If breakfast isn’t breakfast without a Bloody Mary, Hell’s Kitchen is for you. This employee-owned, underground downtown Minneapolis institution is perhaps best known for its award-winning Bloody Mary, but perhaps should be better known for its regional specialties, like beer-battered walleye bites, Native-harvested, hand-parched wild rice porridge, loaded rosti potatoes, and Maple-Glazed Bison sausage. Breakfast Brunch is often served to the tune of live music starting at 10am.
A true Twin Cities classic, Key’s (located on the street level of the historic Foshay Tower, now the W Minneapolis hotel) does old-fashioned breakfast right with options for every appetite, with a focus on homestyle classics like omelets, loaded hash browns, breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes, and homemade bread. Dining with folks avoiding gluten? Keys goes above and beyond with gluten-free pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Breakfast is served daily, 8am to 2pm.
With a menu inspired by American diners from the 1960s, the spacious and modern Eggy’s serves up homestyle breakfast and lunch comfort foods with an indulgent twist—think Crunchy Nutella French toast (pan fried in a crunchy corn flake batter), omelets stuffed with pulled pork and queso fresco, and breakfast poutine topped with cheese curds, sausage gravy, and two eggs.