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“Yummy soups, sandwiches, breads, and darn good Coffee too” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe

Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe
394 S Lake Ave, Ste LL1, Duluth, MN 55802-2335
218-723-0075
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Ranked #22 of 227 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Everything from our award winning breads to our crisp golden hash browns are made from scratch daily. Whether it's muffins for your morning meeting or a cake for your wedding, the Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe is gladly here to serve you. We have always seen the need for locally conscious and globally friendly businesses. That's why we also specialize in local eggs from Promised Land Farms, local honey from the Bar Bell Bee Ranch, fresh local beer from the Bent Paddle Brewing Company, beans from local roasters Alakef, local syrup from Simple Gifts, all of our to go containers and utensils are compostable, and we also compost all of our food and coffee waste. This bakery that added a coffee shop that started making sandwiches that started making breakfast all in the same spot has been locally owned and operated since its inception, 1995. Built on one iconic saying from our late founder, "be kind, be brave, don't eat bad bread", the Amazing Grace has held true to those ideals for nearly two decades and will for many more to come.
Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yummy soups, sandwiches, breads, and darn good Coffee too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We've stopped in the "Amazing" at least 10 times over the last year. Often when looking for something quick and Good. This place has never failed us. The soup choices are varied but always great, had their tomato bisque soup today...sooo tasty. Bread selections are excellent and always fresh. Atmosphere, its got that too, relaxed, yet a bit urban hip.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This little eatery is a step back in time. Homemade breads, great sandwiches and speciality coffees. Breakfast is also a great experience. Daily menu specials. A must for breakfast or lunch.

Visited August 2013
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Midwest
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107 restaurant reviews
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“Huge Sandwiches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We shared a pastrami sandwich. The bread was very good but we find the Artisan bread crusts a bit too tough and chewy to be easily eaten as sandwich bread. (Unfortunately, we ended up tearing off the crust but the meat and other fillings were good.)

Visited September 2013
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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sandwiches are gargantuan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I were with another couple who have eaten at Amazing Grace Bakery many times before so they explained how everything works, although the staff is very friendly and helpful, as were other customers. The restaurant is on the garden-level, so you descend the stairs and find yourself facing the food prep area with a bakery case on your right and dining tables on your left. Their menu includes homemade soups, several salads, substantial sandwiches, and fresh baked goods. You step up to give your order where you can choose your own combination of bread, fillings, and condiments, or you can choose one of the special sandwiches that they have. Unless you have a large appetite, I strongly suggest you order a half sandwich. I opted to have the pastrami sandwich because I was curious about the pepper aoli. I loved it. I also ordered the creamy pumpkin soup, but I actually don't know if I got it because what I got--though it was delicious--didn't taste at all like pumpkin. It was hard to tell exactly what all was in it, but I did identify some potatoes, it seemed like there may have been some wild rice, and the base was definitely creamy and wonderful. My companions ordered a half tuna sandwich and coffee, a turkey sandwich and root beer, and some kind of vegetable soup and a muffin. We were all more than satisfied with our choices.
If you dine in, you get real plates, real coffee mugs, and real flatware! The atmosphere is cozy and has a college coffeehouse vibe with local musicians' autographed posters everywhere, tables with quirky news clippings epoxied on the top, and a piano in the corner. You bus your own dishes.
The prices are reasonable, the food is excellent, and the staff is young, friendly, and eager to please.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Breakfasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Tip: There are two portions to Amazing Grace - the outside patio and the restaurant in the basement. We chose the basement portion as there was immediate seating. However, we found out that the service is faster to the patio (which is very busy). The bakery is in the basement restaurant area.

The food was very good. Had a spinach and feta cheese omelette.

For Gluten Free travelers: They do have GF cookies and toast (which they happily substitute for the wheat bread).

You do have to pay for parking anywhere on Canal street, unless you are staying at a hotel. We parked in the lot east of the restaurant. $2 for up to 2 hours.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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