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Kafe 421

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University / Dinkytown
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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005 (Between 4th & 5th Street)
+1 612-623-4900
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

I've been to this restaurant two times with my friends, and I really love it. This is why: - Calm and quiet environment (warm-colored walls, candles and fresh flowers) - Clean toilets with burning candles (cozy) - Friendly waiters wo are genuinelly interested in every customer - Great food: greek lamb burger, roasted duck, pita bread with hummus or eggplant... More 

Thank LinneaUMN-student
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Wonderful soups - the mushroom is always a favorite - authentic greek food and great catering for the in home - wedding - funeral - dinner party. Design your own party menu or dine in at the restaurant - space for private parties - bar with wine dining room. Sit far from the door in the winter to avoid the... More 

Thank Dana Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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913 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

My daughter knew we liked Greek food so we decided to try this restaurant in Dinkytown on the U of Mn's campus. There are quite a few tables for outside dining but we chose inside. Our server was very prompt with orders, refills, seeing if our meal was ok and the check. I ordered the chicken breast with shittake mushrooms,... More 

Thank minnesotans4
Little Rock, Arkansas
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

A nice casual cafe in "Dinky Town" with very friendly staff and good food. Nice place for a get together with friends or dining alone. Choose a private spot inside or sit outdoors along the sidewalk and do some people watching. The folks there work hard to make your visit memorable.

Thank ORiley72076
St Paul, MN
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

This is the place we'd regularly take guests too or have important-ish meetings when working at the University of Minnesota, near Dinkytown. The menu is inventive, the costs reasonable and the staff always accommodating.

Thank HaroldsMaude
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Loved our dinner at this restaurant. My only regret is that I was not hungry enough to order more! The greeting was very friendly, service quite good and a nice casual ambiance. For our entrees, we ordered the Pasta Bolognese, the Bouillabaisse, and the Summer Risotto -- all were excellent. The wine list was not huge, but enough to ensure... More 

Thank Zelda21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

This well decorated, friendly restaurant has been around for a number of years now, and never fails to satisfy. Owner Georgia Saunders consistently offers a choice of dishes from her native Greece and other Mediterranean countries, including some that probably spring from her imagination. On our latest visit, we enjoyed her Cheap Date special (a choicen of salads, choice of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Kafe 421 is truly a gem of a restaurant: excellent service, delicious food to please all palates, lovely ambiance, good value, and the most delightful of hostesses/owners, Georgia and daughter Antigoni. We have been loyal patrons since the restaurant opened 9 years ago and still rave about the place.

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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Kafe 421 is a favorite over and over for all of us. It's hard to find a place that is family friendly, good for groups, tasty enough for the pickiest food snobs, or good for a date. Mother and daughter run by Georgia and Antigone, and their knowledgeable and professional staff always produce a great meal. This is one of... More 

Thank DenverDoctorMom
Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Had lunch after a long tour of University of MN twin cities. This restaurant is located right in Dinkytown just a couple blocks from U of M. It was a beautiful day and we walked there after our tour. I can see that parking could be a pretty major problem. Someone was trying to get parking validated when we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Greek, American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
    (Between 4th & 5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-623-4900

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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?