Friends Cafe

$ • Thai, Burmese

1711 Rice St, St Paul
(651) 487-7696


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Friends Cafe

What a great find. The place is small, cold in winter and a little scruffy. But pay no attention to that. This is a true family-run business, with home-cooked Thai and Burmese food that's fresh, wholesome and really outrageously good. Our party of 3 had papaya salad, samosa, beef soup and egg curry. We loved it all. At one point we asked a question about the spice in the curry and the cook came out to show us the herb he'd used. We'll be going back - often.

I’m a foodie. I’ll admit it! Love cooking and seeking out food that will be remembered. I just ate one of the best appetizers I’ve ever come across. OMG what a delight! This rates way up there with what you expect from an expensive fine dine. The home made Burmese tamarind sauce was so delicious I asked if they sell it. They don’t, but they certainly could. I’d pay a premium price for it. This was my first time here. I can’t wait to come back and try full review

Placed an order to pick up. When paying, there was only a few cents as change. I then just went ahead and let them know to keep it. The cashier smirks and speaks under her breath about me tipping a couple cents. That was no tip, just a courtesy because it was a few cents. I ordered to go, meaning I will not be tipping. Now to the food, It was quite bland from dish to dish. As a customer of 5 years (since the old management) I no longer recommend this place.

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Monday 11AM - 8PM
Tuesday 11AM - 8PM
Wednesday 11AM - 8PM
Thursday 11AM - 8PM
Friday 11AM - 8PM
Saturday 11AM - 8PM
Sunday Closed

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