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Blackbird Cafe

3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1304
612-823-4790
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Ranked #44 of 1,598 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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We came here today for breakfast and everything was just simply delightful. The staff was friendly as we were greeted promptly upon entering. Ed was our server and he was polite and we loved his mannerisms. Instead of asking to take our order he asked, "what would you like to eat today?" and then instead of asking are you done... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My GF and I went there for B/F for our "Me" Day. Soooo good! We had eggs, bacon,sausage, hashbrowns(that were to die for!) and thick bread that had to be homemade. And if that wasn't enough, we split a half order of the the sausage gravy with a sweet potato buscuit. The sausage had a very good flavor--just a little... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We went for Saturday brunch. One of my girls had sweet potato biscuits w/ gravy and my other had the french toast kids meal. I had the oxtail hash w/ root veggies. OMG if I ate that every meal for the rest of my life I would die happy!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My GF had heard good things about this place, we checked trip advisor, read a poor review and almost didn't go. I'm glad we decided to go, because we liked it. The atmosphere was comforting, just like the hot coffee, kind service and delicious food. We will go back again. For the record, the hash browns aren't greasy.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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233 reviews 233 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stopped here for a breakfast/lunch and really enjoyed it. Coffee was good, the food great, prices more than fair with friendly service in a cool atmosphere. This place certainly checks all the boxes. My wife had the crepes with blueberry/cranberry compote and sweet ricotta and I ordered the spicy udon noodles with peanuts, vegetables and tofu. Both dishes were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were visiting Minneapolis and just happened across the Blackbird. What a great meal! The waitress was great and recommended some particulars. We had chicken and lemon grass potstickers that were delicious. Their "shave apple" salad with a white cheese, and a tarragon/curry vinaigrette was outstanding. I had rainbow trout that was prepared very well and our dessert was, again,... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went to restaurant on reccomendation of a local and it was a great tip... Decor / atmosphere was very eclectic... an old 1970's console TV as an acquarium... pretty cute.... waiter was very very attentive..... for a small appetizer we had salami stuffed fried olives.... very crispy.... good with a Stella.... the chicken kiev was like a mini turkey dinner,... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The food is good (especially the breakfast sausage, which is made in house). Service was pleasant, but a bit uneven. Our waiter disappeared, which forced us to ask another waiter for help. Also, one of the waiters needs to use deodorant. (This is not the 1st time I've noticed this.) If you go, be aware that this restaurant is very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A group of us went here on a Sunday morning, looking to try a new place to try in Minneapolis, and came across Blackbird. They have a pretty diverse menu with great healthy and not-healthy options, as well as small kids menu. I had a meal with chorizo in it and it was great. All 5 of us really enjoyed... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I went with my husband and we were both very satisfied. We had the fried olives stuffed with salami, which is a fun little appetizer to start with. I had the Banh Mi sandwich: I am usually not a huge pork fan, but it sounded interesting and was very good. Good beer selection, service nice and attentive.

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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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