The Loon Cafe

Minneapolis  •  St.Paul

The original Loon Cafe was established in 1982 by Mike Andrews and John White. Taking a risk, they transformed an abandoned hat shop and haberdashery in downtown Minneapolis into the cornerstone of the now iconic Warehouse District.

For decades, it’s been a favorite meeting spot before and after sporting events and concerts, and for countless celebrations and happy hours. Located on the corner of 5th Street and 1st Avenue North, one block to Target center, home of the MN Timberwolves and WNMA champion Lynx and two blocks from Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.

Current partners John Stein and Tim Mahoney keep the original spirit alive, by focusing on consistently great, award-winning food and true down-to-earth hospitality, as these are the qualities the Loon Cafe has been known for.

The Loon Cafe


Located in the historic Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis — just blocks away from Target Field and Target Center, and across the street from the Warehouse District light rail station. We serve a wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches, perfect for lunch, or a solid foundation before the concert or Minnesota Twins game.

The Loon Cafe

St. Paul

Located in the heart of downtown. Just around the corner from the Xcel Energy Center, Palace Theater, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Park Square Theater, Tria Ice Center, The St. Paul Hotel, The Ordway, and Rice Park. We are easily accessible via light rail and there are ample parking options surrounding us. Come make yourself at home at the Loon Cafe St. Paul!