Wilde Roast Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 65 SE Main St

    Minneapolis, MN 55414

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  • 612-331-4544

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Wilde Roast is a great cafe to get a great lunch or a specialty drink. It's especially fun to go in the summer and sit outside, eat, and watch all the NE has to offer buzz around you!

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★★★★☆

Wilde Roast is a great cafe to get a great lunch or a specialty drink. It's especially fun to go in the summer and sit outside, eat, and watch all the NE has to offer buzz around you!

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The atmosphere at Wilde Roast is awesome. It is a great place to hang out, study, and pack on the pounds with their delicious desserts and cofee drinks.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere at Wilde Roast is awesome. It is a great place to hang out, study, and pack on the pounds with their delicious desserts and cofee drinks.

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Had a small personal pizza about 8 inches (Bland as chef boyardee) and a can of coke - price: $13.27

Husband had a Rachel sandwich and the Chevre app, a bottle of reeds ginger brew, and a creme puff
Total for him - about $30, for real!

I would never eat there again, but would go for the coffee and desserts.

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★★★☆☆

Had a small personal pizza about 8 inches (Bland as chef boyardee) and a can of coke - price: $13.27

Husband had a Rachel sandwich and the Chevre app, a bottle of reeds ginger brew, and a creme puff
Total for him - about $30, for real!

I would never eat there again, but would go for the coffee and desserts.

Pros: Comfortable, WIFI, good coffee and desserts

Cons: Food is mediocre at best and EXTREMELY expensive

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Atmospher is SO relaxing here. Nice lighting, browns, artwork, fireplace, live music, variety of seating options. The coffee is the best in town. The desserts are to die for. I think the food is trying too hard. Most is very good (I do not like the salad dressing) but I think would better if they had some good, hearty, home cooking. Think soups, salads, meat loaf, mac/cheese, bread pudding, etc. A great spot none-the-less

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★★★★★

Atmospher is SO relaxing here. Nice lighting, browns, artwork, fireplace, live music, variety of seating options. The coffee is the best in town. The desserts are to die for. I think the food is trying too hard. Most is very good (I do not like the salad dressing) but I think would better if they had some good, hearty, home cooking. Think soups, salads, meat loaf, mac/cheese, bread pudding, etc. A great spot none-the-less

Pros: Coffee, Desserts, Ambience

Cons: Weird intersection makes parking semi-difficult to access, fancy food

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I live in the neighborhood and I really wanted to love this place...but I can't. I have been here several times and the only thing on the menu that is good are the cornmeal pancakes for brunch/breakfast. The rest of it...bland, dry, tasteless and overpriced. Oh, don't forget the rude service on the side. The lattes are good too and that's about it. One more thing, I strongly question the sanitation of the place...my boyfriend swears he saw creature scurrying across the floor but in an effort not to scare the s**t out of my mother he kept quite. Go down the street to Brasa or the Bulldog for good food and friendlier people.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the neighborhood and I really wanted to love this place...but I can't. I have been here several times and the only thing on the menu that is good are the cornmeal pancakes for brunch/breakfast. The rest of it...bland, dry, tasteless and overpriced. Oh, don't forget the rude service on the side. The lattes are good too and that's about it. One more thing, I strongly question the sanitation of the place...my boyfriend swears he saw creature scurrying across the floor but in an effort not to scare the s**t out of my mother he kept quite. Go down the street to Brasa or the Bulldog for good food and friendlier people.

Pros: The interior is cool and unique

Cons: Pretty much the rest

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I ate here on the recommend of a friend...it was not very good. I am a vegetarian and so is my husband. We later found out that our order contained gelatin. Very sad. I was also upset due to the fact that there was no where to sit. The place was packed with single people and their laptops-we did ask someone who was just nursing a cup of coffee if we could share the table with him. (it sat 4) He just left. Oh well..this is maybe an ok place if you just want some coffee or a dessert-I certainly would not eat here again. Also, the bill was 45.00 (inc tip) for 2. Yikes!

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★★☆☆☆

I ate here on the recommend of a friend...it was not very good. I am a vegetarian and so is my husband. We later found out that our order contained gelatin. Very sad. I was also upset due to the fact that there was no where to sit. The place was packed with single people and their laptops-we did ask someone who was just nursing a cup of coffee if we could share the table with him. (it sat 4) He just left. Oh well..this is maybe an ok place if you just want some coffee or a dessert-I certainly would not eat here again. Also, the bill was 45.00 (inc tip) for 2. Yikes!

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This place is okay. The coffee is good, as are the pastries and sweet treats but the entrees are too pricey for what they are. And what they are, what they is, is dry and kind of tasteless. I had the mac and cheese and a salad and it wasn't worth the money. Honestly, save your money...we're in a recession!

1
★★★☆☆

This place is okay. The coffee is good, as are the pastries and sweet treats but the entrees are too pricey for what they are. And what they are, what they is, is dry and kind of tasteless. I had the mac and cheese and a salad and it wasn't worth the money. Honestly, save your money...we're in a recession!

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: Lousy service, poor tasting food--very bland

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My friends and I like going here for coffee and music. They have music occasionally in the evenings and it is always something good. The soups and salads are great too. Prices are affordable, maybe a bit high but well worth the price!

4
★★★★☆

My friends and I like going here for coffee and music. They have music occasionally in the evenings and it is always something good. The soups and salads are great too. Prices are affordable, maybe a bit high but well worth the price!

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Since my first visit just a few months ago, Wilde Roast has quickly become my new favorite place to meet up with friends for a good catching up session. The layout and choice of seating really encourage Wilde's patrons to sit and chat for hours upon end. It's warm and inviting, the drinks and desserts are fabulous (don't miss the pumpkin pie! It's simple, but so good!), and the food is for the most part very good. Despite a few minor disappointments, I've found that both their Reuben and artichoke dip are the best in town; the Reuben is not in the least greasy and the sauerkraut on it is amazing, and the artichoke dip is made with REAL chunks of artichokes, cream, and just the right amount of cheese (versus your too parmasean-y varieties). I was slightly disappointed by their version of the French dip (I don't understand the mayo on it) and the grilled cheese could have used a salty ingredient - but all the ingredients were fresh and in good proportion.

My only qualm about the actual space is that they don't really cater to studiers. I'm no longer a student, but if I was one, I'd be disappointed that I was only welcomed with my laptop or textbooks on weekday mornings. That said, again, Wilde Roast has one of the best atmospheres I've found for a long lazy talk over coffee and cake, and also would make a good date spot. Highly recommended!

2
★★★★☆

Since my first visit just a few months ago, Wilde Roast has quickly become my new favorite place to meet up with friends for a good catching up session. The layout and choice of seating really encourage Wilde's patrons to sit and chat for hours upon end. It's warm and inviting, the drinks and desserts are fabulous (don't miss the pumpkin pie! It's simple, but so good!), and the food is for the most part very good. Despite a few minor disappointments, I've found that both their Reuben and artichoke dip are the best in town; the Reuben is not in the least greasy and the sauerkraut on it is amazing, and the artichoke dip is made with REAL chunks of artichokes, cream, and just the right amount of cheese (versus your too parmasean-y varieties). I was slightly disappointed by their version of the French dip (I don't understand the mayo on it) and the grilled cheese could have used a salty ingredient - but all the ingredients were fresh and in good proportion.

My only qualm about the actual space is that they don't really cater to studiers. I'm no longer a student, but if I was one, I'd be disappointed that I was only welcomed with my laptop or textbooks on weekday mornings. That said, again, Wilde Roast has one of the best atmospheres I've found for a long lazy talk over coffee and cake, and also would make a good date spot. Highly recommended!

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Thanks god they killed the wireless on the weekends. The place was too busy and I didn't like to go there, but now that the wireless is gone so are the students who camped out for hours. Now I don't mind telling my friends to meet me at the Wilde Roast because we can find a place to sit. This is what Oscar would have wanted!

2
★★★★★

Thanks god they killed the wireless on the weekends. The place was too busy and I didn't like to go there, but now that the wireless is gone so are the students who camped out for hours. Now I don't mind telling my friends to meet me at the Wilde Roast because we can find a place to sit. This is what Oscar would have wanted!

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I have a love/hate relationship with this cafe. I can't stop coming in because the coffee and atmosphere are just THAT wonderful. However, I feel compelled to point out the disparity between the cost of food and portion size.

Lunch/Dinner are one thing--the sandiwches are decently sized, so if you don't mind paying $10 for a sandwich and a meager handful of reall tasty chips, you won't be disappointed. Do NOT order breakfast here though. My benedict is about half the size (still the same price) as it was a few months ago. For something that I feel was overpriced to begin with, we have decided never to order a hot breakfast here again.

However, this place has the best coffeecake and desserts in the Nordeast neighborhood. The la bete noire is to die for, and the creme brulee comes out freshly carmelized. I want to love the Wilde Roast unconditionally, but there alwaysy seems to be an underlying issue with them. Please bring back the normal portion sizes--this is not a Parisian cafe, it is Minnesota!

1
★★★☆☆

I have a love/hate relationship with this cafe. I can't stop coming in because the coffee and atmosphere are just THAT wonderful. However, I feel compelled to point out the disparity between the cost of food and portion size.

Lunch/Dinner are one thing--the sandiwches are decently sized, so if you don't mind paying $10 for a sandwich and a meager handful of reall tasty chips, you won't be disappointed. Do NOT order breakfast here though. My benedict is about half the size (still the same price) as it was a few months ago. For something that I feel was overpriced to begin with, we have decided never to order a hot breakfast here again.

However, this place has the best coffeecake and desserts in the Nordeast neighborhood. The la bete noire is to die for, and the creme brulee comes out freshly carmelized. I want to love the Wilde Roast unconditionally, but there alwaysy seems to be an underlying issue with them. Please bring back the normal portion sizes--this is not a Parisian cafe, it is Minnesota!

Pros: Good Parking, great cofee

Cons: Portion sizes too small for price.

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As a Northeast resident, every time I want to relax and read with a cup of java or do some work, I end up in the cozy chair at Wilde Roast next to the fireplace. As a straight, single 25-year old female, the unpretentious atmosphere of intellectual fashionable gay men is a dream. The big creamy lattes and gorgeous desserts are a must. The food menu.....doesn't always appeal to my mood. Everything seems to have one quirky ingredient that makes me not want to order it. (grilled cheese with apples?) HOWEVER, when I do, I get over it quickly because the food is excellent and freshly made. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes me feel like I can sit there as long as I want instead of being bustled along with a string of coffee-to-go people.

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★★★★★

As a Northeast resident, every time I want to relax and read with a cup of java or do some work, I end up in the cozy chair at Wilde Roast next to the fireplace. As a straight, single 25-year old female, the unpretentious atmosphere of intellectual fashionable gay men is a dream. The big creamy lattes and gorgeous desserts are a must. The food menu.....doesn't always appeal to my mood. Everything seems to have one quirky ingredient that makes me not want to order it. (grilled cheese with apples?) HOWEVER, when I do, I get over it quickly because the food is excellent and freshly made. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes me feel like I can sit there as long as I want instead of being bustled along with a string of coffee-to-go people.

Pros: Decor, Coffee drinks, Desserts

Cons: some of the food, food ordering line, can be crowded

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Very very good atmosphere. A lot of comfy seating and...A nice classy space. Coffee is excellent. Desserts are excellent. The BROWNIES (sitting by the cash register) are truly AMAZING!! Talk about love in the tummy. Add in live music and various events and we have a winner with great people-watching clientele. Mix of sophisticated older women, local yuppies, straight, homosexual. I love the city. Food needs a lot of work. Trying to be too fancy. I'd say stick with a baked brie, crab cakes, maybe a brushetta, fresh salads with a variety of house made dressings, caprese, and just some basic fresh sandwhiches. Owners need to readdress ONLY the food.

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★★★★☆

Very very good atmosphere. A lot of comfy seating and...A nice classy space. Coffee is excellent. Desserts are excellent. The BROWNIES (sitting by the cash register) are truly AMAZING!! Talk about love in the tummy. Add in live music and various events and we have a winner with great people-watching clientele. Mix of sophisticated older women, local yuppies, straight, homosexual. I love the city. Food needs a lot of work. Trying to be too fancy. I'd say stick with a baked brie, crab cakes, maybe a brushetta, fresh salads with a variety of house made dressings, caprese, and just some basic fresh sandwhiches. Owners need to readdress ONLY the food.

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Some days the salad dressing tastes fine and other days it tastes like spicy soap. I would welcome a few more vinaigrettes to choose from. Their pizzas leave much to be desired way too doughy. It would be nice to be able to order off the regular menu on weekends instead of only brunch until 2pm.

The best menu item is the crab cake salad (change the bread though!)

The premise of building a coffee/sandwich joint with Oscar Wilde as the theme is a little obvious and cheesy, but they serve Bubble Up so I will forgive them that.

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★★★☆☆

Some days the salad dressing tastes fine and other days it tastes like spicy soap. I would welcome a few more vinaigrettes to choose from. Their pizzas leave much to be desired way too doughy. It would be nice to be able to order off the regular menu on weekends instead of only brunch until 2pm.

The best menu item is the crab cake salad (change the bread though!)

The premise of building a coffee/sandwich joint with Oscar Wilde as the theme is a little obvious and cheesy, but they serve Bubble Up so I will forgive them that.

Pros: parking, good beverages, real crab!

Cons: pizzas, cafeteria ordering, bread

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Charming place, delicious desserts. Am already plotting my return for their brownies, which are really, really, really good.

2
★★★★★

Charming place, delicious desserts. Am already plotting my return for their brownies, which are really, really, really good.

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We went around noon on a Saturday morning and had fast counter service. The food was great and the coffee drinks were very large for their prices. The line got a little out of control later in the afternoon as people kept entering through both the front and back doors. The high table seating could be rearranged to allow for a more definitive line. Otherwise this is a great spot. Looking through the rest of their menu and seeing what other patrons ordered definitely made me want to go back and try other dishes.

2
★★★★★

We went around noon on a Saturday morning and had fast counter service. The food was great and the coffee drinks were very large for their prices. The line got a little out of control later in the afternoon as people kept entering through both the front and back doors. The high table seating could be rearranged to allow for a more definitive line. Otherwise this is a great spot. Looking through the rest of their menu and seeing what other patrons ordered definitely made me want to go back and try other dishes.

Pros: Great food, Decent value, Great atmosphere

 

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