Gingko's Coffee, a shop located in the Hamline Midway neighborhood

The Hamline-Midway Neighborhood

Your Saint Paul home

Hamline University sits just north of Saint Paul’s University Avenue, the bustling center of the Hamline-Midway neighborhood (named for its spot midway between Saint Paul and Minneapolis). Whether you’re looking for someplace within a quick walk of campus, or want to venture out on the nearby Green Line train that runs between the cities, you’ll find it all: Restaurants representing cuisines from around the world, shopping opportunities with businesses large and small, and activities loved by locals and visitors alike.

Neighborhood eats

food from different cultures, salad, cookie, gyro

Mirror of Korea

Just a short walk across the street, Mirror of Korea offers the Hamline-Midway neighborhood some of the best Korean food around.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About one minute.


Groundswell is a wonderful option for students seeking gluten-free and vegan options. Boasting a bakery as well as a cafe-style restaurant, Groundswell often hosts local artists and musicians, including a small Minnesota-themed gift shop.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About 17 minutes.

Black Sea

Black Sea is a favorite among Hamline students, with large portions at affordable prices. Students can choose from a large variety of Turkish cuisine, served fresh and fast.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About two minutes.

Pho Pasteur

Is there anything more warming than a big bowl of noodles on a cold day? Eat your fill of Vietnamese comfort food at this casual nearby restaurant known for its pho, spring rolls, and more.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About three minutes.

Local fun

Pictures of places around Saint Paul

Minnesota State Fair

Celebrate the final days of summer at the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Enjoy the walk or hop on a quick bus ride (or check online during fair season for free shuttles) to explore a classic state fair with live entertainment, shopping, baby animals, carnival rides, and all the food on a stick you could want. The fair begins twelve days before Labor Day each year.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About 70 minutes (five-minute bus ride).

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is the perfect setting for an outdoor adventure. The free zoo hosts a wide variety of animals and exhibits, matched only in diversity by the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, a place to enjoy a tropical environment year-round.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About one hour (15-minute bus ride).

Allianz Field

Catch a Minnesota United FC (major league soccer) game at the Twin Cities’ newest stadium. With architecture inspired by Minnesota’s waterways and the Northern Lights, the stadium boasts full food service and incredible gameday views.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About 20 minutes.

Can Can Wonderland

Test your mini-golf skills at this year-round, artist-designed course! You’ll also find vintage arcade games, ping-pong, and pinball machines, along with pizza and other food and drink options.

Walk time from Anderson Center: About 18 minutes.

Nearby amenities

Need to pick up some groceries, toiletries, or other supplies? Lloyd’s Pharmacy is a go-to staple in the community.

Just south of campus along University Avenue, you’ll find Target, Cub Foods, CVS, Goodwill, and other mass retailers within a 25-minute walk or quick bus ride from campus.

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