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Cafe Zumbro: One of the very first in the new wave of Linden Hills eateries, Neil and Barb have now been here twenty years!  Great breakfasts, kid meals, lunch specialties of all kinds. 

Sophisticated, authentic Thai cuisine, and one of the quieter places to lunch.  I can't tell you how everything tastes because I keep getting the same thing every time!  Yay, Rama Thai!

Proprietor, chef and neighborhood impressario Steven Brown has been described by a James Beard-Award-winner as “one of the biggest cooking talents this town has ever produced.”  Twenty-one craft beers on tap, too.   

One of the Twin Cities best! Started by three brothers, they are famous for their ice cream, but I love them for their best-outdoor-seating anywhere in town.  Fireplace in the winter.

Definitely the hardest place to get a reservation in the neighborhood (and note, Tilia does not take reservations), Martina has a full mixology bar and unparralled Argentinian Cuisine.  


The away-from-home-office to many Linden Hills writers/students/independent-professionals, you can get a GREAT lunch here for 8 bucks.   Free wifi of course.  Good treats.   Three leather chairs.

Great Harvest Bread: The nation-wide franchise  opened their first Minneapolis bakery here in 1982.  They've been feeding the neighborhood with free tastes of breads and treats for 40 years.  FYI - Weds they bake Extreme Cinnamon Bread.  

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Harriet Brasserie owners Fernando and Kalinka offer farm-to-table organic with fine wines and craft beer... Bison Tartare, Duck Tacos, Lamb Hash and Crawfish and Grits are among my favorites here.   


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