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Purple Onion

1301 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2187
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
15 Sep 2017
“quaint coffe shop”
24 May 2017
“Fair Prices, Great Drinks”
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1301 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2187
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went for a quick breakfast while visiting campus housing. Great drinks, good eats, decent prices, free wifi. Lots of kids from the U hanging out. Worth this visit for a quick bite or java.

Thank hoofhearted02
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Always good food and help for all waitresses and waiters. You order and wait to pick up your food. It's a reasonable price to place in mostly college campus folks hang out there.

Thank tinaagnes
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Moving my son in at Univ of MN arrived early and looking for a cup of coffee. Great coffee and plenty of options. Carrot cake was delicious too. Friendly service and plenty of seating. Will come back when the kitchen is open for a meal.

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 24 May 2017

At the Purple Onion, you can spend hours in the comfortable atmosphere and get lost in the expansive (and fairly priced) menu. A wide array of coffee drinks, teas, and cafe foods are available and the staff are very friendly. I had a great time...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A co-worker of mine introduced me to this place and I am glad she did! I had tomato soup and the grilled veggie ciabatta. Both was very, very delicious and the price was very reasonable, too. This is a casual hang-out with food on offer....More

Thank Aeneken
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was a fun, quirky spot for lunch during a campus visit. We had a sandwich/salad combo and a quesadilla - the quesadilla was really good! The combo was just ok. It is a college coffee house, so kind of grungy, but the service was...More

Thank Melissa I
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I wanted to take a walk and find a great breakfast and I was lucky to find the Purple Onion. The breakfast sandwich was really tasty and it did not break the bank. The sparkling peach tea was refreshing. Both totaled $7.98.

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Heard great things about this place from the locals..we were not dissapointed! You order at the counter then chose where to sit. We sat outside on the patio in the front. I can recommend The Three Little Pigs scramble and pancakes. There were a variety...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Ate outside this morning and it was really really good. We have eggs Benedict and French toast and bother were awesome. Prices are really good and service was friendly!

Thank traveler482055082
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

It's warm in the winter. Wifi friendly. The service is great. The prices are reasonable. You never feel rushed. It's a great place!

Thank Mike W
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Address: 1301 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2187
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
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