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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

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225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-354-4246
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Crown Point, Indiana, USA
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this market because the Sunday morning crowds were out in full force and we couldn't wait to eat. Their buffet was fantastic and it is such a nice atmosphere and location. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank WinfieldWormie
Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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298 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

While visiting the University, had time to grab a bite to eat. This is a nice alternative to traditional sandwich shops, sit-down restaurants, and chains. Get what you want at a variety of stations, and eat in the dining area (inside and outside seating) or take-out. Prices are what you would expect in a downtown area of a college town.... More 

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Thank JBretteD
Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Bread Garden is not a traditional restaurant. It is combination grocery store/cafe that offers a great variety of upscale fresh food options and prepared dishes not found all under one roof elsewhere in downtown Iowa City. These include five aisles of well-stocked grocery items, with lots of attractive produce, fresh-baked bread, a full-service butcher shop, and a deli area... More 

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Thank William H
Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Bread Garden is a favorite for our family all around and a loved place to eat by our granddaughters who visit regularly from Chicago. WE also pick many food items from there and enjoy just being there and watching the world go by in winter and summer alike. They have a significant wine collection for those who seek it.... More 

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Thank 307seascape
Riverside, Iowa
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Had some coffee and the chocolate chip scones. Very delicious. If you want to avoid long wait times at the other restaurants, go to this place. Very healthy food choices.

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Thank uncvcutraveller
Detroit
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed at the adjoining Hotel Vetro and this place was our salvation! Great fresh produce, wide selection of organic and healthy foods, and a great selection of hot and cold prepared foods, set up in a buffet style serving area. Soups, Salads, meats, vegetables, pastas, fruits, cold salads... more than you can imagine! Sells for $8.99 a pound, which can... More 

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Thank GPTraveller
Iowa City, Iowa
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is primarily a self-serve restaurant. You select from a buffet setup. Several soups each day; as well as a variety of items throughout the day.

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Thank James W
Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Well all I can say is I wasn't expecting what I got from this place, silly me thought it was just about bread lol!!! oh!! was I in for a treat, I had some of their Italian Sausage with bell peppers and onion!! Oh my freaking gosh, let's just say I had two servings which is a little bit much... More 

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Thank baps6194
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Dropped by just looking for popcorn. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the items offered.

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Thank hrm8801
Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

They have a lot of organic/healthy foods. Their prices are definitely high for grocery items. They have some of the best soups in the area, I really like their Bacon, cheddar potato. They have a hot bar of food all the time.Decent selection of beer and wine, but again prices are a little high. They have a deli, fresh meat/seafood,... More 

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Thank Renae J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-4246

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