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Trotter's Cafe & Bakery

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232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5729
651-645-8950
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Also Disappointed

Our recent early Friday evening visit was my second and my wife's first. This small, store front restaurant has a casual, 60's feel that reminded me of the coffee houses that flourished then. My wife ordered the bison burger, which was nicely prepared and good tasting. My smaller portioned squash... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Edward H
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our recent early Friday evening visit was my second and my wife's first. This small, store front restaurant has a casual, 60's feel that reminded me of the coffee houses that flourished then. My wife ordered the bison burger, which was nicely prepared and good tasting. My smaller portioned squash pasta dish included a small salad and one small piece... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really was disappointed with this restaurant. They don't offer much on the menu. Will not be going back.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food here is always great, and the service is really nice. I like the location, because its just down the street from Izzy's, the best ice cream in town.

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Raleigh, NC
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232 reviews 232 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I wrote a positive review about Trotter's a year or so ago, and I tend to be very generous in my TA reviews, so it takes a lot to annoy me. But I was really disappointed on my visit this time, Jan. 2, 2014. I decided not to rent a car on this business trip and walk from my guest... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We found this cozy and friendly little cafe tucked away in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul. While our hotel offered breakfast, I must admit free hotel breakfasts are not my idea of a good way to start the day. Trotters offered a varied menu of fresh, healthy and very tasty breakfasts. While we did not have lunch there, the... More 

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USA/INDIA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

You want to meet the farmer who raised your produce? You want to taste the best local wines, beers, root beers and food from Minnesota? You want owners that love their customers and give discounts to folks who walk or ride their bikes to the cafe? You want to see local art on the walls and local musicians on Saturday... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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232 reviews 232 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I had dinner at this busy little neighborhood eatery during a business trip to the University of St. Thomas, which is a couple of blocks away. The ambiance is cute and friendly; there is a small adjoining room to the main cafe through an arched entry, with brick walls, wood floors, and art hanging throughout. There's a nice assortment of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a PASS dont waste your time... Soup no flavor :( Turkey Sandwich :) Small portions :( Humus Sandwich :? Value :(

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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503 reviews 503 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place serves healthy sandwiches and other healthy food that also has the advantage of being tasty. I wouldn't drive 30 miles for their food but if you are in the area, this is a good alternative to fast food.

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St Paul, MN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stopped here for coffee with a friend and was pleasantly surprised that it was larger and had a complete menu beyond being just a local coffee shop with decent bakery items. I'll definitely return for a meal, music and beer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5729
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-645-8950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?