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Coffee News Cafe - CLOSED

1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
651-698-3324
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

…in part of its space, by the French Meadow Cafe at 1662 Grand Avenue. Cafe News was a great place to go for lunch, coffee (of course) or a late night decadent dessert. Now the French Meadow Bakery is an upscale version of it, like its sister cafe in Minneapolis.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I've enjoyed this restaurant over the years - recently have not gone there as often as the prices have risen and my "favorite" dishes have become less predictable. Sometimes great, sometimes a bit disappointing. Still worth a visit - fun place, I would suggest when ordering to ask some pertinent questions to ensure a satisfactory meal.

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St. Paul, MN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Nice, low key atmosphere with delicious drinks, meals, and desserts. Try their garlic fries. And don't forget dessert, if you're too full- take some home!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Coffee News is a great place to enjoy a relaxed breakfast with a friend, with the intent of draining a few cups over conversation. The breakfast menu is fairly eclectic, and includes some tasty and interesting takes on a some classic breakfasts. The coffee is good, as are the baked items. The place has a really nice ambiance to it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Coffee: great Food: wide choice, tastes good Wifi: Free, unlimited Price: Low to standard ($2-4 for coffees, $6-12 for food) Great community coffee shop with lots of seating and a good atmosphere. Typically filled with a wide mix of people, but mostly students and young professionals.

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St. Paul, MN
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

NOTE: This summer (2012) the Coffee News Café temporarily will be closing for a facelift. It will re-open with a new name, more organic foods, and more of a “restaurant” atmosphere, but will have the same owner and staff. (Voted "Best Coffee House 2003/2004/2005" by City Pages Magazine, and "Best Neighborhood Café" in 2005.) Eating at this cozy, yet roomy,... More

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Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

This place is near Macalester College and the Summit Ave neighborhood. There is a steady flow of customers and a number of them hangout as they study or people watch. The range of drinks, fast food and desserts offered here is fair. The prices are on the low side. The decor is student-coffee shop style. They have a fair range... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

A nice cafe in a fun neighborhood - On Grand Avenue near Macalester College. GREAT cakes!! Try the 4-layer chocolate cake! You might need a friend to help you finish it! It's huge and very rich! Good coffees too. I think they also have soups and sandwiches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

Fun atmosphere. especially if you like MAC students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

If you can wash off the slime of upper midwestern trendiness after you've left, this is a completely awesome coffee shop with some of the best food in the twin cities. I specifically chose an apartment to live in that was within walking distance of this and several other favorite places of mine. First, the coffee isn't that good. Thought... More

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Additional Information about Coffee News Cafe

Address: 1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
Phone Number: 651-698-3324
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

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