French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

4.7
517 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
We are offering indoor and patio seating with reduced capacity, in compliance with state regulations. Patio seating offered as available on first-come basis. We continue to offer takeout, curbside pick up and delivery orders. 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 .

Support French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave during COVID-19

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 517 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharBear
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and love the atmosphere - good place to go with friends for a casual night out.

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RBW522
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our server, Reilley was excellent, we felt Covid safe both on the patio on a previous visit, and inside on this visit. The price is a bit high, but absolutely splurge on dessert!

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Anne
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always loved this place. I would highly recommend the breakfast burrito and the tomato basil soup. They have excellent coffee selection as well

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vipAngelaM
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was surprised at the limited breakfast menu, was hoping for traditional pancakes or French toast but had to settle for a dry corn pancake. My husband had the classic breakfast, the eggs and bacon were average and potatoes undercooked. Our server was friendly but had to ask for coffee refills. The cake however was delicious.

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Zubes
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love French Meadow; the setting, ambiance, and of course the food is always good. But post-Covid space seemed a bit tight. I'm probably a nervous nelly.

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carpediem
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The acoustics in the restaurant were quite terrible. they might benefit from putting some noise reduction in the ceiling. We had to talk so loud in order for our party to hear each other just on the other side of the table. I think this is what all of the tables were doing around us, so everyone in the restaurant was essentially just shouting over each other.

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

If you want organic food and options, this is the restaurant for you!

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JohannaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I always enjoy the tempeh rueben sandwich. The staff was very helpful on the busy day.

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Paprika
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party was very happy with the food preparation and service.

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MichelleB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

AVOID IT: Rude, Terrible Service!!!

Have been to this restaurant many times in the past but will not go again! Had a reservation, arrived and requested a booth on the patio. The man doing the seating never looked up from his screen, mumbled and was rude from the start. When a booth opened up, we asked a waiter if we could move and he said sure. When we started to move, the man doing the seating returned and yelled at the waiter and told us to sit where he put us. I followed him and told him he was rude and had bad customer service. He started yelling at me and waving his hands around in my face. At that, I turned around and went back to my table. He followed me to the table, yelling and still waving his arms. I asked him multiple times to leave us alone and he refused to leave so me and my husband left the restaurant.

I sent an email to the Manager the next day detailing our poor experience and have received NO response. Real great French Meadow, real good.

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vipSanFranVisitor
Minneapolis
58 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Normally French Meadow has been consistent, but today the service was poor and slow, there was an issue with the food, and it wasn’t replaced in the way we asked. Nothing was taken off the price, either. We won’t choose FM for breakfast again, sadly.

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Patty
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and service is terrific! Highly recommend this place at either location.

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Abby
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our service was subpar at best. The server never offered to explain the menus, offer suggestions, or tried to upsale anything. He never offered to get another adult beverage/refill our water and left the dirty dishes pulling up on our table even after we paid. Did not check back with us after we got our food and never suggested dessert. Very disappointed in our experience.

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vipKaren
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The chicken cheddar apple salad was amazing!

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JIllR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience!

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for our first date night away from the kids in a year! Delicious wines, excellent suggestions from our server for apps, entree, and dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

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Klyck
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school restaurant where the manager and servers chat and care about your meal and your day. Twinkling lights bring a bouyant and calm brightness to a delicious meal in a friendly atmosphere.

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vipEatwithAfriend
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Always outstanding. At each and every location. Reilly was our waitress and was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Very private dining. Personable, friendly service. Quality, wholesome food. Good wine list.

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Mocche
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants!
The food is always great!
Try the avocado toast!!

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thanks - especially for noting the avocado toast, something we are proud of :)

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ClaudiaG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s close by..the menu is varied..the staff is friendly...the service was very good!

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DaynaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

it is very hard to hear in there which makes it difficult for those who wear hearing aids but otherwise a great place!

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SallyB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service (we loved our waitress!) and overall a great dining experience. We all highly recommend!

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steelyhendrix
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to find a St. Paul restaurant with a good, hearty, vegan breakfast. I hate having to drive to Minneapolis for vegan dinning. We'll be back!

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thanks so much! I'm going to pass on your request for more vegan dishes to our new executive chef Jeremiah. We do expect to return to rotating monthly vegan specials, at the very least. p.s. love your user name :)

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PaigeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

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PamelaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

There are great food choices and the salads are delicious. The courtyard is lovely. I’ve enjoyed breakfast here also my only complaint is that the service can be slow. Now during COVID it may be understandable, but I’ve had other dinner there when it is slow. The frustrating thing is they don’t check in while you wait so no chance to order bread or something. I keep going back because the food and atmosphere is great.

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Elizabeth
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy French Meadow with their healthy choices and tasty food.

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vipLSOK
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I’ve been going here for years and was so excited to bring my friend for the first time and it was a huge disappointment. I talked it up and we unfortunately had a bad service experience. Our server was not friendly or attentive and did not look happy to be working. I tried to be extra enthusiastic and friendly but it didn’t help. I wish it could have been better since I praised it but I don’t think we’ll be going back to say the least.

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Foodie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my Birthday and our dessert was not complimentary.

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Foodie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch with good friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

So nice to meet a friend for lunch in a comfortable chic environment with healthy options as well as fantastic pastries. Wonderful neighborhood gem.

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Grittycat46
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious organic food. I loved the extra safety plexi glass above and between booths. The food was beautiful, service excellent!

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IsabelleB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delicious cappuccino. We had the eggs Benedict and I forgot that it came with a salad I would’ve liked potatoes or something Else offered to me. They have a full bar which is nice.

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Lowertowner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant experience, despite the 50° temperature. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere.

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JimmyJam56
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The actual food was very good. 5 Stars but the coffee was cool and bitter. We asked for new mugs and was promptly served fresh coffee. Tasted good. Next refill was bitter again.
This will not deter us from returning as staff and the food was exceptional!
Jim

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AmandaMMiller
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got avocado toast and a latte. Delicious. I love coming here for brunch with a friend.

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vipkatiev
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (loved the plant based selections) and great ambience. Our group sat inside, but we peaked at the outdoor space in the back... would be awesome in nicer (warmer) weather. Definitely recommend!

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BrookeO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experiance and felt very safe! Food and service was wonderful.

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LisaR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were wonderful and the food unique and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to your restaurant! Pleasant atmosphere, great food and good cocktails! Service is fabulous, can’t wait to go back!

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 517 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.