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Aster Cafe

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125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate brunch at the Aster Cafe on a beautiful, yet cold winter day. The view overlooking the Mississippi is amazing as is the atmosphere of this charming historic building especially with live music playing as well. We tried the ciinnamon roll muffin which was light and tasty. We also had their eggs benedict on a biscuit with fennel sausage... More 

Thank sweetmnmama
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate lunch here with a friend on a nice Minnesota summer afternoon, after having walked by it for years (and years). Pleasantly surprised. Decent prices, good eats, friendly service (our server, Zane, was attentive and sweet). A small step up from bar food with things like fish tacos and creative sandwiches to add to the same-old. Pretty darned crowded. Like... More 

Thank Jordan S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food was quite good. My wife had chicken pot pie and I had roasted harvest veg salad and tomato bisque. ALL delicious, but I swear I had to use the light on my iPhone to see what I was eating. Good selection of craft brews. Vibe is cool, right by the movie theater. But gee, how dark does it need... More 

Thank ncpsw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Li'l traditional dining space on downtown Minnesota. Love the place for its ambience, music, food and service! The entrée were served in quickly - food variety was great... Enjoyable place while catching up with business colleagues after day long work in cold weather.. beware you need street side parking using meters... The parking meter only accepted us visa card and... More 

Thank a2z_pune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A beautifully crafted environment outdoors, with a great view of downtown Minneapolis across the river. Gentle conversations, Pup on our laps (he's small), wine adn nicely-crafter entrees. We've also eaten indoors in less-friendly weather and we've ordered take-out as well. Always a good experience with food, service and atmosphere!

Thank Rod_Minnesota
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My son and I were planning to see a movie and stopped at this place for a bite to eat. It's beautiful! Very cool venue, one of the most beautiful locations in Minneapolis, gorgeous views, right next to the movie theater, but most importantly very delicious food! The lamb meatballs are da bomb!!! Italian flatbed absolutely d-lish and roasted vegetable... More 

Thank Modern_Family_in_Mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I chose the outdoor seating this evening, as it will not be possible to do that much longer this season. The view of the Mississippi River is great. The staff were very friendly. The food was excellent. When locating the place by trip advisor i was asked if it was pet friendly. It is very much so. One guest brought... More 

Thank richard f
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really enjoyed the ambiance of this place. Historical setting in an old building, but cozy. There is outdoor seating, but this was a cool fall morning. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Water glasses never empty. Our entrees were served quickly and were hot; all were tasty. The root salad was delicious. It was nice as we could either order... More 

Thank Chris L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were walking along Main Street looking for a place to eat on a Sunday morning around 10:30. The Aster patio was open and not too busy. We quickly grabbed a table by the sidewalk (we love to watch people) and checked out the brunch menu. It looked great, and people around us seemed very happy with their food. My... More 

Thank africanaddict
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

On any beautiful day when you want to sit out to enjoy the weather, this place is the BEST! We had the ribs and a cheese and fruit plate. The Ribs were not the best in the Twin Cities, but it was the best that day for me, for I love being by the Mississippi River with the breeze and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-379-3138
A popular place for the locals, the Aster Cafe offers an interesting and health-conscious menu, along with beer on tap from local microbreweries.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?