French Inspired

Comfort Food

Local Homemade DISHES \\ Unique Parisian Experience


A Cathedral Hill gem, the French Hen Cafe, offers a unique Parisian experience with familiar comfort food.


The French Hen Cafe opened it's french doors in November of 2012 as the perfect bookend to it's sister business, Fleur de Lis Fresh Flowers. Locally owned and operated by Robin Rivard and her family, the French Hen aspires to offer a french twist on the hearty and nostalgic dishes of the midwest. As Julia Childs herself would say its a "balance between complexities of haute cuisine and the practicalities of the American cook."

Paired with the warmth the the french and local spirit, the Rivards have crafted a parlor like european bistro experience. With a entrance through the flower shop, a garden patio, and a bright clean dining room, the French Hen carries the historic and vintage ambiance that fuses the Cathedral hill with Paris.



(651) 222-6201



516 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102



Daily 8:00a-2:30p

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Private Events

The French Hen is open for private events of any type including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, corporate events, and more! Please contact us for your free consultation today. 


Food & Drink

The Real Delight of the evening is the european inspired menu and the hand selected beers & wines available for your function.


Festivities at the French Hen come at any price point. With no minimums, we can accommodate for parties as simple as hor d'oeurves and as extravagant as a full course menu.


Our ambient dining room has space to seat 50 with additional seating on the garden patio and flower shop if necessary. 


To enhance the atmosphere, our sister Fleur de Lis Fresh Flowers is available to make centerpieces fit for any occasion.