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Bonnie's Cafe

2160 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1820
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Ranked #172 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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226 restaurant reviews
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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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South Haven, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I took my son to Bonnie's because we were doctoring at the Univ of MN and needed to get to somewhere close because we were on foot. This is your classic American diner. . . .and Bonnie herself was actually there to serve us! EVERYTHING is made from scratch, which is so hard to find these days. My son said... More

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Iowa City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011 via mobile

If you like old fashioned cafes that have an older feel but have been updated, are clean and have an interesting menu, Bonnies is the place. A little tough to get to be because of light rail construction on Univ. ave but worth it. Unique, quaint, good food and service. Just received City Pages "best cafe in Twin Cities" award.... More

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