Last week I ‘accidentally’ threw my daughter’s half eaten doughnut out with the garbage. Unfortunately, my adorable 2 year old toddler realized what had happened, and looked up at me with her puppy dog eyes and said, “why’d you do that to me?” I didn’t stand a chance; I promised to get her another doughnut the very next day.
Sunday morning we hit the road to check out a local bakery that I had my eye on for a while. Much to my daughter’s disappointment they didn’t have any donuts. I turned to Yelp to redirect this quickly deteriorating fun bus to the nearest bakery (with high reviews), which happened to be a little spot called Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe.
When we arrived at the address we found ourselves sitting in front of a Bachman’s flower shop. Thinking this had to be a mistake we almost turned the car around, but there it was- a tiny little sign for the cafe. By this time my daughter had waited so long I figured it was either going to be this, or a complete meltdown in the car.
Thank goodness we got out of the car because once we walked inside it felt as if we were transported to a lovely little french cafe in the middle of a tropical heat wave. It was warm & sunny and the food was delicious.
We didn’t find donuts, but they did have croissants, danishes, cookies, quiches, salads, and sandwiches. Plus the tables were spaced out enough that the little ones were able to move around a bit in this “open air” cafe.
Looking for an escape from the MN winter blues, this is definitely the spot to be.
Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe (in Bachman’s)· 6010 Lyndale Ave, Richfield, MN
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