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best breakfasts in/near minneapolis??

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need a quick rundown for a friend's visit

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    I was at a convention in Minneapolis and stumbled onto this place called Hell's Kitchen on the first morning. I ended up eating breakfast there every morning. The maple bison sausage, the huevos rancheros, the lemon ricotta hotcakes and more. It was great. I was so surprised.

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

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    1. re: cvgpit

      I love Hell's Kitchen too. I love the food and I love the attitude (like the message on the wall above certain booths). My "don't miss" dishes were the Mahnomin porridge (made with wild rice and heavy cream) and the bread pudding. www.hellskitcheninc.com

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

    2. Had my first meal at Keys (Roseville). Great old style breakfast, home made sausage, good coffee, killer caramel roll and skin-on American fries. They have a place downtown. Read in the past that some of their stores are better than others

      1. St Paul: Meritage, Heartland, Strip Club
        MPLS: Grand Cafe, Spoonriver, Birchwood Cafe

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        Birchwood Cafe
        3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

        Spoonriver
        750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

        Meritage
        410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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

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        1. re: run2eat

          Clarification: The Strip Club is only open for brunch on weekends. Same for Meritage and, I'd suspect, Heartland. I suppose it's a good bet that the OP is looking for a weekend destination, but just to be sure.... Should also check opening times if you're planning to go at a more breakfasty (as opposed to brunchy) hour.

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          Meritage
          410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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

        2. I'll throw my voice in for a few of my favorites in Minneapolis

          Maria's Cafe - Huevos Pericos or their pancakes
          Colossal Cafe - Flappers or Biscuits
          Victor's 1959 - It's all good.
          and of course - Al's (but I've always gone solo - it's easier to get a seat, and well, I'm up well before Mrs. Lakovore)

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

          Victor's 1959 Cafe
          3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

          Maria's Cafe
          1113 E Franklin Ave Ste 102, Minneapolis, MN 55404

          Colossal Cafe
          1839 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

          1. Sunday brunch buffet at Jax Cafe. Only available on Sunday from 10-2pm. You have to call in advance for a reservation. Price is steep, $20 per person but great for a special occasion.

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            Jax Cafe
            1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418