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Birchwood Cafe

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3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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222 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove by this place a couple of times, always seeing people sitting outside, a busy place, which is a good sign, before stopping in for a coffee. And since then I have stopped by each time I pass by. The coffee is great, as one would hope. The atmosphere is progressive / lefty, youngish, a bit too much for... More 

Thank Harkish
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here. Would go back over and over. Delicious, fresh, creative food. Felt good to eat it. Felt good after eating it.

Thank ekaje
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The choices here are delightful and represent a wide range of flavors. There are excellent options for vegetarian, meat-eater, gluten-free and vegan.

Thank Babsan2012
Centreville, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birchwood Cafe is located in a residential area of Minneapolis, easy to miss if you're not looking. Don't be dismayed if the line is long, it'll move quickly. Once inside the food is served with Liberal political sensibilities. The Birchwood Benedict is the specialty of the house, but other egg dishes and sandwiches are superb and reasonably priced. On-street parking... More 

Thank John N
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is locally sourced and delicious. The soups are sublime, even on a warm day. I had the burger du jour and it had so many layers of yumminess. The wine list is short but perfect for the relaxed atmosphere. A true gem, one the best restaurants in Minneapolis.

Thank JOdintz
Northern Minnesota
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very low key cafe, where you walk past a case of incredible looking desserts and pastries as you work your way to the cashier to place your order. Having never been here before, we received a hard copy menu to make our selections, a turkey burger and my husband, the summer burger. All ingredients are locally sourced, The turkey... More 

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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's Summer season at the Birchwood, Savory Waffle has summer flavors now, quite delicious as ever. The seasonal latte is Ginger Molasses and again it a winner! Always a great stop for interesting foods!!!

Thank curmudgon3216
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Birchwood is a local gem! A creative assortment of unusual and delicious food in a relaxed and artistic setting with outstanding service. "Manhatten-style" seating (you might rub elbows with someone you don't know) and plenty of individual tables combine to give warm, eclectic feel of community. I love having a lazy, late-morning brunch here. If you can't decide what... More 

Thank Palmer V
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter took us to this little gem of a restaurant for lunch on a Sunday (breakfast was still an option). I loved the dedication to serving real, healthy, organic and non-GMO food. You enter and order at the counter, get a number and items are delivered to your table. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I ordered and... More 

Thank Nancy M
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good meal here today. The restaurant is happing during brunch/lunch on a Sunday afternoon. I had a burger which was good and slightly different. My wife wanted the Benedict but they were out. The breakfasts others at our table had looked good with excellent thick bacon and delicious hand cut potatoes I snitched. The restaurant is order at... More 

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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
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-722-4474

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