French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

4.7
489 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 489 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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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKaren
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The chicken cheddar apple salad was amazing!

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JIllR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience!

French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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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
42 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
10 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
4 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 4 days ago

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

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ClaudiaG
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
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
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!

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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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LSOK
Minneapolis
7 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
2 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
13 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
1 review
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
Savannah
1 review
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
5 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
2 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
Chicago
1 review
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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katiev
Springfield
1 review
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
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
1 review
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
3 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!

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JenaT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 3 each tried something different for breakfast. The burrito is HUGE and so good, Eggs Benedict are delicious, and the Omelette with greens is just enough to satisfy and enjoy!

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Judy
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great, service wonderful - not noisy so we could hear each other talk. Would definitely go back.

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vipMNTim
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always.

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dcbc
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot.
A menu that can meet a wide range of group eating requirements.

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Foodie18
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent . Great menu with many options. Would recommend !

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CorrieK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
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
Chicago
2 reviews
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.

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 489 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.