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Swede Hollow Cafe

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725 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5044
+1 651-776-8810
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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St.Paul, Minnesota
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951 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

This is the kind of friendly - people know your name - restaurant that every strong neighborhood has. Went there for a business lunch just before noon. Very popular - about 20 tables, all but one occupied (and people kept coming in for the next hour. So I suggest getting there early for lunch. Had bowl of chilli - very... More 

1 Thank Seniordad
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this great little place this morning. A bacon pecan caramel roll, hash browns with cheese and amble meat and a great veggie filled quiche made the stop worth the while. The cubana (cappuccino with brown sugar) was amazing. Small place, a bit pricey but quiet, nice staff and patrons. Worth the stop

1 Thank ShaundreaK
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

The Swede Hollow Cafe has delicious breakfast specials, which include unique homemade baked goods and quiches. We enjoyed the chocolate pumpkin coffee cake and the quiche with black beans for breakfast. The food always has interesting ingredients, yet at the same time, is warm and comforting without pretension. I've also stopped by for a light lunch a couple of times,... More 

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

I always hesitate to share this place, but then I get so excited about the cinnamon roll bread pudding and the daily quiche special that I end up gushing about it for a solid five minutes. I've never had anything but the special, but I don't know why you'd ever want anything else. (Just more seating...)

2 Thank LifeIsABookClub
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

This is a cafe where food is made to order, and the ingredients are fresh and wholesome. While not cheap, it is a great place to have a casual lunch with friends or colleagues. The outdoor seating area adjacent to the cafe is a beautiful, relaxing spot amidst gardens. In a neighborhood with few restaurant choices, it's great to know... More 

Thank Kathleen C
St Paul, MN
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Ok, it's not really hidden....it sits right on on E 7th St., but we had never ventured to that side of St Paul to eat there before. That has been our loss, because it was delicious. We had the Breakfast Croissant, which was served piping hot and large enough to feel full afterwards. The coffee was very good, but served... More 

2 Thank SuzyQ5
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

A St Paul standard, Swede Hollow is a great breakfast and lunch cafe on the east side. Famous for their cinnamon and carmel rolls. You just have to have one. Saturday morning they are packed but it's worth the wait. The homemade quiche is always tasty. They change so it's hard to talk about one in particular. They are all... More 

1 Thank Burgess H
Roseville, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are both St.Paul born and raised and I just discovered this place a few months ago! Great coffee, the foam is perfect even with a skim drink which is difficult. Staff is friendly and welcoming I have tried the biscotti, cookies , and beans by the pound. I would recommend all. I love good coffee and... More 

1 Thank travelingfamily1767
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149 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Swede Hollow Cafe has the absolute best carmel rolls around! They are loaded with buttery carmel and lots of pecans. While one's heart could probably not handle them every day, these carmel rolls are a treat not to be missed. They go fast, but you can call the day before, place an order and they will be ready for pickup.

2 Thank 2TravelersMn
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Swede Hollow Cafe is the perfect place to meet a friend for breakfast on a Saturday morning. The cafe presents about 5 choices of stratas, quiches & bakes each Saturday and after you choose one you can choose a side of fresh fruit, parfaits, bread pudding or similar. It is a little spendy at $10 without beverage but no doubt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-776-8810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?