MSP: Valentine's day breakfast hash
First posting attempt didn't work, a pox on poorly implemented technology! Abbr. version:
Hash on the menu
Spacious, quiet setting
Semi-romantic and not too formal
Breakfast preferred to brunch
Comments on jay's cafe, town talk diner, colossal cafe, others?
Try Grand Bakery - nice neighborhood feel. Might have to reserve tho, it gets busy. Of course, there is always Lucia's - check her website for menu.
I know the Modern Cafe is well-known for their hash. Definitely not too formal, but I don't really know how semi-romantic it is... or how quiet on V-Day morning.
I don't recall hash on the regular menu at Colossal Cafe. It's not a place to linger on a Saturday morning -- too many people are lined up waiting for the few tables to give it a spacious or romantic feel.
I recall Town Talk Diner as VERY loud and VERY cramped. It may be quieter in the brunch hour, but it's unlikely they move the tables further apart. From the website -- hash yes, breakfast instead of brunch no.