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Common Roots Cafe

2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
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Ranked #235 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $15
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 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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Washington, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a nice little cafe with an outdoor patio. We had breakfast there and it was delicious (I had the Sweet Potato Hash with Bison Sausage and it was really good). My daughter had the granola with yogurt and fruit; it was really good. It looks like they change the menu every month. Great spot to grab coffee and... More

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Farmington, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is not a restaurant I would normally dine at, however, I loved it!! I had the grass-fed burger and a coup of the soup, which was Beer Cheese. The burger was served on a pretzel bun and was AMAZING!! The soup had what I think was parmesan in it and I would have bought a gallon of it to... More

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