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Food and restaurants in Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Minneapolis

Top restaurants

Theme Restaurant
“Kitschy & retro tiki lounge with signature cocktails, they’ve got a great patio that overlooks the Mississippi River.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Take a Ferris wheel ride with the best views of downtown while sipping on one of their signature cocktails! Or play a round of mini golf if the weather permits. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Pizza in MPLS. The restaurant is masterfully designed. Must try the Korean BBQ Pizza. Right next door to Dangerous Man Brewery. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite place for authentic fish and chips in a fun pub atmosphere. Cozy spot for a cold evening out! Their food truck can also be found out and about in the warmer months. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“The family who owns this restaurants are awesome members of the community. They donate and participate in virtually every event that I have been to. You will see a lot of longtime NE locals eating at this Thai Restaurant. They have local beer on tap and tasty Thai food. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Maya Cuisine is awesome. The front features counter service, really affordable Mexican food that is seriously top notch (my friends swear by the tamales, but everything is good). Add your own toppings at the salsa bar. In the back, there's a full-service restaurant (with liquor) and even a garden dining area behind that. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Esquire’s 20 best new restaurants in 2018, Hai Hai is a great spot for Souteast Asian street food and cocktails. They also have a great brunch menu! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Silly name for a Mexican restaurant serving authentic, made to order, quick meals. Wait in line, pick which meats and toppings you want for tacos, burritos. There are also full plate meals with rice and beans. Try the alambre or tortas and french fries if really hungry. Kids may like the sopes if they want to try something a little different than tacos. Beverages include Mexican pops like Jarritos, Jumex and aguas frescas like horchata and jamaica. For a quick, affordable meal, this is a good spot. Located on Central Avenue in NE Minneapolis, it is about 4 miles from Cozy Nest and not far from downtown.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Fancier local restaurant with lots of charm and great food. Prices are $30-50 per meal (not including drinks).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This gem is right on Central and on the bus line. The hip coffee shop has minimalist décor with a relaxed vibe. Friendly staff, delicious coffee and tea selections! Great place to hang out or study.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“I love me a frou-frou coffee drink and this is the best spot in Northeast for such concoctions! The owner, Mary, is a delight! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in town. Great food too. It's on the main level of one of the artists buildings in the area so there is lots of cool art displayed and in the corner there is often an artist working on something and you can watch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“It is a hip place to go do the coffee shop thing. It is in Arts district and walkable.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“This is my favorite Coffeeshop, but it's more of a walk-up place. Worker owned spot- full of lots of locals and regulars. There is wifi and a small patio out back. Fair trade coffee and we love their cold press. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great casual dining with local/sustainable food and super beer/wine selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee and light fare in a casual setting. Sweet fireplace adds warmth in the colder temps.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Nearby German bakery. Buy a warm pretzel & take it next door to Fair State Brewing Co-op. Joel also recommends the chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. Yum!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“This hole-in-the-wall Mexican bakery has unbelievably delicious pastries for cheap. And, it's just down the street! ”
  • 1 local recommends