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Hop on to Izzy's Ice Cream if you are craving for some delectable ice creams. A part of the frachise of the same name, this ice cream parlor is known for offering various flavors of ice creams. You can choose from the regular chocolate, vanilla flavors to satiate your sweet-tooth cravings or go for something exotic like the pumpkin ice cream. In case you are feeling a little more indulgent, try their signature Bon Bon, Peppermint, Salted Caramel, Nut Crazy flavors. All in all, Izzy's Ice Cream is a must-go-to place for all the dessert lovers.
Featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, Brasa offers classic American favorites with a twist. Try the Creole Style Rotisserie Chicken or the Spicy and Sweet Braised Beef. Brasa also features a decent selection of beverages, including cane sugar sweetened sodas. If you're having a hard time deciding what to order, try one of the combination plates, which includes a "sides only" plate. Brasa is definitely an excellent choice for all the carnivores in the Minneapolis area.
If you are craving something sweet or simply want to beat the summer hear, a visit to Sebastian Joe’s is just what you need. This ice cream shop, with its chalkboard menus and cozy outdoor patio, makes this a great go to spot for families. Try out evergreen flavors like Oreo and Strawberry or be more adventurous with options like Pumpkin, Plum Ginger Sorbet, Passion Fruit Sorbet and Cinnamon.
This French bakery located in the unassuming neighborhood of Kingsfield serves pastries fit for royalty. Patisserie 46 is an oasis of baked goodness known for its wide range of stunning desserts, light and crusty baguettes, exceptional croissants and fresh loaves. French classics like pain au chocolat, macaroons and eclairs are baked to perfection, while also serving daily soups, sandwiches and quiche specials. It gets really busy on the weekends, so be prepared to wait in line for your turn.
The wait can be long and parking sparse, but you will be glad you risked it. Cafe Latte a modern, airy restaurant is in a two-story building with walls of windows on the bustling corner of Grand and Victoria. Service is cafeteria style.You will be tempted by the decadent dessert showcase with gooey turtle cake and delicate pear almond tarts. Daily choices of soups and salads may include chicken Caesar salad, homemade vegetable beef soup or chicken salsa chili. Pair soup or salad with a made-to-order sandwich, such as turkey avocado or roast beef and cheddar, or a gourmet pizza available at Latte's back wine bar, and you have a meal. High tea is served and so is brunch on Sunday. Over 50 wines and 20 coffee and tea drinks highlight the beverage list, as well as a good selection of beer, soft drinks and mineral water.
With its spacious interiors, a patio with lots of seating, a vegetable garden surrounding the restaurant and a walking path, it’s a delight to visit The Tiny Diner. Favorites include Grass-Fed Beef Burger and Fresh Cut Linguini. Many of the dishes can also be prepared vegan or gluten-free allowing everyone to taste the deliciousness of the food here. Save some room for the Flourless Chocolate Cake which is served with fresh blackberries and sweet mascarpone. You can also wash down your meals with classic cocktails such as White Porto and Tonic, beers on tap or other bottled brews. There is also a limited selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t be surprised if you see this restaurant packed with people.
Tilia is a contemporary American eatery in Linden Hills that specializes in lavish breakfasts and hearty dinners. This intimate restaurant caters to each of its guests with unparalleled service, unique recipes, organic ingredients and a fine selection of beer and wine. Savor slow-poached eggs in parmesan cream in the morning, delight in grilled octopus in the evening.
A Baker's Wife is an absolute must visit for anyone and everyone, to try their heavenly baked goodies. Step into this warm and cozy bakery and you will never want to leave! The dizzying array of pastries here includes cookies, cupcakes, cakes, tea cake, cheesecake, bread, croissants, muffins and lots more. Patrons of this pastry shop drive up from miles away, just to enjoy one of their popular American Teacakes.
Bar La Grassa is one of Minneapolis's finest Italian restaurants that celebrates the cuisine with flair. The rustic decor adds to the charm of this place which serves small and large plates of wonderful dishes. Everything is made fresh and handmade, lending an authenticity of taste that is irreplaceable. An expertly curated wine list complements your meal, making it a memorable one.
If it is fresh, delicious ice cream you crave, then the Pumphouse Creamery is just the place for you. Only fresh, seasonal, locally sourced fruit, and organic cream and milk go in to the creation of these delicious all-natural treats. Even the cookies, nuts and other delicious bites blended in are all natural and organic. Door Country Cherry, Passionfruit-mango-vanilla, Sea salt caramel-pecan and Rum raisin are just a few of the delectable flavors on offer. The shop serves up a rotating selection of 20 flavors alongside shakes and sundaes made with homemade sauces and non-dairy ice creams. Pick up a pint or quart to go, or a single scoop to enjoy on the spot. Try the tasting plate that offers five differently flavored mini-scoops if you find that you can't bring yourself to pick just one.
A venture by award winning pastry chef Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart Bakery is located in the Midtown Global Market in South Minneapolis. Featuring a brilliant menu composed of country-style baked goodies with a creative, contemporary twist, Salty Tart is known for its delicious savories. Best known for their macaroons, the bakery also serves fantastic cream filled biroches, croissants among many other heavenly bakes.
If there are any nonbelievers out there saying there isn't world-class cuisine in Minnesota, send them to 112 Eatery and they will eat their words, along with every tasty morsel put in front of them at this popular restaurant. The food here has been praised by publications like Food and Wine magazine and Bon Appetit. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and they serve late. The Lamb Scottadito is simply to die for, and the nori encrusted sirloin with ponzu bursts with flavor, then gently melts in your mouth. They also have a very impressive and diverse wine list, and a broad selection of dessert wines and ports. People come here for the whole dining experience, and it won't disappoint.