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3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1304
612-823-4790
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Ranked #44 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Blackbird Cafe is my idea of a perfect restaurant. It doesn't have an extensive menu, but everything they offer is interesting and well-prepared. The wine and beer list is different than what you'll find at other places. The ambience is great (lots of taxidermy and good, low lighting), the staff is always attentive and friendly, the music (often supplied by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We enjoyed our first visit to Blackbird Cafe. Three of us ordered different items and they were all very good. My Swedish pancakes were really outstanding. I will definitely be back for more!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A group of seven of my oldest friends met for breakfast on our way to a memorial service. It was a great breakfast experience. I would join a couple of the other reviewers in calling this one of the best breakfast places in the Twin Cities. I had the huevos rancheros with grapefruit juice and a sweet potato biscuit. I... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Thi is one of the best breakfast places in the cities. The service is perfect and the food is wonderful. The swedish pancakes are the best I have ever tasted and the eggs was also great. This should be on everyones list for "must eat at" place in the cities.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Food was ok but quite a wait for coffee refills. I thought it was a bit pricey for what they served. It was very noisy. Seemed busy but maybe just not my kind of place.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My sister-in-law took me here to grab a quick lunch while I was in town. We ordered the DELISH fries and the bahn mi sandwich to share. It was the perfect lunch. The device was less-attentive than we would have liked, but the cafe's ambience was spectacular.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a gem! A group of girlfriends and I hit up Blackbird for dinner and we were so glad we did. We started with the fried olives (an absolute must) and sampled some cheeses. I had the walleye po'boy but we all had food envy so there was a lot of sharing and sampling going on - I don't remember... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this beautiful cafe! The restaurant is wonderful, the staff is friendly and the food is outstanding! We shared with our waitress that we were from out of town and were happy to come upon the Blackbird Cafe. She returned to the table with a sampling of one of their specialties, a swedish pancake. As a... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Blackbird Cafe came highly-recommended to us and they did not disappoint! We were there for breakfast, but the lunch/dinner menu also looks exceptional! We were also impressed that a place serving such high quality, fresh food had such fast service. Everything from the coffee and muffin to the eggs was expertly prepared and very delicious. Great combinations of flavors and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Blackbird has a cool local vibe and the food is always above average if not excellent. Adjust the ratings for very reasonable prices and Blackbird is a great deal. We've been several times but on our most recent visit we shared the mussels, potstickers and the banh-mi. We felt the potstickers we below average (haven't said that about anything here... More 

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Additional Information about Blackbird Cafe

Address: 3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1304
Phone Number: 612-823-4790
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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