Jack's - Closed

818 W. 46th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Jack's +

Emily Utne


  • $$
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
After Rustica bakery left the space it shared with Java Jack's, the coffee shop's owners decided to reboot with a family friendly café concept. The space looks mostly the same: The outsize windows are as lovely as ever, and tall-backed, olive-colored banquettes on each end of the room contribute to a slightly more formal ambiance. (Java Jack's previous collection of afternoon coffee sippers has mostly cleared out, so the vibe is less buzzing.) Favorite items include the house-made linguini topped with a tender, braised meatball the size of a tennis ball, curried vegetable pasty with kale salad, and the perfectly pillowy cream cheese frosting-topped cinnamon rolls.

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  • Jack's officially closing tomorrow
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:47 a.m. by Emily Weiss

    After a tumultuous few months, it looks like Jack's Cafe will close its doors for good.Late Wednesday afternoon, Matt Perry, the Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) president, broke the news via Twitter writing, "Jack...

  • Kevin Kathman out at Jack's
    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. by Joy Summers

    After a whirlwind couple of months, Kevin Kathman promptly packed up his knives--and staff--and left Jack's yesterday morning.  Our review was published just two weeks ago.  The implication when Kathman took over the kitch...

  • Jack's in Kingfield champions fresh textures
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3 a.m. by Emily Weiss

    In discussing his new menu at Jack's in Kingfield, executive chef Kevin Kathman eschews several labels. "The term 'New American' really conjures up the '80s for me, and even though the portions are smaller, calling our plates 'tapas...

  • Jack's and People's Organic cafes reviewed
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 3 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

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