Wilde Cafe & Spirits

94% love it
A tribute to Oscar—the original Dandy
Named for famed playwright Oscar Wilde, this cafe-bistro provides a Victorian-inspired ambience with a menu filled with a wide array of comfort foods.


    • MidwestMan
      MidwestMan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It was okay
      I was under the impression that there would be more gay people there. I went on a Saturday night, and there only seemed to be about 5 gay people and 50 straight people. Which is fine, I'm just not sure why it's advertised as being a gay establishment on here. The food was good and the staff was friendly. It just wasn't quite what I was expecting. I guess I just miss Vera's Café.

    • AlbieHamilton
      AlbieHamilton Over a year ago

      Service is poor, and the food is overpriced. However, the food is delicious!

    • camobert
      camobert Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Low key spot, great location, average food, below average service.
      I stopped at the Wilde Roast one day for lunch last week for my first time. It has been recommended by friends as a nice place to eat, quiet, and friendly. As was most everybody else in there at the same time as me, I was working on stuff for my job, laptop, phone, and paper spread all over my table. Much to my surprise, I had to submit my order and pay at the counter when arriving, I was given a sign for my table, and later a person from the kitchen brought my lunch. I didn't get my drink until I was done eating and then had to ask for it. Anyway, it is a lousy way to serve the customers and therefore, I'm not sure I'll return, at least for lunch.

    • Thad4Phila
      Thad4Phila Over a year ago
      Loves it

      So gay. And so pleasant.
      The autographed pictures on the wall seem like a gay Who's Who. Don't worry. This is a no-bitchiness zone in an interesting Minneapolis neighborhood. Breakfast is their best - the breakfast burro is incredibly delicious. Coffee is very good. I think they could make any coffee drink you could imagine, and I bet it would be good. It can get crowded, and the crowd includes families...but honestly, who wouldn't like it here?

    • vfxbear
      vfxbear Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love it
      Warm atmosphere, great service. Some of the best coffee in the twin cities and dessert thats out of this world!! Highly recommended.

    • williamp
      williamp Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best in town
      Food, service, overall great place

    • DrJRobinson
      DrJRobinson Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not for students
      Wilde Roast is a lovely cafe with nice (overpriced) food and beverages. Be warned, this place is not a coffee shop. It is not setup to welcome students with laptops and textbooks. The tables (for two) aren't even large enough to place a laptop and a book on. Wilde Roast is much more appropriate as a place to take a date or a friend and chat for awhile. Also, after 6 p.m. the lights are dimmed and the internet is turned off. If you're looking for a gay-friendly coffee shop environment, I would suggest Spyhouse in Uptown or the Dunn Bros in Loring Park.

    • tdegree
      tdegree Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Importance of Good Food
      Victorian cafe at the corner of Central and Hennepin in NE Minneapolis. Wilde Roast has delicious coffee and espresso drinks, gourmet food, great wine and unbelievable desserts. Come to study or to socialize, Wilde Roast is the best place to hang out ever. All hail to the cafe so pretentious that they have crystal chandeliers in their restrooms.