Our overall rating was 4.5 Stars (out of 5 stars).
Here's how that breaks down:
Family Friendly: 5 Stars
Common Roots is a seat-yourself restaurant. You order at the front and then find a seat. Their staff bring your food out to you. The day we were there the staff was excellent at accommodating us. (We had 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 babies.) They got us extra silverware and napkins, brought an extra plate two adults who were sharing a menu, and most importantly, didn't act perturbed that we brought a crowd of kids with us.
Menu: 4 Stars
Everything on the menu looked great. The only knock was that at the time we went (over the lunch hour), the sandwich section of the menu was the only thing available to order. The breakfast and entree sections looked amazing, we just wish we could have tried them too!
Taste of the Food: 5 Stars
Appearance of the Food: 4 Stars
Coffee: 5 Stars
They serve Peace Coffee. It was great.
Restrooms: 3 Stars
Atmosphere: 4.5 Stars
Service: 5 Stars
Keeping in mind the type of restaurant that it was, the service was excellent.
Ethical/Sustainable: 5 Stars
This was the coolest part of Common Roots. They can tell you what percent of what they serve is organic, local, and fair trade. They had a huge garden behind their restaurant as well. We've never seen another restaurant come close to this.
Pricing: Sandwiches were all about $10. The entrees were $12-$15.
We'll definitely visit Common Roots Cafe the next time we visit the Twin Cities.