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Blackbird Cafe

Gastropub, American, Cafe
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3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice time at this eatery with a group of friends. Pleasant space and decor, and friendly servers. The food was definitely the high point; We tried the Laab, the duck rolls, Falafel, Minh Bahn, pork chop and the burger. Loved the Rosemary aoli that accompanied the fries! They don't take bookings so we went early to... More 

Thank Glenda B
United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. The service was fabulous! We had a party of 6 and enjoyed every minute. My husband loved the Swedish pancakes and I had the blackbird juevos rancheros...mmmm ...the vegans in our party were happy happy happy!!!

Thank Amach0000
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

A great little neighborhood cafe. Unique decor (love the wall of mirrors and the retro TV stand turned into an aquarium!). And nice that happy hour begins at 2:30! We stopped for an afternoon bite. Delicious burgers. Will definitely return to check out other tasty offerings!

Thank MinneapolisCMB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have now eaten here twice and was not once disappointed. Went once with my husband and our friend. Next time with a friend. Service was great. They have put some wonderful effort into decorating so the atmosphere is cozy and fun. All the food was loved by all. The wait staff make it clear they are happy to be... More 

Thank DiverJaneVV
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I ate at Blackbird on a weekday late morning, so it wasn't crowded. Service was wonderful. I had reasonably priced (10.00) poached eggs on spinach with delicious toast from a neighborhood bakery, jam, and a side of fruit that included blackberries, orange quarters and other fresh tasty fruit, I wasn't surprised that the restaurant was noisy- their website proudly says,... More 

Thank Sunrise1818
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Funny thing happened on our way to Revival Last Saturday night. We passes Blackbird Cafe on our way. I had been looking at their website & menu recently, and decided I wanted to try it some time. Revival had a TWO hour wait, so we decided to try Blackbird. We walked in, the place was warm and inviting, & lots... More 

Thank Lynn C
Eagan, Minnesota
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Went here with a friend just this evening, had never been before. I had the shaved apple salad, the spicy peanut noodles w/ chicken, and the chocolate pudding cake for desert. All were absolutely fantastic and the service was excellent as well, with many water refills! I will definitely be back to try the Banh Mi.

Thank Zachhart12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I had the oxtail hash on my first visit here. Delicious! The shredded oxtail was sauteed and mixed with cubed beets and carrots, resting over a base of hollandaise sauce, then topped with two fried eggs. The seasoning was excellent. The thick toast was especially tasty after sopping up every drip of this delightful concoction. I'll be back!

Thank jimspahn
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Came for late lunch. .....location is an issue here for parking. Right on the corner of busy Nicollet Ave, street parking necessary. During work week that means competing with clients/customers of the many nearby businesses for parking. Small quaint dining area and separate bar, has decor of the holiday season and whimsical touches like a wall of framed mirrors and,... More 

Thank deem705
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I especially like that you can get small plates of HEALTHY good tasting food. Not the same old fried carbohydrates you get at most places. They change menu frequently, always interesting things to try like cauliflower hash. Service is good, especially at bar.

Thank docpainter2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
Gastropub, American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-4790
Clever New American fare is served at this cozy, farm-to-fork cafe. Offering made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus craft beer, wine and weekend brunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?