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Common Roots Cafe

2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
+1 612-871-2360
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3319
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This corner cafe is a neighborhood magnet. Free wi-fi, friendly staff and good food combine to encourage people to linger over coffee and rolls, or lunch. There's off-street parking.

Thank HowdyDoody4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Common Root's mission and commitment to supporting local food and community is admirable. From the high quality and freshness of food to the incredible customer service, I would certainly visit Common Roots again. Food is a little pricey, but well worth it--especially since servers are...More

Thank meredithann2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just met some friends for breakfast, and when we placed our orders the person taking the orders made out like we were a big inconvenience- because we asked questions and wanted to order food! Next, when the food was brought to our table, my friend...More

Thank travelingdubfam
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Last Thurs., I was by the window watching people flow by in the street which was a nice way to spend a day when I was rudely interrupted by a server who told me I couldn’t drink my flavored bottle water that I had brought...More

Thank robertJ710ZZ
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you want to impress a visitor, new client, or friend, take them to Common Roots for breakfast or lunch. The bagels alone are worth a visit but their signature dishes are what attracts so many customers from all walks of life. Whether you want...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch and hadn't been here before. Hardest part of the experience with snow on Minneapolis streets was parking! Menu is varied and interesting. I opted for the burger which doesn't come with anything. It was delicious (and the aioli mayo was...More

Thank MinneapolisCMB
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a very good lunch at Common Roots today. It is situated in a neighborhood on Lyndale a few blocks north of Lake St. For my first time, I had Shakshuka with ground turkey added to it, and it was delicious!!...More

Thank joan2br
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My girlfriend and I went to Common Roots Cafe with groupon deal to try it out, turn out it was a good decision that we had a groupon since the meal was average at best. The food is what can I say... confused... they try...More

Thank Kla K
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Coffee in the morning, beers in the afternoon. GREAT food. (Breakfast, Lunch, Light Dinner) An outside patio and people who are always friendly. Free Wi-Fi. Do I have to go on? This is a great place to meet people - everyone can find something they...More

Thank fedelaney
Reviewed 22 August 2016 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...More

Thank Caroline A
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13 January 2017|
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Response from Common Roots C | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. We do serve wine, beer, hard cider, and cocktails!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
At Common Roots Cafe, we serve good food made from scratch morning, noon and night. Our kitchen and bakery uses local and organic ingredients to create a changing menu of innovative offerings.

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.

Rent out our Common Room for business meetings, family gatherings, bookclubs, and more!
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