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Capital View Cafe

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637 Smith Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
+1 651-290-0218
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Blaine, Minnesota
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place. Friendly staff. Great service and food was amazing. First time there and we will be back!!

Thank Denise Y
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Got the usual. Cajun breakfast with the andouille sausage and toast. Always serve up a great breakfast and lunch here.

Thank rumbucket
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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280 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you get up before 2pm try this place out! Great food for Breakfast or Lunch, American or Mexican.

Thank tif316
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Nice cafe with a local ambiance, Went on a Groupon and will go back with or without one, Portion size was large for the breakfast and the taste was very good. I had the Fajita omelette. Parking at times could be an issue. The restaurant is only open until 2:00p.m. so it is a breakfast and lunch only place. That... More 

Thank Robert G
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were able to finally try this place out today. Sunday at 11 and we were able to be seated right away. There were guys constantly offering coffee refills. It did take awhile for our order to be taken, which is why I have given 4 stars instead of 5. I had the fritterwich and loved it.... More 

Thank DinoandDelilah
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Churro waffle was awesome! But service kind of slow and mistakes with both orders. Hashbrowns underdone, eggs tasted funny. We'll give it another try. Definitely filling though! Busboy was awesome!

Thank Hayley H
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Halloween and pumpkin stuffed French toast, who could ask for more? All four of us had great metals. Corn beef and hash perfectly done with an egg cooked to perfection, a breakfast quesadilla with homemade guacamole, and finally pork chops and eggs with a side of toast completed the fabulous meals. The coffee was strong and plentiful. We had a... More 

Thank Nancy J
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The hardest part is deciding what to order! I love, love, love the Fajita omelet, the pulled chicken in a zesty homemade sauce... My husband loves the Cajun Breakfast and my daughter the stuffed french toast. I always run into someone I know, a true neighborhood cafe. Feel so lucky to have Capital View Cafe almost in my backyard. The... More 

Thank KristenLJochum
Mc Farland
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

My mother-in-law took me here for lunch after church today. We look for places without too many steps to get inside and this has none. It is downhome good! We sat down and had friendly service from the get-go. The bus-boy let us know his favorite when we asked, and he brought us water right away. Our waiter saw when... More 

Thank Jeanette E
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We chose the Capital View Café because some of us wanted lunch, others breakfast. This café offered a great selection of both. The restaurant was very busy and we had to wait to get a table, but it was worth it. Good food, reasonable prices and good service.

Thank SallySue79
Capitalview1, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your patronage. We hope to see you again and don't forget to sign up for our Belly loyalty program next time to earn rewards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 637 Smith Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2619
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-290-0218
Capital View Cafe is a family owned business since 1993. We serve breakfast and lunch that is made to order fresh from the grill. We offer american and mexican food that is made from homemade recipes and sauces that will keep you coming back for more. We offer Catering for all of your special events. We invite you to come and visit our Cafe, friendly staff and down home good food.

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