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Hard Times Cafe

1821 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Uptown/ Eat Street | 612-341-9261

Location Description:

This grungy, worker-owned collective near the University campus attracts counterculture types hungry for vegetarian and vegan food 22 hours a day (it's closed between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. daily). Between the colorful walls and the guys playing chess, the place feels like a neighborhood community center, except for the free condoms. There's also a box of donated clothes, and many patrons who look like they dress out of it. Despite the grit, the Hard Times fixes up honest grub, from meatless omelets to a tempeh Reuben that tastes just as good as the real thing.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Vegetarian
  • Hours: Daily 6am-4am
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: cash, check
  • Features: Takeout

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