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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

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225 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
(319) 354-4246
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Iowa City, Iowa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well all I can say is I wasn't expecting what I got from this place, silly me thought it was just about bread lol!!! oh!! was I in for a treat, I had some of their Italian Sausage with bell peppers and onion!! Oh my freaking gosh, let's just say I had two servings which is a little bit much... More 

Thank baps6194
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Dropped by just looking for popcorn. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the items offered.

Thank hrm8801
Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

They have a lot of organic/healthy foods. Their prices are definitely high for grocery items. They have some of the best soups in the area, I really like their Bacon, cheddar potato. They have a hot bar of food all the time.Decent selection of beer and wine, but again prices are a little high. They have a deli, fresh meat/seafood,... More 

Thank Renae J
Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The buffet bar was horrible. Flies all around and food dried up. Very pricey (everything is by the pound) for the food.

Thank Diana B
Richmond, Virginia
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229 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have to admit to being skeptical when I walked into a small crowded market with low ceilings and a really bad floor plan. I am SO glad I stuck with it. Everything here is buffet style, paid by the pound. But it's all very good. I especially liked the soup. The sandwiches are premade, and that's probably the worst... More 

Thank slovaktoo
Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Only had drinks at bar. Draft beers were $3 for great microbrew beers. Also nice wines availble by the glass (we are talking $20 bottles, not lower shelf stuff)...$4 and $6 for 3 and 6 ounce pours. Very generous pours were given (the 6 ounce pour was probably 9 ounces).

Thank George W
Bloomington, Illinois
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is MY PERSONAL favorite place for each and every meal. This establishment is the only contender (in my opinion, of course!) - to The International Market in Austin, TX. Fresh buffet for lunch and dinner every day (by weight for $8.99 a pound), the menu is different very day. Great choice for meat lover (beef, chicken), vegetarians and even... More 

Thank Irina I
Cayman Islands
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405 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great buffet breakfast and pastries from here - coffee is also good - tried a nitrogen cold brew - $4 but worth it, loved it!

Thank CaymanGreg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Amazing pastries and coffee. Staff a bit hurried but obvious popular place with locals. Prices about average for organic. Soups and rice very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We just wanted coffee and pastries, and this place on the pedestrian mall hit the spot. Plenty of outdoor seating and a nice selection of breakfast items. It's also a much bigger market with many other items for lunch, dinner, picnic, etc.

Thank jamginsu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 354-4246

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?