Founded as a wholesale bakery in 1985, French Meadow Bakery has twice been recognized by Bon Appetite Magazine as one of the country’s ten best bread bakeries, the only natural/organic bakery to receive this form of recognition.
In 1991, due to customer demand, French Meadow’s landmark uptown café opened serving organic fare with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan options, and was open for breakfast and lunch only. In 1999 dinner service was offered, giving the café more opportunities to offer innovative and healthy fare. Over the years the café began to incorporate a variety of different foods into the menu, including eggs, dairy, and meat, but made sure that they were all sourced sustainably. In fact, French Meadow has been working with many of the same local farmers and suppliers for up to 25 years, including Natural Way Mills and Schultz Organic Eggs, to name a few.
Today the French Meadow Bakery & Café continues to serve breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, featuring full-service dinner with Chef Specials. We focus on using organic, natural and local ingredients and aim to offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and omnivore options. We have an in-house bakery that bakes all of our breads, cakes, desserts and pastries from scratch using natural and organic ingredients.
In 2013 French Meadow expanded the café on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis to include Bluestem Bar, private dining, and an expanded outdoor patio. And we are thrilled to have recently opened the second French Meadow Bakery & Café on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul with partners Macalester College.