- Mon6:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Tue6:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Wed6:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Thur6:30 am – 10:30 pm
- Fri6:30 am – 11:00 pm
- Sat7:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Sun7:30 am – 8:00 pm
If you’re jonesing for a cup of organic fair trade coffee and a house-made pastry or sandwich. We’re open daily.
Kids are always welcome, and we have a special play area for them to have fun with friends.
If you need a change of scenery from your desk, bring your laptop to the cafe. We’ve got free wi-fi and the caffeine to help you meet those deadlines or ace your next test.
If you’re looking for live music from local bands playing blues, jazz, bluegrass, and everything in between, stop in on a weekend night.
We offer a full seasonal menu and a wine list featuring small producers from around the world that you’re not going to find anywhere else.
If you’re headed to the Riverview Theater to catch a movie, stop into the wine bar for your favorite drink and appetizer or dessert before the show.
If it’s a dinner date, cozy up in the fireplace lounge with a multi-course meal or dine under the stars on our patio on warm summer evenings.
The 1908 building that is home to the Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar has been a neighborhood destination for over a century.
At one point the space was the home of a soda fountain, and it was the place to take a date, bring the family on a lazy weekend afternoon, and catch up on the latest happenings around town.
When we opened the Riverview Cafe in 1998, we wanted the building to once again be the hub of community life and a local destination and be:
– a place for neighbors to gather over a cup of coffee or glass of wine
– a place where parents and kids would be welcome
– a great place for a romantic date night.
More than fifteen years later we’ve seen first dates, babies grow up, and neighbors become like family.
We’re on the corner of East 38th Street and 42nd Avenue South
Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar is located in the heart of the Longfellow neighborhood in South Minneapolis.
We’re kitty-corner from the historic Riverview Theater and across the street from Mother Earth Gardens. Whether you arrive on foot, two wheels, or four – we’re easy to find.
Parking is available behind the cafe in our lot, or there are many options for on-street parking if you plan on exploring the neighborhood after grabbing a bite to eat.
We are conveniently located on Route 9. You can plan your trip to the Riverview using Metro Transit’s Trip Planner.
Just a short hop from West River Parkway along the Mississippi, we’re the perfect stop if you’re out on biking the Grand Rounds or walking the dog. We have lots of space in front of the shop to secure your wheels.
Our unique Coffee House in Minneapolis offers
– free wifi
– organic fair trade, locally roasted coffee
– great homemade food
– wonderful wines and beers.
Come enjoy our urban Minneapolis vibe in the Longfellow neighborhood.
Local bands ranging from bluegrass to vintage pop perform in our cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday nights, a live band performs jazz classics in the wine bar.
If your band is looking for a gig contact us at:
Every few months, we transform the cafe into an intimate concert hall for live performances by notable musicians.
We close the cafe, create concert-style seating, light the candles, and enjoy an hour-long performance by nationally- and internationally-known musicians.
Tickets for these not-to-be-missed Showcase events are available for purchase at the Cafe or by phone 612-722-7234.
If you’re feeling adventurous, bring your instrument to the cafe for our Thursday night open mike session from 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Longfellow has a vibrant artist community, and we love to showcase the work of local talent.
Every month the walls of our cafe are filled with works by local artists.
If you are an artist interested in showing your work in our cafe, please contact us at
Currently we are featuring the work of Anita White.
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