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2160 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1820
651-644-3393
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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
Throwback atmosphere & good service

Experienced this place for the first time this morning. Met friends for breakfast at 9:30. The place was fairly busy, as the tables and booths were about half full, plus there were several people seated at the counter. I had the blueberry pancake special - they used real blueberries that were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
tmazionsmith
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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Experienced this place for the first time this morning. Met friends for breakfast at 9:30. The place was fairly busy, as the tables and booths were about half full, plus there were several people seated at the counter. I had the blueberry pancake special - they used real blueberries that were delicious! Even though there were several groups present, our... More 

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St. Paul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Bonnie's is solid. Good food, fair prices, 1968 atmosphere. What sets it apart is Kallie. I've eaten there a dozen times or so and Kallie had served me most of the time. She is very friendly and always greets everyone with a smile. Even when she is busy, she takes the time to chat with the customers. Not superficial banter,... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a little gem in University Ave that isn't going to wow you with a fancy interior or menu...in fact the menus have updated prices written w a Sharpie...a little tacky, but who gives a darn. Coffee is good, I enjoyed the biscuits & gravy and my kids like the French toast and pancakes. Don't worry about how you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

All diner, from the atmosphere to the menu to the food. Excellent coffee. You can, actually, get white toast here if you wNt it. The roast beef hash is excellent and if you want it extra crispy, they listen! The chorizo scramble was generous and tasty. A great diner experience!

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Minneapolis
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stop at Bonnie's for breakfast often, and it is like stepping back in time. Real food and genuine hospitality. I recommend their homemade roast beef hash. Really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I come here often for lunch as it is very close to my work. I often call in for a to go and the food is always done when i get there. I.have eaten there as well, having been seated in a booth. my only complaint (and i would hardly call it that) is all the tables and booths are... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had lunch at Bonnie's Cafe today with some co-workers. It was very quiet in the restaurant - us and one other table over the lunch hour. My co-workers had "breakfast" for lunch and I had the burger basket. The burger was good, not the best, but good. Yummy fries. My co-workers cleaned their plates. The inside felt like the 1960's.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I decided to try Bonnie's for breakfast after a referral from a local. It is an older restaurant that has been around for a while from the looks of the outside of the building. And inside, there is a diner-style format with several booths to choose from. There were about 10-15 customers inside when I walked in at about 8:15... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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305 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Had heard and read other's experience. Yes, it is a truck stop and yes they have vintage booths. Maybe I hit a bad day. But service was indifferent, food was ok, and there was only 1 other person in the restaurant when I friend and I dined there. There is so much competition for this kind of food in the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Bonnie's is a local truckstop/diner serving great breakfasts and lunches 7 days per week. They use fresh ingredients and the food is tasty, plentiful and made on site. The staff is very friendly and makes everyone who walks through the door feel welcome. Very clean and comfortable. i love it! Very easy to get to and accessible parking. Give it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2160 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1820
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-644-3393
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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