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Swede Hollow Cafe

Map & Directions 725 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
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City Pages' Description

An oasis of beautiful gardens and beautiful views, Swede Hollow, the coffee shop, sits on a hill on the east side of St. Paul and offers many, many joys to those who venture into this undeservedly overlooked part of town. First among the joys is the view: Seen from the eastern slopes, St. Paul looks imposing and regal, like Boston made lonesome by the back-lighting of the west-setting sun. Second are the well-planted gardens that surround the stepped brick patios. Third among the pleasures, but not last, are the excellent house-made desserts, the gratifying caramel rolls, the good sandwiches, and lovely soups.

Member Reviews

  • RobertT989 wrote a review for Swede Hollow Cafe
    on 03/25/09

    Great sandwiches. Look out for the specials. Anything from Cuban sandwiches to blt's. Just awesome. The depth charges are great. You can get up to 5 shots of espresso in your coffee. They have kept me going during the 12 hour days I occasionally have to do. I highly recommend going there. Almost forgot, great desserts too.

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  • Jen P. on 03/16/09

    Dayton's Bluff. Best place to waste away a morning with the locals getting caffeinated and gobbling quiches, cinnamon rolls and cobblers, oh my!

  • Heavy Table on 03/16/12

    The mocha is a velvety mugful of house-made chocolate, espresso, and milk with a little chocolate bar balanced on the brim. Also, don’t miss the caramel roll. Warmed, of course.

  • Amber E. on 07/02/11

    Best white chocolate mocha in the metro! But crappy hours they're only open from like 11am-3pm mon thru thurs or something like that

  • DeJunked T. on 05/02/10

    Cubano, all the way home.

  • City Pages on 03/04/13

    Delightfully gooey, cinnamon-scented, nut-encrusted cinnamon rolls for the kids - then let them play by the fountain while you slurp ginormous cups of coffee.

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