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Barnes & Noble Cafe

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Edina, MN
+1 952-920-0633
09:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tried the "new" B&N kitchen. Based on the hype and the Star & Tribune review, expected better. Nothing wrong with the experience, and will add that relative to the old Café, an improvement but hoped for more. The service was good, but hard to figure out as there were many servers and the coverage area almost seemed random. Burger was... More 

Thank T W
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Read some rave reviews in the newspaper so since we were there thought we'd give it a try. As most reviews here state it has a limited menu, and the prices are high. Most entrees are at least $16. Ordered the Mac and Cheese and Mushroom Ragu. Both were very good, but were $16 a plate. There is a hamburger... More 

Thank travelinfreak68
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Is it a bookstore? Is it a restaurant? It can't decide so it does neither very well. LOUD! Glaring lights. Strange, uninviting arrangement of books. Strange, uninviting arrangement in the cafe. Overpriced food, reduced area of books. Nice try B&N but, you should have replicated the old store and just added some big, compy chairs.

Thank X3343SSjeanm
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, particularly sides that are huge...like their potatoes, broccoli & tabbouli are fabulous! A meal by themselves & so tasty. The food is "spendie", however portions are so large & so good they make two people happy. Doing that you have room to split their luscious fruit compote with a huge dollop of rich vanilla ice cream. The wine... More 

Thank daihl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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162 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yes, there is a $4 one-bottle coke, and an $18 hamburger touted as "brisket," but it seemed to be just-a-burger. The cafe has that Nordic-and-bookstore look. The staff were very attentive and the manager was wearing a suit with a boutonniere looking quite sharp. The menu had one page of alcoholic beverages (and there was a round table bar area... More 

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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I'm still trying to figure what this is supposed to be. It is not a bookstore coffee shop, where you can linger with your books for some time. Which is frustrating, as that is what is still wanted. Combine that with B&N's reduced footprint, and I don't see this new combination lasting. As a restaurant, the food is good. The... More 

Thank Brian M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We couldn't decide if it was ok, or over-priced. We were not expecting such fancy food. It was expensive lunch! $20 a person, unless you get a tiny appetizer. Diet coke was $3 for the little 10 oz. Decorative bottle. No free refills. Probably not going back. But, the chairs were comfortable. I noticed a lot of people just had... More 

Thank Brenda G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The new bookstore has no energy Concrete floors, no windows Layout does not welcome browsing. Cafe ambiance cold dark Terrible 1950s kitchen look Prices $4 small coke bottle $18 burger $14 grilled cheese & soup Soup tasted like Campbell's right out of can Cheese sandwich skimpy on cheese especially for price. Burger OK but not $18 bucks oK .Water in... More 

Thank TravelGovernor
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I suppose in nordic Minnesota, one could appreciate the severe Scandinavian decor, but this new reworking left me cold. The old cafe is gone, replaced by an upscale "kitchen," which offers decent enough food for the price. But mind you, the menu is slim and the prices higher than the previous cafe. What disappointed me the most was the book... More 

Thank Larry C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The new restaurant is very pretty and comfortable. The food was very good. However, the lunch menu is limited and is completely overpriced. We had a chicken ceaser that was $17 and a brisket hamburger which was also $17. These prices are way too high for lunch in a bookstore, no matter how nice the ambience. These are more like... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edina, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Edina
  • Phone Number: +1 952-920-0633

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