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MSP- Something new and different for brunch

chadradchad Sep 20, 2008 08:32 AM

Hey Folks,

I am in the mood to try somewhere new for brunch. We have the same brunch routine each week.

Here are the spots we usually go:

Grand Cafe
Al Vento
The Modern

Anything to add to this rotation?

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    mskitty RE: chadradchad Sep 20, 2008 10:27 AM

    Chad, is that you? It's Alison in SB. I like the brunch at Meritage. I hear the good day cafe has a delicious pesto salad, although they don't serve it until 12:30. ha ha.

    1. mtullius RE: chadradchad Sep 20, 2008 11:44 AM

      I'd highly recommend the brunch at The Strip Club....

      The Strip Club
      378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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        btock RE: chadradchad Sep 20, 2008 01:10 PM

        It's more of a straight up breakfast, but we're pretty loyal to Sunnyside Up on Lyndale. Good versions of the classics: omlettes, french toast (theirs is my favorite in town), biscuits & gravy, and they also have a tex-mex section with things like cactus paddle, eggs & chili, and blue corn pancakes.

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          chadradchad RE: btock Sep 21, 2008 08:54 AM

          Alison- I have heard that the pesto salad is amazing.

        2. drew13000 RE: chadradchad Sep 22, 2008 06:53 AM

          I'd recommend the Town Talk and Hot Plate. I love the fried egg sandwich at TT, and the eggs benedict at Hot Plate are amazing.

          Town Talk Diner
          2707 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

          Hot Plate
          5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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            shoo bee doo RE: chadradchad Sep 22, 2008 05:18 PM

            Senor Wong in downtown St. Paul has begun to serve brunch. The brunch menu looks promising.

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              shoo bee doo RE: shoo bee doo Sep 22, 2008 06:49 PM

              I'm having trouble attaching the link so I will try again. In case I can't make it work, here is the URL.


              Senor Wong's
              111 Kellog Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101

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              Brad Ballinger RE: chadradchad Sep 23, 2008 08:27 AM

              The Craftsman

              1. cheeseguysgirl RE: chadradchad Sep 24, 2008 11:23 AM

                I would add in, based on the locations of your choices, Citizen Cafe in South Minneapolis.

                Citizen Cafe
                2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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                  MNLawGirl RE: chadradchad Sep 28, 2008 12:25 PM

                  Have you tried Jax Cafe brunch buffet on Sunday? I believe it is $20 a person, but it is a lot of great food in a classic NE restaurant.

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