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Wilde Roast Cafe

Café, American Restaurant, and Coffee Shop$$$$
University, Minneapolis
  • The folks at City Pages and METRO magazine like this place. Would you agree?
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    • METRO magazine
  • Natalie O.
    "Make sure to get a side of gelato with it!"(13 Tips)
    "Must try the Gouda hash browns at brunch."(2 Tips)
    Kahlila L.
    "The Constance Chicken sandwich is amazing!!!"(2 Tips)
    Metromix M.
    "Latte with Oblaten cookie"(2 Tips)
122 Tips and reviews
  • gelato
  • coffee
  • good for dates
  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
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  • Stacey C.
    Stacey ChristianSeptember 20, 2015
    Yumm! GF options, fresh fruit and juice, great coffee, fluffy egg omelet. Friendly service. Vintage European vibe, like a French cafe in the 1920s. I wanna go back!
  • City Pages
    City PagesMarch 4, 2013
    Families of all stripes have always been welcome at Wilde Roast, but the expanded seating & access to the outside makes this an ideal location. Follow it up with a family hike around Nicollet Island.
  • Joelle P.
    Joelle ParfreyMarch 30, 2016
    Yummy food, a bit pricey. Cheese curbs were amazing- very stringy cheese and crispy. Crab cakes delicious. Would definitely go again... So many more options I want to try
  • Moraya D.
    Moraya DeGeareOctober 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great gluten free menu. Love the location. Nice coffee drinks, big salads, and treats. Good for lunch or solo coffee date.
  • Streetkred M.
    Streetkred McKreiderAugust 8, 2013
    Late night happy hour is the way to go. got two beers, and two pizzas and were very impressed, but then got the creme broulee and both of us got chills, and sweats on the walk home. very concerning.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    The menu, which consists mostly of sandwiches, salads, and pizzas isn't revolutionary, but its offerings tend to be comforting and consistent. Read more
  • Albert L.
    Albert LeungMarch 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Oscar Wilde photos and books. Coffee is good too. Great place to grab a bite before or after a movie at St. Anthony Main Theater.
  • Natalie O.
    Natalie OlbrantzNovember 23, 2011
    The chocolate cloudless cake with raspberry sauce is awesome! Make sure to get a side of gelato with it! Also, go for your birthday -- they'll put a sparklers in your dessert!
    Upvoted Oct 28, 2017
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanJune 21, 2011
    Beautiful interior design and amazing food to boot. I had the goat cheese salad which was delish, and my friend had sweet potato fries which come with marshmellow dipping sauce. Amazing. Read more
  • Chad H.
    Chad HansonSeptember 2, 2011
    The steak sandwich, chicken pesto sandwich, or the mac & cheese are awesome! But the best part is the location on the river. A perfect sidewalk cafe in "Nordeast" Minneapolis!
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Order the huevos rancheros, with nicely spiced house sausage, crisp fried tortillas and perfectly poached eggs. Also, don't miss the housemade gelato. Read more
  • Sara
    SaraJune 19, 2013
    Absolutely LOVE how dog friendly this place is! A big bowl of water for the puppy and treats as well. Kudos to the wild roast cafe!
  • Haeyoon C.
    Haeyoon ChangSeptember 14, 2011
    The new location is really lovely and everyone enjoyed their food. Huge plate, great price, and the atmosphere is original and classic. My chicken sandwich was beautiful!
  • Julie P.
    Julie ParfreyMarch 30, 2016
    Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was fantastic. The cheese curds were excellent.
  • isabel
    isabelApril 27, 2015
    The mimosas, smoked Gouda hash browns, and freshly squeezed orange juice make for a fantastic start to the day. Have I mentioned the river's a stone's throw away?
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanAugust 6, 2014
    Patrick is the best server here...the rest are extremely uptight - no smiles and so stressed out! Food, drink and coffee are perfection.
  • Christina O.
    Christina OwenJuly 1, 2014
    Love the "Will & Grace" touch! Order the "Karen Walker" if you like dirty martini's. You won't be disappointed.
  • ak310i
    ak310iMay 6, 2012
    Must try the Gouda hash browns at brunch. Not sure why it took so long to add cheese to hash browns. Delish combo!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJune 29, 2016
    Food is good, but the real reason to come is the super pleasant outdoor seating.
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoJune 15, 2011
    Come here for the patio seating & gelato. Test unique flavors like basil & olive oil & sea salt, then go with the blood orange.
  • KImberly L.
    KImberly LangertJuly 9, 2017
    Glutenfree options. Great service. Unique bar drinks.
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi McGuireOctober 20, 2014
    Lattes are fantastic. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the amazing view of Minneapolis.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RajchelOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    More restaurant/cafe than coffee shop these days. Try the gelato but don't expect to linger over coffee in the evening.
  • Metromix M.
    Metromix ManagerOctober 28, 2011
    Try the Latte with Oblaten cookie, constance chicken sandwich and top it all off w/ some homemade gelato Read more
  • Emily F.
    Emily ForbesOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Creme Brulee french toast on the breakfast menu is hand's down the BEST french toast I've ever had. Trying it is a MUST!
  • Shannon
    ShannonAugust 17, 2013
    This place did not have good lunch. Very sub par. We should have gotten brunch- it looked pretty good after we already ordered ours. And the so-called "amazing tots" not amazing at all.
  • studioL
    studioLAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    great food, great service, great view! Wilde Roast is never a "sip n' throw". High quality brew.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChangAugust 27, 2014
    Try the corn cakes. They're basically pancakes made with cornmeal. So good!
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea ChungOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    the corn meal pancakes with blueberries are a yummy gluten free option!
  • Lesli L.
    Lesli LeJeuneNovember 29, 2011
    Order the gouda has hbrowns if you are having brunch. And macaroni & cheese for lunch
  • Pamela D.
    Pamela DervetskiFebruary 19, 2013
    Food is food. Staff not so much. I've been going there daily since Dec 1. the same staff members who are always working never remember me. none of them smile either. Guess they are better than me :-)
  • Erin S.
    Erin StackJanuary 19, 2015
    Everything! Truffle tots are amazing! Take a chance on pasta nachos.
  • Nichol H.
    Nichol HadlerNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Thai Chicken pizza is delicious. Do not ever try the tuna noodle casserole. EVER.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GoransonDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hi to victor if your here on weekend mornings ! Super nice guy
  • Lance T.
    Lance ThornswoodMarch 2, 2013
    The Bete Noir flourless cake looks better than it tastes. Give it a miss, and try another desert from the menu.
  • Edwina R.
    Edwina ReckelMarch 24, 2011
    Mon-thurs is $30 date night-bottle of wine, pizza, & salad! Cute study stop and great food.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DelaneyJanuary 6, 2013
    The food is always amazing. Their Bloody is really hit or miss though.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KargesJuly 31, 2011
    The mango gelato tastes oddly of Captain Crunch. I highly recommend sampling it.
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GradoNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to sit and study. Food is pretty expensive for what it is so maybe grab a bite to eat somewhere else before hand.
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea ChungOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the goat herd salad and add chicken and berries. Yum!
  • Cassie C.
    Cassie CarlsonJuly 31, 2013
    Omg peanut butter and jelly gelato. Don't ask questions just order it.
  • Jill B.
    Jill BurdoJune 22, 2012
    If you're in a group larger than four for lunch, don't stay. The service is spotty at best and they seem to lose lunch orders.
  • Suzie G.
    Suzie GersonOctober 14, 2012
    The Gouda has browns are worth the calories!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeisenheimerSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you plan on eating artichoke chicken pizza, bring extra pants.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RowenNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful prices on appetizers during happy hour.
  • Siri S.
    Siri SorensenOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the pretzel buns that come with their burgers.
  • Jim J.
    Jim JohnsonMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate covered cherry ftw! The eggs benedict is the best in the city.
  • Casey W.
    Casey WidnessAugust 30, 2014
    Fantastic gelato! Lots of unique flavors
  • Courtney
    CourtneyJuly 28, 2011
    Great food, great staff-my husband and I got engaged here too :-)
  • Noah M.
    Noah MindemanAugust 20, 2013
    Blue Cheese gelato is to die for!
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