Park Café, located in the Hennepin County Government Center, and 8th Street Grill, a tradition on the corner of 8th and Marquette, have been making downtown Minneapolis customers happy with their outstanding food and friendly service for over 25 years.These two long-time food establishments also offer take-out, on-site and catering services to meet your needs and budget.



Park Café was founded in 1986 by Kim Gruetzmacher with the goal of providing fresh and healthy food to office workers and for office events. Today, Park Café continues to offer loyal customers the time-saving convenience of a salad bar, pizza, soups, sandwiches, bakery and a great grill.

8th Street Grill, with its outstanding menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and entrees is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or just because. Its comfortable dining area and tap house boasts an ever-changing selection of 44 craft, imported and seasonal beers drawing in the locals for daily specials and happy hours.

Park Cafe and 8th Street Grill partner in providing high quality catering services. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver everything from “fresh from the oven” cinnamon rolls, pizza, hot and cold box lunches, and customized hors d’oeuvres , to full buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

If you’re looking for great coffee, visit our third establishment, Park Java, also located in the Government Center – skyway level.

Why we’re in business

Our company’s mission is simple–to exceed our customer’s expectations. We strive to bring food, beverage and customer service together for a memorable experience. Whether you come to one of our restaurants with hunger on your mind or you are enjoying a special evening out with friends, our goal is to be sure your satisfied.

When you contact Park Café or 8th Street Grill for catering assistance, we know your goal is to create a memorable experience for your friends, clients or customers. We never forget that! After all, we want to see you, again.