M ST. Cafe

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617 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, European
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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
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Phone number
(651) 228-3855
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th St.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Breakfast was delicious. Atmosphere was great. Service was top notch. Perfect for our 5 person business meeting.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My friends always enjoy M ST Cafe for their birthday brunch and my husband and I love it here too.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The brunch is most amazing around ! Wonderful quality and delicious . Great brunch spot.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My husband and I went here for our anniversary for brunch. It was our first time. The food was delicious, the drinks were overpriced, and the ambience was not quite as classy as I expected it would be considering it was the St. Paul Hotel. The Cafe was in the basement which even though very nice felt a bit out of the way and not part of the "action".
Overall, though, it was a nice dining experience and the food was very good.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

They charge for coffee ($3 per person) when you get the brunch buffet — quite vexing. Think that’s the only time I’ve ever seen that. Otherwise it was terrific.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was excellent but the physical space lacked ambiance and was freezing!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The staff was very friendly and very considerate. I especially appreciate that multiple beef egg benedicts were made for my party and I since we don't eat pork. And the food received was at a great value for the price. Definitely one of my favorites for a delicious breakfast

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

As always, Florence did her usual outstanding job of making us feel and at “home” with wonderful service and follow up!

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Overall it was good. I had the salmon salad. The salmon was excellent.

The service was fairly good. Kept getting the wrong bill given to us. Then when I paid with a promotional gift card and was told I couldn’t use any remaining balance for tip, service declined. Perhaps she thought I wasn’t going to tip her? Maybe I shouldn’t have left that 28% tip in cash after all.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Some of my co-workers were in town from out of state. I picked this place because it was close to work, can sit a larger party, always have enjoyed the food when I have eaten here and we were able to carry on a conversation without having to talk over other tables. One of the out of town co-workers stated this was her new favorite place to go for lunch while in town. You don't feel rushed so you can relax and enjoy the people you are with. I have always had good servers who are knowledgeable about the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

M St Cafe is my very favorite brunch outing, for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday or just because.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I brought my family here for Father's Day. I had never been and it was a wonderful experience. The waitress was absolutely lovely and very attentive even though we did the Brunch. My kids loved her and it was nice that there was no charge for kids under 4. That was very unexpected but appreciated non the less.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Nice variety of both breakfast and lunch food. Wait staff was attentive. Hot food was hot and cold food was cold, not always true at a brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Celebrating with lunch at M Street for my best friend's birthday was so enjoyable, we were there for over two hours discussing all sorts of things. Because it was a birthday lunch, our wonderful server brought a chocolate brownie blessed with ice cream and two spoons. Our food was exceptionally delicious and lovely to look at. This is THE place to be for the best of the best in everything a restaurant has to offer. Both of us were very grateful.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Server was engaged, friendly and energetic. The french toast was great and the creme brulee bananas served with it were really tasty and special. Hashbrowns had a crunchy exterior that I liked, and when split with a fork, they held together. No wayward hashbrowns! Coffee had a robust flavor for a decaf, and was fresh. My guest enjoyed the Swedish Pancakes, and commended the approach, saying they were really yummy. Bring a jacket or sweater, it was overly cool which brought slight discomfort. We will be back for Sunday brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great anniversary breakfast! Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Server was excellent. Food was very good. I am gluten free and things were clearly marked EXCEPT desserts. After hunting someone down I discovered there was only one gluten free dessert. For a buffet this pricey I would expect at least a couple, clearly marked choices.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

CAFE M is my go-to place to feast with family and friends for celebratory Brunch/Lunch. The food stations and all its choices are beautifully presented and refreshed constantly. Desserts are fabulous and different . Every thing has great eye appeal. Yum!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The Sunday Brunch was wonderful. The Omelets were made just for you!! The Waffles were also great. Great selection

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Florence was excellent as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is the second time I have been here. Both times have been lovely. This time I bit into a bad shrimp and had to spit it out. But 1 bad shrimp out of 7 isn't bad. The manager took 1 coffee and 1 orange juice off the bill for it. Not necessary but very nice of her. Waitress was new but very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely patronize your establishment again.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always special food and great waitstaff. This is my preferred location for workplace celebrations.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was fine, nothing particularly creative. The service was very good. The noise level was irritating. The valet parking was excellent. They were very attentive and helpful to my 89 year old companion, which I very much appreciated

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

M St Cafe is my favorite St. Paul Brunch restaurant. Outstanding foods stations and presentation is perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and variety of food excellent. Servers all pleasant and friendly. Not intrusive. Desserts decadent and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great waffles. Omelette are excellent. The Easter brunch chocolate fountain on the dessert table was a big hit.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had brunch at M St. on Sunday, March 25 for my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. She was over the moon! Everything about it was PERFECT. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly (not pretentious) and we all loved that it wasn't a noisy place. We could eat and talk quietly and hear each other.

The food was DIVINE.

The servers were attentive, kind, and friendly.

Don't miss this place!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Was very pleased with the online reservations. We had a time constraint and the service was such that we actually had time to spare.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My fiance has been coming here for many many years and I myself for 7 years. We have been going and we sit with Florence and she is absolutely amazing. Like family. Then the past 4 months we have been going a little less because of our choice but also the hostess is NOT the sweetest person. She approached us about our son and his friend who is 5 by the way laughing and playing a little loud and told us that we had to make them be quiet and basically sit there and not laugh a little loud. We have been there many many times with our son and yes both were a little loud however we were getting them and addressing it and then have Barb say they don't allow this.... ugh I wanted to smack her. We have never been approached like that there. Now it is where I called 4 days ago pertaing to reservations and didn't receive a call back and we go in today and they said they don't understand why and they are sorry. Needless to say when you have a poor hostess with a poor attitude and take things personally and continues with a grudge it is means for bad business. Yes we did complain but this is only 2 of a hand full of times we have had issues with getting her or questions answered from this lady. They need their old hostess/host team back. We loved them. So friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Grandparents were in town and we wanted a nice Sunday brunch to cap off our weekend. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 kids.

The food was wonderful, well prepared and inviting. Our server, Florence, made us feel so welcome and loved. She anticipated anything we might need or want and she even gave us all hugs on the way out! She is truly a gem. The restaurant is casual, yet everything was presented elegantly.

We will definitely be returning for brunch, however I am excited to try lunch and dinner as well. We all highly recommend M ST. Cafe!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food and service was terrific! Restaurant week was a great way to check out this cafe. We really enjoyed the ambiance and location.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I've eaten many times @ the M Street Cafe & love their variety & tasty choice of foods. The whole staff are very pleasant & accommodating. Each time that I've eaten there, I've never been disappointed. Best food around town. If you like variety, then this is the place for you. I'm happy that I was introduced to this fabulous place. Keep up the good work!!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was my second time eating at the M Street Cafe. I made reservations here during Restaurant Week. I like the atmosphere and you can engage in a conversation without raising your voice. The service was excellent and my Seared Crab Cake salad was very good. The Molten Brownie that was included was too rich for me and not something I would order again.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had great, friendly service and some delicious omelettes. I was particularly fond of the apple and brie omelette. Kept the coffee full.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Real nice place. I like the ambiance and floor layout. The host was a cool guy, He had a nice Watch also. Ima be there again soon..

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my favorite breakfast Buffets for the quality of the food. Today the desert selection was only OK and terms of taste and we needed to ask for bagels to go with the cream cheese and lox that were sent out. Just know that orange juice or any beverage does not come with your meal. I still like it but it is not a 10

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were celebrating my friends 78th birthday. She felt pampered by the fabulous wait staff and so enjoyed the little extras. We all loved the food and the general ambiance. Thank for making this special day extra special.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall a positive experience. Struggled with our server who seemed to be working on quantity of tables she could turn over versus quality of service. She funished our sentences when ordering, rushed us through the meal after bringing incorrect items. Frustrated that a meal came with 2 large pieces of toast. When gluten free toast was substitited, it was ridiculously small, unbuttered and uncharged $2.95. The food was very good, even if it was not what we wanted.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always wonderful service. Greeted by Todd, and Rebecca has our drinks ready for us. Food was wonderful. Thanks.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food and quick service. The coat check is a nice option for those not staying in the hotel - especially in winter in Minnesota!

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