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Common Roots Cafe

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2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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minnetonka. minnesota
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199 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It has the informality of a coffee shop and the quality of food you find in an upscale restaurant, I've never seen anything quite like it. A first-class beer and wine list, they brew Peace coffee, and the food is first-rate with quality ingredients. They provide off-street parking, helpful in this part of town where parking can be a challenge.... More 

Thank zadkine
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous and we loved the vibe of the place. Tea lovers, you can get real lose tea brewed in a pot! No teabags! The Earl gray was wonderful. The homemade soup of the day was squash, it it was great.

1 Thank Beverly L
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I could stay here all day - great food, great service, and wi-fi. This is a dream location for someone who works from home who loves to be around people. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. There is plenty of indoor seating and at least 15 seats outdoors. The food was fresh and delivered quickly. My only complaint is the... More 

Thank fortitude8
Novi, Michigan
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We chose Common Roots for thier catering services, because I am allergic to MSG and they cook by scratch with all holistic ingredients. I usually have to bring my food where ever I go. I didn't want to do that for my daughter's wedding. It was wonderful working with this company. Monica emailed me all of the ingredients for the... More 

Thank R B
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

03/13/16 Went there with three other friends while visiting Minneapolis, MN. The food was delicious. I had the chicken and rice soup and a peach scone. It was great. The food is about 67% local and 95% organic. Breakfast is also very good and is served all day I think. The sandwiches are very good as well. The service was... More 

Thank Saraimari
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Excellent food choices, friendly efficient service, and the food was delicious. I had read some great reviews and will add my review to that list. Plan to try out the lunch and dinner offerings.

Thank pmcilvenna
Elk River, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

homemade, changing menu, feels like new age hippie hang out, but really good. Simple food, soups, salads, kind of deli style. try it!

Thank Kate R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I ate at Common Roots as a guest of a friend who lives in the neighborhood and often patronizes this cafe. Their mission includes supporting local farmers and operating in an environmentally sustainable way. These factors may be important to some of their customers. For me, as a casual visitor, the highlight of my visit was sitting on the patio... More 

Thank seniortraveler12
Fargo, North Dakota
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298 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We shared a kale salad and a wild rice burger topped with mushrooms, onions, tomato jam, spinach, pickled jalapeno, and chimichurri. The burger held together better than many wild rice ones do and the kaiser roll-type bun was excellent. The kale salad was very tasty, although the kale was not tenderized in any noticeable way. We were there on a... More 

Thank Larry P
Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A beautiful May Day afternoon was spent with happy hour specials; craft beers and delicious pickled herring! Very relaxing patio considering location on a busy street. We did have a long wait for our appetizer, considering they were not at all busy, but it was worth it.

Thank susan a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Soups
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-2360
At Common Roots Cafe we serve great food with character morning, noon, and night. Our kitchen uses local and organic ingredients to create a monthly-changing menu of innovative food made from scratch every day.

Whether it's espresso on-the-go, lunch with a colleague, happy hour beer with friends, or a night on the town, you'll always know that Common Roots provides high-quality and sustainable fare that's accessible to all.

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