Sebastian Joe's

Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

Ice Cream Shop and Coffee Shop · Lowry Hill
1007 W Franklin Ave (Hennepin Ave. S.), Minneapolis, MN 55405, United States
Open until 11:59 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–11:59 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Sebastian Joe’s is a family owned, community-minded business that has been making superb premium ice cream in the Twin Cities since 1984. We are very particular about what we put in our ice cream. Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream uses only all-natural ingredients of the highest quality.


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  • What you need to know
    joel o.
    "The Pavarotti is equally awesome."(6 Tips)
    Mark D.
    "Nicollet Pothole may be too much of a good thing."(6 Tips)
    M.A. S.
    "Love the scones in morning & Nicollet Pot Hole ice cream at night!"(4 Tips)
    Ren R.
    "Try the raspberry chocolate chip ice cream."(2 Tips)
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  • ice cream
  • pavarotti
  • nicollet pothole
  • nicollet pot hole
  • family-friendly
  • coffee
  • lively
  • casual
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • pastries
  • Oreos
  • sorbet
  • milkshakes
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • scones
  • comfortable seats
  • trendy
  • discounts
  • Arun D.

    The best Ice Cream in the Twin Cities. Get Pavarotti or Nicollet Pothole.

    Arun D'Souza · 1 week ago
  • Chris B.

    Ice cream… YUM!! 😛

    Chris Buzzetta · 1 week ago
  • Miranda S.

    Try the Pavarotti!!!!

    Miranda Smith · October 16
  • Tas K.

    Small little hole in the wall but amazing ice cream

    Tas Khan · August 2
  • June

    Creative names for ice cream

    June · June 23
  • Amanda P.

    Oreo and the flavor formerly known as Nicollet Ave pothole in a waffle cone! Eat it outside and make sure to grab plenty of napkins.

    Amanda Pederson · June 22
  • Abby A.

    Great variety of ice cream flavors

  • Shawn G.

    I have never encountered better ice cream... EVER and sadly SB has transformed me into that person you roll your eyes at for being a ice cream snob. Raspberry Chocolate Chip is GOLD!

    Shawn Gould · January 24
  • Karina B.

    Weirdly very good coffee

    Karina Braun-Johnson · December 11, 2014
  • Praveen E.

    One of the best ice creams I've had and Pavarotti is my favorite flavor. Big Thumbs up.

    Praveen Ellur · October 14, 2014
  • Josh G.

    It is financially responsible to purchase by the pint, but then I just always eat the whole thing.

    Josh Grutza · August 25, 2014
  • Stephen K.

    Line is always long and sloooooooow

    Stephen Koontz · August 24, 2014
  • Ricky D.

    "Formerly-Nicollet-Avenue-Pothole" - that is all.

    Ricky DeMello · August 24, 2014
  • Leon V.

    Feeling adventurous? Go for their unusual flavors of the day, from egg nog to crème fraîche to mango and salted raspberry swirl to coffee stout. You won't be disappointed.

    Leon Van Eck · August 10, 2014
  • Colin T.

    Good god, the Oreo ice cream. There is no equal.

    Colin Thompson · August 9, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Looking for a ice cream cake? Order ahead and they can do any two flavor combinations, designs, and a variety of fillings.

    Matt Swiontek · August 8, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Best ice cream in Minneapolis. Pro tip: if you're ok with sharing the pint is more ice cream and cheaper than two singles (and you can have multiple flavors).

    Matt Swiontek · August 8, 2014
  • City Pages

    There's hardly a destination restaurant in town that doesn't feature a Sebastian Joe's handmade ice-cream choice on its dessert menu. Read more

    City Pages · August 5, 2014
  • Brooke J.

    The people that work here are really cool also. Which is a plus.

    Brooke Jorgensen · July 1, 2014
  • Brooke J.

    Oreo and salty caramel in a handmade cone. Too yummy!

    Brooke Jorgensen · July 1, 2014
  • Bryant S.

    Might be the best coffee shop in uptown too as you stand a chance getting a comfy seat.

    Bryant Seppelt · April 1, 2014
  • Monica B.

    Salty caramel is delish!

    Monica Bringle · March 16, 2014
  • Dan H.

    The Oreo shake is transcendent.

    Dan Hendricks · March 10, 2014
  • john f.

    Egg salad on croissant omg so good

    john fosdick · January 18, 2014
  • Peter C.

    Soo of Good.

    Peter Conway · November 27, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    This store always seems to have a greater selection of flavors than the other location

    Rachel Magario · October 8, 2013
  • Jess ⚓

    Try a scoop of the Salty Caramel on one of their homemade waffle cones!

    Jess ⚓ · September 25, 2013
  • Steph S.

    Long lines worth the wait, it moves fast! Try any flavor you like, they will let you!

    Steph Sell · September 9, 2013
  • Natalia S.

    Raspberry chocolate chip ice cream!!!

    Natalia Sofia · August 26, 2013
  • Alana W.

    Pick an unlikely time of day to avoid rush hour lines during peek hours. And bring your binoculars if unfamiliar with the menu because its small print can be troublesome.

    Alana Warner · August 17, 2013
  • Jessica M.

    Get the Oreo.

    Jessica M · July 23, 2013
  • Kelly L.

    White Licorice, amazing!

    Kelly Land · July 21, 2013
  • NMarie

    lol I hear the mayor requested they change the name "Nicollet Pothole" :-) A bit rich, but I actually like it. Even the aftertaste is good - 5 mins after it's gone your mouth is still on a food-gasm!

    NMarie · June 25, 2013
  • Drea P.

    Pavarotti <3

    Drea Potts · June 15, 2013
  • joel o.

    Nicollet pot hole is unbelievable. The Pavarotti is equally awesome. Salty caramel is a close second to those two.

    joel onyshuk · April 15, 2013
  • Brent P.

    Think twice about the beer ice cream

    Brent Peterson · February 23, 2013
  • City Pages

    Voted City Pages #1 ice cream shop! The retail store offers more than 30 flavors a day, all updated by the minute on its website.

    City Pages · December 7, 2012
  • City Pages

    Voted City Pages top ten ice cream shops! Sebastian Joe's has been offering homemade ice cream for almost three decades.

    City Pages · November 13, 2012
  • Darrin R.

    carmel pecan, that's where its at!

    Darrin Rahn · October 7, 2012
  • Sanputt S.

    Try the Apple Crisp - It was the today's special flavor. Soooo....tummy!

    Sanputt Simasathien · September 29, 2012
  • Kamillah E.

    OMG Nicollet Pot hole & Sunflower Seed Um Um Good!

    Kamillah El-Amin · August 30, 2012
  • Dan H.

    If they EVER have banana cream pie.. Get it!

    Dan Hendricks · June 27, 2012
  • Jordan I.

    Raspberry chocolate chip.

    Jordan Isaacson · June 17, 2012
  • Morgan H.

    Basil Vanilla. That's all.

    Morgan Halverson · June 2, 2012
  • Alisha S.

    Salted caramel, best flavor hands down.

    Alisha Sedor · April 30, 2012
  • Karah K.

    Raspberry Chocolate Chip in a chocolate-dipped cone! Then hop on over to Patina or take a walk around Lake of the Aisles.

    Karah Kregness · April 22, 2012
  • Kristine F.

    Longer lines during the evening hours, but, still, take advantage of the free tasting spoons before making your choice.

    Kristine Fisher · April 6, 2012
  • Christopher S.

    Get the f&!(ing salty caramel!!

    Christopher Sutton · March 31, 2012
  • Ja'Relle D.

    The salty caramel is amazing! Try it!@

    Ja'Relle Davis · March 27, 2012
  • Sara

    Fresh roasted coffee with salted caramel ice cream is a sure thing.

    Sara · March 19, 2012

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