318 Water St, Excelsior, MN | Directions 5533144.901972 -93.567737
Upper End Restaurant/Cafe with fresh ingredients and interesting menu – This restaurant/cafe has a limited menu but serves three meals a day. All menu items are variations of standard dishes, but the variations are what make this place great.
They use crispy, fresh vegetables and ingredients. This adds great flavor and makes this cafe more of a great culinary experience where you should relax with a friend and enjoy a meal. The flavors are light years better than what you would encounter at a bakery or sandwich chain (like Panera or Einstein Bagels). This is a great place to enjoy a good meal with a friend or loved one. Desserts are not as fantastic as the main courses. (They really should pair-up with a pastry chef or a small independent pastry shop.)
Beer and wine selection is good for such a small cafe. Although they were out of the white sangria when I was there, they did have a good pinot grigio we enjoyed.
The location has some outdoor sitting, but it is very small and overlooks a parking lot. I have not attended any music shows, but they do have them in the evenings.
Service was superb, even though one of the meals was incorrectly served with greens instead of chips. They immediately brought out a large plate of chips to make up for the mistake. The server always smiled and was engaging in conversation when appropriate.
This was our first time to the cafe. We intend to return often.
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