The Open Book

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.2 / 3 votes

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"Coffee Gallery" espresso bar. Vegetarian/vegan friendly. Serves homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts.

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Other

Coffeehouse located inside the Open Book. Other businesses in the building include: The Loft; Art Galleries; Minnesota Center for Book Arts; and more.

Beverages: specialty coffee drinks; teas; bottled sodas; chai...

Food: homemade sandwiches and soups; salads; dessert bars (some vegan catered by French Meadow); cookies; scones; muffins...

Pleasant, relaxed and quiet environment. Good for small groups and wireless. Also good for book discussion groups.

Added by Kristine Trofka on Dec 8 04 (last updated May 10 09)

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I like the open atmosphere and layout of Open Book. This is a good place to get a cup of tea, read a book or consider making one of your own (in the book arts center a few feet away).

When I went they had one vegan soup (artichoke) and some vegan rice crispie bars from French Meadow, but no vegan sandwiches. Unfortunately, they only carry Oregon Chai, which is a serious negative point, in my opinion.

If they had some vegan cookies or cupcakes, along with a tofu or tempeh sandwich, this place would merit an extra star. As it stands, it's pretty decent.


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Both of their soup options are usually vegan. They also have a great hummus sandwich with sprouts and veggies that is vegan. And sometimes they will have a vegan penne pasta salad. Not a ton of vegan options, but the vegan stuff they have is yummy.

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Neighborhood

Seven Corners

Directions

Located on Washington between Sawatdee and Seven Corners. Near Hwy 35 and Washington. Across from the new Guthrie Theatre.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Payment

  • Checks
  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Middle Eastern/Persian
  • Deli

Features

  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

8am - 8pm
11am - 4pm

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