Just stopped by the Common Roots Cafe at 26th and Lyndale (the old Sobas -- and older Poulet -- space) for dinner this evening. Apparently, they just opened on Monday.
They have opened up the space and have stripped the walls back to the brick. You order at a counter and then a server brings your food.
Had a grilled sandwich with eggplant and olive spread, thinly sliced zucchini and gouda cheese. The sandwich came with a side of bagel chips and pickled cauliflower and carrot. Very tasty.
I also had a cup of soup, but I'm not sure what kind it was. (I had ordered red lentil, but that's not what I got. When I went up to look at the menu board later, I couldn't figure out which soup I'd gotten instead.)
They also serve beer and wine -- the beer includes two Surly taps (currently Cynicale and Bender).
The sandwich, cup of soup, and a pint of beer ran about $15.
A very earnest place -- they seem to be very committed to locally sourced food and the food is made from scratch. Several types of Peace Coffee.
They also had a beautiful cake, several scones, pastries, and muffins. Oh, and they make their own bagels.
All in all, a nice neighborhood place.
Common Roots Cafe
2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405