Bad Waitress Coffee Shop

★★★★★
Get your own damn order at this self-service hipster diner.
  • 2 E 26th St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Cross street: Nicollet Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 612-872-7575

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I've been a regular client of the BW for 5 years. I love it! The food is healthy, fresh and unique. I was shocked to read such scathing reviews about the BW and was inspired to write my first review ever on CitySearch to give potential

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I've been a regular client of the BW for 5 years. I love it! The food is healthy, fresh and unique. I was shocked to read such scathing reviews about the BW and was inspired to write my first review ever on CitySearch to give potential

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I've been going to this restaurant for years, and I can easily say that it is one of my favorite spots in the city. The food there is nothing short of miraculous, and its not going to hurt your wallet for a nice lunch.

However, the

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★★★★★

I've been going to this restaurant for years, and I can easily say that it is one of my favorite spots in the city. The food there is nothing short of miraculous, and its not going to hurt your wallet for a nice lunch.

However, the

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I used to enjoy going to this place for pancakes on the weekends. But after the way the "manager" talked to me last weekend, I'll never go back! My husband and I ordered blueberry pancakes and a breakfast quesadilla, but when I looked at

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I used to enjoy going to this place for pancakes on the weekends. But after the way the "manager" talked to me last weekend, I'll never go back! My husband and I ordered blueberry pancakes and a breakfast quesadilla, but when I looked at

Pros: Near where I live

Cons: Horrible staff, mediocre food

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worst experience in dining history.

3
★★★★★

worst experience in dining history.

Pros: Never Eating there

Cons: It's still Open

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Well where can i start I really wanted to like this place. We ordered our food then waited for 2hrs. Come it should not take that long one it was not busy two we just ordered soup and salad. On top of that the girl that dropped the food

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★★★★★

Well where can i start I really wanted to like this place. We ordered our food then waited for 2hrs. Come it should not take that long one it was not busy two we just ordered soup and salad. On top of that the girl that dropped the food

Cons: Everything about this place

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Awful food atrocious service. I get the concept "bad" but come on the
girl that was working was picking her nose and handling food GROSS. This place does not even deserve one star.

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★★★★★

Awful food atrocious service. I get the concept "bad" but come on the
girl that was working was picking her nose and handling food GROSS. This place does not even deserve one star.

Pros: Leaving the place

Cons: Bad Food Horrible Service

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If you like your food overly priced and bland and treated like sh!t for asking about your food after over an hour, then this place is for you. The food and service is THE WORST I have ever experienced. The people that work there hate being

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★★★★★

If you like your food overly priced and bland and treated like sh!t for asking about your food after over an hour, then this place is for you. The food and service is THE WORST I have ever experienced. The people that work there hate being

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Bad Food Bad Service

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Like many other folks we ordered paid, and then waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.

When after 1 hour we were done with our dinner time and no food or drinks were delivered. We ahd to leave and simply wanted bagels and

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Like many other folks we ordered paid, and then waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.

When after 1 hour we were done with our dinner time and no food or drinks were delivered. We ahd to leave and simply wanted bagels and

Pros: Zip zero zilch

Cons: Poor service, poor food, ridiculously long wait.

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I loved the location! (right down the street from my sons apartment) When we sat down it took a few moments to figure out how to order, but from there the experience was great.

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★★★★★

I loved the location! (right down the street from my sons apartment) When we sat down it took a few moments to figure out how to order, but from there the experience was great.

Pros: The sandwiches and burgers and the guacamole fantastic

Cons: took a little longer than expected for food

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Despite the crowd we were seated immediately. After perusing the menu my wife, who waited tables throughout high school and had the requisite skills, wrote out our order and took it to the cashier. After paying, the cashier informed her

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★★★★★

Despite the crowd we were seated immediately. After perusing the menu my wife, who waited tables throughout high school and had the requisite skills, wrote out our order and took it to the cashier. After paying, the cashier informed her

Cons: Poor management, impossible to get food

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I really want to like Bad Waitress, but each time I go there I have to wait up to an hour for my food. Diner food should not take this long to cook! They need to either expand their small kitchen area or reduce the size of the restaurant.

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★★★★★

I really want to like Bad Waitress, but each time I go there I have to wait up to an hour for my food. Diner food should not take this long to cook! They need to either expand their small kitchen area or reduce the size of the restaurant.

Pros: good pancakes, coffee, atmosphere

Cons: incredibly slow service

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I went to The Bad Waitress for brunch on Sunday at noon. We ordered our food and proceeded to wait for an hour for it. We ordered simple diner food that should take maybe 10-15 minutes tops to prepare. The food was bland and overcooked. My

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I went to The Bad Waitress for brunch on Sunday at noon. We ordered our food and proceeded to wait for an hour for it. We ordered simple diner food that should take maybe 10-15 minutes tops to prepare. The food was bland and overcooked. My

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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I, too, am appalled by all the negative reviews on this place. I think Bad Waitress is a gem over in the Eat Street/Stevens Community area and I have loved going there for about a year now.

I think the biggest issue that customers who

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★★★★★

I, too, am appalled by all the negative reviews on this place. I think Bad Waitress is a gem over in the Eat Street/Stevens Community area and I have loved going there for about a year now.

I think the biggest issue that customers who

Pros: Tasty food, great ambiance, comfortable staff

Cons: Service style is unique and can be hard to get used to

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I love The Bad Waitress. The concept of the joint is lots of fun. There is a good variety of food on the menu and it all tastes great. Happy hour specials are good. The service is very friendly and helpful.

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I love The Bad Waitress. The concept of the joint is lots of fun. There is a good variety of food on the menu and it all tastes great. Happy hour specials are good. The service is very friendly and helpful.

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The Bad Waitress has a fun concept--no waitresses; you write your own order ticket and pick up your food. It's nice not to have to leave a tip. The food is average.

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The Bad Waitress has a fun concept--no waitresses; you write your own order ticket and pick up your food. It's nice not to have to leave a tip. The food is average.

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I love the Bad waitress! Every time I go there, the coffee and food service is fast and excellent. I love the french toast there, I think it's the best in mpls!

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I love the Bad waitress! Every time I go there, the coffee and food service is fast and excellent. I love the french toast there, I think it's the best in mpls!

Pros: Great ambience, great food

Cons: Sometimes too crowded

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I would never ever recommend this place to anyone. The food is overpriced and awful. The staff is rude and arrogant. It is actually BAD for the community to have a spot like this here. It takes away a spot from another locally owned

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I would never ever recommend this place to anyone. The food is overpriced and awful. The staff is rude and arrogant. It is actually BAD for the community to have a spot like this here. It takes away a spot from another locally owned

Pros: Absoultely none, except maybe it will close soon

Cons: Everything from food to service to atmosphere.

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Okay, we were ravenous . . . Bad Waitress was minutes from the Children's Theatre. We immediately sat ourselves down at 5:50 PM, and I noticed an average crowd in the restaurant. By 6PM we had gone to the counter, been spoken to

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Okay, we were ravenous . . . Bad Waitress was minutes from the Children's Theatre. We immediately sat ourselves down at 5:50 PM, and I noticed an average crowd in the restaurant. By 6PM we had gone to the counter, been spoken to

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I was casually reading through reviews and was SHOCKED by these bad reviews. I have been a regular at Bad Waitress for more than 3 years and have NEVER had a bad experience. My husband and I go at least twice a week and take our family

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I was casually reading through reviews and was SHOCKED by these bad reviews. I have been a regular at Bad Waitress for more than 3 years and have NEVER had a bad experience. My husband and I go at least twice a week and take our family

Pros: delicious, easy to find parking

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Went to day, Labor day. Thought our horrendous experience was a novelty, WOW! Not the case. All of the reviews that came before are identical. Can the owner read? My God, we waited an hour and 15 minutes for two sandwiches. No apologies,

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Went to day, Labor day. Thought our horrendous experience was a novelty, WOW! Not the case. All of the reviews that came before are identical. Can the owner read? My God, we waited an hour and 15 minutes for two sandwiches. No apologies,

Pros: Now you know never to go

Cons: it exists

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We arrived and ordered thinking it wouldn't take too long for food... since we had limited time to eat. We ending up waiting for over 45 minutes for our food and a friend finally went up to the counter to ask what the wait was.\r
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We arrived and ordered thinking it wouldn't take too long for food... since we had limited time to eat. We ending up waiting for over 45 minutes for our food and a friend finally went up to the counter to ask what the wait was.\r
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Cons: Slow service, rude, bad food

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Waited about an hour for food. Food was no longer hot when it arrived. Food was not even good. Will never return.\r

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Waited about an hour for food. Food was no longer hot when it arrived. Food was not even good. Will never return.\r

Pros: Trendy people watching each other

Cons: Slow service, cold food, poor food

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I really want to know the other side of sistergirl's story. I really can't see them not remaking your meal... But I think I would have laughed too if something like that happened.

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I really want to know the other side of sistergirl's story. I really can't see them not remaking your meal... But I think I would have laughed too if something like that happened.

Pros: has everything

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I went here with my boyfriend about a week ago and oh-my-freakin-god! never have I been treated this way before at all! let me describe my day. We walked in sat down ordered went up and paid and waited. for one it took about and hour to

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★★★★★

I went here with my boyfriend about a week ago and oh-my-freakin-god! never have I been treated this way before at all! let me describe my day. We walked in sat down ordered went up and paid and waited. for one it took about and hour to

Pros: Other cafe's near by

Cons: this one exists

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The idea must have seemed good to someone, seat yourself, write down your order, bring it up to them and they'll bring it out when it's ready. In practice though it leaves much to be desired.\r
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The first problem comes when you want

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The idea must have seemed good to someone, seat yourself, write down your order, bring it up to them and they'll bring it out when it's ready. In practice though it leaves much to be desired.\r
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The first problem comes when you want

Pros: Not much.

Cons: Their whole service model is a con.

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If you think tattoos and ambiance are more important than food and service, then this place is for you. I might also suggest Psycho Suzi's in Northeast. As a fan of kitschy retro decor, I was excited to go to this joint. Sadly, I will

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If you think tattoos and ambiance are more important than food and service, then this place is for you. I might also suggest Psycho Suzi's in Northeast. As a fan of kitschy retro decor, I was excited to go to this joint. Sadly, I will

Pros: kitsch decor

Cons: SLOW service, pay in advance, unconcerned staff

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I have worked in the service industry for 10 years and this was absolutely the worst experience ever. When I asked how much longer it would take, was told very rudely that 30-40 minute wait was normal for a Sunday. I would have been

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★★★★★

I have worked in the service industry for 10 years and this was absolutely the worst experience ever. When I asked how much longer it would take, was told very rudely that 30-40 minute wait was normal for a Sunday. I would have been

Pros: funky decor

Cons: everything else.

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"The Bad Waitress" may not sound like the most inviting name for a local cafe, but don't let that fool you! Although you shouldn't expect to be waited on hand and foot (you do fill out your own order form at your table and make your payment at the counter), your food is still brought to your table and your dishes bussed for you afterward.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor has a fun retro vibe, which attracts a variety of customers. Traditional diner food is served, including several vegetarian options, and a large espresso and drink menu.

Whether you're looking for a place to brunch with friends, a quick meal on your own, or a place to park your laptop by a pot of coffee for some late night studying, the Bad Waitress hits the spot.

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"The Bad Waitress" may not sound like the most inviting name for a local cafe, but don't let that fool you! Although you shouldn't expect to be waited on hand and foot (you do fill out your own order form at your table and make your payment at the counter), your food is still brought to your table and your dishes bussed for you afterward.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor has a fun retro vibe, which attracts a variety of customers. Traditional diner food is served, including several vegetarian options, and a large espresso and drink menu.

Whether you're looking for a place to brunch with friends, a quick meal on your own, or a place to park your laptop by a pot of coffee for some late night studying, the Bad Waitress hits the spot.

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The atmosphere here is not especially friendly, but the food is out of this world. After deciding what you want at your table, write it down and bring it to the register to pay. When it is brought out to your table, you will be pleasantly surprised! the coffee is wonderful and the pancakes are worth every penny. Go hungry!

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★★★★☆

The atmosphere here is not especially friendly, but the food is out of this world. After deciding what you want at your table, write it down and bring it to the register to pay. When it is brought out to your table, you will be pleasantly surprised! the coffee is wonderful and the pancakes are worth every penny. Go hungry!

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i will never go back to this place again. they truly live up to their name. 20 minutes after we ordered, the waitress came over and said, no biscuits and gravy. 20 minutes later, still no food. the music was too loud. all the workers

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i will never go back to this place again. they truly live up to their name. 20 minutes after we ordered, the waitress came over and said, no biscuits and gravy. 20 minutes later, still no food. the music was too loud. all the workers

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I visited The Bad Waitress with a friend a few months ago. Neither of us had eaten all day and were starving, but that didn't make the food taste any better. If there were ever a poster child for average breakfast food, The Bad Waitress

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I visited The Bad Waitress with a friend a few months ago. Neither of us had eaten all day and were starving, but that didn't make the food taste any better. If there were ever a poster child for average breakfast food, The Bad Waitress

Pros: Nothing, really.

Cons: Average food and service, above average prices.

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if you live or visit the uptown area, you understand what i'm saying. "Cool" place, i.e, trendy, fashionable etc are everywhere. There are however those select few places that send out the vibe that they are just way to cool to even deal

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if you live or visit the uptown area, you understand what i'm saying. "Cool" place, i.e, trendy, fashionable etc are everywhere. There are however those select few places that send out the vibe that they are just way to cool to even deal

Pros: great location, outside seating

Cons: lousy, condescending, slow, uncaring employees

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Over priced not worth it food. Its really not all that at all. The food is mediocre, dinner food. Its very expensive. I guess cute for the first but the restaurant lacks anything that will make you want to go back. The same should be Bad

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★★★★★

Over priced not worth it food. Its really not all that at all. The food is mediocre, dinner food. Its very expensive. I guess cute for the first but the restaurant lacks anything that will make you want to go back. The same should be Bad

Pros: Funny Name

Cons: Too expensive

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Thanks Spy-House Guys for bringing this great addition to the neighborhood. Really good food and fun retro interior! I'll be back.

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Thanks Spy-House Guys for bringing this great addition to the neighborhood. Really good food and fun retro interior! I'll be back.

Pros: no wait

Cons: a little unknown when you arrive what to do (when ordering)

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This just proves Minnesotans will put up with anything. This restaurant serves bad food with a bad attitude. Stay away.

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This just proves Minnesotans will put up with anything. This restaurant serves bad food with a bad attitude. Stay away.

Pros: None

Cons: Service

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Seat yourself at this retro diner. The checkered floor divides the counter bar from the black vinyl booths lining the windows overlooking Eat Street. Write down your order at your table; then head to the counter to pay.…

 

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