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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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Today
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: Breakfast, Lunch
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Fun Neighborhood Feel- Good Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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msp
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The capital cafe has the best breakfast for the price. The farmers breakfast reminds me of being at home on a Sunday morning after mass,with the pancakes and bacon,eggs hashbrowns and coffee.Great way to start the day.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very good caramel apple French toast--well-soaked bread, cooked right, with the tartness of the Granny Smith apple slices balancing the sweet stickiness of the caramel sauce. My companion's oatmeal was just OK--generous portion, but just a little too watery. Service was friendly and attentive, but a little slow on a crowded Sunday morning. All in all, a good choice for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 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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Restaurant Details

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: American, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, 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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