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Aster Cafe

125 SE Main St. Minneapolis, MN 55414 | University | 612-379-3138

Location Description:

St. Anthony Main's Aster Café is located in what is arguably the most beautiful and picturesque slice of Minneapolis. The space features an extensive and quirky beer and wine list, simple but highly intelligent (and very local) breakfast, dinner, and dessert menus, specialty tea-infused cocktails, and an ambiance that is at once cozy and relaxed. Whether you're sitting at one of the copper-topped tables, at the hand-crafted wooden bar, or on the expansive outdoor patio, you've got the delightful view of the river against the backdrop of downtown. If you're around in the evening, things get very intimate as the lights are lowered and the stage is lit up for live music.

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  • Cuisine(s): Cafe
  • Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Lunch, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Meters, No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Vegetarian Friendly

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