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Art Center Café

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

The Art Center Café provides a 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 can 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 and the Dakota Bike Trail.


Chef Melinda’s menu for the week of November 19

SOUPS cup / bowl
Potato parsnip (vegan)
Chicken wild rice

Southwest (black beans, corn, tomato, red onion, shredded cheese) topped with tortilla chips and avocado lime dressing
Brussel sprout, orange, Parmesan, craisin, pepita with lemon-basil vinaigrette

SANDWICH whole only
Brat with sauerkraut and brown mustard

Baked Greek chicken with spinach

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

Muffins, Cookies