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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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99 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found Sebastien Joe's Ice Cream mid-way on our bike tour across Minneapolis on a hot day. We loved the atmosphere and the tasty ice cream.

Thank thkohler
Clovis, California
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique small batch ice cream that is both high quality and creative. Sebastian's really loads in the ingredients and the flavors actually taste like what they are supposed to be. For example, I had the coconut cream pie which was creamy and loaded with coconut. There also were hunks, not tiny pieces, of pie crust. Like eating a frozen... More 

Thank CayUcusZ
Sioux Falls, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a girl's trip, my friend and I were told we had to check this place out by our Airbnb host. And who doesn't like a little dessert before dinner?! I had the oreo ice cream in a dish - creamy, delicious, awesome! My friend tried the raspberry chocolate chip in a homemade waffle cone - lighter than regular... More 

Thank SouthDakotaDoni
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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290 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nice area, parking a nightmare, place is nice and clean inside. Good flavors and choices but very expensive for what you actually get. And the line inside is super long. Seating is limited but sitting outside is nice and fun to watch people. Service is great though no matter how busy they are.

Thank JULIA68
Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Great variety of unique flavors. The Nicollet Pothole is crazy good and if I lived here, I'd probably gain 15lbs from eating that flavor alone. Only negative was the chocolate-dipped cone, it seemed kind of stale & chewy. I'd recommend getting your delicious choice of flavors in a cup.

Thank 2Ns
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

You will not be disappointed, but may have a hard time placing your order! The options seem to be unlimited. It is spendy and parking is difficult, however it is worth the trip. While you are in the area, explore Hennepin Ave to Lake St.

Thank Deborah S
Minnesota USA
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153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I had the apple pie and thought it was good. The patio was the best part. There is a large area in the back with trees and some things for kids to climb on . There are tables and chairs. It is a nice place to sit and relax.

Thank mlovett88
Golden CO
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

A very large selection of the usual ice cream flavors along with some interesting and different combinations. Choice of homemade cones, cups, etc. The flavor of the ice cream is really, really good. Fun for the whole family, it's located in a quiet older neighborhood. They have a patio out back. Highly recommended.

Thank markandcoleen
Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My ice cream was to live for. I wanted one of everything, but I settled for a sundae made with a banana based ice cream and caramel and salted mixed nuts with homemade whipped cream. If it was in my calorie budget, I would have went back twice, but I will be back one day! The service was great and... More 

Thank MissToraT
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after walking around downtown for ice cream. A friend had recommend it! I have the Pavarotti ice cream (banana, Carmel, with chocolate chips) it was so good! It tasted like banana bread batter! I would defiantly eat here again!

Thank danamarie31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-870-0065

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