French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

4.7
472 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
NOTE: For the duration of the state of emergency in Minnesota, we are offering takeout, curbside pick up and delivery orders and limited patio and dining room reservations, in compliance with regulations.
Masks are now required to enter the restaurant .
All reservations during these restrictions are limited to 1:30 hour.
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 our many regional farmer partners, all of whom operate organic, sustainable, and humane farms. Please call should you be late .
French Meadow began as the first certified organic bakery in the USA in 1985, baking organic artisan yeast-free breads.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 472 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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CorrieK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food is amazing.

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GeorgeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Broccolini was too salty but otherwise great food

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novice
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went here for a short Valentine's Day celebration. The beef rib, Rachel sandwich, and fries were all very good. There was a deal on bottles of wine that was gone, but the waitress did her best to provide an equivalent deal. The service was a little slow and the time we could stay was a little short due to the state's health restrictions, but the experience was great overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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gerij
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our brunch at the French Meadows restaurant on Grand Ave in St Paul was a delight and lovely -- everyone raved about the food -- and they paid extra attention to my sisters 80th birthday -- thanks -- I expect we'll all return again and again -- thanks for the food, service and ambience -- g

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Valentines Day. The food is normally really good, but on Sunday it just wasn’t.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Brunch, slow but friendly wait service, baseline okay drinks, food was subpar no love/finesse.

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Dinner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family out for dinner for 1st time since Covid. Received outstanding service and tasty food in a safe "Covid-era" dining room. Tables were well spaced apart from one another, and staff took all necessary precautions to make us feel safe as possible.

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DennisD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great at French Meadow.

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LewisF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was average. Great gluten free menu selection. Nice ambiance.

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EvaLynn
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious! This was one of the few times I have dinned in since COVID, and I felt very safe dining in.

AL
vipAnneLouise
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I used to love French Meadow but have found the prices to be high for appetizers and casual fare. The least expensive glass of wine is $11. I would return for breakfast only, for this reason.
The service was very good and it’s a safe dining environment during Covid.

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Mocche
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I love catching up over the avocado toast and a latte! Always delicious! And, the service is sheets excellent!!

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stephenk
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It is a bit pricy but good food, people and ambiance.

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TullyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Meadow can make everyone happy! I loved my “healing plate” entree. Great food, ambience, service.

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aleksanderm
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, delicious, craving for more. Coffee is amazing, I felt like a kick on my head after the first sip, desserts are to die for. If you want to amaze your palate come here.

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HaleyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great food and drinks, service was excellent. Will definitely be recommending and going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I met for dinner, the service and food were excellent. Highly recommend!

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CorrieK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The visit was perfect. They greeted us kindly at the door and provided top notch service the whole meal.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

French Meadow was delicious as always! They were pretty busy that night due to just reopening, so seating took a little longer, but overall the service was still excellent.

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Bonnie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - recommend their homemade hashbrowns!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience, service and menu! Our waitress was very peppy and helpful! Will definitely return!

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Chuck
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in a great neighborhood. Free parking. Welcoming. Great Service.
Salads and Sandwiches are Delicious. Safety shields installed between booths. Safe space. Delightful time. Hope to return for another wonderful experience soon. Make reservations early. It’s a popular place; for good reasons.

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Tuesdaynightdiner
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FMB is our favorite go-to restaurant for our vegan lifestyle. Delicious, healthy food with many options available. We highly recommend FMB.

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Tangelina
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and beautiful food, as always! Lovely service. Delightful atmosphere. One of our favorites, over and over!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! First time there and it was for a birthday celebration. We had brunch and it was delicious. The service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were very accommodating, and attentive. Waitress was great!

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NicoleJ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food has just been ok for me lately. The dishes are "overladen" to where it's hard to make out anymore what's in them and they lack taste. I'm sorry! I still really love it there though and the service as always very good!

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vipMargeP
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Meadow never disappoints and this time our expectations were exceeded. There was no abbreviated menu due to the pandemic so we got to pick from the many fabulous options. We feel safe as plastic dividers have been set up between all the booths. In other words, except for the masked servers, things are very much business as usual and we can enjoy French Meadow indoors throughout the fall winter and spring

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Nico
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Loved the chicken wild rice soup and will definitely order it again because it was very delicious (more brothy based than creamy based) which is my preference, but it was served luke warm at best. I wish it was served piping hot! I will request this next time I order it.

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vipAndreaH
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Good food but too expensive for what you get

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was good food, but overpriced, and the server checked on us a grand total of twice, and we were one of 3 full tables.

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sandrab
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the place, the service was very good. We will return again:)

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful lunch on the patio. Everyone loved their entrees. Especially my son who had the vegan breakfast. We will definitely be back.

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ChrisS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Old Fashioned cocktails. Lovely atmosphere protected from breezes outside on their back patio. Food was amazing, we had the GF mac and cheese and blackened fish tacos. All was fresh, well seasoned and delicious.

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CGCG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and healthy food, but very weak cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What an enjoyable birthday lunch with my mom. Very happy and friendly service. Thanks!

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PatrickF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good burger ... not great fish tacos .. good deserts

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the ambience was quite comforting. My friend and I had made a couple of requests to add more ingredients to our coffee and the serving staff was beyond amazing, making sure we were always well taken care of! Bring my family here next because of the great service and food!

FAQs

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 789-8870.

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave is rated 4.7 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.frenchmeadowcafe.com/gift-cards-1.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.