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Butter Bakery Cafe

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3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1237
+1 612-521-7401
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buttery Bakery is a nice cafe, tucked into the corner of Nicollet and 37th. It's nothing special, however. The seating is uncomfortable and the display areas are cluttered. The hot chocolate I ordered was fine but the cup was not clean on the outside.

Thank mnkittycat
Daniel S, Owner at Butter Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your note - we have been aware of the cluttered feel and do try to maintain some balance with our displays. I'll take another walk around the space today with your comments in mind. I'm sorry about the mug condition - another reminder that even a good product can lose its appeal when we're not on our... More 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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250 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Butter Bakery Cafe exists for multiple purposes - one is to provide a community gathering spot, another is to provide employment opportunities for young people, and another is to provide health food.Try to Beet-Carrot Burger (really, it is sweet and delicious). Terrific French Toast. Very nice egg dishes. Roasted potatoes are outstanding. They typically offer only one version of... More 

Thank Andrew E
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153 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This little coffee shop/bakery is making a difference in Minneapolis and Minnesota. The food is very high quality and very eco-friendly. And the Mission of this unique neighborhood ministry is clearly evident in all that takes place from the food to the entertainment, to the causes it promotes. The owner is "indefatiguable" and if you can catch him you will... More 

Roseville, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We just left the butter bakery and cafe and will never go back. First of all, the food took forever to come out. I ordered biscuits and gravy with an over-easy egg. The gravy was nasty. What flavor there was tasted like it was made from a packaged mix. Then somebody must have spilled the black pepper in the gravy,... More 

Thank Darren C
Daniel S, Owner at Butter Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the your experience with us, it does not sound like the way things work here. I will share your concerns with my kitchen staff, but from what I know of Saturday is that there were some unfortunate challenges in the kitchen that morning and by 11:30 when you arrived a busy brunch morning had taken... More 

Reutlingen, Germany
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Quality food, nice selection for vegetarians, tasty coffee, nice merchandise, also. Well lit space with a clear connection to the community it is a part of. Located in a nice area.

Thank BReutlingen
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Some good basic breakfast items including baked goods, pancakes, potatoes grilled and seasoned, eggs and meat. I appreciate the availability of egg whites too. Vegetarian eats available. Good coffee and sandwiches. Outside dining available seasonally.

Thank TJWestern
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have visited on three occasions and was pleased each time. The food was all made fresh in the bakery. Sandwiches were delicious and the eclairs were the best I've ever had. The service was good and the staff friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back.

Thank Pat A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Butter Bakery moved to this new location about 3-4 years ago and what an improvement! They added space and variety to their menu. They serve a very nice brunch menu with wonderful baked goods and breads. The hilight of any trip to Butter is the Eclairs! They have a large or small size to pick from and they are wonderful.... More 

Thank Kristine C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

I could have eaten one of everything in the bakery case. If I lived closer, I would! Excellent latte to accompany my biscuit with jam. Friendly service. I will definitely go back.

Thank MM-from-MN
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The staff was less than friendly and seemed annoyed by customers. Food was less than average, the only item we enjoyed was the strawberry, rhubarb scone. When we told the server the bacon wasn't cooked, she said to get back in line and wait for others to be served.

Thank LAKling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1237
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-521-7401

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