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 entree along with fresh baked goods each day.
Star Tribune food writer Rick Nelson recently enjoyed lunch at the Art Center Café and included it in a
July 9 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.
The Art Center Café is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Click for map and directions.
Chef Melinda's Specials
for the week of June 26, 2017
SOUPS cup / bowl
Mediterranean Fish Soup
Curried Cashew (Grapes, Pear, Bacon, Onion) with White Wine Vinaigrette
OR Vietnamese Rice Noodle (Napa, Red Cabbage, Carrot, Red Pepper), wonton crisps with Sesame Vinaigrette
SANDWICH whole only
Chicken Salad Tarragon (grapes, onion, celery, apple) on a croissant
Choice of Falafel or Gyro Served in warm pita bread w/ cucumber-dill sauce, traditional toppings and roasted potatoes
DELI SANDWICHES half / whole
Ham / Turkey / Egg Salad / Tuna
served on a variety of breads