M ST. Cafe
M ST. Cafe

M ST. Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mstreetcafe.com/
  • Phone: 6512283855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am-11:00am, Saturday 7:00am-12:00pm, Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
    Brunch: Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: M ST. Cafe offers Private Party sites to guests. Locally we are simply known as the place where business gets done & weddings memorable. We specialize in providing the professional service & commitment required to ensure your meeting or event will be not merely successful, but memorable for years.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales 8886415694

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We now offer up to 2 hours of complimentary parking for our guests dining at M ST. Cafe. Validated parking is available only at the Lawson Ramp, located between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street. Present your parking ticket from the Lawson Parking Ramp to your server.
A word from M ST. Cafe
M ST. Cafe is the latest in the lineage of extraordinary dining options at The Saint Paul Hotel. Whether you're joining us for a leisurely breakfast or a buttoned-up business lunch, M ST. Cafe is the perfect sophisticated-yet-casual destination. Whether you're holding a meeting or just meeting friends, M ST. Cafe is the new Downtown St. Paul destination. M ST. offers a unique new concept that is a combination of a la carte and European-style sideboard dining. M ST. offers a classic brunch
and also offers privately catered parties and events throughout the day or evening. Meet a client for lunch, or linger over breakfast after a luxurious night at The Saint Paul Hotel. Schedule a mid-morning conference or work with us to create a truly memorable Groom's dinner. Casual dining, warm atmosphere and top level service... everything you'd expect from a restaurant in Minnesota's Landmark Hotel. Formal or informal, scheduled or spontaneous, M ST. is the place to meet in St. Paul.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
M ST. Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (26)great for lunch (17)good for groups (13)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Fantatic Breakfast Spot
    FrostyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A great location for your business breakfast. The menu has a great variety of items to choose from. I had the sweet potato waffle which was incredible. My guest had the French Toast, which also looked fantastic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Brunch
    TomC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The cafe was highly rated on several websites. They did not disappointing us. My wife and I decided to venture down since we were staying at the Saint Paul Hotel. Our Sunday brunch was fantastic. Great service. Great quality food. The smoked salmon was the best I have ever eaten. I will have to go back next time we visit Saint Paul.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M St cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    what a find - this is a great place to eat, relax and converse
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My party consisted of six people, and everyone was very pleased with their food. A person in our group lives close to this restaurant, but did not know about it. This person said she would be back and would be bringing her family. Also, our waiter was very upbeat and friendly, which helped our group to break the ice and start talking. In all it was a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Teddyandme
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food and service. We had a working lunch and our waitress was great about working with us. The food was wonderful and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is an overlooked restaurant for lunch. They have a very interesting and innovative menu and buffet - which is unusual. It's easy to get good food and get in and out quickly for a business or lunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimW
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent Sunday Brunch, good place for lunch. I recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Breakfast
    feedme
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The St. Paul Hotel is full of old world charm. Dining at M St. Cafe is no exception. I felt grand just even walking down to the cafe. Even though my reservations for brunch with old friends were for 30 minutes before the cafe closed on Saturday, all the staff was very attentive and pleasant. All parties enjoyed their meals of omelets and swedish pancakes. Modifications were easily accommodated. Our waitress was very sweet and remained energetic, even at the end of her shift. It was very very quiet as there were only a couple other tables in the cafe at the time. I would like to try Sunday brunch or weekday lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and easy place for lunch
    Abrook
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I always know I can count on this place to be an enjoyable spot for a quick lunch... Business being done all around me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wickedunclebilly
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My first visit excellent brunch good service."The smoked salmon makes the brunch" M St. smoked salmon was excellent I'm told they smoke it in house.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • father's day breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We reserved an early morning table for breakfast and had a very nice experience. My breakfast omelete was good, but my husband was very disappointed in the corned beef hash! Our server was very attentive; we always enjoy visiting The Saint Paul Hotel. Perhaps next time we will try the brunch buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and good food.
    AnnBello
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The host was very caring and accommodating when we needed accessible seating for a family member with knee issues. The service was excellent and the breakfast food was very tasty. A great place for a quiet, tasty breakfast with great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding!
    Leslie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    this was our second visit to M Street Cafe for Sunday brunch, and likely will not be our last! The food, environment, and service are all outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice midweek lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My daughter and I had lunch on a day of doing college visits. The wild rice soup is definitely the best I have ever had. The sauce for the Fish Tacos was excellent. Our waitress, did not get her name, was a super nice woman from Malaysia
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Meeting Spot
    ArtshowVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I love breakfast meetings. I get some food to start my day and also tackle a meeting. M ST. Cafe is the best venue in Saint Paul for this to happen. You are in The Saint Paul Hotel, enjoy a great tasting breakfast menu with delicious and health-conscious items, and have one-of-a-kind service. When I want to impress, I step up above the rest and bring my clients to M ST. Cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 285 reviews are from the M ST. Cafe reviews archive.
  • So yummy!
    SammyQS
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My husband and I went to M St. Cafe for brunch over Memorial Day Weekend and it was delicious. You can build your own omelets, there are a ton of desserts to choose from, there's a hot station with prime rib (so good!), potatoes, veggies, waffles, eggs benedict, etc. and a cold station with salad, fruits, salmon, cocktail shrimp and more. And you can tell everything was fresh too, not old and dry from sitting out in a buffet too long. I'd definitely go back here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    LOVE M. Street Cafe! Food is always great and they have a daily buffet at a great price with rotating menu items. Great place for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Everything was very good, but not great. Smoked salmon had condiments, but there were no toast points to be found. Shrimp were good, but not thoroughly rinsed. Skimpy prime rib portions. .. you get the picture. Good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Brunch
    tadls
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    One of the best Sunday brunches we've ever enjoyed. A truly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime Rib Sunday Brunch!
    BoatBill
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Prime rib was excellent!! Everything was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    special
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The brunch menu was excellent, our waitress was very attentive, and the atmosphere was great. The live piano music was an unexpected pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a business lunch
    EliinMN
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love My Street for a business lunch. It's much easier for conversation than the Grill but the same excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Service was okay - always slow and takes forever to find your waitress at the end of the meal for the check.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Restaurant was very busy...service was very good in spite of it. Wait staff was attentive to our needs. Very glad we made reservations before hand.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Easter brunch
    Kitty
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My Mother was in town visiting for Easter and we took her to the M Street Café for brunch. She loved it, as did we. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M Street Cafe
    MorningLight
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    M Street Cafe offers an exceptionally pleasant and attractive atmosphere, flavorful and appealing food, and an attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M-ST is our favorite brunch
    schodarVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    M-ST is our favorite brunch in Minnesota. We go almost every week. Everyone should give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Brunch Anywhere, Always!
    LinkitVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Best place in Twin Cities for brunch, food, ambience, value and service, especially service. No wonder! It's located in the award winning, historic and lovely St Paul Hotel. Our favorite restaurant for brunch for two, four or a small group. The buffet style first course with smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit and green salad and soup is outstanding! Ditto the various egg offerings, including made to order omelets, the always excellent roast beef with a choice of rare to med rare to med well done, the side dishes which are always tasty with fresh sauteed veggies always available and chicken and/or fish always included. The dessert table offers a selection of mouth watering pastries, mousses, cremes and cakes. We visited 4/06/14
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average at best
    Briggs
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Just thought at $25 price point was very average quality of good Server was very nice. Ambiance I don't know felt like we were in a church basement having a very simple meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • M Street Sunday Brunch
    GHHjr
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The salad bar was good, the prime rib was great. Do not take the Eggs Benedict, they sit out way too long. The service was the worst ever. For the price the experience left us questioning why we chose this venue. The clincher was the bad service. We love the St Paul Grill but will never do brunch at M Street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our time at the
    ross
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We enjoyed our time at the M Street Cafe very much! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet, Elegent Breakfast
    MsW1
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Very pleasant breakfast following greeting out of town guests following their arrival by air. Just what we needed - a quiet setting for conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect urban lunch
    LEEW
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Charming classic ambience in St. Paul Hotel. Less frantic than St. Paul Grille. Comfortable, great lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A consistent favorite
    sarkay85VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    You can't go wrong at M Street - breakfast, lunch and Sunday Brunch are all terrific. Sideboard options for lunch are great. The Fried Egg Sandwich is the best in the universe. The restaurant is relatively quiet, so this is a great place for a business meeting or for conversation. All the quality of the St Paul Grill with reasonable prices and a more intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sideboard is awesome
    ArtshowVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Visited on St. Patrick's Day when the sideboard featured braised corned beef, salmon, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and more! The food was warm and delicious, perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Concert Lunch
    Lunchbunch
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed lunch at M St. Cafe after a morning concert at the Ordway Theater. The M St. Cafe is just a short walk from the Ordway in the lower level of the St. Paul Hotel, which also houses the St. Paul Grill. There was a variety of lunch offerings, including good salads, sandwhiches and more. We split two offerings: a grilled chicken sandwhich with melted swiss cheese on a pretzel bun and the M St. Chopped Salad. Plus, we each ordered a cup of wild rice soup. All of our choices were delicious. We had intended to split a dessert but did not have room for that. Our server was prompt and made sure our beverages glasses were refilled. An enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sophisticated and welcoming
    Kurt
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The M ST Cafe is a downtown gem. Located in the lower level of the historic Saint Paul Hotel, it is a welcoming and sophisticated lunch spot. A bit upscale yet affordable. Great staff - delicious food. You can't go wrong eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brunch!
    JinBlaine
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We made reservations for 10am before the hockey tournament and had a great brunch to get us through the day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking
    luvswine
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    A chronic issue with this restaurant is the slow service. Each time we come here to eat it takes forever for us to get our food, when there doesn't seem to be any good reason for it. The young man who served water was very polite however.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and comfortable
    Jrudnits
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    M Street a Cafe is a convenient downtown St. Paul restaurant in the basement of the St. Paul Hotel. It lacks the foodie vibe of the restaurants that come and go in St. Paul, and it lacks the busy sophistication of the St. Paul Grille upstairs. I like it for both these reasons. It is a comfortable place to have lunch with a friend without breaking your budget. Lunch specials are just the right size, small enough to allow room for one of their $2, two bite desserts. The creme brûlée was delicious. One of my favorite cozy St. Paul experiences.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.