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Walker Café

Walker Café

A celebration of seasonal and heritage ingredients, featuring a Thursday night bar scene. Social. Sustainable. Ambitious. Accessible.

Daytime offerings include soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, sides, and Patisserie 46 baked goods. Espresso, tea, and soda as well as beer, wine, and cocktails are available.

Also available for private rental.


  • Lunch: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–3 pm
  • Refreshments: Tuesday–Sunday, 3–5 pm and before and after performances in the McGuire Theater
  • Open Late Thursday, 5–9 pm
  • Happy Hour: Thursday, 5–7 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

British Fare at the Walker Café

Enjoy British pub fare and drinks throughout December. We’re open for noshes and bevvies to set the mood for the British Arrows Awards from 5–9 pm on the following dates:

  • Friday–Saturday, December 2–3
  • Thursday–Saturday, December 8–10
  • Thursday–Saturday, December 15–17
  • Wednesday–Friday, December 21–23
  • Thursday–Friday, December 29–30

Coming Soon

Esker Grove

Esker Grove

The new restaurant at the Walker from chef Doug Flicker opens mid-December 2016. Sitting at the base of the Walker’s new hillside addition to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Esker Grove is a natural bridge between the outside and the inside, providing Walker visitors a chance to relax, chat, and enjoy chef Flicker’s cuisine.

Learn more at eskergrove.com and make your reservation at opentable.com.