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“Great location, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Aster Cafe

Aster Cafe
Ranked #85 of 1,794 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A popular place for the locals, the Aster Cafe offers an interesting and health-conscious menu, along with beer on tap from local microbreweries.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great location, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Aster Cafe has a great location at St Anthony Main facing the Mississippi River with a very nice outdoor patio on a summer evening. And it is a great place to walk around. They have a good classic cocktail list although the menu is small with fairly simple items like flatbreads and sandwiches. Therefore it was surprising how slow the service was. The server was pleasant but it took forever to get anything even drinks.

  • Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, cool area of town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Excellent cheese plate and beer selection. Can get a little noisy but it's a warm and friendly atmosphere. Wait staff is friendly but sometimes seem overwhelmed. During the summer months, the patio is charming with lights strung across and plenty of greenery. The weekend brunch was also good. Park on the street if you can, or in the huge municipal lot around the block (which offers direct entry into the building where the Aster Cafe is located-look for signs!).

Visited February 2013
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Brunch and Bluegrass Saturday morning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Last Saturday morning I enjoyed wonderful bluegrass music And a delicious brunch for two hours with two friends. It's a very relaxing way to start a weekend. I highly recommend the quiche.

  • Visited July 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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639 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Crazy busy and worth the visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We came here for some live music and a great meal with family and friends. What a fantastic place to spend the night! It was nosy and crowded and awesome!

Top ten meals: no but still very good!

Inspired: location on SE Main Street and the river

Pro: server Andrew, cold Surly Furious, pear flatbread, beet salad, good wines, great live music, fun crowd

Con: nothing at all

Return: Yes!

  • Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Draws a lovely crowd”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

This cafe effortlessly offers amazing brunch, cocktails, live music and room to swing dance... on a Sunday afternoon!? The service is a little slow, but really, you should not be in an hurry to leave such a lovely place that draws such a lovely crowd.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Amanda M
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