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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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Ranked #11 of 206 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We came here for our morning coffee. It opened at 6:30am on Friday and is a great market/cafe/ice cream spot. My coffee was delicious and there is seating in a covered atrium right on the pedestrian mall which can be enjoyed year round. Great spot.

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Wainscott, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

found myself eating practically every meal there at salad bar or hot food bar. Always delicious, varied and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and great place to sit inside and out.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Bread Garden is a few steps form the Sheraton Hotel and along the ped mall in downtown Iowa City. It is a great place for picking up a few groceries, beer, wine, fresh salads and soups, breads, coffee, smoothies and more. Ample number of tables for eating and chatting.

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Syracuse, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Bread Garden is a busy place due to its large variety of choices from soups to salads to sandwiches to coffee/baked goods and selected groceries. I think another thing that makes it special is it's setting on the Ped Mall. It's a great place to relax, enjoy a meal and watch the world go by.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

where else can you find a wine bar in side a grocery store that also stocks fresh food, meats, a great cheese bar, olive bar, gluten free section, an entire chocolate smorgasbord and so many local farmers supplying fresh produce on a daily basis??? Nowhere else in the entire USof A.. and I know. I lived in New York City..... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is something for everyone-- sweets, ice cream, beer and wine, pay for the pound buffet. Across from the new library, there are many choices to eat and sup from here at the Bread Garden Market and Bakery. Take your food outside under the covered loggia to watch the children play on the playground equipment, watch a game on the... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When I described the utter lack of assistance my spouse and I received from the employees when trying to have a sandwich made, my boss said "yes, they are definitely elitists down there". She is absolutely correct! We won't be back

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Iowa City, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a combination grocery, deli, and bar with sidewalk service on the pedestrian mall. The food is good, not great, and prices are high, but it is very handy. Wine selection is superb and reasonably priced. The Rubin sandwich is very good but be sure to ask for a freshly made one or at least heat up one from... More

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Handy market for groceries and prepared deli food. Smaller selection consistent with downtown markets, but they have most things you'll need. Good beer/wine selection and bread offerings since they make their own. Excellent seating area for people watching while eating.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a really good grocery in the Ped Mall in Iowa City. I have bought snacks and eaten here a couple of times when staying at the HotelVetro. They have a nice selection of fresh food and a great breakfast menu. On my most recent visit, my friend and I decided to stop here for a drink. It was... More

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