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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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St. Paul, MN
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129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been years since I have eaten at the Birchwood and I wonder why I have stayed away so long?! I love the neighbourhood atmosphere with its ambience of community friendliness. The expansion added more space and an expanded menu. The staff was both helpful and friendly. My friend and I had Buddha tea and a BLT sandwich for... More 

Thank Kate M
Winnipeg, Canada
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice breakfast at the Birchwood Cafe. The line almost chased us away, but the place is a well-oiled machine, so the wait was not too long. The coffee and scramble I had were awesome! My husband had the savoury waffle and enjoyed it too! The bike parking was very convenient.

Thank WpgLeah
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had some great meals at The Birchwood Cafe, so last night's experience should probably not be taken as characteristic, but it was certainly disappointing. The place does like to crow about locally sources ingredients, so the NY Strip, new to the menu since I ate there last, should be a natural extension of things they do well. Left to... More 

Thank Kevin C
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, grown daughter and I had a late breakfast on a Monday morning. Food was spectacular. I had the heirloom BLT with sweet corn coulis. Daughter had beans and rice. Husband had waffles. Not a crumb was left. Service was prompt. Menu very descriptive and true. Atmosphere was fun. Menu is seasonal. Loved this place - will be going... More 

Thank Onessa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my wife's birthday breakfast. It was very busy as we knew it would be. Wish they had a quieter room since talking was a challenge. Our eggs Benedict, green side salad and quiche were very tasty! I'd recommend the Benedict for sure!

Thank Matthew D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a pleasure going to this neighborhood treasure. Friendly staff, great service and extraordinary food selection! Go there for lunch and bring dessert home. I love that they sever carbonated water on tap, and its completely to patrons. Try the pizza. Oh...and lots of vegan and gluten free options! Give them a try...if you have not already...you will not be... More 

Thank Joni S
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221 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 August 12, 2016

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 August 11, 2016 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

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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
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?