Capital View Café

Food & Drink
637 Smith Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN 55107 637 Smith Avenue South, Saint Paul Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Closed All Hours
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97% of 1974 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mexican, American, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mexican, American, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

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773 Tips
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Report | a day ago
The food is always amazing! We had the cajun breakfast and the huevos con chorizo- both were awesome! And they have flavored creamer for the coffee!
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Report | 2 days ago
Cute place. Very crowded Sunday lunch. Long wait to be seated & no place to wait except at the door/in the middle of a main walkway. Waitress took a long time to come then was in a big hurry & snapped at me because I didn't know if what I wanted was a combo or a la carte (nor did I even care), then hurriedly says she'll just figure it out. I have celiac disease... so eggs & sausage was about as basic as I could get. I was sick for the next 2 days.. you can't mess up an egg, so obviously the sausage patty had fillers. My mother paid several dollars for kielbasa sausage that came out as 1 small meatball size chunk. The bill came, I offered the Groupon & the incredibly snotty waitress scowled her face & said well you have to tell us you have one before you order.. & I remind her I told her when we were seated, per the sign at the door advising us to notify them. She acted like I kicked her & says oh ok then sorry.. comes back forever later to say we were a few bucks shy of the Groupon total so we could use it another time. I said just repeat my order to go; easy. Oh no, she got all flustered again, then had another waitress bring the box & finish the transaction. It was all so unnecessary. The place is cute. We've had good food & good service before. I should've asked if the meat was pure.. very disappointing. West side social life is rather notorious for women who behave like this waitress.. not a cute reputation to uphold. We'll return, she won't be our server & I won't order processed meat.
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Report | 2 days ago
The food was delightful and delicious! VERY generous portions- Definitely plan to either split an entree or bring lots of leftovers home. Service was a fast as can be expected with a jam packed restaurant- our waitstaff was very lovely and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!
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Report | 2 days ago
The good is alway good and portions are big.
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Report | 2 days ago
Great food,friendly staff, good value. Always tell everyone about it. And will be coming back soon
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Report | 18 days ago
everything was delicious food great service we'll be back! 😊
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Report | 22 days ago
excellent food for reasonable price
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Report | 22 days ago
Good food, large portions, friendly staff
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Report | a month ago
Always great food. Excellent staff. One of my favorite brunch spots.
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Report | a month ago
The food, the staff, the owners. Love it all!
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From Our Editors

As its name suggests, Capital View Café & Catering showcases a magnificent view of the Minnesota State Capitol building, but it's really the Mexican and American cuisine that keeps regulars coming back. The Ramirez and Lucken family brought the restaurant to life in 1993, after a family friend had tipped them off about a small café full of untapped potential that was in need of new owners. The family relied on many years of experience in the restaurant business to open a friendly neighborhood diner specializing in housemade breakfasts and lunches and generous portions. Capital View Café's breakfast menu includes both American and Mexican mainstays, and the lunch menu ranges from salads, soups, and sandwiches to authentic Mexican lunches. Their Mexican lunch roster catalogs burritos, fajitas, and the chipotle red pork dish, served in a zesty chipotle sauce alongside a stack of warm tortillas, a tastier stack of hot disks than frisbees toasting over a camp fire.

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Capital View Café

Sun
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mon-Sat
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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