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Wilde Roast Cafe
518 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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- Sunday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Monday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Tuesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Wednesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Thursday: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Friday: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Saturday: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
4.5 of 5.0 from 67 reviews
price range:$11 to $25
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Wilde Roast Cafe Reviews
Wilde Roast gets its name from Oscar Wilde, the 19th century playwright. The owners have tried to create an ambiance that would be to Wilde's taste, and ended up with a supremely comfortable and pleasing atmosphere. There are leather chairs, couches, as well as tables, along with a piano and local art. The light fixtures and decor are all very nice and at night it can be quite romantic. They have a fabulous menu and locals love to stop in at Wilde Roast for lunch. The coffee is also superb, as well as desserts and a nice wine selection.
This is a good place to dine or hang out and read/study. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable, and they stock local papers as well as the New York Times for patrons.
Free wireless is a draw for the college crowd while many types of entertainment often snag others to stop by. Their website is always up-to-date and provides the latest schedules of entertainment.
Excellent food, great atmosphere!
by Liz D.
Nice idea, but the service is bunk.
by Sean B.
Service is poor, and the food is overpriced. However, the food is delicious!
by Albie H.
More restaurant/cafe than coffee shop these days. Try the gelato but don't expect to linger over coffee in the evening.
by Diana R.
I love this place
by Cornelius J.
Dogs allowed on patio.
Terrible parking situation
by Stephanie B.
Great patio & awesome cinnamon roll twists. Lovely place for a morning coffee!
by gretchen d.
Blue Cheese gelato is to die for!
by Noah M.
Holy crap!! Cafe Mocha is amazing.
by Jake B.
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.
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.
by Streetkred M.
the strawberry basil gelato is ahhhh·mazing
by Samm E.
Very slow, disinterested staff. Way below expectations.
by Darrin S.
Expect to wait way longer than you should have to.
by Katelyn R.
Didn't have their famous for French toast. Service is bad
by Kelly S.
Slow service. Very slow service.
Omg peanut butter and jelly gelato. Don't ask questions just order it.
by Cassie C.
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!
I ordered the darkest roast they had...delicious
by Jack B.
I love the food! I love the ambience! I wish the restrooms were a little bit more family friendly. No changing tables!
by Jason O.
Outstanding service and gouda hashbrowns.
by Paula A.
Great place to study!
by Ian F.
Plan ahead on Sundays.
by Rob M.
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.
by City Pages Street Team
The Bete Noir flourless cake looks better than it tastes. Give it a miss, and try another desert from the menu.
by Lance T.
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 :-)
by Pamela D.
The food is always amazing. Their Bloody is really hit or miss though.
by Michael D.
Say hi to victor if your here on weekend mornings ! Super nice guy
by Kevin G.
Wonderful prices on appetizers during happy hour.
by Bob R.
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.
by Gordon G.
the corn meal pancakes with blueberries are a yummy gluten free option!
by Chelsea C.
The Gouda has browns are worth the calories!
by Suzie G.
The French dip is a meat lovers dream! Yummmmm!!!!!
by Nelima K.
If you plan on eating artichoke chicken pizza, bring extra pants.
by Nick L.
Try the nachos with wonton chips!
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.
by Jill B.
Everything is fantastic!
by Talitha R.
Wow! The Key Lime Pie is the best I have had outside of South Florida! Its 100 authentic Key Lime Pie!
by Al G.
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
Friendly staff, wonderful Bday celebration :)
by Jill N.
Order the huevos rancheros, with nicely spiced house sausage, crisp fried tortillas and perfectly poached eggs. Also, don't miss the housemade gelato.
by METRO magazine
Must try the Gouda hash browns at brunch. Not sure why it took so long to add cheese to hash browns. Delish combo!
Very limited cafe seating.
by Andrea M.
If it's your birthday they have a special candle for you that's sure to draw a lot of attention!
by Amy L.
Amazing view, great food!
by Avanti💋 K.
Free drip coffee refill with espresso purchase
Free drip refill with your espresso drink
Love the fig and bleu cheese pizza!
by Michelle H.
Meatloaf sandwich is a keeper and large enough to have half for tomorrow's lunch.
by Rick M.
Only a nice place if you are eating. Skip if you want just coffee. They lost their cafe feel big time.
by Taylor S.
Seriously awesome peacock pillars.
by Denise H.
It's more than a café. The menu is full of complex yet comfortable combinations. Chicken sandwich with apple slices? Yum. I tried the chocolate/mint tea and was surprised by how much I liked it.
I love the Wilde roast Cafe Yum Yum.
by Pamela M.
Decent food and good atmosphere...but wine served in tumblers...
by Kevin B.
The Thai Chicken pizza is delicious. Do not ever try the tuna noodle casserole. EVER.
by Nichol H.
Order the gouda has hbrowns if you are having brunch. And macaroni & cheese for lunch
by Lesli L.
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!
by Natalie O.
Unfortunately, the new location = half the menu, smaller portions, poor service, but the same prices. How does that work?
by Emily F.
Really good coffee...
by Mike B.
Try the Latte with Oblaten cookie, constance chicken sandwich and top it all off w/ some homemade gelato
by Metromix M.
I would suggest the Gilato! Raspberry White Chocolate I would suggest.
by Jay M.
One of the most charming cafe's in Minneapolis!
by Jay M.
Get the goat herd salad and add chicken and berries. Yum!
by Chelsea C.
Blue cheese fig pizza is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
by Dan H.
I love the pretzel buns that come with their burgers.
by Siri S.
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