952-473-7361 ext.160


The Art Center Café is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Art Center Café provides pleasant respite for students before or after class and a delicious, affordable dining destination for all visitors. Chef Melinda Alves offers a different menu each week, including soup, salad, sandwiches and hot entrée along with fresh baked goods each day.

Star Tribune food writer Rick Nelson enjoyed lunch at the Art Center Café and included it in a July 9, 2015 Taste feature you may read here: Summer dining served on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

The art Center Café is easy to get to yet provides a wonderful getaway experience, just one exit and one turn from 394 (only a few minutes west of Ridgedale Center). Combine lunch with a stroll through the gallery, peek into the art studios and browse in the Art Center Shop. Enjoy original artwork always on display throughout the building.

Other nearby attractions include the Noerenberg Memorial County Park just down the road and the Dakota Bike Trail one block away.


Chef Melinda’s menu for the week of September 24

SOUPS cup / bowl
Thai roasted beet and carrot

Sweet & Salty Fall (butternut squash, apples, bacon, goat cheese, craisin on greens with maple-tahini vinaigrette)

SANDWICH whole only
Bagel with lox, cream cheese, tomato, and capers

Choice of vegetable or yellow chicken curry served over basmati rice

DELI SANDWICHES half / whole
Ham / Turkey / Egg Salad / Tuna
served on a variety of breads

Muffins, cookies