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Sole Cafe

Map & Directions 684 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
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651-644-2068
  • Asian, Korean
  • Sun-Tue 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary
  • Street

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City Pages' Description

A visit to Midway's Sole Cafe is like a visit to mom's house—especially if your mom is Korean. If you need a maternal fix, Korean-born owner Kimberly Firnstahl will happily stand in, chatting your ear off as she serves generous portions of chigae (spicy stew), ojingae (spicy squid), and bibimbap (mixed rice with meat or tofu and vegetables). Don't miss the Haemul Pajeon (seafood pancake) or the Jahpchae (cellophane noodles served with beef and vegetables), and save room for the sides. Each meal comes with four to six accompaniments, such as kong namool (marinated soy bean sprouts), odeng (fish cakes), and spicy kimchi (fermented vegetables). Everything tastes fresh, a testament to Firnstahl's dedication to local produce: She shops the farmers' markets as much as possible in season. The ambiance is simple but clean and homey. Don't tell mom: You can watch Korean TV while eating.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Tucker J. on 03/19/11

    Dolsot Bibimbap!

  • Heavy Table on 08/30/10

    Try any of the meat dishes, like bulgogi or kalbi (Korean shortribs) – Chef Kimberly Firnstahl skips the oil and MSG and sweetens them with kiwi instead of sugar.

  • Roberta M. on 08/02/13

    They have take out available.

  • Winson C. on 04/23/13

    Al Chi Gae is my favorite! Fish egg/roe stew. Everything else is very flavorful and spicy. Authentic korean food!

  • Sung K. on 10/13/12

    I eat spicy. Spicy means spicy here! I couldn't handle the spicy soon doo boo (soft tofu soup)

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  • I Hear Korea Singing

    Sole Cafe 684 Snelling Ave. N., St Paul; 644-2068 The first time I noticed the Sole Cafe, hidden behind a bright pink face on Snelling north... More on Sole Cafe »

 
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