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Week of May 17, 2010 – bakeries

This week's bakeries are focussed on breads and pastries…

Trung Nam French Bakery… featuring fabulous coconut croissants as well as other wonderful varieties, tender and flaky with a delicate crust, great prices, mostly takeout… at 739 University Ave in St. Paul… open 8 am to 1 pm, NO CREDIT CARDS

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe… looking for an organic and gluten-free bakery? French Meadow is always bustling with activity, testament to their delicious offerings, which include breakfast, lunch, dinner menus… this is also where I go when I crave a big cup of cafe au lait… at 2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, open daily at 6:30 am…

Rustica Bakery… arguably the most authentic baguettes in the metro and named "Best Cookie 2009" by City Pages… premium ingredients, labor intensive process, the results keep people flocking back for more …at 3220 W Lake St, Minneapolis… in Calhoun Village between Punch Pizza and Barnes & Noble

Turtle Bread… so named because great bread takes time, this popular neighborhood bakery/cafe and gathering spot has expanded since it opened in 1996… now with 3 locations plus pizza, cafe and bistro… delicious breads, soups, pastries… bread is baked at 4762 Chicago, Minneapolis…

A Baker's Wife…I am starting to salivate just thinking about the luscious pastries and baked goods at this small, local corner bakery!… their flaky/gooey/cinnamony American tea cakes are uniquely delicious… CASH or check only, great prices, awarded Best Bakery 2008 by City Pages… 4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis

Patrick's Bakery & Cafe… there is nothing like eating Parisian pastries at a sidewalk cafe, but this comes close… award-winning French pastry chef Patrick Bernet brings a taste of France to Minnesota as you relax in a peaceful garden setting whether rain or snow may be falling… located inside Bachman's Garden Center at 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

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I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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