Midtown Bike Center

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Cafe and bike shop on the Midtown Greenway

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Other

This recently-opened bike shop and cafe offers a cool spot to get a tune-up or a cup of coffee while you're commuting or riding for pleasure on the Midtown Greenway. The bike shop also sells helmets, locks, clothes or even bikes themselves. You can also rent bikes there.

Recently the cafe started offering vegan baked goods from the Salty Tart, a new bakery located across the trail in the Midtown Global Market. The cafe also sells day-old baked goods for only $1.

Added by conde.kedar on Nov 2 08 (last updated Nov 2 08)

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I really like the Midtown Bike Center. It's one of those stores/cafes that comes to define a place---how many other cities in the country have a pit-stop cafe for bicyclists on a trail? (For that matter, I think Minneapolis might be the only city in the country to have marked vegan items on the menu of an airport cafe---French Meadow.)

I should add that the Midtown Bike Center is a well-done place. It's not just an ad-hoc joint set up on the trail. It's a spacious and well-designed store with all sorts of bike gear for sale and even offers bike rentals and valet parking and storage, among other things.

It's also right in front of the Midtown Global Market, which is a great location for bike day trippers.

The cafe used to be rudimentary with offerings like Clif bars and cheap coffee, but they recently added smoothies and Salty Tart baked goods which are made at the Midtown Global Market.

What's really clever is that they also sell day-old baked goods for only $1 ($1.07 with tax, to be precise) which is a cheap way to snack. I had a day-old mocha chocolate cupcake and it was delicious.

The Midtown Bike Center is a classy, innovative, well-implemented store/cafe aimed at bikers on the Midtown Greenway, but has enough stuff to attract even non-bikers. Kudos to them for doing such a good job and making Minneapolis an even cooler, cutting-edge city.

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Neighborhood

Midtown

Directions

Located on the Midtown Greenway bike trail, just north of the Midtown Global Market. The nearest Greenway entrances are at Park Avenue or 13th Avenue.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

6:30am - 8pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 4pm

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