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Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - 15 Reviews - 2928 W 66th St, Minneapolis, MN - French Restaurants Reviews - Phone (612) 861-7570

Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe

2928 W 66th St
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 861-7570
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Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe - Minneapolis, MN


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I frequent Patrick's regularly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The quality, variety and consistency is amazing! Pilotman's experience is not mine, and I too, have had the oppor...


I have tried going twice in the past 2 weeks (once on a weekend and once during the week) and have yet to walk out with anything to eat. The first time was mid-afternoon on a Sat...

Poor Lunch and Dinner 12/13/2010

Lunch is Bad! I really want to like this place as the breakfasts, coffee and bakery are so good. The other food is awful. I try it about once a month trying to find a good meal after 11:00 am. The entree salads are not good. The Bistro Salad Chicken is very dry. The Chicken Ceasar chicken was served cold. The Steak Salad meat is cold and tough. The Beef Brisket salad is a complete nightmare. The Bouchee a la Reine (chicken pot pie pastery) was served to me cold. The Coq au Vin is just ok. The average lunch is $12.00. The staff does not ask how your food is tasting and doesn't seem to notice if your food is left untouched. Still the place is full of ladies lunching...I guess the bakery is just that good... more

Quality and consistency is amazing! 12/8/2010

I frequent Patrick's regularly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The quality, variety and consistency is amazing! Pilotman's experience is not mine, and I too, have had the opportunity to travel extensively and sample ""authentic"" foods. His use of the term ""swill"" is pretentious and offensive! Patrick's is the creation of an incredibly talented, ambitious and hard-working chef who's frequent appearances, indelible smile, and gracious attention to customers is always a pleasure. How he is able to create such a variety of ambient environments in one small location is a tribute to his creativity. We are extremely fortunate to have his delicious efforts so close at hand and convenient!! more

French restaurant going downhill 9/19/2010

I was excited when this restaurant first opened. The food was great!. Now, the desserts, the food and the drinks offered seem to have gone the way of corporate America. more

nice bakery 6/4/2009

We went there for lunch and dessert and had I the quiche, which was really good. I would go back and have it again. My boyfriend had the veggie sandwich, which I though was just O.K, but my boyfriend liked. We got dessert, I got the chocolate praline cake and my boyfriend got the passion fruit cake. They were both very good. My criticism however is that I expected to get cake. I got a very thin wafer of cake at the bottom with mousse shaped into a piece and covered with chocolate. It was very rich and I was disappointed that it was not actually cake. My boyfriends ""cake"" was a similar situation. All in all, it was not a bad experience. Pros: good quiche Cons: ""cake"" not actually cake more

Perfect place to sample menu 5/14/2009

Patrick's is one of the few places that it's easy to order by sight thanks to their display case. Everything I have tried there has been wonderful (I am still working my way through the full menu, with multiple stops at some favorites). I did have one small problem when taking a friend there, something was under cooked, but as is the case with Patrick's they took it back and quickly made a new one for her. One time my cake was barely touched by the side of a box, Patrick refused to sell the cake to me and insisted on provided a new one from the case, placing it carefully into the box to maintain the chocolate perfection that is the outside of the cake. They really will (and always do) go above and beyond for the customer. Pros: broad selection, kid-friendly, wine, 50% off day-old bread Cons: lunch rush more

Desserts, quick lunch, atmosphere 9/21/2008

I felt like I stepped into another country when I walked into Patricks. You are greeted with a long glass counter filled with the most mouth watering desserts, cookies, and pasteries. It was easy to get sidetracked from what I initially when in there for..lunch! The breads are all baked there. Amazing. Try the chicken finger sandwhich. It's addicting! Pros: Desserts, Bread, Location Cons: Pricey...but well worth it more

A real french bakery here in Minnesota? Yes it is true. 2/17/2008

I might sound like I have a man crush on this place and so pardon me. Pros: Every single crumb Cons: When the cake is done and I am sad :( more

The Best 12/13/2007

We have been purchasing breads and pastries from Patrick since he opened his first location on 66th. I was absolutely elated when we found him because the twin cities is very lacking in quality baked goods. This is one of the few bakeries where you won't find a ""Minnesota cinder block"" (crisped cereal bar! UGH!) He bakes genuine, high quality pastries. I use the baguette Viennoise sliced thin for appetizer pates and it's divine! I hope the disappointed writer here has given him another chance. There can be long lines, but the wait is worth it. Also, he operates like an authentic French baker. They have their ovens going full speed in the early mornings so the morning customer has their daily bread. In Germany, Austria, Italy & France, the Lady of the house goes to market/bakery first thing in the morning to get her families fresh baked goods for that day and if you missed the morning, you went without. It's not like a factory that keeps pumping out bread. If you are not accustomed to this I can understand your disappointment. Please go back. He and his wife are wonderful and his pastry case is unmatched by anyone around here. Before Patrick came along I only found these pastries in Chicago & New York. I am so happy for his success & expansions. Everything he makes is true old world class. This is one of the finest bakeries in Minnesota. Vive la Patrick! Pros: Outstanding quality-great variety more

Classy French Bakery and Cafe 12/20/2006

I've been eating at Patrick's in Richfield since 2003, and it is becoming more and more popular. Pros: Heavenly dessert, healthy salads, plenty of parking Cons: Can be busy on the weekends, but worth the effort more

Best pastries in town 3/9/2003

On a Sunday morning at 10:00 I expected it to be crazy, but there were 2-3 tables open. We both had personal quiches, though splitting one would have been fine. The filling was very light, and not stuffed with ingredients. Coffee was a bit strong for me, but some would like it. Croissant a bit chewy but well-flavored. We brought home some pastries - a chocolate praline which was incredible. Chocolate was soft ganache with a chocolate mousse inside - very rich. Baguette was also excellent. We have a few more truffles to try tomorrow. Location is easy to get to - bright blue strip mall across from Southdale. Highly recommended! Display cases are gorgeous - very European. Pros: Location, Pastries, Reasonable cost Cons: May be busy at times more

Pastry Heaven 12/26/2002

It seems almost cruel to have opened this wonderful culinary masterpiece two doors down from a well known dieters club. But I suppose if your going to cheat on your diet there is not a better way to go. There's not one item I've had at Patrick's that hasn't provided flavor beyond my wildest dreams. I plan on continuing to eat my way through the immaculate cases until I've tried every item at least one time. I may subsequently need that diet place two doors down but as I've stated before what a way to go! Pros: Immaculate Cases, Wonderful Presentatio, The "Trilogy" Chocola Cons: nary a one more

Perfection 12/10/2002

The pastries are authentic, the ingredients are top notch! Everything I've had here has been so wonderful. The Galette Fermiere is wonderful crisped up in the oven and served warm. The Apple Chiboust is worth buying just for the custardy meringue on top. Don't miss the Feuillantine Pralinee Chocolate Cake or the Raspberry-Chocolate Fondant Cake. Everything just melts in your mouth! I think I'll stop by right now . . . Pros: Dessert, Dessert, Dessert more

Bring a snack for the wait...... 11/9/2002

I have tried going twice in the past 2 weeks (once on a weekend and once during the week) and have yet to walk out with anything to eat. The first time was mid-afternoon on a Sat. and there was virtually nothing left. The second, right before lunch when I waited for 20 minutes with a squirmy toddler and left with 6 people still ahead of me. This time there was food, I just couldn't wait ANOTHER 20 minutes for service. The breads and the pastries looked gorgeous and I changed my order in my head a million times while contemplating what would be the least detrimental to my diet. Lucky for my waistline, the clock ran out on my patience! One of these days I'll get my hands on an eclair without having to growing old waiting! Cons: Crowded, Long wait more

Gourge on the Opera Cakes 10/13/2002

FABULOUS! Well priced. The pastries are gorgeous and the staff pleasant. A needed add to the neighborhood. more

Patrick's rocks! 10/2/2002

Unlikely location is right - but, happily, close to home! We make a point of stopping in every weekend and buying bread (SUPER baguettes, boules, etc.), desserts (REAL French pastries, croissants and even Danish, to die for!), and lunch (quiche, sandwiches, gallettes - classy stuff!). The only thing I miss is a nice big bowl of cafe au lait - good thing, or I'd be there every day for breakfast too. Oh, and there are tables outside when the weather's nice. Pros: quality, variety, service more
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Owner Message

  • Their selections of French breads include: baguettes, country bread, 7-grain breads, petites and grandes boules and speciality breads like Tomato Provencal and Roasted Red Pepper. Croissants, pain au chocolat, apricot soleil and Pineapple Danish (Patrick's personal favorite) are available every day. But it is the individual pastries that take most customers breath away. There are the wonderful standards like eclairs, napoleons, fruit tarts and creme brulees, but it is Patrick's specialities that are beyond description. Trilogy Chocolate cake, Feuillantine Pralinee and Tiramisu are favorites. Here's a description of Patrick's Tiramisu, by well-known food writer Dara Moskowitz: "...a glazed taupe pyramid surmounted by flat multicolored bracelet of chocolate, as though one of the rings of Saturn had come to rest on one of I.M. Pei's Louvre additions...


  • In Short
    Half of the pristine room is devoted to bread and pastry; the other half is filled with dark-wood tables, black-and-white photographs of the Eiffel Tower, and even a window to...

  • 6/8/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
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