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

Trung Nam French Bakery

$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
739 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4804
+1 651-229-0887
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our daughter, a St. Paul resident, surprised me with a visit to Trung Nam to buy croissants for breakfast. Heaven on earth! Chatting with others in line, one man had discovered it on Monday, this was Saturday, and it was his fifth visit! We tried a variety of the croissants, from plain to fruit to filled.....every one of them was... More 

Helpful?
Thank HappyQuilter40827
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This neighborhood place has been open for years and it's because those who have tried one croissant have kept it open, being hooked on this one offering. Several flavors are available and all are good. Whenever I pass by, I stop to buy a bagful. One of the true bargains of the city. Years ago, hand-pressed French/Asian coffee was offered.... More 

Helpful?
Thank michael p
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Best place for Bahn Mi and croissants. Better go early cause they do run out. The bread is fresh baked daily and is the best. They have awesome fruit filled croissants. Bring cash they don't take checks or credit cards.

Helpful?
Thank Glenn W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
1,176 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I stopped in early one morning hoping to find a great assortment of baked goods. What I found was multiple types of croissants. I grabbed a variety and they were all fantastic, but was hoping they had more options. This is your croissant headquarters.

Helpful?
Thank TryppAdams
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Years ago, I used to work near here and went on a regular basis. I returned in December to introduce my girlfriend to the awesomeness of their baked goods and I'm pleased to say, they're still the best. Should have bought more of the chocolate croissants to go, mine didn't make it out of the parking lot.

Helpful?
Thank Garner M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Amazing, superb baking here. My grandma loves going to bakeries...so I've tried a lot. She is going to be so happy when I bring her to this place!!!

Helpful?
Thank Tanya B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Okay, I absolutely LOVE this place! This is the best French bakery in the Twin Cities! Move over overpriced shop on Grand, hello perfectly priced deliciousness on University Avenue!!!!! By the way, they make the absolute best Tofu sandwich I've ever tasted in my life. Right now it's off the menu, but maybe if we all keep asking for it... More 

Helpful?
Thank nnmorgan1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Every time I'm in the St. Paul area stopping at Trung Nam is a MUST. The flaky and doughy treat is delicious. I do feel they should add more of the fruit filling though. The french bread/baguette is top notch from this mom/pop place and perfect with a cup of their coffee. I've been going there over 10 years now... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pang H
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have moved a lot around the country and we have never come across croissants as delicious as these! The Vietnamese coffee was great, the pork buns were great, the service was great. Love this place!

Helpful?
Thank 12RestaurantJunkie
St.Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
944 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Wide variety of croissants. REALLY good, ranging in price from $1.99 (fruit & chocolate) to $3.99 (almond). Get here before 10:30 or 11:00 as they sell out. REALLY. As others noted, no credit/debit cards which helps them keep prices low. REALLY good.

Helpful?
Thank Seniordad

Travellers who viewed Trung Nam French Bakery also viewed

 

Been to Trung Nam French Bakery? 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 13:00
Thursday
08:00 - 13:00
Friday
08:00 - 13:00
Saturday
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-229-0887

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Trung Nam French Bakery 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?