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3001 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Uptown Cafeteria Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 3 PM - close
Saturday – Sunday 9 AM – close
Weekend Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM – 3 PM
Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 3 PM - 7 PM
All night Wednesdays and all Day Sundays!
Late Night Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 10 PM - Close
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American, Comfort Food
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Trivia night on Wednesdays from 8-10 pm, hosted by Trivia Mafia. Get here early, as seats fill quickly!
Stay tuned to Cafeteria's website and Facebook page for all upcoming events!
Special Events & Promotions:
Cafeteria has 3 private and semi-private dining spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from 15--100 people. Whether you're hosting a family brunch, corporate happy hour, or rowdy bachelorette party, we've got the perfect space for you.
For more information and personal planning assistance, contact Kaley Brown at 612.877.7263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Parasole Dining Club. It's free and more rewarding than ever! http://www.parasole.com/diningclub/
Metro Transit routes: 6, 17, 21, & 23
Public parking ramp adjacent to Calhoun Square (rates listed in link below) or free street parking beginning at 33rd and Girard and South.
A word from Uptown Cafeteria
Just the food you love to eat and the drinks you love to drink. The only requirement for a place on our menu is how delicious it is. Full brunch menu + Bloody Mary bar available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. With perfectly crafted cocktails and one of the best local beer selections
around, you'll never want to leave. Join us on Sky Bar for the best rooftop atmosphere around, April to October.
Reservations can be made for the main level dining room only. Sky Bar seating is first come, first served.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Good for Groups
Diners' Choice Winner
Great for Brunch
Great service. Our server Craig
took great care if our group!"
Dined on 2/2/2014
My husband, my 4year-old and i
were so surprised! Before our son we woud go out to eat all the time, now we only get to the 'city' once in a while and its been hard to go back to uptown after 'The Uptown bar' closed. Anyway, we ended up making reservations mostly because the time worked and we ended up loving it. The food was fresh and thoughtful. My biscuits and gravy was so yummy, i keep thinking about it. They brought my son a big bowl if fresh fruit so my husband.and i could look over the menu in pease This was a wonderful resterantand im so happy to have a place in uptown to bring my son just like i grew up going to the Uptown. I want him to know that its important to get out of the suburbs once in a while!"
Dined on 2/9/2014
Uptown Cafeteria has some great
appetizer and bar bites - all day Sunday happy hour (which is probably my favorite). The menu is pretty basic with a few unique twists. This place is good for groups or if you happen to be in the uptown area."
Dined on 2/2/2014
This was only my second time to
eat here. I have Celiac disease, so I always appreciate interesteing alternatives that are gluten-free. And, my waitress knew what that meant! My son chose UC for his 18th birthdat dinner. He has been here with friends and loves it. He likes to try different foods, but returns for the chicken and waffles. Great dining experience!"
Dined on 1/23/2014
Quality of food and service seems
to have gone down hill since I last visited."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Met some friends for brunch last
Sunday. My first time at this restaurant. Orders ranged from steak and eggs to biscuits and gravy to mac and cheese. Everyone was happy with the their orders. The waitress was amazing too!! I'll be back."
Dined on 11/24/2013
I went and met a friend for
breakfast, we had a very enjoyable breakfast and the place was awesome, the only down fall of going so early is there are more children and it makes it hard to enjoy conversation with someone when you cannot hear them due to screaming kids"
Dined on 11/16/2013
It was my first time using the
online reservation and of course I planned wrong and I was late but they were so awesome and got me right in."
Dined on 11/10/2013
We ordered a variety of items
among our group and everyone had the same comments, lack of seasoning. Of course not the waitresses problem, but she also did not come and check on us after our food was served, except maybe to walk past us to the kitchen. Disappointed."
Dined on 11/1/2013
I come on Wednesdays at 8 for
trivia with my friends. It's fun, but not very fair because they do not enforce the cell phone rule well and every other team is looking up the answers. The speakers are also not quite loud enough so it's hard to hear the questions. I haven't gone on other nights so I can only comment on what the service is like on Wednesdays - it's not great. I know they are busy, but the servers don't check on the tables too often. Also they are always out of menus. However, the happy hour food is very good and cheap and the servers are very friendly! I haven't tried anything on the regular menu, but it all looks good."
Dined on 10/24/2013
This my third time dining here at
the Cafeteria. While some of the food is very tasty others are not as. The meals are not always hot which leads me to believe they leave it sitting (not under heat lamps) for a while before serving. While the management takes care of you if you are not pleased I still want to be able to go and actually really enjoy my meal. We had a rather large group and several said their food was not hot, barely warm. Not sure we will be returning, too bad since they do have a good menu."
Dined on 10/20/2013
I will first say that this is a
review for the rooftop. My girlfriend and I went here to get in one more rooftop bar before the summer was over. The drink selection was great. Good beers, but they were out of Oberon when I went. Rooftop menu is small - mostly sandwiches and apps. The sandwiches were cold and the cheese on our nachos wasn't even melted really. Homemade chips were on point though. Service was spotty. Out waiter was very good up until I wanted my bill. He was dealing with a party there for happy hour all paying individually on card and complaining he wasn't getting their split checks right. I just wanted to pay cash and get out, but that process took about 25 minutes. Overall, get a drink on the roof and bother eating."
Dined on 9/26/2013
I met my mom at the Cafeteria for
drinks as we waited for my sister to join for dinner. The drinks and apps available on the patio were delicious and were a great way to start off a Friday evening. Dinner after was delicious with the high quality American food! The beef stroganof was delicious!"
Dined on 9/14/2013
Excellent service and atmosphere.
Food could use some improvement.It is more like a greasy spoon type of food. The three dollar salad is absolutely a great value and very good."
Dined on 9/21/2013
I'm not a huge fan of the
Cafeteria, as it's not really my scene. I met a girlfriend for dinner there the other night, because it's the type of place she loves. I'm not a huge fan because it's the type of place all the Suburbanites love to check out when they "come into town." Stella's is similar in that respect. Again, no disrespect, just not really my scene. The service was excellent. Prompt, friendly, waitstaff. The food overall is good, not great. Don't order the steak - the cut was not very good. It had a lot of chewy gristle. Other than the cut of meat, no complaints here."
Dined on 9/18/2013
All day breakfast, comfort food,
Dined on 9/15/2013
We made reservations for 8 friends
to celebrate my daughter's 15th birthday. The staff was very accommodating in shifting our reservations around when we realized a couple of friends would be late and worked efficiently to make sure we could make an 8:00 show at Comedy Sportz. (same building) Our table was decorate with balloons and cotton candy is served to the birthday kid. The menu offered lots of choices. Everyone was happy with their choice. My turkey burger/side tator tots with avocado was delish! We were comfortable sitting in the dining room but if you want to take advantage of the great outdoors, they have a fabulous patio on the roof with a view of the downtown skyline. We will visit again!"
Dined on 9/14/2013
Very good service with very
friendly staff. Very quiet when we were there and we stayed a long time. We requested a table by the open screen and they were very kind to give it to us. Would definately return because the younger people in our group love that neighborhood. The food was also very good and priced right!!"
Dined on 9/8/2013
We made a reservation for our 24th
wedding anniversary (inside) but had so much fun outside on our last visit-that we went up stairs. We had eaten there before but was shocked how little food was listed on the menu! We had a few appetizers (which were not wonderful) and drinks. Our server and trainee were attentive but they could not make up for the lack of food. Our son had given us a gift cert and now we wished we had used it on another restaurant. We left hungry...... and sad"
Dined on 8/31/2013
The space is way cool, service
attentive but not hovering, menu is elective and inventive, and the food is good. This last visit was for Brunch Labor Day wknd and the place was not overly crowded. We had reservations, and I would recommend making them if you're going there for dinner anytime. For brunch we had the pound and a half glazed donut for the table (4) and there was still some left to take home. Two of us had the Biscuits & Gravy, the other two had variations of the American (eggs, toast, hash browns/potatoes, & breakfast meat.). Good, solid food...the gravy had chorizo and I thought it could have been spicier but we live in Minnesota and we understand "spicy" means something completely different here."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Good food, Nice atmosphere in
friendly Uptown neighborhood."
Dined on 8/25/2013
I went here for a Birthday party
and had a fantastic time! The staff was super friendly and attentive. The birthday girl even got some cotton candy....what fun!!"
Dined on 8/16/2013
We only had a couple of drinks
before grabbing a show but the food being served around us looked amazing! And it appears you can ask for cotton candy as a special treat :)"
Dined on 8/18/2013
We have dined at the Cafeteria
before. This was the first time on the rooftop. My family thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food was good and our waitress, I believe her name was Lauren, was fabulous. She gave good recommendations and was very pleasant. Noise level was good for the busyness. We had no trouble with conversation. I might have even liked the music a bit louder!!"
Dined on 8/17/2013
Our food and service was very
slow. Drinks were forgotten and we had to ask several times for refills."
Dined on 8/3/2013
The food was creative, fresh,
delicious and promptly delivered by wait staff who were clearly professionals."
Dined on 7/12/2013
It was my wife and I's first time
dining at Cafeteria. We had a reservation but would had to wait additional time to sit on the patio. Considering I have a Open table reservation and I'm a parasole dining club member I should get some nicer treatment. The restaurant is based on a old time diner. I had the steak and fries and I would classify as mediocre. The beer selection downstairs stinks. I consider myself a beer geek and I found the selection downstairs subpar. The upstairs bar has better selections, but downstairs we're treated like 2nd class. The highlight of the dinner was our server Jess. She was on top of everything and was helpful regarding all our questions."
Dined on 7/21/2013
Uptown Cafeteria was great! A
little disappointed that the rooftop, on a Tuesday at least, did not have the full menu- only appetizers. But unlimited tacos on Tuesday for $10 made up for it."
Dined on 7/24/2013
Really enjoyed our evening at
Uptown Cafeteria. Great rooftop on a very nice evening. Menu on the rooftop limited, but unique and very tasty. Will definitely go again."
Dined on 7/21/2013
I've been told that the "support
group" part of Uptown Cafeteria's name has to do with the way the wait staff is organized to support each other--and it shows. They are all very friendly and service is great. Our server could recommend several menu items, was careful to explain the nature of my drink (not blended), asked if we had to be somewhere after dinner, and checked back with us several times. The turkey burger was wonderful though the side salad was only so-so. My husband's Mac and cheese was delicious, I'm told. After our movie we went back for dessert. Our only disappointment was that they don't serve dessert on the rooftop."
Dined on 7/7/2013
Their food is very good. The
service is wonderful."
Dined on 7/5/2013
We chose Uptown Cafeteria because
we have the Parasole dining club card and had sampled some of their food at the Red Wine Event at the W earlier this spring. Our meal was pretty good! I had the Beef Stroganoff, which was delicious but a little salty for my taste. My son had a very good steak sandwich that was also a little salty. My youngest had a grilled cheese & tomato soup which he said was "really good!". My daughter had the steak & fries that had to be sent back b/c it just tasted charred. It was to be cooked med-medium well but it came pretty well done and just burnt tasting. They happily cooked her a new one that was really good. The steak fries were excellent. My husband tried the chicken & waffles and liked it. Excellent service!"
Dined on 6/16/2013
This is the second time I've been
to Cafeteria. I didn't have good food the first time a few years ago, but wanted to give it second chance. It appears that Cafeteria management counts on a great vibe/patio being more important that decent food. Patio food is limited to sandwiches and greasy, cold appetizers."
Dined on 6/12/2013
I had a cheeseburger and tator
tots and the food was excellent. We sat indoors in the dining area, and it was a little chilly because they had the screens on the windows. I didn't have a jacket or anything so I was kind of cold. Other than that, everything was great."
Dined on 6/8/2013
I always love the food at this
place. Highly recommend the blueberry mojito, but the service is always slow! I asked for a min to look over the menu and the person took 15 min to come back to take my order."
Dined on 6/7/2013
Good food, waiters, and
atmosphere. It was kind of difficult to have a full conversation because of the noise but overall a great place for a date."
Dined on 6/1/2013
The Rosemary Chicken my wife had
was excellent as was my Shrimp and Grits. Servers were very knowledgable and friendly. Loved the old school cafeteria food trays on the walls!"
Dined on 5/26/2013
Jalapeno popper ~ the chilies were
tough. Veggie burger ~ mushy texture, and so so flavor. Everything was salty. Service was very good and enjoyable. Ambiance is nice, albeit I was shouting to be heard."
Dined on 5/25/2013
Service and food fantastic. Can't
wait to go back!"
Dined on 5/18/2013
Great place, great food, and great
service! Taylor was fantastic (and easy on the eyes)!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
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