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“Favorite Restaurant on Earth!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Birchwood Cafe

Birchwood Cafe
3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
612-722-4474
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Ranked #94 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Winnipeg, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant on Earth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly. Been twice and both times were AMAZING! First time I went they had live jazz music on the patio. Very eco friendly, support local, fresh food kind of place. Everything tastes homemade. Atmosphere both on the patio and inside is great.

Awesome specials throughout the week. Desserts are a must (no matter how full you are from your amazing lunch or dinner).

Easily, the best food I've ever had at a restaurant.

  • Visited June 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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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Saved the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Original plan was to grab breakfast with vegan sister at Hard Times. Which was a first for me even after living in S. Minneapolis for years. Upon entering it was just too sketchy and not fun so headed to the always solid Birchwood which saved my day! My sister is still raving about her best breakfast ever in Minneapolis. Thanks guys!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, MI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food & service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went to Birchwood for our first dinner in Minneapolis. The handpie was excellent & included eggplant, caramelized onions, and a zucchini coulis. The beer (Harriet IPA) was tasty, and the bread pudding was delicious! The staff was also attentive & responsive.

Visited August 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good real food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

The food is fantastic here all the time, inlcuding the sandwich and salad combo i had this time. But my favorite is the heirloom BLT which is only served when good tomatoes are available in August. I can't wait!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“All eaters great and small will be happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Birchwood Cafe is a very low key, seriously committed establishment. Committed to great food with low impact on the environment. Soups, baked goods, side dishes and fabulous smoothies abound. All ages appear happy with their choices. The place is no frills but it does have a nifty little outside eating area if you can deal with the heat and humidity in the Summer. It was worth going out of the way to find this place. I wish they would franchise their operation so we wouldn't have to go all the way to Minnesota for this quality of vegetarian food!

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