Kafe 421

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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"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
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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vipRyanS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you everyone at Kafe 421! You have made the last 12 years for our family very special and memorable—your food and service have always been great! We love you all! 😎

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Debra
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem. It excels on every level— service, food, ambiance. I’m so so sorry it’s closing, but I’m happy to hear that it will continue its catering services. My husband and I split a large mezethes (appetizer) plate at Kafe 421 two nights ago and it was phenomenal. I could envision ordering that exact same array of tasty morsels for a dinner party or literally any kind of mid-size event. Nevertheless, the restaurant will be missed. Thanks to the great owner and equally great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends visiting from out of town

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vipPlymouthRocks
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal here. Too bad they are closing. Pita platter was terrific as well as the Atlantic Salmon

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KennethK
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodbye and congratulations 421!

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Chanel
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kafe 421 was always a neighborhood gem to me. I have been going there for MANY years, for both lunch and dinner, and everything that I have ordered was amazing!! I so enjoyed dining here that I have recommended it to many of my friends and colleagues, who after dining there, were always ready to return! Georgia, the owner, was always present and made it a point to walk around the restaurant to greet and talk to her patrons. I was VERY sad to hear that Kafe 421 will no longer be open as a restaurant after July 31, 2019. They will be closing and concentrating on their catering side of the business. Kafe 421, Georgia, her daughter and their employees will be sorely missed!!

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MarjiM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will miss you. Thank you so much for all your kindness and delicious food.

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DonnaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss you SO MUCH!!!
Thank you for years of wonderful food and hospitality.

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Shelly
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fabulous! Evertime we go we are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal & will miss 421!

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CarolP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best possible experience. My friends and I will miss this venue. So sorry they are closing. Great food at moderate prices; owners who care about people!

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vipNanaYaffa
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, imaginative and delicious food. The trifecta!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bouillabaisse was the best I’ve ever tasted.

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Pikelake6
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and are so sorry that it will soon be closed. Many of us are trying to get there as many times as possible this month!

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vip1968Miller
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful
Sorry to see them closing

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Bubbles
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a favorite place and we wanted to enjoy our own Last Supper before they close at the end of the month. Now my husband is trying to figure out where he will ever be able to order bouillabaisse again. Our best wishes to Georgia and Antigone and they concentrate on their catering business.

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lovegreatfoodandvalue
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad they are closing. We will them so very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dearly loved Kafe 421 for many years and are sorry to see them close. Most of the food was delicious and reasonably priced. I shall miss them very much but hope they will be happy as caterers. Thanks for the memorable meals and warm welcomes.

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LizaL
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Hurry over
Closing end of July
Wonderful food
Great service

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KathyL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always nice service and yummy food. Easy to talk to your table mates, not too noisy.

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vipShirley
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I ordered the salmon salad with very LIGHT dressing. It came drenched. I should have sent it back. But I hate to be "one of those", so I ate it - mostly.

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vipquickdraw
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfectly prepared. Service was superb.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress forgot our appetizer. How hard is it to remember and appetizer with only one table in the back room?

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C10E10
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a big group (10+) and they were awesome! Every person loved their meal and the service was great. Would 100% recommend :)

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PaulE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was done perfect. Veggies were fresh and a great seasoning. The pita bread appetizer was to die for. We will be back!

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KarenD
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tried this spot out as we had tickets to a concert at Northrop Auditiorium. Good food at a good price!

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HowardH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! The food was and the friendly service was great

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MarshaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend them. For some reason, they didn't get my Open Table reservation but made room for us and it was a very good experience.

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vipJoanH
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was a delightful surprise. Good value and delicious food.

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KarenM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality and ambiance of Kafe 421 countered an unseasonably cold, windy, rainy May day. From savory appetizers to subtlely sweet desserts, it was the perfect place for my son's U of M post-commencement celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great time and meal here and we will be back! Excellent service!

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foodieextreme
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

kafe 421 cafe is ALWAYS good, food, service, ambiance....it is all good and reasonable. I go at least every other month.

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vipBRGFoodie
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the good snd service was excellent.

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JeanQ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat In Dinkytown. Food is always great!

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LewisM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved the quieter aura of the restaurant. I came to catch up with a friend and we were served promptly but were not bothered by staff. It is a really fantastic place.

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susanaD
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a family restaurant run with LOVE.
The borsht is incredible - eggplant ...welll, everything.
Portions are perfect. They actually put bread and olive oil on
the table for FREE! Wines are good and NOT the usually over
priced. THE FOOD IS SPECIAL!

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mpls47
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

First time at this restaurant; found it on opentable. All we knew was the menu had some items that sounded good (at a very quick glance), and that it was downtown. Turned out to be right near the U. Appears to be a place where parents take their U student to dinner. The menu is extensive and overly ambitious. It has some odd combinations (red curry served with french fries?). There is definitely "something for everyone", but that usually means that nothing is done superbly. We found that to be true in this case. The service was very accommodating. However, we will likely not return.

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KimS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Surprised us with how great the food was and it was a perfect little date spot for my husband and I. Cute little restaurant!

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WasatchGirl
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my sister for dinner before a concert at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. The food was beautifully presented and well prepared. All encounters with staff were pleasant and cheerful. Because it was a cold and snowy night I ordered a pot of tea which made our cozy dining experience even more enjoyable. Looking forward to another meal there again soon.

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NatashaV
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and over all experience. One of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities.

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