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Best New Restaurants 2014

Tons of new talent and ideas are raising the bar on our already-happening local eating scene.

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Patrick's Bakery & Cafe

6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-9277

Patrick Bernet's French café offers a seasonal selection of such classic bistro fare as escargots, croque monsieur, and a killer lamb merguez burger. But don't even think of leaving without something freshly baked: a petite pain, an eclair, or an almond cookie, perhaps? Continue Reading

$$$ | Bakery, French |

Patrick's Bakery & Cafe

Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove, 763-420-7770

Patrick Bernet's French café offers a seasonal selection of such classic bistro fare as escargots, croque monsieur, and a killer lamb merguez burger. Continue Reading

$$$ | Bakery |

A baker making loaves of bread at Rustica Bakery Minneapolis | Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Rustica Bakery

3224 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-822-1119

Rustica is still baking up some of the metro's best artisan breads, not to menition cookies of wonder. Teaming up with Dogwood has brought along great coffee, and now the thrilling soups and sandwiches, designed by Erick Harcey, finally make this a place worth a few of your hours. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery, Coffee House |

Sun Street Breads

Sun Street Breads

4600 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-354-3414

Solveig Tofte bakes up all kinds of innovative loaves at her bakery and manages to woo the neighborhood with tasty biscuit sandwiches, sourdough flapjacks, porchetta sandwiches, and kolacky to boot. Continue Reading

$ | American, Bakery |

Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique

Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique

5013 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-353-6230

There's a fresh cupcake shop in the 50th & France neighborhood. It's all manner of cuteness at this boutique decked in pink and brown. Cupcake bouquets? Check. Cupcake delivery? Check. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery |

Loaves of Bread from The Buttered Tin in Lowertown, St. Paul | Photo by Eliesa Johnson

The Buttered Tin

237 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-224-2300

The Lowertown neighborhood's daily gathering space is this charming bakery café that serves hearty breakfast and lunches, while tempting eaters with spectacular sweets. Continue Reading

$ | American, Bakery |

Turtle Bread Company

4205 E. 34th St., Mpls., 612-545-5757

Turtle Bread was the cool local bakery café before anyone had ever heard of Panera. Great homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Some of the town's best pies (apple, raspberry). And, of course, incredible breads and pastries. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery, Deli |

Turtle Bread Company

3421 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-924-6013

Turtle Bread was the cool local bakery café before anyone had ever heard of Panera. Great homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Some of the town's best pies (apple, raspberry). And, of course, incredible breads and pastries. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery, Deli |

Turtle Bread Company

4762 Chicago Ave., Mpls., 612-823-7333

Turtle Bread was the cool local bakery café before anyone had ever heard of Panera. Great homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Some of the town's best pies and, of course, incredible breads and pastries. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery, Deli |

YoYo Donuts

YoYo Donuts

5757 Sanibel Dr., Minnetonka, 952-960-1800

It's the little donut shop that could! Serving Dogwood coffee alongside maple-glazed bacon long johns, yeasty raised glazed donuts, and colorful cake beauties, it has a cultish following. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery |

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-922-4000

This counter-service bakery, café, and takeaway is long on style and serves up some tasty treats as well. Breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and soups are all tip-top. Continue Reading

$$ | American, Bakery |