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French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

2610 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 | Uptown/ Eat Street | 612-870-7855

Location Description:

An entire book could be devoted to the wonders and marvels of French Meadow. Quickly, let us say that Lynn Gordon opened this foremother of all things organic in the Twin Cities as an all-organic, yeast-free bakery in 1985. Eventually she added a café with an emphasis on counter-service cooked-to-order delights like buoyant pancakes, chock-full-of-treats quiches, and legendarily satisfying soups (vegan, vegetarian, and rib-sticking-with-meat varieties). Then in 2001, dinner table-service debuted. Now the busy building is all things to all people: One of the best bakeries in the country, one of the best places to get a pancake on a Thursday morning, one of the best neighborhood restaurants for dinner--guess it just shows that good karma really is a cosmic force.

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  • Cuisine(s): Bakery, Breakfast, Cafe, Deli, Wine Bar
  • Hours: Sun 6:30am-11pm, Mon-Sat 6:30am-12am
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

Related Stories

  • The Hot Dish: Now Open
    There has been a lot of internal moving and shaking on the block of Lyndale Avenue at 26th Street. French Meadow Bakery first sold off its commercial bakery business, rendering a whole lot...
  • The Hot Dish: Coming Soon
    French Meadow has been generating a lot of news of late. The bakery and cafe recently announced plans to open a new outpost of their store in the former Coffee News space on Grand Avenue and...
  • Restaurants:
    Eric Austin strolls into French Meadow Cafe and takes a seat behind a candlelit table. He peruses the menu, more out of habit than necessity. This is one of his favorite local dining...
  • The Hot Dish: Coming Soon
    Vegans and omnivores will be able to happily share a table this November when the latest venue from Lynn Gordon, the founder of French Meadow Bakery, opens in the Galleria in Edina. Peoples...
  • The Hot Dish: Food Fight
    A hamburger is straightforward--a hunk of cooked beef on a bun--but a veggie burger is a more malleable thing. A recent episode of Future Food proved it, serving veggie burgers made not just...
  • Restaurants: Reviewed
    French Meadow Bakery & Cafe 2610 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.870.7855 When French Meadow first debuted dinner with full table service and wine two full years...
  • Restaurants:
    Schumacher's Historic European Restaurant 1703 Carnes Ave., State Fairgrounds 7 a.m. to midnight daily French Meadow Bakery & Cafe Food Building, State Fairgrounds 8 a.m. to 10 p.m....

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