Great Breakfast Fare Around Town

Great Breakfast Fare around town      

Bennett’s Chop & Rail House 1350 W. 7th St.; 651-228-1408; Opens 8am daily – quiet and peaceful.  Omelets, crisp hash browns and pancakes are just right.  Terribly great Bloody Marys.
Boca Chica 11 Cesar Chavez; 651-222-8499; M-Sat 11am, Sun 10am; Chorizo con Huevos.
Bon Vie Café (Piece of Cake Bakery) 485 Selby Ave,; 651-287-0112; 7:30am-2pm M-Sat, Sun 8am-2pm.  Perfect eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, hash brown upgrades like caramelized onion & pepperjack cheese.
Buttered Tin 237 E. 7th St.; 651-224-2300; 6am-3pm daily; Bananas foster French toast – grilled French baguette with rum-flavored bananas, maple pecans and whipped cream and more.
Capitol View Café 637 S. Smith Ave.; 651-290-0218; Opens daily 7am; Three-page breakfast menu, Cajun Benedict breakfast and other Mexican Fare.
Cecil’s Deli 651- S. Cleveland Ave.; 651-698-0334; Opens daily at 9am; Pancakes, hash, bagels with lox and cream cheese.
Coffee Cup 1446 Rice St.; 651-489-0020; Open daily 5am; Low prices, friendly conversation and huge omelets.  Try the gyros or feta cheese omelet.  Cash or checks only.
Colossal Café 1340 Grand Ave & 2315 Como Ave.; 651-797-4027; 7am-3pm daily; Housemade biscuits and gravy, killer omelets and frittatas.
Cook St. Paul (former Serlin’s), 1124 Payne Ave.; 651-756-1787; 6:30am-2pm M-F, Sat&Sun 7am-3pm; New East side classic. Short Ribs Eggs Benedict, Bread Pudding French Toast, Gingerbread Pancakes, Korean Omelette.
Day by Day Café 477 W. 7th St.; 651-227-0654; M-S opens 6am, Sun 7am; Breakfast burritos, buckwheat pancakes with pecans, banana, and real maple syrup; lovely outdoor patio with pond.
Downtowner Woodfire Grill 253 W. 7th St.; 651-228-9500; open daily 7am; Upscale setting and Cajun breakfast.
The Egg and I 2550 University Ave.; 651-647-1292; M-F opens 6am, Sat 7:30am, Sun 8am; Kamikaze pancakes
The French Hen Café 518 Selby Ave.; 651-222-6201; Open 8am-2:30pm; Creole market hash, Coconut Lime French Toast, Bahn Mi Benedict, salmon scramble.
Highland Grill 771 Cleveland Ave. S.; 651-690-1173; Open 7am M-F, 8am Sat-Sun; Crabcake Benedict, salmon scramble, Irish oatmeal, and breakfast kebobs.
Joseph’s Grill 140 S. Wabasha; 651-222-2435; M-S opens 6am, Sun 7am; Lamb and eggs served with Lebanese flatbread.
Keys Café 500 N. Robert St.; 651-222-4083; M-F opens 6am, Sat-Sun 7am; Newly-renovated; Amazing cinnamon rolls and caramel rolls, pancakes cover an entire plate.
The Little Oven 1786 E. Minnehaha Ave.; 651-735-4944; M-S opens 6:30am, Sun 7am; Cheddar Benedict with homemade biscuits.
Louisiana Café 613 Selby Ave.; 651-2211-9140; Opens 6:30am M-Sat, 8am Sun; Four kinds of eggs Benedict, Catfish with hashbrowns, Pineapple-upside-down Pancakes.
Mickey’s Diner 36 W. 7th St. 651-222-5633; open 24 hours; dining in an art deco railroad car.
Muffuletta 2260 Como Ave.; 651-644-9116; M-Th 11-2:30, 5-9. Sat 11-2:30, 5-10, Sun 10-2, 5-9; Brioche French toast topped with bruleed bananas, brie and toasted pecans.
Neighborhood Café, 1570 Selby Ave; 651-644-8887; opens 6:30am. Homemade corned beef hash, Carnitas breakfast burrito, Cinnamon swirl French toast, Cornbread pancakes.
Randolph Griddle (former Copper Dome) 1333 Randolph Ave.; 651-690-0993; Tues-F opens 6:30am, Sat-Sun 7am; Menu includes about everything including lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes and a Potato Cake Wrap.
St. Paul Grill 350 Market St.; 651-224-7455; Perfect classic eggs benedict including a Maryland crab cake version.
Swede Hollow Café 725 E. 7th St.; 651-776-8810; M-F 6:30am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm; Homemade sweet rolls, scones and turnovers topped with real whipped cream.
Tin Cup 1220 Rice St.; 651-489-7585; 50-cent Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers during Sunday breakfast 10am-2.
Trotter’s Café 232 Cleveland Ave.; 651-645-8950; M-Sat 7-9, Sun 8-2; Meat-free breakfasts that include locally grown, organic herbs, fruits, veggies, and cheeses.
Uptowner 1100 Grand Ave.; M-S 6:30am-3pm, Th-Sat 10pm-3am, Sun 8am-3pm; Late night cozy and eggs how you like them.
Ward6 858 Payne Ave. 651-348-8181; 8am M-F, 9am Sat&Sun. Made to order beignets, Dutch Baby pancake, Breakfast Poutine, house-braised corned beef hash.

Your Concierge says…
Best donuts – Granny’s Donuts 1555 S. Robert St. (next to Batteries Plus) 6am-10pm M-F, 6am-6pm Sat & Sun.  Melt-in-your-mouth donuts made fresh all day.

Gourmet Donuts – Mojo Monkey Donuts 1169 W. 7th St.; 651-224-0142; T-F 5:30AM-3PM, Sat-Sun 6:30am-3pm.  How about a maple bacon bar donut or banana pecan with caramel glaze?!

Best croissants – Trung Nam French Bakery 739 W. University Ave.; 651-229-0887; M-Sat 8am-1pm.  Buy the last almond croissant and I will hunt you down!

St. Paul Sunday (and some Saturday) Brunch

Dark Horse Bar & Eatery, 250 East 7th St. 651-313-7960;10am-3pm Sat&Sun. Dark Horse Benedict w beer cheese, Bulgogi Tacos with grilled Korean beef and kim chi, La Petite Mort on a Beignet bun.

Dixie’s Champagne Brunch $23.95, children $12.95; 695 Grand Ave; 651-222-7345; 10am-2:30pm.  Enjoy a complimentary, bottomless flute of champagne!
Choose from:  Made to order omelets and eggs Benedict, fruit salads, homemade hot biscuits, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, red beans & rice, jambalaya, Chef-carved meats and homemade desserts.

Fabulous Fern’s $15.95, children $7.95, seniors $12.95; 400 Selby Ave.; 651-225-9414; Sunday 10am-2pm.  Specialty salads, cheese blintzes, waffle bar, quiche of the day and rotating features.

Forepaughs $16.95, children $8.95; 276 S. Exchange St.; 651-224-5606; Sunday 10am-2pm. House donuts with chocolate dipping sauce, cheesy scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, complimentary mimosa or champagne.

M Street Café, $22.95, children $9.95; St. Paul Hotel lower level, 350 Market St.; 651-292-9292; Sun 9am-2pm. European-inspired, chef attended – malted waffles with fresh berries, slow-roasted prime rib, made to order omelets, specialty potatoes, eggs Benedict, homemade soup and fresh fish of the day.

Public Kitchen + Bar, 229 N. 6th St. (Park Square Court) 651-348-6456.  Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm. Upper level restaurant and bar features open and airy dining room with large windows and an open kitchen that seats 180. Sidewalk patio seats 54. Classic breakfast includes bourbon glazed bacon or sausage patties and house made breakfast potatoes with two eggs $11.

Saint Dinette 261 East 5th St.; 651-800-1415. Open Saturday and Sunday at 10am. A la carte menu - Scramble... smoked ham hock, caviar, pecorino, chive $9 yum.

The Strip Club 378 Maria Ave; (651) 793-6247; Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm.  This is where you want to have steak and eggs, and a cocktail. www.domeats.com

Salut 917 Grand Ave.; 651-917-2345; 10am-3pm; a la carte menu.  Chicken and artichoke crepes, cinnamon French toast, baked crab Benedict, smoked salmon omelet, and quiche du jour.

W. A. Frost 374 Selby Ave.; 651-224-5715; Sat&Sun 10:30am-2pm; a la carte menu.  Region specific coffee, cornmeal pancakes, vanilla scented brioche French toast, halibut cakes, steak and eggs, Bananas Foster sticky bun with banana rum syrup.

Concierge favorites…
Meritage 410 St. Peter St.; 651-222-5670; 10am start; a la carte menu. Eggs en Cocotte (melted leeks, mushrooms & parmesan), smoked trout frittata, house-smoked salmon on a toasted everything bagel, steak and eggs, oysters and “hair of the dog” adult beverages!

Saint Dinette and The Strip Club - This is where you want to have steak and eggs and a cocktail. These guys add fun to the menu!  www.domeats.com,  www.saintdinette.com

And The Buttered Tin!  So popular, you should go at 9:30am on a weekday! 

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