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Common Roots Cafe

2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
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Ranked #258 of 1,604 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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

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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495 reviews 495 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 reviews 19 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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119 reviews 119 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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