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Kafe 421

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$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005 (Between 4th & 5th Street)
+1 612-623-4900
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Northfield, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

The food was good and the service was very good. I took my daughters (9 and 11) and they got a little restless near the end of dinner but had a good experience. I'm always amazed when the wait staff doesn't write down your order and it comes out just as you ordered it.

Thank Whopachopa
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I recently attended a wedding reception in Minneapolis, MN. The reception was catered by Kafe 421! I can not wait to go back to Minneapolis and visit this cafe. The food was incredible! The salmon to die for! I would recommend Kafe 421 to anyone! If you are in need of a caterer I would certainly go with Kafe 421!... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Simplicity and excellence characterize this place. The service was understated, which meant no first names, no crouching to the order, no touching, and so on. At first, I thought the waitress was a bit stand-offish but then I realized I liked it. The menu and wine list were a good size. My flounder on fingerling potatoes was excellent. The calamari... More 

Thank Robin M
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

I've been to this restaurant two times with my friends, and I really love it. This is why: - Calm and quiet environment (warm-colored walls, candles and fresh flowers) - Clean toilets with burning candles (cozy) - Friendly waiters wo are genuinelly interested in every customer - Great food: greek lamb burger, roasted duck, pita bread with hummus or eggplant... More 

Thank LinneaUMN-student
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Wonderful soups - the mushroom is always a favorite - authentic greek food and great catering for the in home - wedding - funeral - dinner party. Design your own party menu or dine in at the restaurant - space for private parties - bar with wine dining room. Sit far from the door in the winter to avoid the... More 

Thank Dana Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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970 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

My daughter knew we liked Greek food so we decided to try this restaurant in Dinkytown on the U of Mn's campus. There are quite a few tables for outside dining but we chose inside. Our server was very prompt with orders, refills, seeing if our meal was ok and the check. I ordered the chicken breast with shittake mushrooms,... More 

Thank minnesotans4
Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

A nice casual cafe in "Dinky Town" with very friendly staff and good food. Nice place for a get together with friends or dining alone. Choose a private spot inside or sit outdoors along the sidewalk and do some people watching. The folks there work hard to make your visit memorable.

Thank ORiley72076
St Paul, MN
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

This is the place we'd regularly take guests too or have important-ish meetings when working at the University of Minnesota, near Dinkytown. The menu is inventive, the costs reasonable and the staff always accommodating.

Thank HaroldsMaude
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140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Loved our dinner at this restaurant. My only regret is that I was not hungry enough to order more! The greeting was very friendly, service quite good and a nice casual ambiance. For our entrees, we ordered the Pasta Bolognese, the Bouillabaisse, and the Summer Risotto -- all were excellent. The wine list was not huge, but enough to ensure... More 

Thank Zelda21
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

This well decorated, friendly restaurant has been around for a number of years now, and never fails to satisfy. Owner Georgia Saunders consistently offers a choice of dishes from her native Greece and other Mediterranean countries, including some that probably spring from her imagination. On our latest visit, we enjoyed her Cheap Date special (a choicen of salads, choice of... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
    (Between 4th & 5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-623-4900

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