Gigi's Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 822 W 36th St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

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  • 612-825-0818

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Mon - Sat, 8am - 10pm; Sun, 8am - 4pm

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Check out the photos to see a few of Gigi's new dishes.

The eats are:

. Sweet Potato Biscuits and Tomato Gravy. Comes with poached eggs on top and a side of potatoes.

. Zucchini Fritter with Sweet Corn Aioli.

. Angolotti Filled with

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Check out the photos to see a few of Gigi's new dishes.

The eats are:

. Sweet Potato Biscuits and Tomato Gravy. Comes with poached eggs on top and a side of potatoes.

. Zucchini Fritter with Sweet Corn Aioli.

. Angolotti Filled with

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Agreeing with the comment below, there are two specific guys that work there - so rude, so mean - and they treat you like you're bothering them when you try and make conversation. I used to go regularly, and the old staff was so nice, but

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Agreeing with the comment below, there are two specific guys that work there - so rude, so mean - and they treat you like you're bothering them when you try and make conversation. I used to go regularly, and the old staff was so nice, but

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I live in the area, and would occasionally stop in, grab a coffee to go or just hang out and read the paper or bring the laptop. It has always been a cozy, nice place to go with nice employees....until the last 6 months at least? I've

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I live in the area, and would occasionally stop in, grab a coffee to go or just hang out and read the paper or bring the laptop. It has always been a cozy, nice place to go with nice employees....until the last 6 months at least? I've

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please put up a price list...the line takes way too long, employees don't even know the prices... nice desserts

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please put up a price list...the line takes way too long, employees don't even know the prices... nice desserts

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The food is incredible in the most modest way - creative dishes, plenty of options, but not an overbearing variety. The bakery case always makes my jaw drop. I have many of their teas which a lovely, but their home brewed iced tea is simply outstanding.

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The food is incredible in the most modest way - creative dishes, plenty of options, but not an overbearing variety. The bakery case always makes my jaw drop. I have many of their teas which a lovely, but their home brewed iced tea is simply outstanding.

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We've been going to Gigi's off and on since they opened, and it used to be a favorite place to take the family for good food at a reasonable price, with little wait. I've just sworn off the restaurant entirely. There's nothing family friendly about your 4 year old waiting 45 minutes for 1 order of grilled cheese, and two other items that only needed to be reheated. It's a deli case, for crying out loud, why does it take them so long to reheat the food?

When they turned down the lights at night, expanded the bar, and changed the menu, I guess they were trying to say, 'no kids.' So we got the message. It's too bad, we used to love the place.

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We've been going to Gigi's off and on since they opened, and it used to be a favorite place to take the family for good food at a reasonable price, with little wait. I've just sworn off the restaurant entirely. There's nothing family friendly about your 4 year old waiting 45 minutes for 1 order of grilled cheese, and two other items that only needed to be reheated. It's a deli case, for crying out loud, why does it take them so long to reheat the food?

When they turned down the lights at night, expanded the bar, and changed the menu, I guess they were trying to say, 'no kids.' So we got the message. It's too bad, we used to love the place.

Pros: location is good, not a lot of good deli-style restaurants in the neighborhood

Cons: very slow service, dim lighting

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We have been going to Gigi's for the Wednesday night pizza deal for years, but after this week, I don't know if we'll go back. Apparently they changed their bread supplier to the New French Bakery, and the change has caused their pizza crusts to shrink 2 inches (for only $1 less!) and become greasy and soggy. I used to love this place, but it's just getting sad and disappointing. What's going on?

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We have been going to Gigi's for the Wednesday night pizza deal for years, but after this week, I don't know if we'll go back. Apparently they changed their bread supplier to the New French Bakery, and the change has caused their pizza crusts to shrink 2 inches (for only $1 less!) and become greasy and soggy. I used to love this place, but it's just getting sad and disappointing. What's going on?

Pros: ambience

Cons: always changing the things that work to things that don't

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The food is good and they have a lot of different kinds of unusual fare, so you can always find something different and good. The service people are very nice (though sometimes they seem a little easily confused). The atmosphere is also very nice. They have a couple of different rooms with different levels of lighting, so you have some variety. They also have a lot of baked goods and coffee, all of which is excellent. Based on what I had heard before, I thought the food would be better, and I found it a little too expensive for what you get. However, it still has a lot of good stuff and the staff is very sweet, so I'd still recommend it.

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The food is good and they have a lot of different kinds of unusual fare, so you can always find something different and good. The service people are very nice (though sometimes they seem a little easily confused). The atmosphere is also very nice. They have a couple of different rooms with different levels of lighting, so you have some variety. They also have a lot of baked goods and coffee, all of which is excellent. Based on what I had heard before, I thought the food would be better, and I found it a little too expensive for what you get. However, it still has a lot of good stuff and the staff is very sweet, so I'd still recommend it.

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We visited this restaurant on Saturday morning based on some good magazine reviews but left somewhat disappointed. The coffee was quite good but the baked goods were for the most part, sub-standard. We had the New York muffin (which was the best of the bunch), a banana cream cheese bar and a blueberry cheesecake bar. The banana bar was too dry (two days old?), was chintzy on cream cheese frosting, and the slice of banana on top was not fresh, but hard! The blueberry cream cheese bar was also definitely not made that day and no better than grocery store shelf quality (didn't finish eating it). We'll probably give them one more shot for their breakfasts, but if they don't come through, we probably won't be back.

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We visited this restaurant on Saturday morning based on some good magazine reviews but left somewhat disappointed. The coffee was quite good but the baked goods were for the most part, sub-standard. We had the New York muffin (which was the best of the bunch), a banana cream cheese bar and a blueberry cheesecake bar. The banana bar was too dry (two days old?), was chintzy on cream cheese frosting, and the slice of banana on top was not fresh, but hard! The blueberry cream cheese bar was also definitely not made that day and no better than grocery store shelf quality (didn't finish eating it). We'll probably give them one more shot for their breakfasts, but if they don't come through, we probably won't be back.

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, good coffee

Cons: some baked goods not fresh, a bit pricey for the quality

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Gigi's has been dissapointing lately, beacause...For starters I have worked there a while and have recently quit a month or two ago. I noticed that customers have been very upset for many reasons and the staff has been as well. Upper management has been making poor decisions regarding hours, staff, prices, and food preparation. Management commands one thing and then changes it completely the next day. The staff is responsible for counter help, doing dishes, microwaving the food( Yes microwaving the food!) while being paid $8/hr. Having all these responsibilities takes time away from providing great service because we are too busy microwaving your food and doing dishes. The tips are awful because no one thinks that we are doing anything besides taking your order! Plus we have to split the tips between everyone who is working that night! The change in hours and the higher prices in microwaved food hurts our tips and dismays us from going above and beyond. And on top of this overloaded workload, management has everyone on completely didfferent pages and they don't even bother to help! Not only has it gone downhill for the customers, it has been a downward slope for the employees as well.

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Gigi's has been dissapointing lately, beacause...For starters I have worked there a while and have recently quit a month or two ago. I noticed that customers have been very upset for many reasons and the staff has been as well. Upper management has been making poor decisions regarding hours, staff, prices, and food preparation. Management commands one thing and then changes it completely the next day. The staff is responsible for counter help, doing dishes, microwaving the food( Yes microwaving the food!) while being paid $8/hr. Having all these responsibilities takes time away from providing great service because we are too busy microwaving your food and doing dishes. The tips are awful because no one thinks that we are doing anything besides taking your order! Plus we have to split the tips between everyone who is working that night! The change in hours and the higher prices in microwaved food hurts our tips and dismays us from going above and beyond. And on top of this overloaded workload, management has everyone on completely didfferent pages and they don't even bother to help! Not only has it gone downhill for the customers, it has been a downward slope for the employees as well.

Pros: Hardworking Staff

Cons: Everything else

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Beware! gigi's has turned into a real disappointment lately. Gone are all the delicious desserts and friendly staff, replaced by overpriced bland food and snippy counter help. I agree with the last two reviews, this is just not the same place. I too got the wrong order brought to my table and then it took 15 minutes to get it replaced!!!!! My friends were all done eating! What Happened?!?!?!

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Beware! gigi's has turned into a real disappointment lately. Gone are all the delicious desserts and friendly staff, replaced by overpriced bland food and snippy counter help. I agree with the last two reviews, this is just not the same place. I too got the wrong order brought to my table and then it took 15 minutes to get it replaced!!!!! My friends were all done eating! What Happened?!?!?!

Pros: I don't have to go back

Cons: my whole experience

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I stopped by to order a sandwich to go. When I arrived at work with just a few minutes left to eat my lunch, the sandwich I ordered was wrong. I tried calling Gigi the day after and tried calling today again and the mail box says it's full. There is no one to call and no email address listed on their website.

To have the food wrong and not have a phone number to call and report it - is outrageous.

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I stopped by to order a sandwich to go. When I arrived at work with just a few minutes left to eat my lunch, the sandwich I ordered was wrong. I tried calling Gigi the day after and tried calling today again and the mail box says it's full. There is no one to call and no email address listed on their website.

To have the food wrong and not have a phone number to call and report it - is outrageous.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service and cost

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I spent my summer of 2007 at Gigi's, they had the best talapia taco's and grilled cheese sandwich in town. Since I visit a relative at Walker Methodist it was convenient and inexpensive. However every time I placed an order 'to go" I did not reveive what I paid for. I did not mind it at first but it became a routine. I cannot believe that a bistro that claims to be so trendy can be so cheap ! There are 10000000 bistro's in MSP and whether you care or not Ms. Gigi, I will never step foot in your bistro again. what a shame !

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I spent my summer of 2007 at Gigi's, they had the best talapia taco's and grilled cheese sandwich in town. Since I visit a relative at Walker Methodist it was convenient and inexpensive. However every time I placed an order 'to go" I did not reveive what I paid for. I did not mind it at first but it became a routine. I cannot believe that a bistro that claims to be so trendy can be so cheap ! There are 10000000 bistro's in MSP and whether you care or not Ms. Gigi, I will never step foot in your bistro again. what a shame !

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I used to brag to my friends about "my neighborhood cafe" but my last couple of trips to gigi's have been terrible. The food has become bland AND more expensive and the bakery bars that we ordered were stale. They seem to have new staff AGAIN and the woman helping me couldn't tell me anything about the wine list. I know I sound like some crab, but this place used to be really great and has gone downhill fast. If you are in the neighborhood I guess you should be happy to have somewhere to go, but i certainly wouldn't go out of my way to pay so much for such tasteless food.

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I used to brag to my friends about "my neighborhood cafe" but my last couple of trips to gigi's have been terrible. The food has become bland AND more expensive and the bakery bars that we ordered were stale. They seem to have new staff AGAIN and the woman helping me couldn't tell me anything about the wine list. I know I sound like some crab, but this place used to be really great and has gone downhill fast. If you are in the neighborhood I guess you should be happy to have somewhere to go, but i certainly wouldn't go out of my way to pay so much for such tasteless food.

Pros: they stopped changing there hours all of the time

Cons: the food, the service and the price!

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My husband and I visited Giggi's for lunch the first time a few weeks ago - I am sorry it took us so long to go! I had an egg salad sandwich and broccoli soup - both were delicious. My husband had the enchilada casserole (veg) and LOVED it. The staff was pleasant and attentive, the atmosphere was relaxing and nice, the food was yummy. I will be bringing my mother to Gigi's this weekend - I know she will love it!

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My husband and I visited Giggi's for lunch the first time a few weeks ago - I am sorry it took us so long to go! I had an egg salad sandwich and broccoli soup - both were delicious. My husband had the enchilada casserole (veg) and LOVED it. The staff was pleasant and attentive, the atmosphere was relaxing and nice, the food was yummy. I will be bringing my mother to Gigi's this weekend - I know she will love it!

Pros: Great food, friendly staff, vegetarian options

Cons: Parking

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After reading all of the great reviews I took my two kids with me to gigi's last weekend. I was really underwhelmed. The staff was friendly but the food was bland and overpriced. I had an egg tart that was soggy and flavorless and my children shared a pasta salad with overcooked noodles. We all shared a chocolate chip cookie that was nothing to get excited about. It's a cute place but we were very disappointed with the food.

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After reading all of the great reviews I took my two kids with me to gigi's last weekend. I was really underwhelmed. The staff was friendly but the food was bland and overpriced. I had an egg tart that was soggy and flavorless and my children shared a pasta salad with overcooked noodles. We all shared a chocolate chip cookie that was nothing to get excited about. It's a cute place but we were very disappointed with the food.

Pros: Cute neighborhood

Cons: Overpriced and bland

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Gigi's cafe has the best bread and North African Chicken Stew~! My friend took me there for lunch on my Birthday and the service was prompt, and I have found a new favorite soup! It was so flavorful, curry, chunks of chicken and tomatoes in the most heavely broth. The bread was the perfect compliment to this meal. I work right down the street and I tell everyone to go there, I am just that thrilled with with the food and the staff!

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Gigi's cafe has the best bread and North African Chicken Stew~! My friend took me there for lunch on my Birthday and the service was prompt, and I have found a new favorite soup! It was so flavorful, curry, chunks of chicken and tomatoes in the most heavely broth. The bread was the perfect compliment to this meal. I work right down the street and I tell everyone to go there, I am just that thrilled with with the food and the staff!

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I have loved Gigi's since I moved into the neighborhood. They make a wonderful selection daily selection of organic dishes including salads, quiches, fabulous soups, sandwiches and some amazing dessert items i.e. pastry, brownies.

The know how to make a good cafe con miel (which most coffee shops do not) and they have a large selection of wines by the glass and a nice beer selection as well.

The dining room is pretty large with internet hookups and the other side is more like a romantic wine bar and there is plenty of outdoor seating on 36th avenue with some shade available and good people watching;a nice neighborhood hardware store next door as well.

They are very recycle and re-use conscious, so an earth friendly choice as well. It's a great place for families, definitely for singles, and a nice date place. It's a hangout for bikers both motor and non, joggers,walkers and everyone in between. It appeals to all of the diversity of the neighborhood and it's nice to see the wide array of people that live in that area. I wish there were many more such as this in our neighborhood(s)

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but often very slow - esp if it's busy, so you need patience. If you're in a hurry, don't expect to get in and out quick with your morning coffee on the weekend. I
f you have some time to spare, hang out for a while with your neighbors and enjoy.

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I have loved Gigi's since I moved into the neighborhood. They make a wonderful selection daily selection of organic dishes including salads, quiches, fabulous soups, sandwiches and some amazing dessert items i.e. pastry, brownies.

The know how to make a good cafe con miel (which most coffee shops do not) and they have a large selection of wines by the glass and a nice beer selection as well.

The dining room is pretty large with internet hookups and the other side is more like a romantic wine bar and there is plenty of outdoor seating on 36th avenue with some shade available and good people watching;a nice neighborhood hardware store next door as well.

They are very recycle and re-use conscious, so an earth friendly choice as well. It's a great place for families, definitely for singles, and a nice date place. It's a hangout for bikers both motor and non, joggers,walkers and everyone in between. It appeals to all of the diversity of the neighborhood and it's nice to see the wide array of people that live in that area. I wish there were many more such as this in our neighborhood(s)

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but often very slow - esp if it's busy, so you need patience. If you're in a hurry, don't expect to get in and out quick with your morning coffee on the weekend. I
f you have some time to spare, hang out for a while with your neighbors and enjoy.

Pros: Food, coffee, wine and beer list.

Cons: Slow

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I LOVE Gigi's! The staff is warm and friendly. The food is superb with a great selection of wines and beers. And of course their desserts are scrumptous. Most nights of the week they offer a dinner special. I often go there on Wednesday's with friends because they offer a pizza and bottle of wine for $20. And again, the staff is the best that can be found in the Cities. If you haven't tried this place you are missing out.

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I LOVE Gigi's! The staff is warm and friendly. The food is superb with a great selection of wines and beers. And of course their desserts are scrumptous. Most nights of the week they offer a dinner special. I often go there on Wednesday's with friends because they offer a pizza and bottle of wine for $20. And again, the staff is the best that can be found in the Cities. If you haven't tried this place you are missing out.

Pros: warm, inviting atmosphere; wonderful food/desserts, great wine/beer selection

Cons: can get a bit busy, it is a small place

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This place is a fresh answer to some of the coffee shops in the area - funny thing is, I originally thought it was just a coffee shop. The difference is all in the food. The coffee, of course, is delightful, but the baked food especially is stellar! I liked the place before I had kids for the evening ambience, but now with two kids we find ourselves there even more often (mostly weekend mornings) - the set up is great with your choice of high stools, the pillow bench, or regular chairs, and there are toys to be played with! But back to the food - it changes depending on the day, and I haven't found anything I don't like. The desserts are the best - can't beat the Worlds Best Cookies, except with the bread pudding topped with fresh whipped cream...or the key lime pie...or the cobblers...mmmm. The only thing I don't like about the place is that they don't open till after I've left for work!

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This place is a fresh answer to some of the coffee shops in the area - funny thing is, I originally thought it was just a coffee shop. The difference is all in the food. The coffee, of course, is delightful, but the baked food especially is stellar! I liked the place before I had kids for the evening ambience, but now with two kids we find ourselves there even more often (mostly weekend mornings) - the set up is great with your choice of high stools, the pillow bench, or regular chairs, and there are toys to be played with! But back to the food - it changes depending on the day, and I haven't found anything I don't like. The desserts are the best - can't beat the Worlds Best Cookies, except with the bread pudding topped with fresh whipped cream...or the key lime pie...or the cobblers...mmmm. The only thing I don't like about the place is that they don't open till after I've left for work!

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we take our infant with us for our sunday brunch and leave her home for $20 wine and pizza on wednesdays! everything is made fresh on site, including the soups......and I've never had one i didn't like! the menu changes daily and new items are continuously appearing so for the three years I've been going i can always find something I haven't tried. if you can get away without buying a chocolate chocolate chip cookie, a slice of flourless chocolate cake or a piece of key lime pie, you're stronger than me. good thing i walk a few blocks to get there. i'll never be able to leave the neighborhood. i'd miss gigi.

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we take our infant with us for our sunday brunch and leave her home for $20 wine and pizza on wednesdays! everything is made fresh on site, including the soups......and I've never had one i didn't like! the menu changes daily and new items are continuously appearing so for the three years I've been going i can always find something I haven't tried. if you can get away without buying a chocolate chocolate chip cookie, a slice of flourless chocolate cake or a piece of key lime pie, you're stronger than me. good thing i walk a few blocks to get there. i'll never be able to leave the neighborhood. i'd miss gigi.

Pros: always something new and yummy to try! always veggie options; friendly, helpful staff

Cons: light on vegan options, but more every time i go

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Gigi's is a great place to have in the neighborhood. It's got great coffee, friendly staff and divine baked goods. Not to mention all the deli items (the Spinach Walnut Burger is awesome!!) The atmosphere is very friendly, and now that I have a baby, I've been meeting with my "Mom and Baby group" every week because they have changing facilities in their CLEAN bathroom! I like going to Gigi's because the service is fast and the servers are all friendly. They have a really good beer and wine selection, which is surprising for a neighborhood cafe! All in all, we love going there just to hang out and chat, read a book or get a glass of wine. Oh and they have GREAT brownies and really good Iced Tea-Lemonade mix. You've got to check it out!

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Gigi's is a great place to have in the neighborhood. It's got great coffee, friendly staff and divine baked goods. Not to mention all the deli items (the Spinach Walnut Burger is awesome!!) The atmosphere is very friendly, and now that I have a baby, I've been meeting with my "Mom and Baby group" every week because they have changing facilities in their CLEAN bathroom! I like going to Gigi's because the service is fast and the servers are all friendly. They have a really good beer and wine selection, which is surprising for a neighborhood cafe! All in all, we love going there just to hang out and chat, read a book or get a glass of wine. Oh and they have GREAT brownies and really good Iced Tea-Lemonade mix. You've got to check it out!

Pros: Kid Friendly, Clean, Good Service, Great selection of food

Cons: Parking limited in Lot, but you can find parking on street usually

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Have been going to gigi's often for the last year or so and have always thought it was a hidden gem, but now we have discovered their weekend breakfast. We now take the kids here almost every weekend. They do a great job with French Toast, lots of egg dishes, Fresh Fruit, Homemade granola and of course awesome Bread Pudding. Highly Recomend the "Borracho Eggs." They've got toys for the kids ( you have to ask ) and plenty of space. They also make a great Mimosa with Fresh O.J. Gigi's is a great little neighborhood place that never dissappoints.

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Have been going to gigi's often for the last year or so and have always thought it was a hidden gem, but now we have discovered their weekend breakfast. We now take the kids here almost every weekend. They do a great job with French Toast, lots of egg dishes, Fresh Fruit, Homemade granola and of course awesome Bread Pudding. Highly Recomend the "Borracho Eggs." They've got toys for the kids ( you have to ask ) and plenty of space. They also make a great Mimosa with Fresh O.J. Gigi's is a great little neighborhood place that never dissappoints.

Pros: Great Soups. Great Weekend Breakfast. Great Patio in Summer

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I'VE BEEN TO GIGI'S MANY TIMES INTHE RECENT MONTHS AND HAVE LOVED EVERYTHING - THE ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE AND OH MY GOD, THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT'S HIGHLY ADDICTING. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER ROUND OF THEIR HOME-MADE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND RHUBARB BARS - BOTH BLOW ME AWAY AND HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THEM ANYWHERE ELSE. THANKS GIGI'S!!!

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I'VE BEEN TO GIGI'S MANY TIMES INTHE RECENT MONTHS AND HAVE LOVED EVERYTHING - THE ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE AND OH MY GOD, THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT'S HIGHLY ADDICTING. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER ROUND OF THEIR HOME-MADE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND RHUBARB BARS - BOTH BLOW ME AWAY AND HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THEM ANYWHERE ELSE. THANKS GIGI'S!!!

Pros: FABULOUS HOME-MADE FO, GREAT COFFEE, SUPER STAFF

Cons: PARKING LIMITED, HOURS LIMITED, ONLY ONE LOCATION!

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Gigi's is an excellent addition to the neighborhood. The staff is extremely friendly and the food options are tasty, including vegetarian wraps, burgers, and salads that are a welcome change from standard veggie sandwiches (no longer on onion rolls) offered at most coffee shops....and then there are the yummy desserts and fair-trade coffee. The sandwiches and salads aren't cheap, but you also get a large portion for the money.

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Gigi's is an excellent addition to the neighborhood. The staff is extremely friendly and the food options are tasty, including vegetarian wraps, burgers, and salads that are a welcome change from standard veggie sandwiches (no longer on onion rolls) offered at most coffee shops....and then there are the yummy desserts and fair-trade coffee. The sandwiches and salads aren't cheap, but you also get a large portion for the money.

Pros: vegetarian options, outlets @indoortables, outdoor seating

Cons: parking

 

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