The Loon Cafe

Winner of awards from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and City Pages, The Loon Cafe features a wide variety of menu items. Stop by for a quick appetizer, enjoy our selection of fresh salads and wraps, or dig into a bowl of our famous chili.

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.

500 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Tues–Thurs: 11:30am–10:00pm
Fri–Sat: 11:30am–11:00pm
Vikings home games: Open at 9am if game starts at 12pm
Twins home games: Open at 10:00am if game starts at 12:10pm

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Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Featured in Bon Appetit, our broth-based wild rice soup is our own unique blend of long-grain Minnesota wild rice and white rice mixed with chunks of chicken in a homemade stock with fresh vegetables and selected seasonings.

Pinto’s Diablo Chili

 A favorite here in the Twin Cities. Created by Pinto, (a favorite of ours in his own right) and requested by Gourmet magazine. This is a ground beef, kidney bean, and veggie chili that is very hearty and pleasantly spiced. Topped with sour cream, cheese, and onions and served with Texas toast. Medium spice. A Minnesota-Born Chili!

Pecos River Red

This is the only chili that can be ordered in three distinct classifications of spiciness. Lean, cubed sirloin steak and onions along with Tex-Mex spices and chili peppers. Topped with sour cream, cheese, and onions, and served with Texas toast. Mild, medium, or hot. A classic Texas-style chili.

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