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Jan 18, 2008 07:02 AM

Acadia Cafe (msp)

Does anyone know when the Acadia will open at its new location. I really have a hankerin' for a Chipotle Turkey Sandwich and a good beverage!

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    1. re: marymac

      It just moved from the corner of Franklin and Nicollet to Riverside and Cedar on the West Bank. Over By the 400 Bar

      1. re: BillyP

        So for those of you who are unfamiliar with Twin Cities street names, this is a query about Minneapolis/St. Paul.


        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          Thanks TDQ- It never occurs me to put MSP on the title

    2. There is a performance there on Friday the 24th. I heard that they will be open the 23rd. Give them a call to verify.

      1. this is in the former new riverside cafe space, right?

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        1. re: soupkitten

          So it would seem. Here's their web site:

          How was the food at the previous location? Is it good enough to lure me away from Keefer Court across the street? (Perhaps on a Tuesday, when Keefer Court is closed...)


          1. re: AnneInMpls

            huh. i know it's the west bank & all but the food prices seem kinda cheap-- is acadia primarily a bar i'm guessing? the beer list seems good & they also list the elusive but sought after "pitcher". . . still you gotta wonder about prices cheaper than the hard times down the block-- $2.25 for an egg sandwich and $.90 for a soda? talk about cheap lunch.

            1. re: soupkitten

              I dunno - $6.50 for a guacamole BLT doesn't seem that cheap to me. Perhaps the breakfast egg sandwich is their loss leader. And the beer isn't dirt cheap either - but what a great selection (they have Surly!).


              1. re: AnneInMpls

                Yeah, I agree that there prices aren't super cheap, but it is worth it for a good sandwich.

                1. re: AnneInMpls

                  I had the black bean burger & sub'd chips for a mixed greens salad (free). It was very very good for $6.50. Cheap drinks, too (I think they have some happy hour with a dollar off everything.. at least they did). Super full for $9 or so.

              2. re: AnneInMpls

                They are a coffee shop-bar-restaurant-performance venue- although I like to think of it as a coffee shop. They make great sandwiches, and I can't wait to have them in the neighborhood, as I work at the U of MN.

                I have never been to Keefer Court.

                1. re: BillyP

                  Here is a really dumb question that is a bit off topic but . . . what and where is Keefer Court? Is it an Asian place? A food court type of thing? I've been seeing all these references but it's new to me.

                  1. re: karykat

                    Does anyone know why they are moving (or have already moved?) My daughter went to MCAD and we liked going to Acadia when visiting.

                    1. re: karykat

                      I think I was able to answer my own question. Did a search for KC on this site and found some of your prior discussion and Jeremy Iggers review. It sounds like a good place to check out steamed buns.

              3. Grand opening is today and tomorrow (28th and 29th) Supposed to tap a keg of Surly Darkness