French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

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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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
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vipA100
Minneapolis
14 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.

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Mark
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, safe surroundings, excellent service, great value

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ruthd
Minneapolis
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.

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vipKathyH
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MaryY
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening in the patio!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty breakfast. Good portion size. Very friendly and efficient waitress.

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Mark
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.

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MarjR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! Food was good, coconut cake was wonderful!

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KarenG
Minneapolis
1 review
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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LynnW
New York Area
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.

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JeffN
Minneapolis
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

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NancyG
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!

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vipDickBobG
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food & the variety of the menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellence!

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KurtH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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cristinaq
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!

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Kaylee
Minneapolis
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.

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Foodlovesme
1 review
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.

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Foodie18
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great fresh and tasty.

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retiredlady
1 review
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.

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StaciS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet a friend for lunch or dinner.

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JohnS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lesueur
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
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.

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DanetteM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, stellar service, fabulous food as usual!

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Scout
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SarahS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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vipMNTim
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

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LeslieM
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual ambience; interesting menu selections; something for everyone.

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JillS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
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!

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NJEM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
42 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!

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TeddyBear
Minneapolis
5 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

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allie
Minneapolis
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.

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Travis
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal just out celebrating the weekend!

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.

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