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“Fast, friendly service, WIFI & LARGE portions & "power people"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Louisiana Cafe

Louisiana Cafe
613 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1730
651-221-9140
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Ranked #59 of 793 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
St.Paul, Minnesota
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276 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“Fast, friendly service, WIFI & LARGE portions & "power people"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

You're likely to see state legislators, city council members, and a variety of other "power people" here at breakfast. They come for a variety of reasons. The food is consistently really good, service is friendly, it's fast, and the portions are large.

They DO have WIFI which I really like because it has allowed me to show various kinds of presentations to people with whom I'm meeting (such as a foundation representative who really liked a you-tube video we were able to show her). Wifi is free.

But I digress. I've eaten here perhaps 20 times in three 3-4 years. You can could on the quality of the food and the service. Just a few minutes from downtown but FREE and EASY parking (not something you will find downtown).

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shakopee, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“HUGE portions!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Bring your appetite, or bring a friend to share because their meals are enormous! They've got great breakfast food, especially the omelets! Just thinking about their breakfast options makes me salivate... Make sure you've got a gym membership all lined up because you'll have thousands of calories to burn after these filling meals!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“What is all the hype about?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

When we first arrived I thought everything was going well. We were seated in 10 minutes despite the busy restaurant. Our waitress came to the table right away, brought our drinks and took our order. It all went downhill from there.
My crab cake Benedict was more breadcrumb than crab. My husbands Cajun Benedict had the worst adouille sausage we have ever tasted. It was so over herbed it tasted like dirt. My daughters french toast just tasted like egg, no vanilla, no cinnamon.
Our waitress never came back to see how the meal was going. When she dropped the check off there was no mention of the uneaten sausage. We waited forever to get to-go containers (the hash browns are really good and huge) but our waitress was too busy doing her side work and chatting with other staff then to come back to our table. My daughter got fed up and interrupted her socializing so we could pay our bill and get containers.
I read good reviews on other sites and was hoping for a good meal. We won't be returning here.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We ate here on my husband's birthday. It's quite good. I love the way the restaurant is set up. It is a very large area with tables set far apart. It has a kind of old timey feel with the tile walls and counter seating. There was no background music and I LOVED IT! We could have a conversation while we enjoyed our breakfast. Our waitress was good and so was our meal. We sat by the window and watched the St. Paul street traffic go by. I had poached eggs and they were perfect. I really like the thick slices of bacon. My husband enjoyed biscuits and gravy, a treat he is allowed only on his birthday! A very nice experience. We will be back the next time we are in town.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This place can hold many people and serves good food. Whereas most menu items are very large, I found a healthy option where I could they used egg whites and fruit was the side dish.

Visited June 2012
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