The Best Twin Cities Bakeries
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
The Twin Cities have a long history with flour so it should come as no surprise that bakeries continue to thrive. Whether savory or sweet, these bakeries and cafes offer the best bread, pastries, and light bites in town.
2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
French Meadow Bakery & Café has been promoting sustainable practices since before it was cool. Their menu of small plates, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and more hearty main dishes cater to all dietary needs and allergy restrictions with...
2940 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
James Beard–nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer Nicholson treats the Twin Cities to her fresh-baked savories and sweets every day of the week. Her 400-square-foot bakery inside the Midtown Global Market bursts with seasonal flavors and scents but...
6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Tucked inside a sprawling floral and garden center in Minneapolis is a mini Europe—more specifically, a French café with blue-checkered tables. The Parisian-born owners offer an impressive selection of classics, from croissants to bouchée à la...
4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
A tartine (open-faced sandwich) and orange juice at this bakery and cafe will cost you $11.86, but this was no ordinary sandwich. It was a killer slice of miche (the right blend of crispiness and chewiness) topped with roasted ham and gruyère, and...
850 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Cafe Latte has been a neighborhood and town favorite for many years. Family-owned, consistent top quality food (soups are always amazing), nice vibe, amazing desserts. Hard to choose a favorite one, but the Turtle Cake, German Chocolate Cake, or...
237 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
This all day breakfast/brunch and sweet things place is worth the visit to downtown Saint Paul. They serve fresh squeezed orange juice, and have many mouthwatering dishes. I enjoyed the Huevos Rancheros Eggs Benedict with corn bread, avocado,...
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