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"He has made everything beautiful in its time" -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Thirty-Six Café


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Upcoming Dates:

Please note that our café will be closed on Sunday, June 4th, 2023, as Grand Old Day will be taking place. We will also be closed on Saturday, July 1st, 2023. Thank you for understanding.    

Mini Vintage Cake Decorating Class
Jul 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thirty-Six Cafe,
949 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA

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Our Story

Thirty-Six Café was founded in November 2019 by Macy Lee, a Hmong-American entrepreneur. The café’s vision began when Macy first visited Thailand in the summer of 2017. While exploring local shops, she discovered the honey toast—a thick slice of bread that is toasted, drizzled with honey, and topped with ice cream. She loved the dessert and her experience of eating it so much that she was inspired to return home and share this treat with others. Determined, Macy returned home to the states and began building her dream. In addition to serving delicious sweets, Macy wanted to cultivate and create a space where friends could gather for coffee and decadent desserts, while enjoying each other’s company. With no culinary background and a tight budget, Macy was determined to whip up a unique menu and beautiful place where people could simply relax and eat well. After spending numerous hours in the kitchen testing recipe after recipe, Macy was able to handcraft and perfect her famous soufflé pancakes recipe. Moreover, she also designed, arranged, and decorated all of the floral décor that embellishes the entire café shop. Her persistence and drive pushed her to achieve all of this within two months of time. With the help of a handful of friends and family, Macy was able to accomplish her dream. At thirty-six years of age, this was a defining moment in her personal and professional endeavors. To commemorate this milestone, she named the café after this monumental time in her life. The café operates on a walk-in basis and strives to provide everyone a wonderful, magical dine-in experience. As we seek to grow, we hope to be able to introduce to the rest of the world outside of the Minnesota landscape the beauty and wonders of our soufflé pancakes. 

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Our Menu

At Thirty-Six Café, we strive to serve our guests the fluffiest and most delicious pancakes. Our soufflé pancakes are made fresh daily, using fine, high-quality, and natural ingredients. Guests have described our soufflé pancakes as "cloud-like" and incredibly yummy.


Click the button to see our menu along with our platter menu. We offer platters for weddings, showers, and corporate events. 


As Featured In

local MN press

Twin Cities Live - Brunch Segment & Soufflé Pancake Mix Demo

Twin Cities Live - Coffee Run of the Month

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