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French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

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2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1321 (26th Street)
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

OMG, is the best way to describe the food here. There were five of us and we all came at different times, but our waitress was nonplussed and did an amazing job, also refilling our water glasses frequently. We had a walleye melt (probably not the best place for that), a fruit pancake, home fries, Cajun home fries with chicken... More 

1 Thank cbc1234567
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,303 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I met a friend here for dinner, and started with a Bells Two Hearted($7) before ordering the Rachel($12) with fries. It was a bit chilly in the restaurant despite their multi door winter entry. The food was fantastic and the organic rye bread had a perfect amount of crisp with out being overy buttery and the firecracker slaw and coleslaw... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

By far the best restaurant in Uptown, if not Minneapolis. Artfully crafted dishes for all tastes. Craft cocktail from the Bluestem Bar are worth their price and their wine and beer selection is robust and affordable. Service is very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We went to celebrate a 30th birthday and were not disappointed. We will be back very soon!

Thank Adam B
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

For more than two decades French Meadow has been our favorite restaurant anywhere in the Twin Cities with its consistently delicious, healthy and organic food, including wonderful vegan options. We love the green curry vegetables with tofu, vegan breakfast, tempeh reuben, vegan pancakes and spa salad.

2 Thank TerryGips
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had the corn blueberry pancake, bacon and orange juice. The Pancake was not great. It was very heavy and I had to ask for extra syrup because it was so dense. The bacon was good and the orange juice was good. It was pricy but that's to be expected for a place that is all organic/healthy ect...probably wouldn't go... More 

Thank Rebecca D
Thunder Bay, Canada
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We searched out vegan places, and this one looked like it would be the best, so we gave it a shot! I ordered the veggie burger, which was outstanding, and my wife had the Almond encrusted Walleye, which she also raved about. It was such a nice meal, we came back for breakfast the next morning, which also was memorable!

Thank Rink64
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

After a week of "not so good food" choices, this place makes it very easy to chose healthy, but tasty food. I had the chicken sandwich on cranberry bread. The chicken was moist and free from fat. Also on it was a slice of Provolone cheese; on the side was a big salad with dressing. I knew I'd be in... More 

Thank hikeer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here on New Years Eve. What a nightmare, worst service. It wasn't even busy when we arrived and it took forever to be greeted. I can forgive bad service when it's busy or people are apologetic. But bad service with an attitude is a no go for me! Had to get up out of our seats several times for,... More 

Thank geegeethebrat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here with a party of 8 and the service was amazing! The restaurant was busy but that didn't hinder our waitress. Great selection of seafood and meat meals.

1 Thank mejmorin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Fun casual setting for excellent food. We love the fish tacos or tempeh Reuben's. Bakery is excellent.

Thank Margot A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1321
    (26th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The bus lines 4 and 113, stop at our corner, 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue S. For more information, www.metrotransit.org.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612.870.7855
Welcome to the first Certified Organic Bakery in the USA! French Meadow began baking organic yeast-free bread in 1985. On the forefront of healthy, organic baking, we opened the popular Uptown cafe in the early 1990's by customer demand, and have been serving healthful gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, local, organic and natural foods ever since. With the growing demand for fresh and innovative food, we were able to expand the cafe in 2013 to include Bluestem Bar, offering full table service, a selection of sustainable wines and local taps, and a private dining room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?