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Aster Cafe

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125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2143
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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st paul
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146 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had brunch here today and it was great fun! We shared Eggs Benedict, 2 eggs with sauce, over a muffin topped with a sausage patty. Tasted very average, not great, but certainly OK. What was very above average was the attentive staff and great service. Plus, they had a five piece band playing Dixie, and it was simply delightful!... More 

Thank kirbyfredstpaul
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see music on a Saturday lunch but the schedule had changed. We stayed for a bite and we're not disappointed. We had the cobbler waffle with peach and blueberry compote. Delicious. Loved the decor in an old time building close to the river. We look forward to returning come summer. Service was good, coffee was srrong, business... More 

Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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242 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

A friend of mine and I went here for lunch before seeing Beauty and the Beast at the St. Anthony Main Cinema. It was excellent. My friend had the chicken olive salad and I had the Brisket Sandwich, which was outstanding. Service was great as was the eye candy. Definitely will go back here to eat again!

1 Thank StevenLaVigne
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is one of my favorite summer spots! The patio is a treasure - beautiful location, great music (often live!) and the best people watching around. The food and drink are great too - perfect little meals for hanging with friends and enjoying a lovely afternoon.

Thank Nea D
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115 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We ate brunch at the Aster Cafe on a beautiful, yet cold winter day. The view overlooking the Mississippi is amazing as is the atmosphere of this charming historic building especially with live music playing as well. We tried the ciinnamon roll muffin which was light and tasty. We also had their eggs benedict on a biscuit with fennel sausage... More 

Thank sweetmnmama
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Ate lunch here with a friend on a nice Minnesota summer afternoon, after having walked by it for years (and years). Pleasantly surprised. Decent prices, good eats, friendly service (our server, Zane, was attentive and sweet). A small step up from bar food with things like fish tacos and creative sandwiches to add to the same-old. Pretty darned crowded. Like... More 

Thank Jordan S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was quite good. My wife had chicken pot pie and I had roasted harvest veg salad and tomato bisque. ALL delicious, but I swear I had to use the light on my iPhone to see what I was eating. Good selection of craft brews. Vibe is cool, right by the movie theater. But gee, how dark does it need... More 

Thank ncpsw
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Li'l traditional dining space on downtown Minnesota. Love the place for its ambience, music, food and service! The entrée were served in quickly - food variety was great... Enjoyable place while catching up with business colleagues after day long work in cold weather.. beware you need street side parking using meters... The parking meter only accepted us visa card and... More 

Thank a2z_pune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

A beautifully crafted environment outdoors, with a great view of downtown Minneapolis across the river. Gentle conversations, Pup on our laps (he's small), wine adn nicely-crafter entrees. We've also eaten indoors in less-friendly weather and we've ordered take-out as well. Always a good experience with food, service and atmosphere!

Thank Rod_Minnesota
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

My son and I were planning to see a movie and stopped at this place for a bite to eat. It's beautiful! Very cool venue, one of the most beautiful locations in Minneapolis, gorgeous views, right next to the movie theater, but most importantly very delicious food! The lamb meatballs are da bomb!!! Italian flatbed absolutely d-lish and roasted vegetable... More 

Thank Modern_Family_in_Mn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-379-3138
A popular place for the locals, the Aster Cafe offers an interesting and health-conscious menu, along with beer on tap from local microbreweries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?