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Finnish Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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2264 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1722
+1 651-645-9181
06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 06:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful café situated in a quiet and beautiful part of town. Menu is wholesome and unique, the food is very good with a lot of healthy choices. They also have wonderful coffee and espresso drinks. And if that weren't enough they have some wonderful baked goods and desserts as well.

Thank S K
Appleton, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Bistro for lunch as a friend had seen it highlighted on a local program. I ordered the reindeer quiche which came with a very generous salad. I've never had reindeer before so I thought that I'd give it a try. The quiche was great. I'd order it again, but there are so many wonderful options, I... More 

Thank Rowing_Queen
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a great review in a local newspaper, we decided to try Sunday Brunch at the Finnish Bistro. The Pulla French Toast looked and tasted fantastic - tons of sweet fresh fruit. The Classic Breakfast was also nice - filling and the added salsa was a nice touch. We did not know that the tables weren't waited on, we... More 

Thank tracieb218
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a late lunch on Monday at the cute Finnish Bistro. The lefse with salmon was massive and absolutely delicious!! It was filled with spinach and other tasty veggies and the spices were unique and fantastic. I don't think I've tried anything like that before. The price was totally great for the size as well. I did not have... More 

Thank Katelyn B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite of mine for brunch, now including beer and wine! The remodel is great because you can now order your food and drinks at one place. It really opened up the space. We had a group of 7 and it as challenging finding room for alll of us, but we had a great brunch with drinks. I love their... More 

Thank ExportLove
Eau Claire WI
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269 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have small molten chocate cakes that they seem to sellout quickly. Large outdoor sidewalk seating in summer with some occasional music. Interesting interior with some antique tools and memorabilia. Very good!

Ashland, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This café has now been renovated. It can seat more people, is quaint and such a delightful place to meet up with a friend. Last Saturday Mr. T was playing and he did such a nice job. I had the French Toast to eat with a pile of delicious berries & whip cream and you really don't need syrup. YUMMY!... More 

Thank Debra S
Canberra, Australia
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194 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a few snacks here over the past week and found it very pleasant. We have had one evening dinner meal. Interesting and tasty. Breakfast was good and coffee better than the average. We will go again.

Thank Margo D
St. Paul, Mn
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant sits on a corner in a cute part of town. We went for breakfast on a Saturday. We had the Klassico- the Classic Breakfast. The food was ok, coffee good. My gripe was the tables were so close together. You have to stand in line to order, you get a number and they bring out Your food. You... More 

Thank MnMimi
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday- not too busy and there was live music. The place is beautifully decorated and food was delicious (a lot of choices for vegetarians or gf.). Even though its cafeteria style the staff was very attentive & Sandra, the owner, is just a delight to talk to! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Kelsey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?