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cookkevin Apr 10, 2008 11:00 AM

Looking for recs for breakfast in Pearsons area ?? thanks

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    jeanmt Apr 10, 2008 11:39 AM

    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
      The Dairy Queen Apr 10, 2008 11:51 AM

      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
        Uncle Ira Apr 10, 2008 01:25 PM

        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
          St Paul Susie Apr 11, 2008 08:21 AM

          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
            The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2008 09:23 AM

            Here's a post on Highland Cafe and Bakery: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417443

            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
          jenniegirl Apr 12, 2008 01:24 PM

          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. k
          KTFoley Apr 10, 2008 02:16 PM

          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

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            liesel Apr 10, 2008 06:54 PM

            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
              The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2008 09:59 AM

              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
                MSPD Apr 11, 2008 10:21 AM

                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
                  The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2008 10:54 AM

                  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
                    The Dairy Queen Jun 19, 2008 04:14 AM

                    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 http://www.blondiescafe.com/ 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
                  jenniegirl Apr 12, 2008 01:26 PM

                  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
                    cookkevin Apr 12, 2008 07:55 PM

                    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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