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“Serving MSP since 1984 and open early enough that Ice Cream for Breakfast can be a reality”

Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe
Ranked #1 of 63 Dessert in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boasting over 100 flavors in their arsenal, each made of high quality ingredients in small batches daily, it was midday Monday that a stop was made at Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream and although fairly quiet at that time both service and product attest to a company committed to doing things right.

Located at 1007 West Franklin Avenue and a community staple since 1984, the Scoop shop since adding a Coffee Roaster and Bakery to a sizable storefront styled like an old-school Soda Fountain, it was shortly after entering that two employees paused their duties to offer greetings, a tasting to follow including classics like Butter Pecan and a formidable Salty Caramel plus Pavarotti which tastes like a Banana blended with Vanilla and Caramel with Chocolate Chips adding texture.

A favorite of Uptown but originating on Upton Avenue in South Minneapolis, a historic budgeting issue and Minnesota’s extremes of weather gifting that area with particularly bad roads, it was finally deciding on the famous Nicollet Ave. Pot Hole atop a fresh Waffle Cone that an order was placed, the Dark Chocolate base finding added richness in Fudge and crumbled Heath Bar kept in check by occasional grains of Sea Salt.

Open at 7am daily, a bonus for those who feel there is no wrong time for Ice Cream, it was additionally from a collection of Pies, Cookies and Pastries that two Bars were selected, one named after an employee offering New Orleans-style Pralines and partially dried Cranberries particularly alluring though the seven-layer square named for another local road was also enjoyable though a bit one-note thanks to an abundance of Coconut.

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

There was not a huge variety of flavors and the ice cream was just okay, not worth it for the line. If you have an hour to kill and lines make you geitty them maybe this would be the time of your life otherwise: it wasn't anything Special.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Tried two flavors - Oreo and dreamicle ice cream. The quality and texture of the ice cream was definitely solid. There was a small line when we were there around 9 on a Sunday but the wait wasn’t too bad.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Last evening in Minneapolis, so we decided to go for ice cream. What a find. There was a long line up which told us right away that this place was good. The ice cream was delicious with a good selection of in house homemade flavours. Got to come here again.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This shop has limited flavors compared to other ice cream stores. Not many fruit flavors offered.
Ice cream just OK

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