MSP: Best breakfast
i had an excellent breakfast at the Grand Cafe. The tables are nice and big, the service is great, and the breakfasts adventurous. But it's not the cheapest. I was there on a Saturday morning and it was almost empty.
Also, I second the Colossal Cafe.
It doesn't exist anymore, but does anyone remember the A and J Gem Cafe? That used to be the best. The American Gothic omelet had hashbrowns and gravy inside an omelet.
Hot Plate off Bloomington Ave S.
Pop's in Dayton's Bluff (hit or miss but there are some things and the decor is very cute)
I'm a sucker for the Edina Grill
And I've said this before: BRUNCH at Redstone. Cannot beat a mimosa, caramel roll and a breakfast entree of your choice for $9.95
Colossal Cafe on 42nd & Cedar, for which there is a thread already:
Maria's, on Franklin near Bloomington Ave., for the aforementioned chachapas venezolanas (corn pancakes).
Victor's 1959 Cafe, on 38th and Grand, a hole-in-the-wall with Cuban breakfasts.
Clicquot Club, on 25th Street near the Mississippi river, for some nice egg dishes and good coffee.
In St. Paul:
Day by Day Cafe, on West 7th, for blueberry pancakes w/bacon or the special.
Bon Vie, on Selby, for omelets or the pancakes of the day.
Speaking of Bread and Chocolate, I don't get the appeal. I used to live right at Grand and Victoria and was so excited by the idea of this cute cafe. However, it just seemed to be the plainer things/left overs from Cafe Latte. I never got breakfast there that I recall but the sandwiches are nothing special. Boring bread with sandwich fixings that I could just as easily pull out of my fridge. Was I missing something?
Go to Maria's for the corn pancakes. This place is a must!!! See the "Best Pancakes" thread for more info.
And I love brunch at the Birchwood Cafe, but only when it's not too busy. During peak times, it gets rather frantic, but it's not hard to avoid the crowds. (Did you know that they make waffles during the week? I didn't until last Friday, when a Birchwood buttermilk-cherry waffle saved me from almost-certain extinction.)