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Apr 10, 2008 11:00 AM

MSP- Breakfast in Pearsons Candy plant area

Looking for recs for breakfast in Pearsons area ?? thanks

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  1. There's a Mickey's Diner down that way, but I can't vouch for it. Down the road a piece is that Sibley Plaza that contains La Hacienda and Kiev, but those aren't breakfast places. Continue up Cleveland and you'll find the Highland Grill.

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    1. re: jeanmt

      You're spot on with your recs jeanmt (not that I'm surprised of course!)... As far as that Mickey's? Well it's pretty dang greasy...better for people watching than chow, I think.

      Also, on Ford Parkway and Cleveland there is a shopping center (across Ford Parkway and a wee bit East of Highland Grill) where Von Hanson's meats is? Well there's Highland Cafe and Bakery that serves Key's like breakfasts. Chatterbox Pub is there, too, but I don't recommend it.

      Also, instead of coming up Cleveland, you could continue East on West 7th (driving--would be too far to walk in a short amount of time) and find more places, such as the Day by Day Cafe or Bennett's Chop and Railhouse. I've never tried Bennett's breakfasts but someone (can't remember who, alas) posted about them recently saying they weren't that bad.

      Will you bring us all a box of Salted Nut Rolls when you're done visiting Pearson's? Please? :).


      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        There’s a place on Randolph about a block off of West 7th called The Lucky Foxx. (At least I think that’s how they spell fox....) I’ve never been, but I’ve noticed they have a sign up recently advertising a $1.99 breakfast from 8 to 11. I’ve been meaning to check it out......

        Uncle Ira

        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          I'd recommend the Highland Cafe and Bakery.

          What about the Copper Kettle - near the intersection of Randolph and Hamline? I have not personally eaten there - but have hear great things.

          1. re: St Paul Susie

            Here's a post on Highland Cafe and Bakery:

            Susie, I think you mean Copper Dome. I put Copper Dome in the category of fine if you're in the neighborhood but nothing I'd cross town for. But it's pretty affordable and has that genuine spoon personality that is hard to find these days, except for places that are pretending to be retro or ironic. This place is the real deal, though: all the servers are over the age of 60 and the walls are decorated with old flour sacks and such. The menu is mostly pancakes.

            I'm not really sure how far it is from Pearson's though.

            EDIT: and if you're at Copper Dome, you might as well pop into Kopplin's, which is on Hamline at Randolph, for some coffee.


        2. re: jeanmt

          The one time I went to the Mickey's Diner there I had a fried egg sandwich and it wasn't very good. Greasy and kind of gross. I wouldn't go there again.

        3. It's a bit of a hike, but it might be worth it to head east on W. 7th until you get to Day by Day Cafe.

          Day By Day Cafe
          477 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

          1. at Snelling just north of Randolph is Blondies. Randolph and Hamline is the Copper Dome- - it's a little greasy but a great neighborhood joint with a HUGE selection of pancakes.

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            1. re: liesel

              It's a life-long dream of mine to actually find Blondie's open on a weekend morning for breakfast. I'm only half joking: they seem to keep bankers hours. Perhaps that's changed with the new ownership, but I've gotten so used to it never being open that now I pass it as if it were completely invisible.

              Your description of Copper Dome is spot on.


              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                They're open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed Sunday.

                - Helping Dreams Come True Since 1973

                1. re: MSPD

                  Why, thank you Glinda! If I'd only tapped my heels three times, I would have realized I had the power to go to breakfast on Saturday mornings all along! :).

                  I swear to you I've never seen them open before 10am on a weekend. Are these new hours with the new ownership or have I always caught them on Sundays and not realized it? Also, for the longest time, there were no hours posted (that I could see), so, when I tried the door and no one was home, there was no way for me to know if they were closed for the day or just not open yet or what. Eventually, I just stopped trying.

                  But, now, I shall make a point of trying them one of these days. Maybe tomorrow. :)


                  1. re: MSPD

                    Good news! According to the PiPress, Blondie's will now offer Sunday brunch (though they don't mention the hours)...and it started offering dinner service awhile ago, too. They seem to have a website, but it seems to be behind the times They do say new website coming soon, perhaps under a different url? Or do they mean to update they one they have? Not sure.


                2. re: liesel

                  Day by Day and Copper Dome are good bets. They both have good breakfast food. Day By Day is just up west seventh a couple of miles.

                  1. re: jenniegirl

                    Many thanks for the Day by Day recs, went this morning and every thing was great, from start to finish, coffee, service, food, great breakfast spot, thanks for all the replies in the area to go to.

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