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Avant Garden

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215 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303-2402
+1 763-421-5036
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 07:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Avant garden is so tasty and cute. They have the best coffee, and an adorable setting for reading, working, meeting friends,etc. Love this place!

Thank Bailey G
Omaha, Nebraska
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216 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great environment, good location. Was referred by a friend. Excellent cappuccino, scone was good but not authentic.

Thank Marionfive
Fareham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our favourite coffee shop - hence our nickname. We love the unusual decor and an amazing range of coffees and superb gateaux. Sometimes there is live music in the evening.

Thank Jean B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Avant Garden is a gem in historic downtown Anoka, just east of the Rum River and Mississippi Rivers. Great service, paninis made to order, and a nice ambiance with local radio (Minnesota Public Radio) playing. Definitely a step up from the dime-a-dozen coffee shops around town.

Thank Michael B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a cup of tea and a bite to eat. We thought the chicken salad sandwich was full of flavor and was served up nicely toasted. Definitely will be a go to in downtown Anoka.

Thank Christine T
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious Americano (not bitter) and white chocolate mocha (not too sweet)! Great cookies too! Loved the music playing as well!

Thank rosaliejohnson
Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

On a day-off-work-hang-out-with-mom kind of day, we walked to Avant Garden for a quick lunch between running around. This is a unique, charming little retreat right off Main Street. They offer a wide range of coffee drinks/selections as well as an impressive selection of sandwiches, soups, etc. My mocha was hot and smooth, not overly strong or bitter. Soup and... More 

Thank sarahfina1975
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We've driven through Anoka many times and never noticed this coffee shop before. We were killing 20 minutes before an appointment and taking a quick walk and stumbled across it. Love the clever name! Quirky and delightful inside, coffee was great, nice place to slow down with a cup of java. The booth / table had a little lamp on... More 

Thank Jutebox1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Coffee products are good, not great. Service is ok, better if you're a local regular. Atmosphere ranges from youthful bohemian to ladies who lunch, with quasi-homeless artist types here and there. Office workers from the nearby courthouse building stop in for lunchtime food & drink. High school kids take over in the late afternoon. The outside area in back is... More 

Thank Fustus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

This place is a must if you plan on visiting downtown anoka. The warm environment engulfs you in a calming essence. Looking around it has a rustic, artsy look. The people in the store are all usually nice. The staff is both friendly and appreciative of tips. They have local artwork and even an open Mic night which offers such... More 

Thank charlesjosephvail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Anoka
  • Phone Number: +1 763-421-5036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?