The ingredients and the freshness of the food we serve is important to us. In preparing our dishes, we use local, natural and organic products as far as possible.


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What They Say

SouthWest Journal
Best of Southwest- Indian Restaurant
Namaste doesn't live up to the familiar; it exceeds it.

Minnesota Monthly
an imaginative approach to the exotic culinary traditions of Nepal and its south Asian neighbors
we bowed to the divine in the chef. And we vowed to come back and try another round of curries-this time with the heat dialed up to level four. By Ellen Shaffer

City Pages
a recovery drink
Namaste Cafe's green tea with ayurvedic herbs: a recovery drink of the week. By Marsha Trainer

City Pages
Best Chai
Better to think outside the box and head to Uptown's Namaste Cafe for freshly brewed chai made to order in intriguing flavor combinations.

Welcome to Namaste Cafe

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In countries across South-Asia, Namaste is a greeting of respect that literally means "I honor the divine in you". We have chosen this as the name of our restaurant because we believe in its sentiments and want to extend our respect to all who grace us with their presence.

The food at Namaste Cafe is mostly inspired by South-Asian cuisine. Our menu features some traditional favorites such as the Mamacha from Nepal and Paapri Chaat from India.

Many offerings however are our own creations. In preparing our food we value quality ingredients and distinction between different tastes and flavors.

We are comitted to creating flavorful dishes, with sometimes subtle and other times explosive combination of herbs and spices.



Namaste Cafe is located in the vibrant uptown area in Minneapolis, at 2512 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Namaste Cafe is part of the beautiful East Isles neighborhood. Located right on Hennepin Avenue, Namaste is convenient to get to using private or public transportation. It offers a few parking spaces in the back of the restaurant accessible through the alley on 25th street and ample street parking as well as a bike rack up front.


We are open every day from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and on weekends from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Lunch is served from 11:00 to 3:00 pm. The dinner menu is served from 3:00 pm until closing. Namaste Happy Hour which includes $2.00 off Appetizers, tap beers, feature wines and cocktails is from 3:00 - 6:00 pm everyday! Namaste Cafe is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


We take reservations for parties of more than 8. Please understand that when we have customers waiting to be seated, we will hold your reservations for 10-15 minutes.


Rotating Feature Wines
Astoria Pinot Grigio & Astoria Red Blend

PRICE: Daily HAPPY HOUR 3 - 6 pm $4.00/glass

Founded in 1987 by an old family of winemakers, Paolo and Giorgio Polegato’s Astoria prides itself on the quality of its products and we are happy to have their Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Red Blend on our wine list.


Artist of the Month

Every month we have different artists exhibiting their art work on our walls. If you are intrested to exhibit yours pls contact Paris Gronberg @ 612 827 2496 or


Farmers and Suppliers
We are proud to source our ingrediens from local, sustainable farms and suppliers.

Kadejan Inc
Eichtens Hidden Acres
Peace Coffee
Frontier Co-op
Hastings Cooperative Creamery
Organic Valley Co-op
Sunrich Naturals
New Zealand Lamb Cooperative