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1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
+1 651-756-1787
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“bi bim bap” (8 reviews)
“kimchi” (6 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always good. Love their Bi Bim Bop! However, the atmosphere may not be for everyone. It is close sitting and although I love it, some people find issues with it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Food was done well but it is so noisy that I lowered rating from 4 to 3. Made you want to eat and leave.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PTravelerH
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Vegetarian eggs Benedict with broccoli was very good. Free WiFi and power outlets by all booths make it a great place to work while you eat.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A2559CHchrisc
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Yes I’m shouting that!! This is a wonderful place to eat, don’t hesitate, just go here and eat, you will not regret it especially if you are vegetarian (have the veggie benedict!!!!). Thank you Cook!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little joint that serves a decent breakfast or lunch. Simple menu with a Korean twist. Friendly, attentive staff that are busy but stay friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CasualWanderer
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We had a short wait on the Saturday morning that we visited Cook. It is a smallish restaurant, but the turn over was quick. The service was efficient and friendly. The menu was a VERY pleasant surprise - eclectic, yet not too far out there....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lvicki1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have made many visits to Cook. The food is fun, inventive, and delicious, particularly if you appreciate Korean food. The Kimchi pancake is great (very spicy). On more than one occasion the restaurant has not been particularly busy but our service has been painfully...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Andy M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Sometimes you don't know what your missing until you experience it. I had a kimchi omelette that was so good, I now compare every omelette to this one. Not much decor. Just a homey place with great food. Breakfast with a Korean spin. Servers were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jonnylaw333
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Was seated right away, probably because it was 7:00 AM. Server came over right way and offered coffee. Asked about some of the items on the menu and she did a good job of explaining the house specialties...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank IllaZilla
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Food is very good, Korean inspired dishes. Prices are OK for the food, maybe a little high. Place is small, be prepared to wait - but it is worth it.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mikesil41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-756-1787
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