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Birchwood Cafe

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3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
+1 612-722-4474
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Delhi, India
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Birchwood Cafe has been a favorite spot of mine for years - great conversations with old friends, first dates, whatever. Why? Excellent, filling and classy vegetarian entrees, great salads, and hearty portions of desserts that were alone worth the trip. So when I went back this week for the first time in a year, despite the crowds, I wondered what... More 

Thank DelhiExpat1
Rockford, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Birchwood is a quaint little restaurant in an older residential area. We visited on a busy Sunday afternoon on a beautiful day so we ate outside amongst a pretty row of wildflowers? Some menu items are always offered and some items depend on the produce that they can get from local farmers, whose names are written on a chalkboard. You... More 

Thank Linda R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Fresh quality ingredients, different menu items that taste familiar and delicious, friendly and efficient staff, nice atmosphere. Have to try the savory waffle, it might sound a bit strange when reading the ingredients, but this is really good! I'll be going back when in the area.

Thank blais412
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

Had an excellent breakfast here. Unique and healthy offerings. The Savory Waffle was a cornucopia of flavors. Large crowd was efficiently handled by numerous servers. Locally sourced, organic food used. Inside was too loud, but outside tables were pleasant. Will go back tomorrow!

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

cozy ambience, community gathering feel, superb staff service level, seriously real food from the garden. I love their bread. and value for money. get in early as the place will get crowded in no time. breakfast lunch or dinner. it is that popular.

Thank mathew L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lunch with a friend on a rainy afternoon ended up being Birchwood Cafe. I have to admit, my main reason to going there was to try the savory waffle! My dining companion seldom steps out of her box to order anything but a turkey sandwich or turkey burger and this time was no exception. I had planned to have a... More 

Thank cindy y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

My last experience here was TERRIBLE. But thankfully, this one was much better. Our server was quite nice, we were able to dine outdoors, and the menu items we wanted were actually available! It was kismet. I would suggest the corn risotto or a flatbread... and the fries are terrific!

Thank Rachel C
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Their food is just awesome. You could feel it from the first bite. Great ingredients plus creative options Perhaps they need to be more open to foreigns and explain them the self-service system, as I stay long in the terrace without knowing they will not going to serve me.

Thank Persefone147_CV
Frederick, Maryland
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591 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Famous for the Savory Waffle, I decided I had to find out what's so good about it. We arrived in a pouring down rain storm and had to walk a couple blocks as there was no available parking on the street right out front. The dining room was completely full when we arrived so we had to wait about 30... More 

Thank NeoWasHere
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had lunch today outside at the Birchwood, and we very much enjoyed our food there. I had the tofu sandwich and salad while my husband had the turkey/bacon sandwich and French fries. Everything was tasty, and we loved sitting outside on a beautiful day (not too warm). We did not dessert, but they looked wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 612-722-4474

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