As this weekend of post-Christmas indulgence continued, we were excited to explore a venue that offered incredible bakery items. We settled on the French-inspired Patrick’s Bakery and Cafe. Patrick’s has several locations, including a new location in Maple Grove, but we ventured to the location in Edina’s Southdale Square.
For such a small bakery, obviously specializing in baked goods, there was a large variety of options on the menu. Not only were there dozens and dozens of baked good options, including varieties of croissants, danishes, coffee cakes, muffins, scones, cakes, and cookies, but they also offered egg combos, french toast, and yogurt bowls. Because we were indulging in bakery items on this fine Sunday morning, we decided to share a few pastries. The problem was, there were too many options! Though we took forever to decide, the cashier was incredibly patient, offering her recommendations, and noting that danishes and croissants were buy two, get one free (which was a huge excitement because their coffee and pastry items are all quite pricy). We ended up selecting a chocolate croissant ($2.75), raspberry lemon danish ($2.75), and apple cinnamon danish ($2.75). We topped off our order with two caramel lattes.
As we waited for our baked goods, we weaved in and out of the small tables, passing many framed photos of the Eiffel Tower, and eventually selecting a table sporting a dainty white lace tablecloth. Our food and lattes arrived immediately and we carefully split each pastry in two. But, man, do I wish I could have had them all to myself. Each pastry was perfectly fresh and flaky. The chocolate croissant was filled with a light layer of chocolate, making the perfect balance of infused sweetness. The raspberry lemon danish was creamy and full of flavor, topping an already-perfect, flaky crust. And, finally, the apple cinnamon danish tasted like autumn. The apples were full of spiced flavor and the creamy filling topped it perfectly. We ate quickly, not being able to get enough of these tasty pastries. Yum, friends, yum.
Patrick’s was a fantastic bakery. If you’re looking for a quick stop for a coffee and pastry, add this place to your list. It would also be perfect for a weekend afternoon work session, offering WiFi and spacious tables where you could work while enjoying some of the freshest, most delicious pastries around. Next time I’m looking to indulge in a decedent danish, I’ll be coming for you, Patrick’s.
Coffee Quality: 9
Food Quality: 9
Quality of Service: 10
Menu Variety: 9
Overall Satisfaction: 8
Parking: Large parking lot available
Average Score: 8.5
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Patrick’s Bakery and Cafe
2928 West 66th St.