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Trotter's Cafe & Bakery

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232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5729
+1 651-645-8950
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We eat here because we love the food and the philosophy. Low-key, fresh, choices my kids love, yummy cookies and bars, off-street parking in the back. Can't go wrong. :-)

Thank MarleeTravels
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

We go in there almost every Saturday morning after class because it's convenient and pretty good food, though it is a little pricey, as some other people have noted. But it would be nice to be recognized after my zillionth time in there ordering the same thing.

Thank Susan A
St Paul,MN
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

The two of us had a cup of bean soup, bread stick, margarita pizza, and grapes. Shared a bottle of wine. Finished with a chocolate chip and an oatmeal cookie. Placed order at counter. Got wine and soup there. Rest of meal was delivered to table. Soup was barely warm. When I pointed this out, they acknowledged they were having... More 

Thank ptjohn2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

Favorite spot for healthy food and warm conversation. This cozy cafe is very supportive and engaged in the community and that attitude permeates the atmosphere.

Thank Kathryn M
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

The Reuben was pretty tasty. The fries are out of this world. Kids meal of grilled cheese was adult worthy. Very good food but a bit pricey considering you have to bus your own table and get your own silverware and condiments. Friendly staff.

Thank Jodi C
Chaska, Minnesota
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our food critic son-in-law took my wife and me to Trotter's last night. The Mediterranean Vegetarian Pasta, the special of the evening, was superb in every way. Bow-tie pasta with fresh peppers, mushrooms, olives, onion, garlic, feta, flavored with balsamic vinegar was first-class. The small side salad and bread were okay but not up the standard of the entree. We... More 

Thank gstew
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our recent early Friday evening visit was my second and my wife's first. This small, store front restaurant has a casual, 60's feel that reminded me of the coffee houses that flourished then. My wife ordered the bison burger, which was nicely prepared and good tasting. My smaller portioned squash pasta dish included a small salad and one small piece... More 

Thank 304EJH
Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really was disappointed with this restaurant. They don't offer much on the menu. Will not be going back.

Thank Kim W
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food here is always great, and the service is really nice. I like the location, because its just down the street from Izzy's, the best ice cream in town.

Thank Tessa N
Raleigh, NC
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342 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

I wrote a positive review about Trotter's a year or so ago, and I tend to be very generous in my TA reviews, so it takes a lot to annoy me. But I was really disappointed on my visit this time, Jan. 2, 2014. I decided not to rent a car on this business trip and walk from my guest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 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
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5729
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-645-8950

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