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128 Cafe

Map & Directions 128 Cleveland Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
  • American
  • Sun 10am-2pm, Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Recommended
  • Street, Valet


City Pages' Description

This quirky little restaurant in the basement of a St. Paul apartment building is now in its second incarnation, after one of the waitresses bought the place from the former owners. The ribs are a must-order--they're the baby-got-back of baby back ribs--as is the roasted garlic appetizer with goat cheese and apple chutney.When weather permits, the restaurant's street food truck, 128 Mobile Cafe, parks in downtown St. Paul during lunchtime, serving up the signature ribs plus several sandwiches and salads.

Member Reviews

  • bap72248 wrote a review for 128 Cafe
    on 06/23/10

    While there's nothing on the menu at the 128 that I wouldn't eat, the 2 items I gravitate to are either the ribs or the beef tenderloin. You can't go wrong with either one!

  • kpwaxler wrote a review for 128 Cafe
    on 11/26/08

    128 Cafe is on my list of top 5 all time favorite restaurants. About half of the times that I go there they have an amazing special entree that I'll try, and it's always wonderful. The other half of the time I get the ribs. And every time I'm there I get the bruschetta with the apple chutney, goat cheese and roasted garlic.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eric G. on 05/08/11

    Ribs. This place is wonderful.

  • City Pages on 02/15/13

    Belly up to the bar, flanked by warm wood panels, and order a glass of wine from their expertly crafted list. Try the sticky, mahogany-colored ribs they're known & adored for.

  • Pemly F. on 02/19/12

    Roasted garlic app...YUM!

  • City Pages on 11/26/12

    Voted top 10 street eats! Yes, the sesame beef skewers are incredible, served over that ginger-flavored slaw and dreamy pickled carrots.

  • Andrea T. on 09/28/12

    I'm an old employee and have to say ribs and Caesar salad are the way to go! Duck or chicken was always delicious too, but in honesty you can't go wrong here. Love dessert? Get the brownie!

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