We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Common Roots Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 61: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Common Roots several times and have never been disappointed. They have wonderful, seasonal menus with fresh, interesting foods. The Noshes are perfect if you want a smaller portion. It's a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an afternoon treat. I highly recommend the lavender latte. They also have plenty of seating, big windows out front, and... More 

Thank Caroline A
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the salmon toast nosh and the shrimp with couscous for dinner.The shrimp all by itself didn't have much flavor but paired with the romesco sauce, couscous, fennel, radishes, and dill,it was pretty good. My boyfriend had the schnitzel,potato latke and green beans and he liked it. We used a groupon which made it a good value.

Thank GipsyMinneapolis
Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You walk up to a counter to order and pay. Your food is brought to you. This is fine but the pricing seemed to be more in line with a regular sit down dining experience. We ordered an appetizer with hummus, babaganoush and luffa flatbread. I try to appreciate new things but the flatbread was quite honestly, terrible. The sauces... More 

Thank luckierguy
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
270 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had bought a Groupon deal to try the Common Roots Cafe - so glad I did! We shared the flatbread nosh (terrific flavor on their homemade shakshuka [tomato] sauce - had a nice little kick to it). My hubby got the lamb ribs for his main meal, and the lamb was tender and flavorful. The lamb rib dish came... More 

Thank africanaddict
Level Contributor
106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s sort of like the song about Alice’s Restaurant...”You can get anything that you want….” From burgers and tuna salad, to smoked lamb ribs to pan roasted shrimp to minted kale with currant almond rice to smoked salmon toasts with all the accoutrements and on and on. There’s a lot on that short menu. And everything we’ve tried is delicious.... More 

Thank bryantaveMinneapolis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty local middle eastern inspired fresh friendly diverse global. Yum! We loved the roasted veggie sandwich and the watermelon feta salad. Plenty of seating in an airy hip cafe. Darling patio seating area as well.

Thank Zuccakl
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'd think a place that boasts concern for various food justice issues would have more vegan options, but this place overlooks them. The staff has always been apologetic about it and often will mention they wish they had more vegan options to offer since people frequently ask, but the owner just won't do it for some mysterious reason. When I've... More 

Thank Dallas R
minnetonka. minnesota
Level Contributor
199 reviews
129 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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

Travelers who viewed Common Roots Cafe also viewed


Been to Common Roots Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
$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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Common Roots Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?