A few steps from the Cedar-Riverside intersection, Dilla’s Ethiopian Restaurant gets high marks for its authenticity, the combination platters and affordability. They offer lots of vegetarian and vegan-approved dishes and stage buffets on Thursdays and Sundays for $12. Lucky Dragon draws a crowd of regulars, hooked on the lovingly prepared Vietnamese dishes, giant servings, low prices and affection for the owners. Tamu Grill bring the tastes of Kenya to Minneapolis. They manage to accommodate for food sensitivities like nuts, eggs, or dairy without sacrificing flavorful dishes. The friendly service and large portions of East African dishes at Baarakallah Restaurant, make it a must-visit.
The grab-n-go, hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean Deli serves delicious, inexpensive items like falafel, sambusas, lamb gyros and a few West African dishes. The Red Sea was the first Ethiopian (with Eritrean influences) restaurant in Minneapolis. Their vegetarian options are universally adored as is their generous, daily happy hour. They have a full bar that transforms into a nightclub and live-music venue in the evening, featuring reggae, R&B, soul, hip-hop and more. Local chain and a favorite for East African staples, Afro Deli is a great quick stop.
Gather around a delicious cup of coffee at 7 Corners Coffee, the friendly environment is perfect for studying, meeting or just taking a moment to relax.
The Cabooze attracts music artists ranging from up-and-coming, buzz-worthy acts to groups on nostalgia tours to those that aren’t quite ready for an arena show, but almost. Palmer's Bar also has live music and is a dive bar that was once a speakeasy. Open late, Hard Times Cafe provides a punk-rock atmosphere and serves vegan & vegetarian fare. Town Hall Brewery has tasty menu and wide selection of craft beer to wash it all down.