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Jul 20, 2010 01:56 PM

Al's Breakfast Hours?

Hubby and I went to Al's Breakfast this past Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed our omlettes. The pancakes, however, were a bit underdone. In any event, my brother, SIL and daughters are going to be in town soon and they LOVE Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The Nook is definitely on the list to take them to, but we're thinking of Al's too. Only problem is that Sunday morning is the only time we could go and I don't know what time they open on Sunday. If I'd been thinking I would have asked when were there. Anyone know their Sunday hours?


Al's Breakfast
413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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  1. Googling "Al's Breakfast" Minneapolis yields a googlemap site that provides phone, address, hours, etc.
    Mon 6am – 1pm
    Tue 6am – 1pm
    Wed 6am – 1pm
    Thu 6am – 1pm
    Fri 6am – 1pm
    Sat 6am – 1pm
    Sun 9am – 1pm

    1. If it's your thing, they also have a Facebook page (includes hours).

      1. On Sat. and Sunday, if you have more than two people in your party and you want to sit together, I'd suggest arriving about 30 minutes before it opens. 20 minutes might be OK, but by 10 minutes you definitely won't be sitting together, if you get seated at all during the first seating.

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        1. re: prasantrin

          I agree with the timing. I used to love Al's when I lived in Dinkytown and was a student. I would wake up early and go by myself and it would be perfect. Recently, a friend of mine flew in and had never been to Minnesota, we were going to get breakfast and I thought of Al's, but after thinking about the logistics of trying to get a small group in there after 9am I just gave up and decided on Hell's Kitchen.

          I love the food, and the shack in an alley is cute, but I think they could go ahead and move somewhere with some tables and still reliably pack the customers in all day long.

          Hell's Kitchen
          80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

          1. re: diearzte2

            I'd be afraid to have them change anything for fear they'd ruin it, whatever the secret to "it" is.

            I'm supersitious about their griddle.


          2. re: prasantrin

            Oh yeah - I know we'd have to be there first thing. Even 3 people last Saturday was a challenge. 6 any time other than when those 14 stools are free would be tough. That's why I asked about the hours. Just seemed like 9 on Sunday was a little late for them to open, which is why I wanted to double check with peeps in the know. :)

            1. re: prasantrin

              with parties of 4, 6, etc. you can have a huddle before getting to al's and split yourselves into pairs rather than them trying to accommodate you all at once. if one group finishes early get a bev at espresso royale or something. . .

              1. re: soupkitten

                Good idea-- it's not as though you'd be able to talk to all of the people in your group, anyway.... and part of the charm of Al's is meeting interesting new people you're squeezed in next to anyway....

                1. re: mtullius

                  Hey, I was at Al's once when there were two - count 'em, TWO - groups of six, and each group got to sit together. And this was at about 9:30 or 10 am!

                  The Al's staff are geniuses at orchestrating the filling and freeing of seats, and often ask people to "scoot over one seat" to accommodate a group. But it can take a little time - one of the groups of six wasn't together until halfway through their meal. But it was impressive - I'm glad I was there to see it.

                  The key is to go with a good (relaxed) attitude, ask nicely and cheerfully - or maybe apologetically - and don't expect anything. Whatever happens, happens. It's all part of the fun.