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Jack's - Closed

818 W. 46th St. Minneapolis, MN 55419 | Southwest Minneapolis | 612-825-2183

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): American, Coffeehouse
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards

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