Restaurant Review: Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | The Statesman Food: 4/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Price: 2.5/5

Service: 1.5/5

Overall: 3/5


Hidden in the basement of the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace in Canal Park is the Amazing Grace Bakery and Café.

I know that I have walked past it many times unsure what was actually down the stairs. When making the venture down and walking into the café, I was immediately taken aback by how cozy and cute it was.

I fell in love with the atmosphere instantly. With dimmed lights and a relaxed ambiance, it gave off a romantic atmosphere.  There was even a group of people gathered playing music and singing together.

Though it's located in a basement, Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe offers a warm, cozy atmosphere to patrons. SARAH STAUNER/STATESMAN

Some say that Amazing Grace has some of the best breakfast food in Duluth and I can agree with that. I have yet to have a bad thing on the menu. It all tastes fantastic. Plus, I love their mochas. They are very sweet and perfect for my liking.

The only downfall of Amazing Grace is the service. When I went there it took our server almost 10 minutes to greet our table. By then we already knew what we wanted to order and were just waiting around. After ordering it took over 30 minutes for our food to come which, when there is only a handful of other people in the restaurant, shouldn’t be the case.

Our waiter, as friendly as he was, never brought us waters or let us know our food would be right out or anything. He stopped by only to take our order, bring us our food and later the bill.

When the food came out, it was good but I was not exactly sure if it was worth the wait and the price.

The service was very disappointing. I thought that I had found my new favorite place but I guess not.

I would recommend going to Amazing Grace at least once. Although, maybe not if you're in a hurry. I do think it would be the perfect place for a first date. You will get plenty of time to talk while you wait for you food. Or maybe you could just get your mocha to go if you don’t have the time to wait.


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