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Reviewed July 2, 2021

THIs is where I take my super cute girlfriend for breakfast every weekend. We live an hour away and worth the drive. The coffee is amazing, food and service excellent. Plese support this local neighborhood cafe. You won't regret it!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

If you havent been, you must. The staff is amazing, food great and its very clean. Will be back soon!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

We went out for a Sunday brunch and were glad to know we could have outdoor seating. There were a few bees but the breeze helped. We had immediate service and attention even though we were outside. My daughter had the cream cheese french toast...and loved it - saying it was great to have the cream cheese but not too much. My husband had the raspberry fritter french toast which he said was a treat - he would not usually get something like that, but he wanted to try it. I had the fajita omlette which was tasty- I just wish the pepper and onion had been cooked. My son had the fajita salad and also expected the pepper and onion to be sauteed. Still, our meals were good and we had some to take home. While this is a treat (I think $70 for 4 adults to eat with 2 hot cocoas), it is very good and very nice to be able to sit outside and be safer.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

I was excited to try this place on a recent trip to St Paul as it was highly rated. The food was okay, but not 4-5 stars.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

The Belgian waffles are a wonderful texture, so unlike other waffles, and they are piled with fruit. My husband loves the Huevos Rancheros. This is our new favorite breakfast spot!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

My wife took me to breakfast and we were interested to see how it was after the change of hands And we were not disappointed sauce on huevos ranchero was different missed the little plastic tortilla holder but over all my wife’s breakfast quesadilla and...my huevos were delicious our server was polite and friendly. And they were busy. Great job to all Glen you are still missedMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Great breakfast with a Mexican flair! They have regular eggs but the Mexican breakfasts were a hit. Tex Mex, Matchaca and the Mexican omelet were all delicious.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

I ordered eggs,ham and French toast. The French toast was done perfect. The eggs and ham were also done properly. Service was prompt. Much improved over last visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Great food! I had huevos con chorizo. Big serving. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Great place to meet up with some friends. Cinnamon buns are yummy and fresh!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

This is an excellent, family owned neighborhood cafe which has been here on Smith Avenue for more than 25 years. It offers a mixture of Tex-Mex and American comfort food. One of the owners, Danielle, also is a friendly wait person. Came here for breakfast...o two recent April days. Lots of others enjoy the omelettes of various kinds. One day I had Huevos Rancheros - excellent, at $8.99. Another day I had the corned beef hash. There are early bird specials available too. Also, there are amazing cinnamon rolls that are perfect for sharing. Strongly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Danielle k, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Thank you Joe. So glad you were satisfied with everything. Hope to see you soon! Thanks again, Danielle

Reviewed March 17, 2019

Have dined here many times however the food the last two times was not up to par. Last time I ordered a waffle that was way over cooked, dried out & hard. Will try one more time if it does not improve I will discontinue...dining there.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Danielle k, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Hi Robert, I’m so sorry your waffle wasn’t the way you liked. I really wish you would have brought it to our attention. We strive to make sure every customer is 100% satisfied, and if you aren’t we want to correct the problem. Next time...More

Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

I brought my daughter here because I remembered how good it was when I had taken my mother here 3 years ago! It was busy, so the process was a little slow. I won’t fault them because they definitely have the rest of it going...on here! We came for a late breakfast on a Saturday. We shared a churro waffle which, let me tell you, is a little bit of heaven! The cinnamon waffle just melts in your mouth! I have submitted a photo! its definitely something everyone should try once in their lives! We also shared the breakfast quesadilla, which was filled with tasty green peppers, tomatoes, and onions, plus sausage and cheese, and was grilled perfectly. YUM!!! We shared the eggs Benedict too! It was super good as well! It was definitely too much food, but we took leftovers home and enjoyed them the next day. They also serve lunch here. We highly recommend this place!!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This little hidden gem is a great spot for breakfast. The service was fast, friendly and the food was spot on. We went here 2 days in a row! Hey lets face it when you find a great place to eat it makes sense to...enjoy it more than once.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Danielle k, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much, we are so happy that you had a great experience with us !

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had breakfast after voting November 6. Good food as usual and plenty of it for the price. Not busy at all.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Danielle k, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for coming in for breakfast and so happy that the food and price met your expectations.We will see you again soon ! Thank you.

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Eating at the Capitol View is a wonderful place to have a relaxing atmosphere while eating. Very airy and clean. A extensive menu that offers breakfast 🍳, lunch 🥗, and dinner 🥘. They are Mexican owned so the authenticity in their food adds that great...taste. Regular cafe menu with many Mexican choices. Their desserts 🍮 🍨 Are the added touch of pleasure. Friendly staff just makes you feel welcomed.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Danielle k, Owner at Capital View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

We want to thank you for your positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and your food. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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Capital View Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4