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French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN
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French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

4.5
4.5
631 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
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French Meadow Bakery & Café on Grand Avenue brings you organic, fresh, and sustainable farm-to-table cuisine in a welcoming environment. Our eclectic menu offers something for everyone -- vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and omnivores alike -- plus a selection of local beers, cocktail specials, and organic / sustainable wines, as well as our signature bread, pastries, and desserts. All of our produce and meats are from our regional farmer partners, all of whom operate organic, sustainable, and humane farms. Brunch seating, Friday through Sunday, is on a first-come, first-served basis. We will not be taking reservations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Patio seating is always available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We continue to offer takeout/curbside pickup.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 789-8870

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Timothy McKenzie

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    Macalester Street

  • Parking details

    For your convenience, off-street parking is available across the street from the restaurant in the shared lot with Patagonia.

  • Public transit

    #63 - Grand Ave. & Cambridge St.<br />#83 and A Line - Snelling & Grand Ave

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. A

    A100

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Very busy and full restaurant. Lucked out with a corner table. Otherwise definitely would have been uncomfortable with so many full tables so close together. Waitress was super busy with lots of tables luckily we were not in any hurry. First time eating there and was going for gluten free meal. Had the fried chicken sandwich and firecracker slaw as a side dish. Did not like the flavor of either the sandwich or the slaw very bitter was expecting firecracker to be spicy or tangy not bitter so maybe just personal preference or misunderstanding what firecracker flavor is supposed to mean.
  2. M

    Mark

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, safe surroundings, excellent service, great value
  3. r

    ruthd

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dining on the sunny patio punctuated by plants all around was very pleasant. My organic salad had the very best organic Romaine lettuce and very tasty maple dijon dressing with fresh apple slices - tasty. The coffee was aromatic and our server was very accommodating, pleasant and eager to please. My husband's burger was superb. We always look forward to having lunch at French Meadow in September/October to take pleasure in seeing the three red (Japanese?) maples but alas, our drought and hot summer was too much for them this year, we think. Very positive experience all around. Thank you.
  4. KH

    KathyH

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    All was good except for minimal parking. Very difficult to find any place to park.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Their back patio is amazing in the fall. You do have to deal with the occasional bee, unfortunately, but no more so than any other patio this time of year. Their lattes are delicious :)
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Too noisy!! Neither my friend nor I could hear each other across the table. The noise level ruined our experience.
  7. MY

    MaryY

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening in the patio!
  8. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty breakfast. Good portion size. Very friendly and efficient waitress.
  9. M

    Mark

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, food and service were great. Server was very pleasant and engaging. Only complaint is they were a little skimpy on the fries. Everyone ran short so we ordered a family order. We love French Meadow, both locations.
  10. MR

    MarjR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great! Food was good, coconut cake was wonderful!
  11. KG

    KarenG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Curry with chicken and the Blackened Fish Taco and really enjoyed both dishes. The combination of flavors in the curry was excellent. I can't wait to try something else off the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the patio!
  13. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Raves for the flatbread appetizer and the roasted beet & pear salad. The salmon croquettes were dry.
  14. LW

    LynnW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Had avocado toast, too salty and otherwise tasteless. My companion had the breakfast quesadilla, very greasy and somewhat burnt. I will not go there for breakfast again.
  15. JN

    JeffN

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night to sit out on their patio. Food was amazing. We started with roasted Brussel sprouts and Rosemary potato flatbread - so awesome and so much! We took 1/2 home for tomorrow! The blackened fish tacos were amazing and again such generous portions. The scallops-and especially the ginger carrot sauce were melt in your mouth good. And finally the steak salad was perfect as always
  16. NG

    NancyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our family celebrated a birthday of a now nine year old and it was fantastic outside on the patio. The owner was there and made sure everts was going well for the celebration! The food was delicious and beautifully cooked and we brought home leftovers to enjoy another meal at home! The pastries were a celebration in themselves! I highly recommend the French Meadow Bakery!
  17. DB

    DickBobG

    Naples

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food & the variety of the menu options.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellence!
  19. KH

    KurtH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual.
  20. c

    cristinaq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was my first time at French Meadow and I enjoyed it very much! Food was delicious, back patio very quaint! Loved all of the planters with flowers, kale, herbs, etc!! Service a little slow but probably because of short staff like every place else!
  21. K

    Kaylee

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend of 19 years and I always choose French Meadow for breakfast when we get together. The food and service has never disappointed in all those years, and this weekend was no exception.
  22. F

    Foodlovesme

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting quality food. What else do you need? Seating booth was spacious and the ambience was very cozy and comfortable. It was pretty quiet at 1030 am on a weekday. I would stop by here almost everyday if I lived nearby.
  23. F

    Foodie18

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was great fresh and tasty.
  24. r

    retiredlady

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    i highly recommend this charming bakery/cafe. The outside deck is spacious and full of blooming plants. Lovely for a pleasant weekend brunch. We will have to try dinner there, too.
  25. SS

    StaciS

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet a friend for lunch or dinner.
  26. JS

    JohnS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor eating area was lovely, the service (including trainee) great and the food wonderful.
  27. L

    Lesueur

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We like going here because members of our group are gluten-free. The service was just terrible this time however. We had to find a server to order, we had to request more water/coffee.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The service wasn’t very good. Our server seemed very annoyed by our requests / questions. Wasn’t very helpful at all.
  29. DM

    DanetteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio, stellar service, fabulous food as usual!
  30. S

    Scout

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food and charming service. We were delighted and will be back soon!
  31. SS

    SarahS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
  32. MN

    MNTim

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always.
  33. LM

    LeslieM

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Casual ambience; interesting menu selections; something for everyone.
  34. JS

    JillS

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a nice evening at French Meadow Bakery on Grand. We were able to make a last minute reservation for five on a Saturday night. Food was good (not great), wait staff friendly and helpful, atmosphere really pleasant. We will eat there again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast burrito is the best I’ve ever had. All are great but Anna is absolutely amazing!
  36. NJ

    NJEM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The SPA salad is phenomenal! We also had a great server.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a nice lunch on the back patio area. Fish tacos were really excellent, with plenty of greens. Service was solid and attentive. Great neighborhood spot!
  38. TB

    TeddyBear

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Patio was the choice and the reservation rewarded that. Service a wee bit slow, but fine. Food was large amounts. Quesadilla was a bit dry. Still an enjoyable and good choice
  39. a

    allie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The server kept reiterating that the fries were called Pommes Frites in a condescending unnecessary way. Like I get it, it's "French" Meadow but you knew what I meant.
  40. T

    Travis

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal just out celebrating the weekend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 789-8870.

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave is rated 4.5 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Macalester Street

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    For your convenience, off-street parking is available across the street from the restaurant in the shared lot with Patagonia.

  • Public transit

    #63 - Grand Ave. & Cambridge St.#83 and A Line - Snelling & Grand Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Timothy McKenzie

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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