Restaurant Features: Cafe-Style, Counter Service, On-Site Parking
Location: St Paul
Address: 1562 Como Ave. St Paul, MN 55108 Phone (651)647-1288 Fax (651) 644-2060
Hours Mon-Friday 6:30am -7:00pm Sat 8:00am-6:00pm Sun 8:00am-5:00pm
Atmosphere: Take-out only, unfortunately :(
Menu: Open for breakfast, Nelson Cheese offers custom breakfast wraps (12″ tortilla, scrambled eggs, cheese with choice of Meat (bacon, ham, sausage), Veggies (green pepper, jalapenos, mushrooms, onions, tomato) and Sauce (cajun, caliente, salsa, sour cream).
Specialty sandwiches all have their own fancy names (ex. St paul Special, Como Club, Chicken Little, etc) and are made up of a variety of deli meats, cheeses, veggies and sauce, served ona variety of breads. These sandwiches are all served cold.
Hot sandwiches include a Hot Hero, Reuben or Rachel, Meatball, Philly Beef & cheese, Kansas City BBQ, Santa Fe, Lexington, New Orleans or Ham & cheese.
Large “Sub” stantials served ona large torpedo roll include the Cheesemaker, the Manhattan, and the Big Bird.
Box lunches are also avaialble for call-ahead orders.
Price guide: Breakfast wraps $3.74 + tax Specialty sandwiches $4.67 +tax Hot Sandwiches $4.67 + tax “Sub”stantials $5.99 + tax
What I ordered: The reuben. This sandwich was HUGE for $5!! The corned beef was good and I especially liked the “special sauce”, which was not the standard 1000 island like most reubens, but instead a creamy light cheese spread (I think thats what it was anyway!) The bread was crispy (I believe they toast/bake their sandwiches instead of grilling them).
Service: Fairly fast, depending on how many customers are waiting and what you order. Hot sandwiches obviously take a little longer.
Overall Impression: Excellent, fast sandwiches. Wish they had a sit-down eating area