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Birchwood Cafe

3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
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Ranked #98 of 1,599 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went here with friends on a Wednesday night for dinner. I was so in love with the menu options that I had a really hard time choosing, I found myself wishing they served as small plates so I could try everything! I settled on the pistachio encrusted trout which was exceptional - great flavor, great portion, excellent price. Other... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The food is good at the Birchwood. This morning I had beans and rice. It came with brussel sprouts and squash. Everything tasted great. I wish I could get my vegetables as tasty as they do here. They have cafeteria style seating in most of the restaurant. (I am just not a fan of this) We had a big problem... More 

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Orlando, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We just adored the Birchwood Cafe! From its menu with locally sourced food & allergy free (especially gluten) options, there is something good for everyone. Also, they offer sampler plates which helped me not decide on just one dish. The atmosphere is casual, warm, and inviting with big tables that can be shared community style for smaller parties or host... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We LOVED the Birchwood Cafe. We spent a weekend in Minneapolis with friends, and we all voted this restaurant our "most likely to come back to" place. The menu is eclectic and everything looked delicious. Portion sizes are adequate, but not huge. They also have a wonderful looking bakery. Here's what we ordered: Chips & Salsa appetizer: Average. In retrospect,... More 

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Rice MN
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130 reviews 130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I was looking for a new place to eat near the University while visiting friends in the area. First, I checked TripAdvisor, of course, then went to their website to see the menu.The fact that they use locally grown foods had definite appeal for me. Seating is family style, but very comfortable We started with the Pickle Plate, a beautiful... More 

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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The BIrchwood has been recently renovated in the last year and they did a superb job in keeping the character of a local neighborhood cafe with upscale food and nice ambiance. You can order from the counter on some days and times and other times they seat you. They have a long high table with stools that you can sit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

this neighborhood farm to table restaurant in South Minneapolis is a nice option, especially if you live nearby! We do not, but have always wanted to try it out! 6 of us had lunch there and we ordered different things, all of which were good but not great! The service was excellent and it they do a nice job of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Initially I was disappointed when I went to the Birchwood today to get the fabulous "corn and bacon" oatmeal that I had last week. They had moved on to their Autumn menu so the "summer" oatmeal was no longer available. I was not disappointed by the Autumn oatmeal: blueberry compote, honey, warm cream and, yes, bacon. It was different but... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was interested to see the new Birchwood, after its renovation this past year, and was disappointed in a couple of ways. While the space is bigger AND there are 2 large restrooms the restaurant overall seems more 'corporate' and less friendly. It never was intimate but now it seems too polished, trying too hard to be something ELSE. The... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We read about Birchwood Cafe's famous coconut cream pie. What reviewers do not tell you is that this specific pie is not available daily. I have called a few times over the past months to confirm the pie was available. Tonight was the first time they answer was yes. They had an entire pie remaining as of 6PM. We quickly... More 

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Additional Information about Birchwood Cafe

Address: 3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
Phone Number: 612-722-4474
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Vegetarian

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