French Meadow Bakery & Café—Minneapolis, MN

I have to give a shout out to my friend Morgan for introducing me to so many wonderful Minnesota foods during my visits to Minneapolis.  On my first trip here, several years ago in August, she brought me to the Minnesota State Fair, where I was enlightened to the world of butter sculptures, cheese curds, fried candy bars, and giant buckets of chocolate chip cookies.  Now, I must give her props for taking me to French Meadow Bakery & Café for a deliciously fresh, organic brunch.

French Meadow Bakery

Located at 2610 Lyndale Avenue S and operating since 1985, French Meadow was the first organically certified bakery in the United States.  The menu of thoughtfully prepared, healthy foods also includes items that are vegan and gluten free.  Customers order at the counter, find a table, and then a server brings out the food.

Morgan knew immediately she wanted the French toast—deliciously thick sourdough bread, served with real Wisconsin maple syrup.  I took some time figuring out what I wanted, but after conferring about my choices with the cashier, I decided on the breakfast quesadilla, served on an organic sprouted tortilla with scrambled eggs, cheddar, black beans, spinach, guacamole, salsa and chipotle sour cream.  Everything was delicious, especially the guac and the tortilla!  (It’s hard to go wrong when fresh flavors are allowed to stand on their own.)

French Toast and Breakfast QuesadillaSince the café is a bakery as well, I walked away with a croissant for later.  It wasn’t quite as good as the ones I had in Paris, but perhaps I’m spoiled…

I’m definitely impressed by the food in Minneapolis and would love to hit up this restaurant again next time I’m in town.

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2 thoughts on “French Meadow Bakery & Café—Minneapolis, MN

  1. Huh, I’ve walked by this place quite a few times on my occasions in Uptown, I’ve been wondering about it for quite a while. Very interesting info; if the French Toast really was that good, maybe it’s some place worth visiting on my next outing.
    And if you do come back again, you should totally have your friend show you our growing Food Truck scene! We’ve had some really great, fun businesses pop up because of it, with some of the best food in the cities coming out of these guys.

    • I really liked the food at French Meadow because it was so simple and fresh. If you like thick French toast, they definitely do a good job. I’m kind of curious to try some of the vegan pastries next time I’m there.

      I also discovered that they have a location with a limited menu at the airport, and they set up at the Minnesota State Fair.

      Next visit will have to be Food Trucks!

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