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822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-825-0818
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Gigi's is a neighborhood place where you're welcome to hang out and have...
Gigi's is a neighborhood place where you're welcome to hang out and have coffee & a scone, or to come in for dinner and a bottle of wine. Feel free to have a work meeting here or do your homework, the wireless is always on! At Gigi's we make everything from scratch using as many local ingredients as possible. Gigi's buys only sustainably farmed meats and is committed to respecting our oceans through our membership in the Minnesota Zoo Fish Smart program. Gigi's coffee is purchased directly from farmers, is shade grown and organic, and roasted right here in Minneapolis by B & W Specialty Coffee. Wednesdays are pizza night-we're making special pizzas, salads, and offering beer & wine specials.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Date night specials!

Gigi's has a great date night special...two entrees, two salads, and two desserts for something like $30. The menu is limited to a few choices, but all are delicious. I came here with a friend, and were able to get the date night special without any funny looks. Really cute and romantic, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2014
NellieX
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Minneapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've been to Gigi's three times in the past six weeks or so. I had been there in the past, but not in a long time. The first time, more recently, I was very impressed with the service. The young woman couldn't have been sweeter or more accommodating. I don't remember what I had, but I do remember it was... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Standard coffee shop fare. Sandwiches, salads, and a couple interesting entrees. My food was fine. Nothing spectacular, but what you'd expect. It's a great local hang-out. I'd highly recommend checking it out if you're new to the neighborhood. A nice place to study or work remotely.

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Winona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My daily driver since moving to the neighborhood. Great prices, great menu, great people. Breakfast and lunch are very much ftw.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Gigi's has a great date night special...two entrees, two salads, and two desserts for something like $30. The menu is limited to a few choices, but all are delicious. I came here with a friend, and were able to get the date night special without any funny looks. Really cute and romantic, with interesting art on the walls, and great... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to stop. Brunch on the weekends is one of my favorites, their food is always fresh and made form high quality ingredients.

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Israel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stopped for a quick lunch with my sister, and have stopped by for coffee before on visits to Minneapolis. I had a cup of lamb meatball soup - it was enough for a meal - full of chickpeas (soft and yummy) and lots of meatballs. My sister had the tomato-carrot curry soup (good!) and half a tuna sandwich - she... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating at gigi's cafe for a few months now. I have been eating gluten free for over a year now and am always happy to find good places to eat that have gluten free options for me. They have great food and salads gf free breads and buns. You can add a small greens salad to any... More 

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Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A bistro deli/coffee shop, Gigi's serves delicious food and includes vegan and organic selections. The staff, though not all knowledgeable about the food, is friendly and courteous. Everything I've tried has been yummy. I appreciate not having to dress up and spend a lot of money while in Minneapolis. Highly recommend Gigi's.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The cashier did not know about the food at all!! When I asked about a sandwich she said, her Grandma made It when she was little and it was good. It was not! I ordered a "pocket" sandwich, it was just one slice of thick bread cut down about 2 inches with a tiny bit of filling. The bread was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Gigi's cafe serves some of best food in town. A friendly, bistro-type restaurant and coffee shop, I have loved everything on their menu. They also have a nice selection for vegetarians and vegans. Their spinach walnut burger is one of my favorite dishes everywhere! The staff is friendly and casual, the ambiance is lovely, and they have an impressive selections... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-825-0818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Gigi's is a neighborhood place where you're welcome to hang out and have coffee & a scone, or to come in for dinner and a bottle of wine. Feel free to have a work meeting here or do your homework, the wireless is always on! At Gigi's we make everything from scratch using as many local ingredients as possible. Gigi's buys only sustainably farmed meats and is committed to respecting our oceans through our membership in the Minnesota Zoo Fish Smart program. Gigi's coffee is purchased directly from farmers, is shade grown and organic, and roasted right here in Minneapolis by B & W Specialty Coffee. Wednesdays are pizza night-we're making special pizzas, salads, and offering beer & wine specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 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
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?