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Capital View Cafe

637 S Smith Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
651-290-0218
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Ranked #59 of 791 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $1 - $10
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Mexican, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We enjoyed breakfast here after church one Sunday. A nice local restaurant decorated with paintings of folks who have dined here which adds to a homey feel. Check out the Mexican breakfast specialties.....I had the Huevos Rancheros and loved them - but I like a spicy red sauce. My husband's omlette was fluffy and held lots of filling - unfortunately... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My family loves this restaurant. When ever my husband and I stay with my brother and his family, this is where we come for brunch. What a fabulous place. We love all the food; the breakfast, the Mexican food, hamburgers, everything. The people who work here are all really friendly and we have always had outstanding service. There's a wide... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Were here previously and the eggs benedict were to die for. 5 stars with only 3 star prices. We came back to try the Mexican food. As you can see from the photo, it is a beautiful thing. However, I am giving it only a 3 1/2 for Mexican food because I don't care for their red sauce or their... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You will pass Capital View Cafe if you are not looking for it. It looks like many casual diner type restaurants. However, the food is above average. It may not be next door to many of the Mexican restaurants in the area, but the Mexican breakfasts are impressive. The above mentioned Red Pork is delicious. It is slow roasted pork... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a casual neighborhood hang-out. The food is substantial and delicious but not necessarily trendy. Don't expect a linen tablecloth or a little mound of pureed endive with some chives poked into it. And don't expect this to be the healthiest meal you'll eat this week. But it sure tastes good! Service is super friendly.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is one of our favorite breakfast spots! The food is always good. We have never had a bad meal and the portions are generous. The wait staff are always friendly. Our favorite choices are any of the Mexican breakfasts. The homemade salsa is really good as well. Would recommend this place. Always nice to support local businesses and not... More 

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Pennock, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I had the Caramel Apple French Toast the first time that I went there. It was quite possibly the best breakfast I have ever had. The French Toast was covered in cinnamon and sugar, warm apples, caramel and whipped cream. It was fabulous, I would recommend this very highly. It was very busy and the staff still came around with... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Had the biscuits and gravy. The gravy was cold and gloppy.. Not much sausage in it too. I could tell the gravy was not freshly made. Maybe made three or four days ago. The biscuits were hard and old. The two eggs were good and sausage links. Meal would have been better if the biscuits and gravy were fresh. Will... More 

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Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great Food Cajun Benedict Was the bomb. Great little place. Service was tops. Coffee cup kept filled to the brim always. Kids ate my leftovers today. Grounded! !! No room for the cinnamon rolls that looked amazing. We will go back. Great Menu!

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Olney, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Another small café type gem in St Paul. Love this place for breakfast or lunch. Never had a bad meal there and the portions are large and wonderful. The wait staff and owners are very friendly and interested in feedback. Wish they were open for dinner and wish they were in Maryland not Minnesota. After breakfast or lunch take a... More 

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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 1 - 10
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Mexican, Café

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