Guidebook for Saint Paul

Richard
Guidebook for Saint Paul

Food Scene

Nina's has a unique atmosphere (usually full of interesting people and table sharing is encouraged) with wonderful coffees and teas as well as bakery items and a food menu. Never had anything I didn't like! The building it is in is called The Arcade and it has amazing character - I'd encourage you to wander around a bit!
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Nina's Coffee Cafe
165 Western Avenue North
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Nina's has a unique atmosphere (usually full of interesting people and table sharing is encouraged) with wonderful coffees and teas as well as bakery items and a food menu. Never had anything I didn't like! The building it is in is called The Arcade and it has amazing character - I'd encourage you to wander around a bit!
Iconic Minneapolis breakfast spot with great history (began in 1950), unique atmosphere (only about 10 feet wide), and delicious food (the hollandaise sauce is particularly good). Prepare for a bit of a wait as there are only about a dozen seats at the counter but it's a fun part of the experience and service goes quickly.
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Al's Breakfast
413 14th Avenue Southeast
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Iconic Minneapolis breakfast spot with great history (began in 1950), unique atmosphere (only about 10 feet wide), and delicious food (the hollandaise sauce is particularly good). Prepare for a bit of a wait as there are only about a dozen seats at the counter but it's a fun part of the experience and service goes quickly.
Amazing Deli! Best Rubens in town!
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Cecil's
651 Cleveland Ave S
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Amazing Deli! Best Rubens in town!
Beautiful farmers market, loads of flowers and seasonal veggies that are all locally produced and sold at great prices. Many days they will have a live band playing as well!
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St Paul Farmers Market
290 5th Street East
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Beautiful farmers market, loads of flowers and seasonal veggies that are all locally produced and sold at great prices. Many days they will have a live band playing as well!
Great coffee and food, a few rotating taps, cool design and chill vibe. Great place to sit and converse or do work. Tuesdays at 7pm and 8pm they have trivia with $3 taps!
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Groundswell
1340 Thomas Avenue West
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Great coffee and food, a few rotating taps, cool design and chill vibe. Great place to sit and converse or do work. Tuesdays at 7pm and 8pm they have trivia with $3 taps!
Fantastic burgers and cozy atmosphere. Coined the "Blucy" (cheese-stuffed patties) they have some unique combinations (the Merriam Park is my favorite - bleu cheese and red currant jelly). They also boast one of the best happy hours in the city at $2 a pint and $3 fries or tots (you can get them cajun style - yum!). If you are in a rush, they have great take-out service.
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Blue Door Pub St. Paul
1811 Selby Avenue
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Fantastic burgers and cozy atmosphere. Coined the "Blucy" (cheese-stuffed patties) they have some unique combinations (the Merriam Park is my favorite - bleu cheese and red currant jelly). They also boast one of the best happy hours in the city at $2 a pint and $3 fries or tots (you can get them cajun style - yum!). If you are in a rush, they have great take-out service.
Best croissants I've ever had, tucked away in a little hole-in-the-wall place. Better get there early though, they sell out by 10am usually.
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Trung Nam French Bakery
739 University Ave W
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Best croissants I've ever had, tucked away in a little hole-in-the-wall place. Better get there early though, they sell out by 10am usually.
A great option for organic and gluten-free food. They also have amazing coffee, tea, and bakery selections. Beautiful decor and relaxing ambiance.
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French Meadow Bakery & Café
1662 Grand Avenue
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A great option for organic and gluten-free food. They also have amazing coffee, tea, and bakery selections. Beautiful decor and relaxing ambiance.
Easily walkable from our home, they boast some delicious and unique pizzas plus great tap beers.
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Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
512 Robert Street North
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Easily walkable from our home, they boast some delicious and unique pizzas plus great tap beers.
Easily walkable from our home, Sawatdee has amazing Thai food! The brewery next door (Tin Whiskers) does not serve food so many people take food from here to go and sit at the brewery to eat! However, the restaurant's atmosphere is very fun as well!
Sawatdee Saint Paul
486 Robert St N
Easily walkable from our home, Sawatdee has amazing Thai food! The brewery next door (Tin Whiskers) does not serve food so many people take food from here to go and sit at the brewery to eat! However, the restaurant's atmosphere is very fun as well!
The food is absolutely amazing and the prices can't be beat! You won't have to fight crowds to get in and we aren't sure how it's stayed under the radar. We would eat here all the time if we could!
Thai Cafe
371 University Ave W
The food is absolutely amazing and the prices can't be beat! You won't have to fight crowds to get in and we aren't sure how it's stayed under the radar. We would eat here all the time if we could!
Delicious, authentic, and inexpensive Ethiopian food!
Flamingo Restaurant
490 N Syndicate St
Delicious, authentic, and inexpensive Ethiopian food!
Delicious, authentic, and inexpensive Ethiopian food!
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Fasika Restaurant
510 Snelling Ave N
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Delicious, authentic, and inexpensive Ethiopian food!
Delicious fusion of Southern/Caribbean/Mexican food, served family style! For a treat, we also enjoy their homemade sodas!
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Brasa Premium Rotisserie- St. Paul
777 Grand Avenue
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Delicious fusion of Southern/Caribbean/Mexican food, served family style! For a treat, we also enjoy their homemade sodas!
Your tastebuds will thank you! Authentic Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian cuisine exquisitely prepared ... they also have a lunch buffet that is an insanely good deal, especially considering how great the food is!
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Everest on Grand
1278 Grand Avenue
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Your tastebuds will thank you! Authentic Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian cuisine exquisitely prepared ... they also have a lunch buffet that is an insanely good deal, especially considering how great the food is!
Amazing food for every meal (the gyros are by far the best deal in our opinion) as well as delicious chai tea and bakery items (including the largest and most yummy cakes we've ever seen ... the carrot cake blew our minds).
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Shish
1668 Grand Avenue
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Amazing food for every meal (the gyros are by far the best deal in our opinion) as well as delicious chai tea and bakery items (including the largest and most yummy cakes we've ever seen ... the carrot cake blew our minds).
The beer and bratwursts are incredible - it's also has a really cool history of being the oldest public house in St. Paul, recently restored with an ambience we love!
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Waldmann Brewery
445 Smith Ave N
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The beer and bratwursts are incredible - it's also has a really cool history of being the oldest public house in St. Paul, recently restored with an ambience we love!
Delicious food and drinks, fantastic Happy Hour, and really cool area (lots of artist lofts/museums nearby)!
Kyatchi
Delicious food and drinks, fantastic Happy Hour, and really cool area (lots of artist lofts/museums nearby)!
A great restaurant/bar hybrid in a cute part of town - great patio in the summer. It boasts something like 80 rotating taps of the best beers from across the land, has a stellar whiskey selection, and fantastic food. (The name recently changed to The Gnome Craft Pub but the guidebook format won't let me change it).
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The Happy Gnome
498 Selby Avenue
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A great restaurant/bar hybrid in a cute part of town - great patio in the summer. It boasts something like 80 rotating taps of the best beers from across the land, has a stellar whiskey selection, and fantastic food. (The name recently changed to The Gnome Craft Pub but the guidebook format won't let me change it).
Specialty chocolate maker in a really cute shop. We love to stop in to hear about how the bees are doing!
Mademoiselle Miel
342 W Kellogg Blvd
Specialty chocolate maker in a really cute shop. We love to stop in to hear about how the bees are doing!

Arts & Culture

Walkable from our home - a beautiful building with lots of interactive displays (our kids love it). There is a cafe inside as well live music outdoors on Tuesdays in July.
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Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Boulevard
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Walkable from our home - a beautiful building with lots of interactive displays (our kids love it). There is a cafe inside as well live music outdoors on Tuesdays in July.
A Minneapolis landmark, we suggest visiting solely to see the views of the Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge! There are also tours that focus on different aspects of the theatre (backstage, architecture, etc.) in addition to the amazing shows that are put on. We also have had fun rushing tickets, if you decide last minute you want to see a show!
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Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
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A Minneapolis landmark, we suggest visiting solely to see the views of the Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge! There are also tours that focus on different aspects of the theatre (backstage, architecture, etc.) in addition to the amazing shows that are put on. We also have had fun rushing tickets, if you decide last minute you want to see a show!
If you want to understand our Swedish Heritage, then the ASI will give you some great insights as the museum winds it's way through the South Minneapolis castle in which it's situated. The gourmet cafe inside it is also to die for. Plenty of activities for kids.
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American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
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If you want to understand our Swedish Heritage, then the ASI will give you some great insights as the museum winds it's way through the South Minneapolis castle in which it's situated. The gourmet cafe inside it is also to die for. Plenty of activities for kids.
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Fitzgerald Theater
10 East Exchange Street
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One of the most popular museums in the upper-midwest! "We engage learners by sparking interest and supporting deep science learning through wonder, play, hands-on exploration, and experimentation."
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Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th Street West
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One of the most popular museums in the upper-midwest! "We engage learners by sparking interest and supporting deep science learning through wonder, play, hands-on exploration, and experimentation."
A donations-based gallery, many people are amazed at the selection of things to see. The building itself is beautiful and the art collection is extensive. You can find incredible art from every continent and time period - one day won't be enough! They also have interactive activities set up at certain times for children (and curious adults) to engage directly with the history and creativity of what they see around them.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
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A donations-based gallery, many people are amazed at the selection of things to see. The building itself is beautiful and the art collection is extensive. You can find incredible art from every continent and time period - one day won't be enough! They also have interactive activities set up at certain times for children (and curious adults) to engage directly with the history and creativity of what they see around them.

Parks & Nature

Great walking and biking around the lake. The gazebo sometimes has live music too.
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Lake Como
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Great walking and biking around the lake. The gazebo sometimes has live music too.
Beautiful views of Saint Paul and the Mississippi, big park to wander around in, and you can even find a free yoga or kickboxing class (if you're up early on a summer morning)! There is also often live music.
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Harriet Island
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Beautiful views of Saint Paul and the Mississippi, big park to wander around in, and you can even find a free yoga or kickboxing class (if you're up early on a summer morning)! There is also often live music.
A great park to visit in the summer for trails, sports, and the beach!
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Lake Phalen
8 yerel halk öneriyor
A great park to visit in the summer for trails, sports, and the beach!
Walkable from our home, the path to this park will take you past beautiful and historic St. Paul mansions and, upon your arrival, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Mississippi River. In the summer, you can also catch some free yoga/kickboxing/etc. classes at certain times!
Summit Overlook Park
418 Summit Ave
Walkable from our home, the path to this park will take you past beautiful and historic St. Paul mansions and, upon your arrival, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Mississippi River. In the summer, you can also catch some free yoga/kickboxing/etc. classes at certain times!
A donations-based outdoor zoo, wandering around is a great way to spend an afternoon! In the winter, one of our favorite things to do is visit the Arboretum and pretend we are in the tropics amidst the beautiful plants and humid air.
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
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A donations-based outdoor zoo, wandering around is a great way to spend an afternoon! In the winter, one of our favorite things to do is visit the Arboretum and pretend we are in the tropics amidst the beautiful plants and humid air.

Drinks & Nightlife

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Tin Whiskers Brewing
125 9th Street East
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Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
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Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Circle
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A really fun family-friendly microbrewery converted from an old garage. Giant doors open up, bringing the indoor seating area outside. Fun selection of arcade games, board games, cornhole, and chill family-friendly environment. If you're hungry there's usually a food truck there to try while enjoying views of the downtown and the cathedral.
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Bad Weather Brewing Company
414 7th St W
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A really fun family-friendly microbrewery converted from an old garage. Giant doors open up, bringing the indoor seating area outside. Fun selection of arcade games, board games, cornhole, and chill family-friendly environment. If you're hungry there's usually a food truck there to try while enjoying views of the downtown and the cathedral.
One of the best breweries in Saint Paul, they host regular tastings and tours. We particularly love the Cyngus X-1 Porter
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Saint Paul Brewing
688 Minnehaha Avenue East
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One of the best breweries in Saint Paul, they host regular tastings and tours. We particularly love the Cyngus X-1 Porter
New Orleans inspired, speakeasy atmosphered jazz lounge with lots of live music and cocktails!
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Vieux Carré
408 St Peter St
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New Orleans inspired, speakeasy atmosphered jazz lounge with lots of live music and cocktails!

Sightseeing

You will feel like you are in Europe! The Cathedral is open daily to visit and they have regular mass times listed on their website. The organ was recently restored and is magnificent - if you can attend a concert there, we highly recommend it! Their tours offer some interesting information on the details of the Cathedral as well as how it ties in with the history of the area (my favorite thing to learn about was the shrine that recognizes all the immigrant groups to the area).
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Saint Paul Katedrali
239 Selby Avenue
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You will feel like you are in Europe! The Cathedral is open daily to visit and they have regular mass times listed on their website. The organ was recently restored and is magnificent - if you can attend a concert there, we highly recommend it! Their tours offer some interesting information on the details of the Cathedral as well as how it ties in with the history of the area (my favorite thing to learn about was the shrine that recognizes all the immigrant groups to the area).
One of the original St. Paul homes, the history of the house and the influence of the owner on the area is expertly given through engaging tours. You can also visit the art gallery in the home free of charge during open hours!
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James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
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One of the original St. Paul homes, the history of the house and the influence of the owner on the area is expertly given through engaging tours. You can also visit the art gallery in the home free of charge during open hours!
The state capitol is a beautiful building with a rich history, The grounds are open now, but the interior renovations will go until 2017.
State Capitol
The state capitol is a beautiful building with a rich history, The grounds are open now, but the interior renovations will go until 2017.
Old money built some of the most beautiful mansions from 1900 to the 1940s. If you love architecture, take a quiet walk or bike down this road and enjoy the sights!
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Summit Avenue
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Old money built some of the most beautiful mansions from 1900 to the 1940s. If you love architecture, take a quiet walk or bike down this road and enjoy the sights!
Citywide ridesharing program makes it easy to get around and sightsee! There are over 100 sites around the twin cities to pick up and return your bikes. The closest location is at E 14th St and Robert St, just a 5 minute walk from our place! https://secure.niceridemn.org/map/
Nice Ride Sharing Station - Minnesota History Center
399 W Kellogg Blvd
Citywide ridesharing program makes it easy to get around and sightsee! There are over 100 sites around the twin cities to pick up and return your bikes. The closest location is at E 14th St and Robert St, just a 5 minute walk from our place! https://secure.niceridemn.org/map/
The first railroad bridge to span the Mississippi, now a pedestrian bridge with breathtaking views of downtown Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge
100 Portland Avenue
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The first railroad bridge to span the Mississippi, now a pedestrian bridge with breathtaking views of downtown Minneapolis.

Entertainment & Activities

Super cheap movies!
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Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Avenue South
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Super cheap movies!
Minor League Saint Paul Saints stadium. Lot's of fun for families or groups. Way more laid back, cheaper, and convenient than the Twins stadium.
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CHS Field
360 North Broadway Street
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Minor League Saint Paul Saints stadium. Lot's of fun for families or groups. Way more laid back, cheaper, and convenient than the Twins stadium.
Located in St. Paul’s Hamline Midway neighborhood and the Creative Enterprise Zone, Can Can Wonderland combines art and play to create a one-of-a-kind arts immersive environment for people of all ages to enjoy! Enjoy the art as you play a round of mini-golf or old-school arcade games and sip on some hand crafted beverages!
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Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
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Located in St. Paul’s Hamline Midway neighborhood and the Creative Enterprise Zone, Can Can Wonderland combines art and play to create a one-of-a-kind arts immersive environment for people of all ages to enjoy! Enjoy the art as you play a round of mini-golf or old-school arcade games and sip on some hand crafted beverages!
A really fun place for kids and adults. They have automatic belays if you don't think you'll pass a belay certification.
Vertical Endeavors - St. Paul
855 Phalen Blvd
A really fun place for kids and adults. They have automatic belays if you don't think you'll pass a belay certification.

Everything Else

Sports, Music, you name it, it'll be at the Xcel.
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Bremer Reserve
199 W Kellogg Blvd
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Sports, Music, you name it, it'll be at the Xcel.