128 Cafe

128 Café
Photo by Katherine Harris
Max Thompson has breathed new life into this old familiar basement eatery by giving it a fresh, cheffy eye. You can still find the legendary ribs, but also try some braised beef cheeks, barbacoa tamales, or anything hit with housemade Twang hot sauce.


Type: American

Price: $$$

Features: Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine & Beer Only

Meals: Dinner, Lunch

Neighborhood(s): Selby/Grand, St. Paul

From 128 Cafe

Make a reservation.           

Dinner — $30

Firsts (Choice of):

  • POACHED PEAR SALAD blue cheese, candied pecans, fennel, hearty greens  
  • SMOKED PORK TERRINE lime crema, jalapeños, cilantro  
  • FALL SOUP du jour  

Mains (Choice of):

  • STUFFED QUAIL andouille-farro stuffing, collards, green goddess ranch, twang
  • GRILLED ARCTIC CHAR garlic broccoli, roasted shallots, charred spicy eggplant
  • ‘POT ROAST’ braised grass fed beef, honey roasted root vegetables, roasted garlic mash
  • BABY BACK RIBS brussels sprouts hash, bacon - full rack - $6 supplement


  • CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE figs, caramelized white chocolate  mousse
  • CARAMEL APPLE NAPLOEON vanilla whip, walnut crumble
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