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Common Roots Cafe

2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
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Ranked #268 of 1,595 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $15
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bagels, Café, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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.
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English first
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Washington, NJ
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Luck, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When I am in Minneapolis on business I like to take a walk that brings me by Common Roots. This morning I stopped and had a bagel with lox and all of the fixings. And coffee. A great place to enjoy breakfast, read the newspaper and people watch. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Park City, Utah
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140 reviews 140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were visiting in August and we had read about French Meadow Bakery on this street and decided to go. But when we parked a few blocks down the street we ended walking by Common Roots and from one look in the window it felt more like what we wanted so we checked it out. It's basically a big coffee... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Although I have only bee there for breakfast and lunch, no complaints about the food! The staff is friendly, the prices have something for everyone, and there is plenty to choose from. Best part is that it's often local and organic!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

They really make their own bagels and I am disappointed when they run out. Locally owned ,community and environmentally responsible. They feature locally sourced when ever possible. Limited, but often changed menu, gets the most quality out of a small facility. Ya want delicious or a lot of drab ho hum? Ya want fancy smancy or comfy and good?

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

What a fabulous hang out! I had breakfast and lunch on a day when I needed to work and eat with others. Centrally located and fun employees!

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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews 122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Visiting Minneapolis, I went to Common Roots with friends who are fond of the cafe. This is one of those placed where you order at the counter and they bring the food when it's ready. They enjoyed their non-risotto "risotto" dish (made with parsnips) and pasta of the day (pumpkin ravioli sauteed in brown butter and topped with candied popcorn;... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great for any meal - breakfast brunch lunch or dinner - join many who come here all times of day for the food and the wi fi - parking and outdoor patio for dining al fresco

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Additional Information about Common Roots Cafe

Address: 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
Phone Number: +1 612-871-2360
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Bagels, Café, Organic

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