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MSP Best French Toast

Cassandra Sep 27, 2008 11:31 AM

I'm on a quest for the best French toast in the Twin Cities. In my mind, French toast should be custardy and moist. There is nothing worse than French toast that has simply been waved through the batter and is dry on the inside. It should use excellent bread. What are your suggestions? I already know my least favorite French toast, which is the Highland Grill which is dry on the inside and yucky. Can't wait to hear your suggestions!

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    autobahn Oct 17, 2008 07:29 AM

    It's a bit of a drive, but if you're ever driving up north, Tobies in Hinckley makes some wicked french toast out of... get this... glazed donuts.

    Basically it's a heart attack in a meal, but really, really good.

    Their cinnamon rolls are great, too.

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      phimoez Oct 14, 2008 06:38 PM

      I just had the French toast at Patricks Bakery and Cafe and it was yummy. It was not dry in the middle! I went to the Southdale Square location but I think they have a a few other locations.

      Also have you tried The Good Day Cafe? I am pretty sure they serve French toast. I can't bring myself to order anything but the caramel rolls which are GREAT!

      Good Day Cafe
      5410 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

      Patrick's Bakery & Cafe
      2928 W 66th St, Minneapolis, MN 55423

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      1. re: phimoez
        lemons Oct 14, 2008 09:06 PM

        So is Hell's Kitchen still doing brunch?

      2. cheeseguysgirl Sep 29, 2008 09:19 AM

        After having foie gras brioche french toast at Norma's in NYC recently, I am on the jones for a savory version of french toast. Any ideas for savory versions around town???

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          soupkitten Sep 29, 2008 09:16 AM

          i nominate the "fenian french toast" at the strip club. irish whiskey & caramel sauce, apples. not too sweet (my french toast pet peeve).

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

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            vicks Sep 27, 2008 02:38 PM

            I dont know about being the best, but a great place to start is the Grand Cafe - brioche french toast with whipped cream, orange caramel sauce, and some pistachios - totally decadent - and really addictive - not to mention the space itself is like the epitome of neighborhood cafes. Definitely check out their eggs en cocotte to help add another 3-4 lbs. to the waistline - but seriously worth the week of jogging it off...

            Grand Cafe
            3804 Grand Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409

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              Cassandra Sep 28, 2008 08:05 AM

              Oh boy, that does sound good.

              Has anyone tried the chocolate bread French toast at Turtle Bread?

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