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318 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331-3040
+1 952-401-7902
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this charming little cafe. Fancy teas and coffee, great food an excellent service. Love the quiche. I will visit again next time I'm in town. A true gem.

Thank ML B
Excelsior, Minnesota
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and sat outside on the deck. Hubby and I split the apple, Brie turkey panini...always delicious. The server was very friendly. The menu tends to the "foodie" side...interesting combinations...always good quality. Adjacent to a unique shopping area and right off the Bike trail. Lots of people watching.

Thank HKeyho
Level Contributor
85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Thankfully our sunny spot on the deck trumped the especially slow service we experienced at the 318 this morning. My husband and I rode our bikes there for breakfast and were delighted to find seats outside on the patio. The wait staff knew we were outside but didn't make it out before I became impatient and went to order coffee.... More 

Thank THartman17
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Small personable friendly restaurant with a small yummy menu. I had flatbread and my wife had a ruben. Both dishes were excellently prepared. The wait staff was very kind and helpful. Would like to steal this waitress for all my other places to eat.... she was that good. I'm coming back here for sure.

Thank Michael G
Fargo, North Dakota
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381 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

As another reviewer notes, the menu is limited. Both the breakfast tacos and breakfast burritos needed some extra hot sauce, which they provided when we asked. The freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious. It's a very inviting place.

Thank Larry P
Excelsior, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very pleasant staff and lots of healthy dishes to choose from. Located right on the bike trail going thru Excelsior, so you could easily add in a quick ride with family or friends. Great local and craft beer selection. Frequent live music scheduled.

Thank Justinaks
Plymouth, Minnesota
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had lunch there today and found they have a very limited menu. We each had a turkey brie and apple sandwich. The sandwich was very good. It comes with a handful of greens. Also, I had a cup of coffee which was $4.00. That is the most I have ever paid for coffee! With tip, our bill came to... More 

Dallas, Texas
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little eatery with many food choices depending on the time of day. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went for lunch. Our food choices were good, not great. It's a more casual and homey atmosphere. It seems to be a local choice for those who want to be away from the maddening crowds.

Thank Meade66
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and enjoy the artists as well as food. The menu is limited but suits the setting. The outside seating was wonderful on this lovely June evening. It's small, always sold out if you just drop in for the music. Make a reservation.

Thank bonnier541
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

There are a lot of places to grab lunch in Excelsior, but this is my favorite spot for fresh, homemade food. Their salads are so fresh and balanced nicely - always with a homemade dressing. It's cozy and bustling, but you can opt to sit out on the patio when the weather cooperates. Love this place. It's my first choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
  • Phone Number: +1 952-401-7902

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?