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Neighborhood Cafe

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1570 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6303
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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south WI
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on here for lunch. They were busy. Considering this fact, it still took a while to get someone to take our order. Food was ok.

Thank appalachiantrailer
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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244 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an okay place to eat. Not overly special. I had scrambled eggs which tasted odd as I believe they cooked them on the same grill as something else. The waffle was light and fluffy but the maple syrup came in a store-bought Aunt Jemima bottle. The turkey patties were fine. Not spicy. Service was excellent!

Thank hippyways
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This a great spot for breakfast. The omelet are superb and they have the very best pancakes in town, bar none. The service is excellent and the prices are fair.

Thank Paul O
Woodward, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I was driving back to the airport (MSP) with a coworker, and he pulled up TripAdvisor to find a place for lunch. This was number one, and I can see why!! Great food, fast service, and friendly atmosphere. I had the special- steak wrap with hand-cut fries, and it was beyond what I expected. Totally knocked it out of the... More 

Thank GAWolfman
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

One of many good diners in St. Paul. They had good, fast & friendly service, food was good but not extraordinary. We had omelets, hash browns and marble rye. All was prepared well. Coffee was decent but not a reason to make this a destination. They did have some intriguing pastries but we didnt give them a try. Good reasin... More 

Thank Jim G
Sioux City, Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a very pleasant and appealing place with great food. We arrived for a late lunch (I think after a huge rush with the May 7 graduation crowd), but we ordered mostly breakfast items. Everything tasted better than homemade with large portions. If available, get the Rhubarb Crunch pancakes....Oh My!!

1 Thank sdakota49
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely go here for breakfast regardless of how far you have to travel to get here. The food is homemade and wonderful, the service exceptional, and the cookies to die for!

1 Thank sandjbuckley
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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145 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We have eaten here a couple of times and found the food and service good. The restaurant is rather small but I have never felt crowded. Parking is street parking, (don’t think they have a lot). We have always been here for breakfast so I’m not sure of their lunch menu items. I have ordered their biscuits and gravity which... More 

Thank jes22
St. Paul
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Ate breakfast here with my father, and his order was cooked just right (eggs medium, crisp bacon). We also each had a malted waffle, which was perfect -- light and malty, and we shared hashbrowns (a bit greasy but also good). So delicious. The service was good, too. Parking wasn't too bad considering the business of the street.

Thank Elizabeth A
Spring, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This place was Delicious! Everything tasted fresh, unique and made with a passion for cooking! I enjoyed eggs, andouille sausage and the most incredible lemon poppyseed pancakes with a drizzle of icing (didn't even need syrup). My husband loved his turkey, avocado & bacon sandwich on sourdough. It was more than just an everyday sandwich...real turkey, tiny kick of spice.... More 

Thank Holly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1570 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6303
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-644-8887

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