The smell of hash comes wafting through the screen door of Bonnie's Cafe, welcoming the homesick into a quaint, lime-green-colored dining room. Spread out on a table are the sports sections of daily newspapers, and at the counter, the same knife that just dissected sausage now cools itself in a cup of butter, soon to be smeared atop a cinnamon roll. Abundant and made-to-order meals with limitless coffee and conversation — that's just the way Juanita "Bonnie" Roell envisioned this place nearly four decades ago. Though she died last spring, her legacy is very much alive at this diner.

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2160 University Ave. W.
St. Paul MN 55114
651-644-3393

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