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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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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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Their wifi didn't work on my laptop at all. Make sure you check whether their wifi works on your device or not before purchasing a coffee if you plan to get things done at this cafe. Otherwise, you will lose money.

Thank Mchick0000
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Saw coupon on Groupon so stopped here for breakfast. Food was good but pricey. You're better off at an IHOP where you can get a plate PLUS pancakes. My plate was almost 13 bucks and looked like something I could have cooked myself at home. Won't be going back. 2 plates and one hot tea came to almost 30 bucks.

Thank Maity T
Exeter, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a quaint restaurant, nestled in the St Antony Park neighbourhood. Had some good meals here, the Friday Saturday nights have live music playing which was very good. Food was good and service fairly quick. Good place to chose for a meal or snack.

Thank lamaryder
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable outdoor patio sunny fall afternoon, love the cardamom French toast with berries and generous real whip cream. Watch for groupons for a deal.

Thank MNvisitor_11
St Paul Minnesota Usa
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went in August with a friend and had a walnut burger. It was AMAZING. I had asked for it without the aioli sauce but I just ate the half of the bun that didn't have it piled on. The texture, and flavor was wonderful. We also split a piece of I think flourless chocolate cake, or brownie. It was to... More 

Thank donih
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good eclectic selection of Finnish and American breakfast dishes. The Greek omelette was very tasty. Light toasted coffee was fantastic. Reindeer sausage was also tasty. Would like to try lunch.

Thank Brian P
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have eaten at the Finnish Bistro many, many times. At least a dozen. It is across town for me, so I do not eat there as I often as I would like, but I often suggest this place to meet with friends. It is not a chain restaurant and has good food and good prices. Their bakery selection is... More 

Thank KittyvDK
Hudson, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walking in there was no welcome greetings, no one assisting you. The place was completely up-side-down, floors broken, no tables no waiters, some cakes shown on a counter. Dirty and disgusting.

Thank cetobler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 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?