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About Kafe 421

"If you are looking for a casual place to eat . . . one that serves fresh, home-cooked food with a modern sensibility, add Kafe 421 to your list. Noticeably more subdued and less expensive than most other restaurants with food standards this high, 421 has something for everyone. [Owner Georgia Sander] keeps the "world pantry" combination of ingredients flowing along smoothly, focusing on Latin or Mediterranean flavors. For those on a budget, the sandwich list is creative and extensive . . . Keeping everyone happy seems to be Kafe 421's forte." Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

421 14th Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Global, International, American

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days A Week

Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM, Sundays Closed
Open Easter Sunday and Mother's Day

Cross Street:
Between 4th & 5th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 623-4900

Website:
http://www.kafe421.com/

Catering:
With twenty years of catering experience, Kafe 421 is capable and eager to help with any catering needs, whether it is a grand wedding or a box lunch order. Are catering menu can be seen on the website. We take care of all the nuts and bolts. From food to flowers to servrs we take the party out of your hands and let you enjoy yourself! Call and speak with Georgia or Antigoni for more event planning information.

Parking Details:
There are several municipal lots located in Dinkytown. If you have any questions regarding these lots, please call the restaurant, 612-623-4900.

There are two hour meters throughout the neighborhood. Payment for these goes into the payboxes located in the center of our block. The machines accept coins and credit/debit cards.

Please check our website for new and updated parking information.

Public Transit:
University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent

Executive Chef:
Georgia Sander - Owner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Kafe 421 specializes in private events. Our back dining room is the perfect spot for a Groom's Dinner or Bridal Shower, or event your office holiday party. Room Fee apply Monday - Saturday and the space is free on Sunday's!

Kafe 421 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Cozy (13)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Kafe 421 is always a joy to visit! We met for a lovely lunch, had great service, great food and left stuffed. The unique menu, warm atmosphere and delicious food always leaves a smile on our face.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and great service in a fun dinkytown location. The overall ambiance of the space does not do the food and service justice.

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I️ thought the desserts were a bit small for the price, but everything else was very good and a decent value

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

great food , authentic Greek recipes, and lots of other choices, too. Great Value, we had several different meals and app with a party of four and they were all excellent. I don't know this, but it felt like a family run restaurant. Highly recommend.

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food5
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. People were friendly and prices were reasonable.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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food5
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service4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Tried the Gorgonzola burger and Gooey Brownie dessert. Both are outstanding! Will be back soon!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fabulous food and courteous service! We would go back again. Love the 1/2 price bottle of wine option on Monday night.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great salad and seafood options! Had a hard time choosing which menu item to order. We’ll be back!

Tags: Cozy
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food4
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love it here!! The quality never disappoints us and the service is perfect!

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

No vegan options but there were a couple things that could have been customized to veganize. I had salad which had butternut squash and other yummy fall veggies in it. The dressing was very heavy and greasy but I was too busy talking to eat much. It did take quite awhile to get a server to take our order, and then to get the bill. My friend had the bouillabaisse and was enjoying it until she bit into a bad mussel. A very, very bad mussel that made her quite ill and basically ruined the night. She did mention it to our server who played it off almost like it was somehow my friend's fault and then said "well other than that, how was the meal?" Oh you mean other than getting violently ill? I felt the bouillabaisse should have been taken off our bill but it wasn't - nothing was comped and there was no apology, though my friend was too passive to press the issue.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. There was a nice variety of items on the menu but not too many as to be overwhelming. The service was perfect. The wait staff was attentive and kept my water glass full. The food came out in a timely manor and was hot and tasty. We will definitely be going back. As a side note, the fresh cut fries were perfect. They reminded me of the excellent fries sold at the state fair.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

food and service, as always, very good. had the saffron chicken - it was yummy and just what I needed at the end of a long day. fantastic comfort food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food as always. Nice experience. Very reasonable prices.

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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service -- pleasant switch from more standard fare in the area!

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was the fourth time that we ate at Kafe 421. We keep coming back because every entree is tasty, service is good, and the value is high. If you are going to a gopher sporting event, let them know and they will get you out in time. Every daily special has been excellent. Service is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Sharing a meal with friends and family is always a treat at Kafe 421. Delicious food and friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Kafe 421 never disappoints. The food and service is always excellent. The tiramisu is my favorite!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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food5
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

After reading a ton of reviews, we decided to try Kafe 421 as a place to celebrate our son's birthday. He lives at the University and we wanted to be able to walk to the restaurant we would be eating at. We were very happy with our decision. They were able to provide us a quiet, private table in the back of the restaurant which was wonderful. The service was very attentive. The food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. They topped it off with a wonderful birthday treat for my son. It could not have been a better experience and we hope to be back. Bravo Kafe 421

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall, Kafe 421 did a great job for the particular service demographic they focus on. The fate was tasteful and the service staff covered one another as an early dinner rush converged on an already busy dining room.

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food4
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good food and service and reasonably priced. parking is always a little bit of an issue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant evening with longtime friends. Th resturant was comfortable and we were able to hear each other and our conversations. The food was delicious.

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food5
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

I would recommend sitting inside. Their outside tables are close to each other and you can enjoy your meal with the homeless on the sidewalk. Other than that, the food was good, the Tuesday date special is a great value and the staff are friendly and prompt.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Love going to Kafe 421. Good fod, great srvice, comfortable ambiance, good value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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food4
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Restaurant Week menu. Very accommodating to vegetarians. Eating on porch can be a bit dicey in the neighborhood, but overall a pleasant, neighborhood option.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was delicious. Presentation was very nice. Glad we came.

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent service and excellent food as always!

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food4
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Consistently terrific!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The service was very attentive and friendly, without over-imposing on the group. The food is delicious, some of the better Mediterranean influenced food I have had in the Twin Cities. I've never been disappointed eating here! I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I had curried mussels and they were amazing. It was a huge portion! My husband had the gyros dinner and loved it. The caprese appetizer was delicious and the flourless chocolate cake was the best ever. We can't wait to go back and bring more friends!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing experience. Food was delish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Absolutely great food and wine!

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ambience3
service3
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The owner and her team make this one of the most welcoming restaurants that I know. Service is consistently excellent, as is the food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Another fine meal at 421. Eating on the sidewalk on a beautiful night can't be beat. Lemon risotto, pork tenderloin, and mezedes plate all excellent. Great wine choice as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Both of us Had the Shrimp Linguini. Excellent! Very nice service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 14, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant in every way. Owned by a Greek woman there are amazing Grrek dishes on the menu but also many others and the food is wonderful, service is amazaing. Never disappointed here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We went to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and it was a fantastic experience. The service was personable, food delicious, and ambiance perfection. We can't wait to patron again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

adapted choice to meet special request, busy night due to concert at local theater but made great strides in getting everyone served and out the door in time to make the concert - cu dos to staff on every level.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We came because one of the few places in the area that took reservations. Food wasn't very Greek as advertised, not enough wait staff so poor service. Food was just average.

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food3
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service2
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent food, we all enjoyed it, but it was a hot night and the backroom was a little too warm. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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