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Wilde Roast Cafe

Café, American Restaurant, and Coffee Shop$$$$
University, Minneapolis
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  • Has a stamp of approval from City Pages and METRO magazine
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    • METRO magazine
  • Natalie O.
    "Make sure to get a side of gelato with it!"(13 Tips)
    ak310i
    "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)
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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 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJune 29, 2016
    Food is good, but the real reason to come is the super pleasant outdoor seating.
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi McGuireOctober 20, 2014
    Lattes are fantastic. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the amazing view of Minneapolis.
  • KImberly L.
    Glutenfree options. Great service. Unique bar drinks.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 :-)
  • 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.
  • Erin S.
    Erin StackJanuary 19, 2015
    Everything! Truffle tots are amazing! Take a chance on pasta nachos.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cassie C.
    Cassie CarlsonJuly 31, 2013
    Omg peanut butter and jelly gelato. Don't ask questions just order it.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeisenheimerSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you plan on eating artichoke chicken pizza, bring extra pants.
  • Suzie G.
    Suzie GersonOctober 14, 2012
    The Gouda has browns are worth the calories!
  • Siri S.
    Siri SorensenOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the pretzel buns that come with their burgers.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RowenNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful prices on appetizers during happy hour.
  • 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 :-)
  • Dan H.
    Dan HawkinsOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Blue cheese fig pizza is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
  • Noah M.
    Noah MindemanAugust 20, 2013
    Blue Cheese gelato is to die for!
  • Rick M.
    Rick MonsFebruary 7, 2012
    Meatloaf sandwich is a keeper and large enough to have half for tomorrow's lunch.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LevanderApril 19, 2012
    If it's your birthday they have a special candle for you that's sure to draw a lot of attention!
  • Allie M.
    Allie MorrisApril 27, 2015
    LOVE the French dip sandwich
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MichelOctober 13, 2011
    the chocolate brownie is amazing, and the atmosphere is awesome
  • Nelima M.
    Nelima MinneAfricanOctober 3, 2012
    The French dip is a meat lovers dream! Yummmmm!!!!!
  • Breon N.
    Breon NagyJune 27, 2011
    The food is ok, but a lil pricey for lunch. Burger + fries + pop = $14.55. Plus, since it's cafe style, there's no service after your food has been dropped.
  • Aisha
    AishaSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the nachos with wonton chips!
  • Samm E.
    Samm EllingsonAugust 6, 2013
    the strawberry basil gelato is ahhhh·mazing
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HoedemanMarch 20, 2012
    Love the fig and bleu cheese pizza!
  • Bill
    BillJune 8, 2012
    Fancy burger that costs 14$ is terrible. Pre made patty. Asked for medium and got well done dog meat. They did replace it for me though
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The sweet potato fries are amazingly addictive.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MillerOctober 22, 2011
    One of the most charming cafe's in Minneapolis!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 29, 2014
    There is only one piece of evidence this is an Oscar Wilde themed cafe
  • Jay M.
    Jay MillerOctober 22, 2011
    I would suggest the Gilato! Raspberry White Chocolate I would suggest.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BydlonDecember 9, 2015
    It was okay... Had pot pie and French pie and they tasted alright. Not mind blowing but not bad either.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BergJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    ROBOTlove is just across the street. Check it for great Ts, jewelry and designer toys.
  • Jill N.
    Jill N.May 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly staff, wonderful Bday celebration :)
  • Paula A.
    Paula AndersonMay 23, 2013
    Outstanding service and gouda hashbrowns.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MattsonJanuary 13, 2012
    I love the Wilde roast Cafe Yum Yum.
  • Jake B.
    Jake BAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy crap!! Cafe Mocha is amazing.
  • Brendan S.
    Brendan SchererMarch 27, 2011
    They allow large groups of random people from reddit. A+
  • Liz D.
    Liz D.January 24, 2014
    Excellent food, great atmosphere!
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SnyderJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Only a nice place if you are eating. Skip if you want just coffee. They lost their cafe feel big time.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BeaversonDecember 7, 2013
    Nice idea, but the service is bunk.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BastianAugust 2, 2016
    Sweet potato fries are delicious
  • Adaobi O.
    Adaobi OkolueFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mango smoothie. It is sooo serious.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaMarch 17, 2013
    Plan ahead on Sundays.
  • Mahtab R.
    Mahtab RezaiNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite breakfast sandwich in the Twin Cities: egg, cheese, and bacon on a croissant. Read more
  • Mike C.
    Mike CubriaMay 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best French dip you'll ever have!
  • Talitha R.
    Talitha RJune 17, 2012
    Everything is fantastic!
  • Brandon
    BrandonApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free drip coffee refill with espresso purchase
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MarieJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Wilde Roast Cafe. Order a coffee beverage and get an Oblaten wedge!
  • DDMcsnatch
    DDMcsnatchSeptember 23, 2013
    Dogs allowed on patio.
  • Shaun J.
    Shaun JohnsonJuly 25, 2011
    Best hashbrowns in NE Minneapolis! Read more
  • Robin M.
    Robin MartyJune 17, 2011
    New wifi password is "icecream"
  • Brandon
    BrandonApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free drip refill with your espresso drink
  • Alan S.
    Alan SJuly 9, 2011
    Ok is it table service or counter service. In serious need of figuring out what they are and how to do it and stick to a plan. Ten minutes in a line to be told take out only is a joke.
  • Katelyn S.
    Katelyn SAugust 4, 2013
    Expect to wait way longer than you should have to.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToblerMay 12, 2014
    Nothing wild and nothing roasted but good food and good times.
  • Ian F.
    Ian FarbmanMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to study!
  • Avanti💋 K.
    Amazing view, great food!
  • Cornelius J.
    Cornelius JoySeptember 27, 2013
    I love this place
  • Kate M.
    Kate MoretAugust 6, 2011
    Surly Furious on tap! - LIKE!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea Mac ArthurApril 22, 2012
    Very limited cafe seating.
  • Jenni O.
    Jenni OchsnerDecember 16, 2014
    Mmmm food is so good!
  • Kellee V.
    Kellee VingeJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    White chocolate raspberry gelato...
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CoyleApril 14, 2015
    The crab cakes.
  • Kahlila L.
    Kahlila LawrenceOctober 31, 2010
    The Constance Chicken sandwich is amazing!!!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RAugust 25, 2014
    Get some gelato.
  • Kevin B.
    Decent food and good atmosphere...but wine served in tumblers...
  • Denise H.
    Denise HaugeJanuary 19, 2012
    Seriously awesome peacock pillars.
  • Richard S.
    Richard S.September 4, 2011
    Gelato is awesome.
  • Albie H.
    Albie HamiltonNovember 14, 2013
    Service is poor, and the food is overpriced. However, the food is delicious!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CorbettJuly 7, 2014
    Hosts are incredibly rude and have awful customer service.
  • Emily F.
    Emily ForbesNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Unfortunately, the new location = half the menu, smaller portions, poor service, but the same prices. How does that work?
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraJuly 7, 2011
    Get the coffee frappe freeze!
  • Antoine
    AntoineOctober 9, 2010
    The Hummus is great!
  • JJ W.
    JJ WhitmanMay 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Wireless is unpredictable. Don't plan on it if you have a deadline!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrueskeNovember 4, 2011
    Really good coffee...
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LondoMay 29, 2010
    White Chocolate Mocha is delicious.
  • Rob G.
    Rob GintnerMarch 2, 2010
    Try any of the desserts! Mm
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchulteAugust 4, 2013
    Didn't have their famous for French toast. Service is bad
  • Darrin S.
    Darrin SchulteAugust 4, 2013
    Very slow, disinterested staff. Way below expectations.
  • Tori M.
    Tori MOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    wilde turtle ftw!
  • Mitch L.
    Mitch LJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cold press!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SimondsOctober 3, 2011
    Wait service starts at 3pm
  • Erik M.
    Erik McKnightOctober 12, 2010
    Mint chocolate mocha = Win
  • Nate m.
    Nate muellerJanuary 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Obama Bar is the best!
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie RajvongJuly 29, 2010
    La bette noir is bomb
  • Andy S.
    Andy SantamariaAugust 31, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get the meatloaf sandwich. now.
  • Derrek
    DerrekAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Slow service. Very slow service.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BenecheSeptember 13, 2013
    Terrible parking situation
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