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1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
+1 651-756-1787
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“kimchi” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-3722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 CornFed69
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
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Super little restaurant. We were really impressed with the quality of the food and the fact that it was obviously homemade... the hash browns were fresh off a potato and the vegetable benedict I had was delicious. My husband had the short rib benedict and...More

Thank Kristal R
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Huge and delicious cinnamon rolls! (hint - try some of the frosting with the mildly spicy house 'Koritos' chips) Korean bean pancakes were rich and satisfying (enough for 2), flavor sort of like a latke though definitely not. Same words (and portion size) for the...More

Thank brianbalk
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited from Chicago and was one of our favorite lunches during our trip! Very unique menu and everything was super tasty!!! I tried the Mac and Chi and my boyfriend ordered the Bi Bim Bop. Both dishes were very filling and well worth the price!...More

Thank Megan N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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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