Purple Onion Cafe

Café, American, Coffee Shop
$ $
1301 University Ave SE (at 13th Ave SE)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 12:00am



  • Charge 30c for a Credit Card purchase? Are you kidding me?
  • Bad service, mediocre overpriced drinks, rude condescending signage. Instead, go to Espresso Royale down the street.
  • Yeah still can't believe they rack on a 30 cent charge on ALL purchases. Even if they're over $5... grr.
  • Great place to meet people. Friendly servers and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Pay with ca$h and save on the 50 cent upsell for credit processing charges. Warning: this is yet another Minneapolis cafe that just can't help but play Justin Vernon on the hour.
  • Grab a spicy black bean burger! Ask for a different side, get a drink and sit out near the windows in the comfiest chairs you find in Dinkytown!
  • Perfect for a day of studying, go before 11am and grab delicous reasonably priced breakfast
  • The Butterbeer latte was good.
  • Go before 11 am for breakfast food, cheap and delicious.
  • It was a pretty good $5.50 omelette.
  • Breakfast sandwiches are perfect on a Sunday after a long night.
  • The Mocha Cayanne pepper coffee is surprisingly delicious if you like a little spice in your chocolate
  • Wanna try something spicy and adventurous? Try the Mayan mocha latte, it has Cayan pepper powder and is sure to wake your taste bud up!
  • Best soy latte in the Twin Cities by far, efficient, friendly staff, manager, Pat, very warm and accommodating! Only wish I lived closer so I could stop by more often!
  • Ice tea! Yum!
  • Great place do to group homework, you have to make a purchase to get Internet access FYI.
  • Always order the fries with the Pick Two combo - they make them in big batches so its a better deal than the soup/salad.
  • Their iced coffee is pathetic.
  • If you want to get a table to share with a large group on a weeknight, please plan on getting here either before 7pm or after 10pm.
  • Great place for a group study session, plus - coffee all night! :)

Nearby places

418 13th Ave SE (at 5th St SE)
313 14th Ave SE (at University Ave)
60 E Broadway (btwn Lindau Ln & Killebrew Dr)