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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

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225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little bit of everything

We only had buffet breakfast but it was decent. Great biscuits and gravy. Bakery was good but a bit over the top

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
rconnelly
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Tucson
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Tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We only had buffet breakfast but it was decent. Great biscuits and gravy. Bakery was good but a bit over the top

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California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Big layout, packed shelves, with Trader Joe's-like convenience foods, plus deli items, drinks. The gelato bar--which is a separate concession--has unusual flavors but the basic texture and taste of gelato is there. A few tables under heat lamps in an enclosed, undecorated space just outside of the store.

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Petaluma, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

And the self-serve food is not too bad, with something for everyone. We liked the location on the pedestrian street where we grabbed a salad and a glass of wine and sat and watched the crowd on a warm evening. The salad selections were fresh and well stocked, and it was obviously a popular venue for everyone. Good place for... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Huge salad bar with quality grub for lunch or a quick dinner. Hot items for rainy cool days, outstanding soups (Tuscan tomato with Parmesan croutons), smoothies (Pear Bliss), and heavenly desserts. The tiramisu is the best in town. Spend as little or as much as your budget allows.

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Coralville, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I stopped in to pick up some after dinner desserts while downtown. In the past, we have found that they have had great options. This time, we were not impressed. The 'artisan' gelato didn't even taste like gelato. I don't know if it was just old but it was hard and icy, not creamy at all. The... More 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have long used the Bread Garden as a quick dinner place when we are too busy to cook, but now Wally the Wine Guy has set up shop in the wine department and it's a destination for us when we want advice, great wine, and wine pairings with food. No one I know has Wally's expertise in wine and... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We often hear about destination dining when we visit cities, but not always destination grocery…although it seems that this might be a current trend in travel as well. For the first-time visitor to Iowa City, the Bread Garden was the best find we encountered besides the Carver Hawkeye Arena and basketball game itself. Connected as it is to the truly... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a busy Saturday night and I just wanted a glass of wine before heading back to my hotel so I stopped here, where I've picked up takeout or snacks in the past. On a warmish January night the glassed in sitting area smelled overwhelmingly of garbage. I couldn't imagine enjoying a glass of wine there, so I grabbed... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lots of choices, many helpful employees and had a great breakfast sandwich. Great place to people watch on the campus.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Perfect place to graze around, chill, people watch. The grocery has a fine variety of food. Their soups, sandwiches, snacks, and salads are hearty. The internet though ... went a little wonky with me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 354-4246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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