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1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
+1 651-756-1787
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“kimchi” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
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Reviewed today

Food is always good. Love their Bi Bim Bop! However, the atmosphere may not be for everyone. It is close sitting and although I love it, some people find issues with it.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was done well but it is so noisy that I lowered rating from 4 to 3. Made you want to eat and leave.

Thank PTravelerH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian eggs Benedict with broccoli was very good. Free WiFi and power outlets by all booths make it a great place to work while you eat.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Yes I’m shouting that!! This is a wonderful place to eat, don’t hesitate, just go here and eat, you will not regret it especially if you are vegetarian (have the veggie benedict!!!!). Thank you Cook!

Thank Adam C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice little joint that serves a decent breakfast or lunch. Simple menu with a Korean twist. Friendly, attentive staff that are busy but stay friendly.

Thank CasualWanderer
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had a short wait on the Saturday morning that we visited Cook. It is a smallish restaurant, but the turn over was quick. The service was efficient and friendly. The menu was a VERY pleasant surprise - eclectic, yet not too far out there....More

Thank lvicki1
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We have made many visits to Cook. The food is fun, inventive, and delicious, particularly if you appreciate Korean food. The Kimchi pancake is great (very spicy). On more than one occasion the restaurant has not been particularly busy but our service has been painfully...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Sometimes you don't know what your missing until you experience it. I had a kimchi omelette that was so good, I now compare every omelette to this one. Not much decor. Just a homey place with great food. Breakfast with a Korean spin. Servers were...More

Thank jonnylaw333
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Was seated right away, probably because it was 7:00 AM. Server came over right way and offered coffee. Asked about some of the items on the menu and she did a good job of explaining the house specialties...More

Thank IllaZilla
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Food is very good, Korean inspired dishes. Prices are OK for the food, maybe a little high. Place is small, be prepared to wait - but it is worth it.

Thank Mike S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-756-1787
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