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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

225 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
+1 319-354-4246
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“soups” (22 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good setting for an impromptu celebration. Tables can be pulled together to accommodate large groups and a shopping trip inside will produce food and drink. We chose wine off the shelf and paid the corking fee of about $10 for each bottle....More

Thank aquadroplet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soups are superb and made on site. The great variety and prices make this a frequent stop for our lunch. The location in the center of Iowa City is convenient to everyting on the east campus and downtown.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We came to this market because the Sunday morning crowds were out in full force and we couldn't wait to eat. Their buffet was fantastic and it is such a nice atmosphere and location. Can't wait to go back.

Thank WinfieldWormie
Reviewed 20 December 2016

While visiting the University, had time to grab a bite to eat. This is a nice alternative to traditional sandwich shops, sit-down restaurants, and chains. Get what you want at a variety of stations, and eat in the dining area (inside and outside seating) or...More

Thank JBretteD
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Bread Garden is not a traditional restaurant. It is combination grocery store/cafe that offers a great variety of upscale fresh food options and prepared dishes not found all under one roof elsewhere in downtown Iowa City. These include five aisles of well-stocked grocery items,...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Bread Garden is a favorite for our family all around and a loved place to eat by our granddaughters who visit regularly from Chicago. WE also pick many food items from there and enjoy just being there and watching the world go by in...More

Thank 307seascape
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had some coffee and the chocolate chip scones. Very delicious. If you want to avoid long wait times at the other restaurants, go to this place. Very healthy food choices.

Thank uncvcutraveller
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed at the adjoining Hotel Vetro and this place was our salvation! Great fresh produce, wide selection of organic and healthy foods, and a great selection of hot and cold prepared foods, set up in a buffet style serving area. Soups, Salads, meats, vegetables, pastas,...More

Thank GPTraveller
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is primarily a self-serve restaurant. You select from a buffet setup. Several soups each day; as well as a variety of items throughout the day.

Thank James W
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Well all I can say is I wasn't expecting what I got from this place, silly me thought it was just about bread lol!!! oh!! was I in for a treat, I had some of their Italian Sausage with bell peppers and onion!! Oh my...More

Thank baps6194
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-4246
  • E-mail