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“Range Of Dishes Cheap”
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Coffee News Cafe
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Range Of Dishes Cheap”
Reviewed March 6, 2010

This place is near Macalester College and the Summit Ave neighborhood. There is a steady flow of customers and a number of them hangout as they study or people watch. The range of drinks, fast food and desserts offered here is fair. The prices are on the low side. The decor is student-coffee shop style. They have a fair range of bottled beers, wine offerings fall within a smaller range. The desserts are super-size here and your eye tracks them upon your arrival at the counter! The hummus plate is an item that I find great to munch on as I sit and sip wine.

Parking can be an issue and the place is small. You have to go up to the counter to order, but they do bring the food to you. If college students parked at tables studying with computer cords running under YOUR table freaks you out do not go here. However, if you are mellow and want to pig-out on dessert or other items you will have a good time at a low price.

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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A nice cafe in a fun neighborhood - On Grand Avenue near Macalester College. GREAT cakes!! Try the 4-layer chocolate...”
Reviewed January 30, 2009

A nice cafe in a fun neighborhood - On Grand Avenue near Macalester College.

GREAT cakes!! Try the 4-layer chocolate cake! You might need a friend to help you finish it! It's huge and very rich!

Good coffees too.

I think they also have soups and sandwiches.

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“Fun atmosphere. especially if you like MAC students.”
Reviewed November 13, 2008

Fun atmosphere. especially if you like MAC students.

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“If you can wash off the...”
Reviewed August 6, 2008

If you can wash off the slime of upper midwestern trendiness after you've left, this is a completely awesome coffee shop with some of the best food in the twin cities. I specifically chose an apartment to live in that was within walking distance of this and several other favorite places of mine. First, the coffee isn't that good. Thought I should get that out there. You do get free refills on drip coffee, so if you just need caffeine, I suppose it's a good deal. On the upside of poorly prepared coffee, they do carry a large variety of beers, and make a mean root beer float. Their food menu is superb, and contains the best garlic fries I've ever placed between my teeth. Simply wonderful.

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“They have the best of all worlds here: Coffee, Beer, Wine, Desserts, Italian Sodas, Sandwiches, Brunch and a wonderful...”
Reviewed June 19, 2008

They have the best of all worlds here: Coffee, Beer, Wine, Desserts, Italian Sodas, Sandwiches, Brunch and a wonderful atmosphere. With outdoor seating.

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