Patrick's Bakery & Cafe

★★★★★
  • 2928 W 66th St

    Richfield, MN 55423

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  • 612-861-7570

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Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
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I am really amazed that these guys are here in the city. I can always go here and they will have a fresh batch of loaves on the rack ready for their customers.

5
★★★★★

I am really amazed that these guys are here in the city. I can always go here and they will have a fresh batch of loaves on the rack ready for their customers.

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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 opportunity to travel extensively and sample "authentic" foods.

3
★★★★★

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.

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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.

The coffee seems to taste like the local "swill" served at many breakfast houses rather than the fresh roasted taste of many local coffee houses. It is a far cry from "Costa Coffee" (a chain in Europe) or "Caf Procope" in Paris.

Patrick used to be the pastry chef at Sofitel in Bloomington and his legacy is stil there. The pastries are still great at Sofitel. He is an excellent pastry chef.

I went into Patrick's about a month ago to purchase a few almond crossiants. Tasting one, they have a taste of almond flavoring in them. Not how it used to be. I also noticed the price was much higher than Patrick's legacy.

I also got this opinion from another aquaintance who is a European person and a manager for a large European Corporation with local offices, who used to patronize Patrick's and told me he noticed recently the degradation of quality of Patrick's Bakery which he used to frequent every Saturday morning with another European who wants authentic cuisine.

IMHO, it seems this restaurant has moved away from its roots of being authentic French cuisine to just another corporate cost-cutting front for an ethnic restaurant.

My background? I've flown to Europe (and many other places around the globe) hundreds of times as an airline pilot over the years and also have driven and stayed as a local tourist and almost a "short-term resident" in small French villages where the local bakery and cafe are the centerpoint for coffee and chat.
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It is too bad, most people in this country have never travelled outside of this country and really do not have an idea what many authentic dishes are, so keep the dishes and food brought here authentic so people who don't have the opportunity to travel overseas have the taste and perhaps the nuance of real local type food, in this case am authentic French Bistro.

Changing to cost-cutting lower grade ingredients is usually not healthy.
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IMO, get a taste of this bakery and then go over to Sofitel in Bloomington and taste the original pastry recipes Patrick brought to the area including authentic original ingredients. Compare it for yourself.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

The coffee seems to taste like the local "swill" served at many breakfast houses rather than the fresh roasted taste of many local coffee houses. It is a far cry from "Costa Coffee" (a chain in Europe) or "Caf Procope" in Paris.

Patrick used to be the pastry chef at Sofitel in Bloomington and his legacy is stil there. The pastries are still great at Sofitel. He is an excellent pastry chef.

I went into Patrick's about a month ago to purchase a few almond crossiants. Tasting one, they have a taste of almond flavoring in them. Not how it used to be. I also noticed the price was much higher than Patrick's legacy.

I also got this opinion from another aquaintance who is a European person and a manager for a large European Corporation with local offices, who used to patronize Patrick's and told me he noticed recently the degradation of quality of Patrick's Bakery which he used to frequent every Saturday morning with another European who wants authentic cuisine.

IMHO, it seems this restaurant has moved away from its roots of being authentic French cuisine to just another corporate cost-cutting front for an ethnic restaurant.

My background? I've flown to Europe (and many other places around the globe) hundreds of times as an airline pilot over the years and also have driven and stayed as a local tourist and almost a "short-term resident" in small French villages where the local bakery and cafe are the centerpoint for coffee and chat.
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It is too bad, most people in this country have never travelled outside of this country and really do not have an idea what many authentic dishes are, so keep the dishes and food brought here authentic so people who don't have the opportunity to travel overseas have the taste and perhaps the nuance of real local type food, in this case am authentic French Bistro.

Changing to cost-cutting lower grade ingredients is usually not healthy.
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IMO, get a taste of this bakery and then go over to Sofitel in Bloomington and taste the original pastry recipes Patrick brought to the area including authentic original ingredients. Compare it for yourself.

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They have a huge selection of baked goods...but one thing that really surprised me was that I wanted a specialty fruit bread around the holidays and gave them a call...they said that they could make it and I could pick it up in two days - unbelievable customer service!

5
★★★★★

They have a huge selection of baked goods...but one thing that really surprised me was that I wanted a specialty fruit bread around the holidays and gave them a call...they said that they could make it and I could pick it up in two days - unbelievable customer service!

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The food and service is always good here. Surprisingly enough, the also make a decent cup of coffee. I stopped by recently and got a terrific iced coffee. An unexpected treat!

5
★★★★★

The food and service is always good here. Surprisingly enough, the also make a decent cup of coffee. I stopped by recently and got a terrific iced coffee. An unexpected treat!

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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

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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.

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★★★★★

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

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Nice place to go for lunch. Wonderful food, pastries and desserts. The quiche is fabulous too. Great service and properly priced for the experience.

4
★★★★☆

Nice place to go for lunch. Wonderful food, pastries and desserts. The quiche is fabulous too. Great service and properly priced for the experience.

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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!

2
★★★★★

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

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I might sound like I have a man crush on this place and so pardon me.

Through a french born friend of mine I was recommended here. Since then I've bought several birthday cakes and many other items. The flavors, the preparation, the finish, and the smells are all to die for.

I always had a weak spot for good ole american birthday cake...I'll eat the icing until I am woozy...Patrick's cakes are the only ones that break me from my addition even on my birthday. The great thing is I never feel woozy.

I am sorry for the lack of detail in my response...this place is simply spectacular. Make your someone's birthday truly special and get them a cake from Patricks...or make my day special and bring me a cake, seriously...I work in USbank's building and like to eat lunch outside on the benches on Nicollet Ave, just walk around with the box and I'll find you :D :D

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★★★★★

I might sound like I have a man crush on this place and so pardon me.

Through a french born friend of mine I was recommended here. Since then I've bought several birthday cakes and many other items. The flavors, the preparation, the finish, and the smells are all to die for.

I always had a weak spot for good ole american birthday cake...I'll eat the icing until I am woozy...Patrick's cakes are the only ones that break me from my addition even on my birthday. The great thing is I never feel woozy.

I am sorry for the lack of detail in my response...this place is simply spectacular. Make your someone's birthday truly special and get them a cake from Patricks...or make my day special and bring me a cake, seriously...I work in USbank's building and like to eat lunch outside on the benches on Nicollet Ave, just walk around with the box and I'll find you :D :D

Pros: Every single crumb

Cons: When the cake is done and I am sad :(

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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!

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★★★★★

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

Cons: none

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I've been eating at Patrick's in Richfield since 2003, and it is becoming more and more popular.
It's a great place for a Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast or lunch. It can be busy though. The service is very good.

The quality of the food and bakery goods is consistently excellent. I often have the chicken bistro
salad, which has a delicious raspberry vinegarette. In addition, the coffee is made in the French
way--good and strong. I bought one of their dessert cakes recently for an office retreat, and there
were no leftovers. Their croissants are light and buttery.

2
★★★★★

I've been eating at Patrick's in Richfield since 2003, and it is becoming more and more popular.
It's a great place for a Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast or lunch. It can be busy though. The service is very good.

The quality of the food and bakery goods is consistently excellent. I often have the chicken bistro
salad, which has a delicious raspberry vinegarette. In addition, the coffee is made in the French
way--good and strong. I bought one of their dessert cakes recently for an office retreat, and there
were no leftovers. Their croissants are light and buttery.

Pros: Heavenly dessert, healthy salads, plenty of parking

Cons: Can be busy on the weekends, but worth the effort

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At Patricks you will find beautiful French pastries and wonderful French breads. They also have a menu if you would like to dine in and they sell condiments that compliment their breads. The pastries have been a little "Americanized" but are delicious nonetheless. The chocolate bread is very authentic and very wonderful! Their prices are a little high but if you want to impress your dinner guests their pastries are very impressive.

PROS: Beautiful Pastries and Wonderful Breads
CONS: Prices are a little high

4
★★★★☆

At Patricks you will find beautiful French pastries and wonderful French breads. They also have a menu if you would like to dine in and they sell condiments that compliment their breads. The pastries have been a little "Americanized" but are delicious nonetheless. The chocolate bread is very authentic and very wonderful! Their prices are a little high but if you want to impress your dinner guests their pastries are very impressive.

PROS: Beautiful Pastries and Wonderful Breads
CONS: Prices are a little high

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This is one of my favorite pastries in the twin cities area. The chef was previously from hotel sofitel if I remembered correctly. I especially like their strawberry mouse cake there. Sometimes I order a whole cake for a party or as a gift, and everyone likes it! Just this pastry is a little bit far from where I live.

PROS: taste
CONS: location

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite pastries in the twin cities area. The chef was previously from hotel sofitel if I remembered correctly. I especially like their strawberry mouse cake there. Sometimes I order a whole cake for a party or as a gift, and everyone likes it! Just this pastry is a little bit far from where I live.

PROS: taste
CONS: location

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Patrick's French Bakery is such a relaxing experience. The food is delicious and the environment is also just as good. They have a wide variety of different foods from breakfast items to things for dinner. I want to try everything on the menu...everything sounds so good!

5
★★★★★

Patrick's French Bakery is such a relaxing experience. The food is delicious and the environment is also just as good. They have a wide variety of different foods from breakfast items to things for dinner. I want to try everything on the menu...everything sounds so good!

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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.

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★★★★★

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

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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!

2
★★★★★

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

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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 . . .

2
★★★★★

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

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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!

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★★★☆☆

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

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

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★★★★★

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

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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.

2
★★★★★

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

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Located in a Richfield strip mall, the setting is hardly romantic or French, but once you step inside the space, the display case bespeaks both. Opera cakes and petite fruit tarts all glisten with artful elegance, while buttery croissants,…

 

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