and good. The service is A+++. We love the atmosphere. Feels like sitting in mom's kitchen. Really great tasting coffee too!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Capital View is one of the best places for breakfast in St Paul. Their panckaes are exceptional and the servings are generous. The staff is always pleasant and service is excellent. Their lunches are great too.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Capital View Café is well known for it's breakfasts. Today I was there just before lunch and ordered the all-you-can-eat fish fry. They serve a perfectly cooked, flakey Alaskan Pollock coated with a light breading. The result was not at all greasy. The taste was exceptional. The initial serving was large but before I was finished they asked me if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Excellent Breakfasts! Everything is very good, but every time I come, it's simply too hard for me to pass on their Eggs Benedict. We've come here for years and have never had a sub-par meal. This place is a classic. Great ham as well.

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Additional Information about Capital View Cafe

Address: 637 S Smith Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
Phone Number: 651-290-0218
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe, Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 637 S Smith Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-290-0218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe, Greek

Description

Capital View Cafe is a family owned business since 1993. We serve breakfast and lunch that is made to order fresh from the grill. We offer american and mexican food that is made from homemade recipes and sauces that will keep you coming back for more. We offer Catering for all of your special events. We invite you to come and visit our Cafe, friendly staff and down home good food.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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