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Common Roots Cafe

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American, Organic, Cafe, Bagels
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2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch
Description: At Common Roots Cafe we serve great food with character morning, noon, and...
At Common Roots Cafe we serve great food with character morning, noon, and night. Our kitchen uses local and organic ingredients to create a monthly-changing menu of innovative food made from scratch every day. Whether it's espresso on-the-go, lunch with a colleague, happy hour beer with friends, or a night on the town, you'll always know that Common Roots provides high-quality and sustainable fare that's accessible to all.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lively, Noisy, Good & Healthy Food

We shared a kale salad and a wild rice burger topped with mushrooms, onions, tomato jam, spinach, pickled jalapeno, and chimichurri. The burger held together better than many wild rice ones do and the kaiser roll-type bun was excellent. The kale salad was very tasty, although the kale was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Larry P
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Fargo, North Dakota
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  • Local cuisine
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I ate at Common Roots as a guest of a friend who lives in the neighborhood and often patronizes this cafe. Their mission includes supporting local farmers and operating in an environmentally sustainable way. These factors may be important to some of their customers. For me, as a casual visitor, the highlight of my visit was sitting on the patio... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We shared a kale salad and a wild rice burger topped with mushrooms, onions, tomato jam, spinach, pickled jalapeno, and chimichurri. The burger held together better than many wild rice ones do and the kaiser roll-type bun was excellent. The kale salad was very tasty, although the kale was not tenderized in any noticeable way. We were there on a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A beautiful May Day afternoon was spent with happy hour specials; craft beers and delicious pickled herring! Very relaxing patio considering location on a busy street. We did have a long wait for our appetizer, considering they were not at all busy, but it was worth it.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Interesting Noshes on their happy hour menu that were a perfect light bite. I was very surprised by the delicious deviled eggs, which I ordered on a whim.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Came in for brunch on a Sunday with a group of friends. Was really convenient to find seating inside! I ordered the quiche which was so wonderful!

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place is solidly ok - but as a perhaps confused St. Paulite, I'm confused. Why would people go here when French Meadow Bakery & Cafe is half block away. Common Roots is ok but I'm much more impressed with French Meadow. FM has two large rooms, taller ceilings. Again, nothing wrong with Common Roots - just don't see why... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Common Roots uses local produce and sustainable practices in their food and beverages. My husband and I ALWAYS order bagels and cream cheese from Common Roots Catering when we host a brunch in our home. This establishment has delicious food, and seasonal menu, and great beers on tap. Stop in for a cafe and bakery treat, or indulge in a... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Eight of us went here for a team lunch and most of us really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The menu is small but they have options for vegetarians as well as those needing Gluten-free options. Per usual for an urban coffee shop/café there was art by local artists on the walls for sale that added to the charm... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fresh food, competently prepared. Very good veggie burger. Relaxed atmosphere; friendly service. A good choice for breakfast or brunch.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had several really good breakfasts while in the Twin Cities, one of these was at Common Roots Cafe. Not only was the coffee fresh and good, the food was delicious as well. I had the farmers breakfast and the folks at CR where only too happy to accommodate my dietary needs and make a substitution for me (If a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-2360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Cafe, Bagels

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

At Common Roots Cafe we serve great food with character morning, noon, and night. Our kitchen uses local and organic ingredients to create a monthly-changing menu of innovative food made from scratch every day. Whether it's espresso on-the-go, lunch with a colleague, happy hour beer with friends, or a night on the town, you'll always know that Common Roots provides high-quality and sustainable fare that's accessible to all.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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