Saint Paul, Minnesota
July 31, 2005
In today's hectic, fast-paced world, it's good to know that there are still places like Zeno. Simply decorated yet elegant, this cafe in the heart of Uptown offers great food and drinks.
Zeno's motto is: triumph over blandness. They have proven to be the victor in their food selection. They offer a wide breakfast selection, from egg quesadillas to "Zeno's famous granola". I tried the French toast, which is made with sourdough, and it was out of this world!
Try Zeno's for breakfast on the weekends - from 10 until 2, they do a champagne brunch. For $12, you get an entree, a dish of mini-muffins, and your choice of champagne-oriented beverage.
Zeno's also offers a small lunch and dinner selection, but their desserts are the reason to come here. Every dish is sugary, fattening, and filling, and looks like you stepped into a NYC bakery. The desserts can get a bit pricey (about $7 on average), but get one with a glass of wine or coffee drink, and you'll be in hog heaven. They offer a wide selection - you can choose from Crème Brulée, Cheesecake, Strawberry Buttercream Cake, or about 15 other delicious delicacies.
Zeno's is very open, and has full glass walls on two sides, which give you the perfect view of the Uptown crowd. They also have a small area for sidewalk seating. The only downside to this warm, well-lit place is the restrooms. Since Zeno's is fairly small for a restaurant, there is only one bathroom for each gender.
From journal Eating up the Twin Cities