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Finnish Bistro

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
2264 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1722
+1 651-645-9181
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2264 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1722
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love this place, soups, sandwiches, breakfast. All so fabulous. And then there is the pastry. Photo is what was left of my pulla French toast. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a wintry Saturday afternoon. Lots of people made it a bustling cafe, but by 3:00 it was much quieter. You order food at counter & then they bring it to you. Food was good- one person in my group had a Finnish potato...More

Thank TripTips88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was full of good, solid and reliable items. The servers are friendly and the owner brought our food to the table and made time to speak with us. I will definitely eat there again.

Thank Curtis C
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is far, far more than a regular coffee/tea bar, though you can get many coffee and tea drinks here. They have a wonderful array of baked goods, a fairly large menu, and health drinks.

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited on a Saturday for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised. Nice location and warm atmosphere. Not a large seating area and kept fairly busy. Breakfast was delicious(Farmers omelet and French Toast) and unique. During our brunch we were treated with live music...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We tried this on a groupon and were very impressed. Had the Pulla French toast and the Artichoke Quiche. Both dishes were excellent. Cost is mid-level. The only issue is the parking. We will go back.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Oh man this place is good. Their stuffed cabbage rolls are one of my favorite foods, the pastries are amazing, and the location is fun in the heart of St Anthony Park. I always love lunch at The Finnish Bistro. Long may they prosper!

Thank parisusaparis
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Finnish Bistro has been at this location for many years. It used to be combined with a Dunn Brothers coffee shop. That is gone but the coffee is still great. The Bistro has been remodeled. There is music here on many nights. The food...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My wife and I visited St. Paul recently and we had lunch at the Finnish Bistro. She had a wonderful Pulla, similar to French Toast, served with fresh mixed berries, powdered sugar and syrup. I had non-Finnish fare (Greek Gyros). She enjoyed the Pulla very...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My first clue that cleanliness isn't their concern should have been the filthy menus. I searched through them to try to find a clean one, but there wasn't a single one that was not gross. As I sat waiting for my friend to arrive, I...More

1  Thank tigereye79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2264 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-645-9181
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