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Acadia Cafe

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Taps: 29
Bottles: 42
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

329 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1030
United States
phone: (612) 874-8702

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Photo of KTMinnesota
5/5  rDev +22%

KTMinnesota, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of opwog
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%

This was an exceptional stop for me, while visiting the Minneapolis area. Some friends initially stopped down the street and I made a solo trip down to check this out, as fellow BA'ers had listed this as a must stop. I was very glad that they did and my friends caught up later and wished that they had just come with me. The staff was really laid back and incredibly friendly and knowledgable. This is the type of place where I could twist away an bitterly cold afternoon. They just need to fix the lock on the restroom ;-)

opwog, Dec 12, 2008
Photo of LeonTrotsky
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

Acadia Cafe is basically a coffee shop that happens to have 20 or so taps of excellent beer, a great place to go with friends or alone to read. The staff has always been very friendly and knowledgeable and they usually comment on whatever book I happen to be carrying. I have not tried a lot of their food, but their black bean burger is amazing, probably the best vegetarian burger I have had. Nothing beats a black bean burger and a pint of Furious

Acadia Cafe is one of my favorite places to get a beer, or should I say was...The old location was a couple blocks from my place but they have recently relocated to a distant part of the city, I will probably still go there on occasion but I'll need to find a new local drinkery.

LeonTrotsky, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of Deuane
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%

This is a review of the NEW Acadia Cafe.

Cool place with 28 taps....9 local taps with the rest of the stuff split between Mid-west and imported goodies. Plus, if the taps bore you...ha...they have 40+ bottles to entertain you

A very nice interior with a booth area along the windows and a handful of tables scattered about. A nice big performing stage graces the back wall. An adequate 12 seat bar is just to the right as you enter.

I had lunch there ordering a very nicely done Tuna Melt. Nothing crazy on the menu but it all seems to be done well.

My server, James, was a great young guy. He was not only interested in my travels but is an outdoors type so we had plenty to talk about concerning hiking, climbing, kayaking...etc. Plus, being a UofM Duluth alum, had great memories of Fitger's and Sir Ben's!

Best of all was my conversation with owners Jeff and Ted. What a pair of great guys! We chatted about beer...duh!...and the upcoming Surly tapping of Darkness. We really had a great chat...and best of all a special treat for me, did I have room in my check baggage for another bottle....SURE, I do! A bottle of 2007 Flat Earth Winter Warlock! WOW! Thanks guys!

So, if in Minneapolis do yourself a favor and go enjoy a few pints at Arcadia Cafe...I am sure you won't leave disappointed.

Deuane, May 26, 2008
Photo of Philby11111
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Philby11111, May 06, 2014
Photo of ianrca19
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

I've driven by this place a thousand times, heard it was good, so I thought I'd stop in for a light dinner.

Acadia doesn't look like much from the outside; like a thousand other Minneapolis eateries you need to step inside to get a true feel for the place. It's got that funky Minneapolitan feel: asymmetric everything, properly pierced and tatooed staff, a mini concert venue through the door in the back, and enough vegan this and organic that to make you want to go green on the spot. It's a comfort for any Twin Cities guy or gal.

The gentleman behind the counter was incredibly friendly, helpfully and happily answering all our questions about the food even though there were 3 or 4 people in line behind us. He also seemed very knowledgable about the beers he was carrying. They had about 20 or so beers on tap, plus more by the bottle. My only beef is that they were out of my Bell's Two Hearted Ale! That's okay, though, because I was fortunate enough to experience a SurlyFest instead. The $5 tab for the beer was a bit steep for my liking, considering the rest of my wife's and my food cost about $14, but again, that SurlyFest was worth it.

We received our food after about a ten-minute wait, and it hit the spot. My Acadia club was perfect: fresh turkey, lettuce and tomato and lots of crispy, meaty bacon and the 9-grain bread it was served on could be a meal in itself. What wonderful, hearty, fresh-tasting bread! My wife's chicken bacon ranch appeared to be just as good- normally we'd be asking for a box, but she finished the whole thing. My sister-in-law had similar good things to say about her amazing-smelling veggie melt. The kettle chips served with the sandwiches were perfectly crispy and salty, and the crunchy fresh pickle was excellent as well.

I'd like to return for a cup of coffee sometime, and their breakfast menu looked great, too. I can't think of a better place to do lunch in Minneapolis. What a great find.

ianrca19, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of mynie
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

EDIT:
Taking the "service" section down a tick. I came in recently with a state-issued temporary ID. It's printed on paper, but since I'm 29 and haggard most places accept it. If a place doesn't because they got strict ID policies, that's fine, I understand, you can't be too careful with Johnny Law always breathing down your neck.

But when I showed it at this place, the guy behind the counter got all aggressive and started asking if I was a cop. Fucking seriously. It's okay if you can't serve me, but it's really uncool to accuse me of being law enforcement.

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Close your eyes. Imagine the Map Room if the Map Room wasn't always filled with assholes. Sounds nice, eh?

Never in a thousand years would I have stopped here if I hadn't seen a sign reading "28 Taps... No Crap on Tap." That's neat, right there. Shows commitment. Because, I mean how much does it suck when someone you know goes on and on about the large and awesome tap selection at such and such a shithole, and then when you get there all they got is like every Michelob variety and maybe Rolling Rock.

28 Taps. No crap, indeed. Nothing close to crap. Tons of One-Offs. It was too early to try and Big Eddys or Locker Stocks, however. Good thing it's never too early for Coffee Bender.

Aside from the massive and excellent tap selection, this place is like just about every other hippie cafe I've been to in Madison or Iowa City. Laid back employees, decent music, nice wooden smell. The menu was sparse but the food was pretty tasty. The prices were a little steep but nothing too outrageous. Nice little joint, overall.

mynie, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of bucko
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Even without the twenty-four taps of craft beer, Acadia Cafe is a great place. The coffee-fanatic in my family really loves their coffee and their breakfasts and sandwiches are top-notch. Everything seems to be very fresh and quite tasty. My favorite is probably the chipotle turkey. Fear not vegetarians... there are some options for you and at least one vegan sandwich. In addition to the food, coffee and beer, the place has a music hall attached. The acts seem to cover a wide gamut, from oddball to alt country. Lest we forget... Acadia Cafe has a great selection of beer, with 24 taps and no crap. Acadia is really good about having a variety of great Minnesota craft offerings on tap as well as other beers from around the US, England, Germany, Belgium, etc.

bucko, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of KarlHungus
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%

Upon walking into the Acadia Cafe the first thing that went through my mind was, damn this place is small. There is a small counter where you order, and some tables and booths on the wall opposite the counter. After a little exploring I found the stage area where everyone in the place had flocked to watch the show going on. The beer selection is great; twenty-four taps with a wide variety of styles, a nice mix of import, craft, and local, and no crap. Overall, this is more of a Tuesday night or weekend afternoon bar, but whatever the time the beer is still great.

KarlHungus, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of drpimento
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

Nice place. It has a stamped tin ceiling, friendly, knowledgable, helpful staff. Wood bar, terrazo floor, 24 taps with one root beer. Lots of Belgians, micros, and regional beers. Food and brewerian art. Spiral ceiling ductwork. No matched glassware. Food is available, but we didn't try it. Only there for a Surly draft. Has a full service bar with whiskey, wine, licquer, other liquors. Nice windows, a little stage with occassional live music.Located on the corner near another good beer bar, the Nomad.

drpimento, Mar 25, 2010
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Acadia Cafe in Minneapolis, MN
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.