Modern Cafe

337 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Modern Cafe +

Rachelle Carlson


  • Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-2pm
  • $; $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The pot roast at the Modern is the stuff of legend. The fries and breakfasts are tops, too. And the fact that you can get beer and wine? That's the sprinkles on top of the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the sundae. Is the Modern the absolute perfect definitive postmodern diner? Heck, yes, and stay out of our booth.

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    August 1 at 5 a.m. by Emma Stoneall

    Who wouldn't want to celebrate breaking out of their teenage years? From August 5-9, Northeast's Modern Café will mark its 20th anniversary with pop-ups, DJs, cameos by the chefs of Modern's past, and a special celebratory me...

  • Modern Cafe serves vintage liquor Thursdays
    March 13 at 7:25 a.m. by Yael Grauer

    If your experience with Modern Cafe begins and ends with hearty pot roast and beer, now you can get a flash from the past on Vintage Pour Thursdays, sampling a cache of liquors dating as far back as the late 1800s...

  • Modern Cafe previews new cocktail program
    September 22 at 9:30 a.m. by Marsha Trainer

    The Modern Cafe held a private tasting on Tuesday night to celebrate its new beverage license and its new menu of drinks that highlights classic cocktails. With a short but high-quality list of alcohol brands and house-made sour and...

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    July 22 at 8 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

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