Visiting St. Anthony Park, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Saint Paul neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Greek restaurant to a market.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in St. Anthony, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Colossal Café
Topping the list is Colossal Café, which is serving up breakfast and lunch daily. Located at 2315 Como Ave., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 265 reviews on Yelp. It has another location on Grand Avenue.
On the menu, morning options include breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and meat and vegetarian omelets. For lunch, there's the classic grilled cheese sandwich, house-smoked trout, Cubano sandwiches and a variety of salads. Take a look at the full menu here.
2. Mim's Cafe
Next up is Middle Eastern and vegetarian spot Mim's Cafe, situated at 1435 N. Cleveland Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Housed in the University of Minnesota student district, Mim's Cafe offers a variety of Mediterranean fare such as chicken kafta, hummus, mixed meat plates, shish kebabs and shawarma plates. Here's the menu.
3. The Naughty Greek
The Naughty Greek is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 59 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2400 University Ave. West to see for yourself.
This place prides itself on its sustainability and says on its website it sources "humanely raised pork, beef and chicken from Midwestern farms with no added hormones, antibiotics or preservatives."
Start off with fried eggplant, crispy zucchini or a mezze platter before opting for bigger plates such as a pork or chicken gyro, a lamb kebab or chicken souvlaki. Family-sized gyro platters and large mixed meat plates are also available. Here's the full menu.
4. Urban Growler
Check out Urban Growler, which has earned four stars out of 129 reviews on Yelp. You can find the brewery at 2325 Endicott St.
Opened in July 2014 by master brewer Deb Loch and co-owner Jill Pavlak, the microbrewery uses locally sourced ingredients for a true flavor of the Midwest, per its website.
Try a seasonal and heavy Imperial Smoked Chipotle Porter with hints of peppers and chocolate with caramel sweetness; the flagship Cowbell Cream Ale that's low in bitterness and high in crispness; or an experimental small-batch brew like the Lime Wheat Shady or Double Dry Hopped Belgian IPA. The beer menu can be seen here. Leashed dogs are welcomed in the beer garden.
5. Tim and Tom's Speedy Market
Finally, there's Tim and Tom's Speedy Market, a local favorite with five stars out of 19 reviews. Stop by 2310 Como Ave. to hit up the grocery store, deli and butcher next time you're in the neighborhood.
If you are looking for fresh food, options in the market include a meat counter and deli as well as an expansive selection of cheeses, produce and frozen fare. Here's the website.