Isles Bun and Coffee

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.8 / 4 votes

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Neighborhood coffee shop and bakery specializing in cinnamon buns

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Grocery/Bakery/Deli

Isles Bun and Coffee is a tiny bakery and coffee shop that makes fresh baked goods each day. They feature one vegan scone every day (price is $2 dollars), the flavors change daily. They also provide dog biscuits for your canine friends and family members.

Added by v.e.g.a.n. on Aug 30 05 (last updated Sep 26 06)

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I've been to Isles Bun and Coffee a few times now. It's an adorable little shop near Lake of the Isles in Uptown, Minneapolis. The wait staff has always been very friendly. The downside is that the only vegan bakery option is a scone, BUT the ones I've tried have been outstanding. Today's flavor was Dried Cherry & Pineapple. NOMS. I must say that's it's difficult to look at the bakery case stocked with caramel rolls, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake and lots of other goodies and not be sad that none of it is vegan except for their outstanding scones. I asked the counter person if they ever make anything else vegan and she said that the demand just isn't there and they'd never sell. My answer to that is let's give them plenty of business to increase their supply of vegan scones. If more people buy those, perhaps they'll venture into the world of vegan caramel rolls and then some! Anyhoo, Kudos to Isles Bun & Coffee for putting effort into at least one offering that is vegan and making it mighty fine. I'll be back soon!

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I had tried to get Isle's vegan scone earlier, but they had sold out by the time I arrived. So I went back the next day and got a hot, fresh scone filled with some fruits (peach and fig? I'm not sure what they were). It was delicious and super-filling, so don't expect to eat anything else for a couple of hours. Best of all, it's super cheap at only $2.

Their hand-squeezed orange juice is also spectacular. It's some of the best orange juice I've ever had in the US---it reminded me of when I was in Brazil and you'd get fresh orange juice at roadside stands next to groves.

There's some seating outside, but it gets filled quickly on the weekends. Inside has a few spots, but it's awfully tight. This place might be a good take-out joint; get some stuff, walk to Lake of Isles or Lake Calhoun and just sit and enjoy some scenery along with a vegan scone and orange juice or tea/coffee.

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On 28th Street, across from apartment complex and YWCA.



  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating



6:30am - 4pm
6:30am - 3pm

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