Sun Street Breads

4600 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Emily Utne


  • Daily 6:30am-2pm, Mon 6pm-8pm
  • $
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A quick look at Minneapolis's riverfront ruins and you'd think we'd let our city's proud heritage slip away: A relic that was once the world's largest flour mill is now a museum devoted to its history. But a few patient, nocturnal souls like Solveig Tofte are building on our city's grain-processing legacy and turning Minneapolis into a veritable baking mecca. Tofte spent a decade as the head baker for Turtle Bread before opening Sun Street with her husband, Martin Ouimet. It's a cheery, gleaming space with windows on three sides, but its most salient feature is a spare, open floor plan that offers a direct sightline to the baking operations. Tofte is a master of classic breads, such as France's iconic baguette, but the also likes to experiment by incorporating everything from her house-made granola to locally brewed beer into her pre-ferments. The bakery also offers excellent pastries, biscuits and gravy that are better than MawMaw's, and a meatloaf sandwich worth trading in a summer's worth of hamburgers.

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