Spring (Cafe) is Here!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:15 AM

Jahn Brink, general manager of Spring Cafe, on opening day.

Spring Cafe is now open in the Como Lakeside Pavilion. The new restaurant debuted without fanfare on April 12 and now is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

The casual, counter-service restaurant looks both fresh and familiar from the Pavilion's Dockside era. Spring Cafe's menu features a range of appetizers ($3-$8), sandwiches ($5-$10), and dinner baskets ($8-$16) -- including a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free choices. There also are a children's menu ($5-$6); "grab and go" salads, wraps, and rolls ($6-$9); desserts ($2-$5); soft drinks ($1.50-$4); wine ($6-$8); local craft beer and cider ($5-$7); and a half-dozen pre-mixed cocktails ($6-$7).

Sweet Science Ice Cream is running the lakeside concession window, selling its custom organic ice cream, soft drinks and snacks. Hours are 2-9 p.m. weekdays; noon-9 p.m. weekends.

Wheel Fun Rentals once again is renting surrey bicycles, kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards at the Lakeside Pavilion. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. every day during the summer season.

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation awarded Spring Cafe a five-year contract to manage a restaurant and other activities in the Pavilion. The restaurant must be open daily from May through the weekend after Labor Day, and must be open at least on weekends the rest of the year.

Originally published April 13, 2018; updated May 26.

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