MSP- Greasy Spoon Breakfast in Bloomington-Richfield?
My BIL and SIL just moved to town and are staying with my MIL in Bloomington. They are looking for a place to have breakfast- most specifically a divey-diner, greasy spoon type place. I'm not so good with that part of town-- any recs?
Thanks in advance for all your help!
I'm drawing a total blank on this one. I've always felt Bloomington is a complete black hole for food. I can think of a handful of good greasy spoons in Bloomington (Wally's, Shantytown) but none that have breakfast. Denny's 5th Avenue Bakery is a good, old-fashioned stop but only for donuts and baked goods. There's also a donut shop across Penn Ave from Wally's.
The only other thing coming to mind is Embers along the 494 strip which isn't the worst thing in the world when you're looking for divey-diner. Folks from out of town wouldn't be familiar with it like they would Denny's. If out of that area's not an option, I think that's where I'd send them. (With apologies).
I'm not saying I recommend it, but if you're coming up empty on greasy spoon type places in Bloomington, that Mickey's Diner on West 7th just as you head into St. Paul wouldn't be ridiculously out of your way. I think they have a couple of tables you can squeeze four into...
Not in Bloomington, but close, is the Original Pancake House. It's off France Ave, just south of Southdale Mall. Not to be confused with IHOP.
Original Pancake House
3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435