M ST. Cafe

4.5
628 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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.
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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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WB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Cold & greasy food. They ran out of some food items hours before the last seating. They called us to tell us we were late for our table. Reservation at 12:15 & phone call at 12:16 as we came to the bottom of the stairs at hostess stand. We were 3 separate families. Each family had purchased the $ 100 in promo cards. We were not allowed to use them even though we had all made the original purchase separately . We got an eye role when we asked if we could move to 3 separate tables. We gave away the 3 $20 promo cards to other tables & won’t return. Because we were a large group we had to pay 18% gratuity when there was very little we were pleased with (we usually tip 20%+) None of us will return

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LB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Sunday buffet but you ran out of salad on the buffet line.

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GA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an awesome meal, the food is outstanding, our server, Brenda made the day even better. This was our first time at the M Street Cafe but we frequently dine upstairs at The Grill. We had a reservation for 10:30 am on 10/14 and enjoyed a leisurely brunch for six people. Or, that's what we thought until the hostess came to our table 90 minutes into our meal and told us she needed the table in 5 minutes. Well, we had paid our bill but were just enjoying a last cup of coffee and a last dessert. Nothing polite about her request, no "excuse me but. . ." no, "I am really sorry, but . . ." The odd thing is that the restaurant was not full and there was no group of people waiting to be seated. the hostess was a definite buzz-kill on what was otherwise a very nice dining experience. I struggled with the rating because everything but the hostess rated 5 stars.

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c
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and sideboard options. The Salmon Wellington is excellent.

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G
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As always we had a great lunch and love seeing our server Rebecca. M Street Cafe is our go to after St Paul Chamber Orchestra morning concerts. The food and Rebecca keeps us coming back each month.
Thanks.

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AM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy eating at M Street; the buffet is notable for offering dishes that are tasty and creative. The staff is helpful and friendly. I especially like Valerie. She is professional and solicitous, my favorite server in the Twin Cities area.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first trip to the M
Cafe. We went for a Sunday brunch and we're not disappointed. The wait staff was excellent, and the food was a very good value for the money. We certainly will be back.

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PM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine. Wished there had been cookies or plain cake for dessert besides the two regular ones.

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JL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine here monthly and always want to sit in Valerie’s section. The food is second to none and she provides the best service in the city. I only go to M St. Cafe for lunch with clients because I know that it will be perfect.

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DP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location, awesome buffet, awesome staff, awesome setting!

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MM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Cornflake crusted french toast with bananas was excellent. It was nice to have a waitress who truly knew her job. I haven't had that quality of service in awhile.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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RG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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KH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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MM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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

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H
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MF
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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BW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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e
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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TD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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f
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary breakfast! Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend!

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J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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e
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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J
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MF
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Florence was excellent as usual!

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n
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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DT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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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e
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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BK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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