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Kafe 421

421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
+1 612-623-4900
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“artichoke dip” (6 reviews)
“gyros” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I took my mom here for mother's day, thinking we had never been there before. Wrong. They catered an event for us six years ago. They were good then, they're good now. We had the mango salsa as an appetizer. It was probably one of...More

Thank SansaM1
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Great food and lots of really good vegetables. I thoroughly enjoyed each dish. Monday and Wednesday bottles of wine are half priced, too. I am a vegetarian and my colleague is an omnivore and we were both well fed and happy.

Thank Deb7111
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Down to Dinky Town for a school visit and stopped by 421 for lunch. Busy place, great service. Fantastic fries for the young people. Lamb burger, eggplant sandwich, and the traditional grilled cheese were ordered by the adults. The butternut squash soup was terrific, although...More

Thank SunnySis60
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Kafé 421 is situated amongst the espresso drinkers, pot smokers, and dinkytowners that scatter the streets of 14th Avenue. With a casual environment and delicious food, it's a sure favorite of professors, TAs and students alike. You can read the full story of our date...More

Thank Minneapolite_Kristin
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My daughter and I ate here tonight and shared their Merzedes Platter, with chiken satay, feta artichoke dip, eggplan milanese. mediterranean tuna salad and gyros. Awesome food, great service and a nice environment. We got here just after 5 pm and were had the place...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Nice little neighborhood joint. My wife and I ended up there on Valentine's Day and were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and attentive - probably family run or just very well managed. The menu was fairly diverse including Greek, Italian, and American dishes....More

Thank Manitoban_Explorers
Reviewed 15 February 2013

A few years ago we discovered Kafe 421. We have eaten dozens of meals there since, our latest last night to celebrate Valentine's day. The food was outstanding, as it is consistently. There are standard dishes that stay on the menu (I especially like the...More

Thank TioAbuelo
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Tonight was our second dinner at Kafe 421. It's a great place to dine when visiting our daughter in school at the U. We all found something to our liking--vegetarian included. The back room is warm and intimate, despite the tile flooring. The service is...More

Thank Jcsepich
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We had theater tickets at the Orpheum and wanted to have a nice dinner before the show. We wanted to avoid the higher priced restaurants near the theater and wanted to go somewhere with interesting, delicious food, but that could still whip up a cheeseburger...More

Thank Lilbet247
Reviewed 14 December 2012

It's usually difficult finding a worthwhile full service restaurant in a student area, but Kafe 421 fits the bill. This is a Mediterranean style restaurant. The variety of selection is excellent and the food was fresh and tasty. We had the mezedes platter to start...More

Thank travel_junkie3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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