We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Real Food: A gem of the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood”
Review of Swede Hollow Cafe

Swede Hollow Cafe
Ranked #173 of 902 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Restaurant details
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a cafe where food is made to order, and the ingredients are fresh and wholesome. While not cheap, it is a great place to have a casual lunch with friends or colleagues. The outdoor seating area adjacent to the cafe is a beautiful, relaxing spot amidst gardens. In a neighborhood with few restaurant choices, it's great to know there's a nice place to get real food.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kathleen C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (38)
There are newer reviews for Swede Hollow Cafe
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

18 - 22 of 38 reviews

Reviewed March 29, 2013

Ok, it's not really hidden....it sits right on on E 7th St., but we had never ventured to that side of St Paul to eat there before. That has been our loss, because it was delicious. We had the Breakfast Croissant, which was served piping hot and large enough to feel full afterwards. The coffee was very good, but served in the large white ceramic cups, went cold a bit sooner than I cared for. The only downside, was that it is too small. It's 'cafe cute', but very tight. We went at 10am on Friday morning and it was packed. Nevertheless, I can't wait to go again and try something else!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank SuzyQ5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2013

A St Paul standard, Swede Hollow is a great breakfast and lunch cafe on the east side. Famous for their cinnamon and carmel rolls. You just have to have one. Saturday morning they are packed but it's worth the wait. The homemade quiche is always tasty. They change so it's hard to talk about one in particular. They are all good. Wes and his team really put their personal touch on everything. You just feel at home. We get breakfast to take out. If you have not been you have to go. The hot chocolate is great and the coffee is wonderful Counting calories? Try the skinny mocha. Ok and have them put the chocolate stick in there and forget the calorie counting.

It's a foodie bucket list stop.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Burgess H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are both St.Paul born and raised and I just discovered this place a few months ago! Great coffee, the foam is perfect even with a skim drink which is difficult. Staff is friendly and welcoming I have tried the biscotti, cookies , and beans by the pound. I would recommend all. I love good coffee and I don't mean add 10 lbs of sugar coffee. If you like a little sweetness try the Cubano.

1  Thank travelingfamily1767
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Swede Hollow Cafe has the absolute best carmel rolls around! They are loaded with buttery carmel and lots of pecans. While one's heart could probably not handle them every day, these carmel rolls are a treat not to be missed. They go fast, but you can call the day before, place an order and they will be ready for pickup.

2  Thank 2TravelersMn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Swede Hollow Cafe also viewed

Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
 
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
 

Been to Swede Hollow Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing