The Aster Cafe

Welcome to the Aster Cafe.

The Aster Cafe is located under the trees on the prettiest street in Minneapolis. Overlooking the mighty Mississippi river and the skyline of the city, the Aster is a candle-lit restaurant-bar with a sweet European patio. Live music, great brunches, craft beers and cocktails, and a thoughtful wine list add up to City Pages calling us the “best place to go on a first date”. Our menu is fresh (no deep fryers!) and inventive. We also have lovely spaces for events and weddings, which you can check out by contacting our Event Goddess. So get down here! 

Aster Cafe takes reservations for indoor music only. We host live music on the weekends including Sunday brunch. Reservations for those days are specific to the event.

We do not take reservations for any outdoor patio seating or indoor general seating.

For indoors only reservations of large groups of 6 or more guests, please call the restaurant or email and we will try to accommodate you.

For groups larger than 30, please make a private event request.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 4pm – Close
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – Close

Kitchen Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Happy Hour:

Tuesday – Thursday + Sunday: 4pm – 6pm
$5 Draft Beer
$7 Ercole Barbera
$7 Cavazza Pinot Grigio
$7/$30 Nitro Sangria On Tap

Take a 3D Tour:


Live music at the Aster.

The Aster presents live music most nights of the year, ranging from national acoustic acts to the best local artists and showcases.

Interested in performing at the Aster?

Please fill out our booking form.


A beautiful venue for private events.

If you want a romantic wedding space with a team that will strive to make your day memorable, let’s talk! We can host your ceremony, reception, bridal dinner, champagne brunch, even your in-laws.

We also have facilities for corporate meetings and gatherings – your boss will think you are a hip cat for hosting an event down in such a unique spot right on the river. Contact our event team, let’s get the ball rolling!




The Aster is located in St. Anthony Main at 125 SE Main Street in Minneapolis.


Ramp parking is recommended because it’s convenient & inexpensive. Enter ramp off 2nd Street SE & 2nd Avenue SE.


For bands/music inquiries, please contact us by filling out our booking form. Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond to every request.

For all other inquiries please contact us at or (612) 379-3138.