Neighborhood Guide: Powderhorn

This South Minneapolis neighborhood offers great places find perfect pastries, fresh, organic food and delicious cuisines from all over the world. (Photo cuurtesy of Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association)

Updated: September 17, 2009

Neighborhood Hot Spots

May Day Cafe

3440 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Hands down one of the best bakeries in town, this little coffee shop serves fair-trade coffee, breakfast burritos and fresh baked goods ranging from scones and muffins to more exotic daily fare like mint-cheesecake domes, fruit tortes, peach cobbler and focaccia with tofu whip.

Midtown Global Market

2929 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Visitors can find nearly everything under the sun at Midtown Global Market, a super store straddling the globe to offer up everything from clothing to baked goods. Specialty groceries stock fresh produce and ethnic food--from Asian to Swedish--and restaurants serve up delicious and unique fare from the Caribbean to Bangkok.

Jakeeno's Pizza and Pasta

3555 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This beloved pizza joint on Chicago Avenue just got a makeover, but the pizza, pasta and garlic bread are classically Jakeeno's--loaded with fresh ingredients, plenty of cheese and Jakeeno's famous spicy-sweet sauces.

Matt's Bar

3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

A little "dive bar" on Cedar Avenue, Matt's Bar has blown up: Thanks to the Jucy Lucy (a burger with melted cheese in the center), Matt's Bar is now famous for this molten concoction that has lunch and dinner crowds salivating. Saddle up to the bar and grab a booth--and a PBR--to go along with this mouth-burning burger.

Citizen Cafe

2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Nestled in the former spot of Sweet Lorraine's, the Citizen Cafe gives that old diner an Arts and Crafts makeover, using mission-style furniture, hardwood floors and stained glass to welcome guests to this breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. Serving everything from fresh scrambles to pork ribs to veggie options, the Citizen Cafe fits right into the progressive Powderhorn vibe.

Movies On 35th Street

3447 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This little movie store located across the street from the May Day Cafe is loaded with old-school charm in all the best ways: The owner, Tim, is almost always there to offer up recommendations. And neighborhood kids stop in, loaded with excitement, searching for the latest releases and a bag of sour worms.