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Trotter's Cafe & Bakery

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

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Local, sustainable

We eat here because we love the food and the philosophy. Low-key, fresh, choices my kids love, yummy cookies and bars, off-street parking in the back. Can't go wrong. :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
MarleeTravels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We eat here because we love the food and the philosophy. Low-key, fresh, choices my kids love, yummy cookies and bars, off-street parking in the back. Can't go wrong. :-)

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We go in there almost every Saturday morning after class because it's convenient and pretty good food, though it is a little pricey, as some other people have noted. But it would be nice to be recognized after my zillionth time in there ordering the same thing.

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St Paul,MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The two of us had a cup of bean soup, bread stick, margarita pizza, and grapes. Shared a bottle of wine. Finished with a chocolate chip and an oatmeal cookie. Placed order at counter. Got wine and soup there. Rest of meal was delivered to table. Soup was barely warm. When I pointed this out, they acknowledged they were having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Favorite spot for healthy food and warm conversation. This cozy cafe is very supportive and engaged in the community and that attitude permeates the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Reuben was pretty tasty. The fries are out of this world. Kids meal of grilled cheese was adult worthy. Very good food but a bit pricey considering you have to bus your own table and get your own silverware and condiments. Friendly staff.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our food critic son-in-law took my wife and me to Trotter's last night. The Mediterranean Vegetarian Pasta, the special of the evening, was superb in every way. Bow-tie pasta with fresh peppers, mushrooms, olives, onion, garlic, feta, flavored with balsamic vinegar was first-class. The small side salad and bread were okay but not up the standard of the entree. We... More 

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Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Trotter's Cafe & Bakery

Address: 232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5729
Phone Number: 651-645-8950
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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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 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American
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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