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New breakfast spot

Are there any new breafast spots out there? Sick and tired if the same old ones. (bad waitress, hells kitchen, edina grill, etc)

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  1. Ole Piper Inn in Blaine. The Bloody Bar on the weekends is a bonus! Otherwise in Mpls Cap's Grille over by the airport is good also!

    Cap's Grille
    5000 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

    Ole Piper Inn
    1416 93rd Ln NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

    1. Try Good Day Cafe in St. Louis Park (or Golden Valley?) or Maggies in Wayzata.

      Good Day Cafe
      5410 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

      1. It's not new, but f you've never been to Maria's Cafe, you MUST go. Get the corn pancakes or the Huevos Pericos (scrambled eggs with salsa) - don't waste your time on plain-old eggs and bacon.


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        1. re: AnneInMpls

          +1 on Maria's - both of Anne's suggestions are favorites of mine as well as the burrito which is relatively new for them.

          If you're not bothered by a crunchy scene (and a slightly grimy table), I'd also recommend the Seward Community Cafe. I especially enjoy the hashbrowns there.

          Seward Community Cafe
          2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

        2. Jerabek's in East St. Paul has good food and quirky atmosphere.

          1. The Strip Club in St. Paul has a great breakfast. Weekends only though.

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

            1. Just for the record there are a lot of places that serve what they call breakfast that might be more like brunch in my definition. They can be good but I don't consider them a true breakfast restaurant unless they are open most days of the week and open by at least 7 AM. :)

              Oh I should add a bottomless cup of coffee in a ceramic mug or cup is also a must. Guess that eliminates McDonalds. :D

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              1. re: Davydd

                Not sure of the bottomless mug, but Copper Dome (Randolph and Hamline in St Paul) has lots of atmosphere and closes at 3pm.

                I've gotten pancakes there and enjoyed them.

                Copper Dome Restaurant
                1333 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

              2. Don't know about "new," but Colossal Cafe (Wednesday-Sunday), Hot Plate, Turtle Bread, Grand Cafe (weekends only).

                1. Nokomis Cafe opened up in South Mpls last summer. We've been there a few times and have enjoyed it. Typical breakfast food and an inviting, clean atmosphere.

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                  1. re: ksioux

                    Not new, but a hidden gem. The Zumbro Cafe in Linden Hills on 43rd street. A fresher take on breakfast.

                    Zumbro Cafe
                    2803 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

                    1. re: sandylc

                      We love Zumbro as well. Don't get there for breakfast nearly enough!

                      Not an independent place, but Wildfire in Eden Prairie has breakfast and brunch on weekends. It's not very busy so there's no wait, child-friendly yet low key, they provide the table with really yummy cornbread, the food offerings are very tasty, the prices are very reasonable, especially if you get the Lettuce Entertain You coupons in the mail. We went last weekend and Puddin hub got steak and eggs, which he thought was delicious. My only knock on the experience was the overeager busser, who was snatching plates out from under us before we were done.

                      Zumbro Cafe
                      2803 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

                        1. re: MNLawGirl

                          I have had huge pregnancy cravings for Maria's corn pancakes! I think I've been there once a week in the last month. Make sure to get an order of cojito cheese for people to share on the side. It's kind of like parmesan, but when added to the butter and syrup, it's this amazing sweet/salty mix. And they have ceramic mugs:)