Downtown Minneapolis and the North Loop are brimming with casual and upscale brunch spots. For a classy and art-deco feel, visit the Key’s Café. This family-owned restaurant has multiple locations across the Twin Cities, but many Minneapolis locals have fond memories of brunch at this Foshay Tower restaurant. Try their seasonal pancakes or any of the brunch classics on the menu. If you’re looking for a “clucking good” brunch, look no further than Hen House Eatery. Your plate will be as colorful as the décor inside. They’re known for their cinnamon rolls baked fresh daily, and don’t miss their breakfast cocktails! Here, there’s more than mimosas to be had — how does a java-fashioned or a breakfast sangria sound?
Speaking of breakfast cocktails…Bloody Mary fans will love Hell’s Kitchen for their Jacked Up Bloody Mary Bar. It’s a 35-foot-long centerpiece with 243 hot sauces, gourmet rim salts, olives, meats, cheeses and peppers, and dozens of other garnishes. Round out your savory alcohol intake with the lemon ricotta hotcakes, which some say are “sell-your-soul-to-the-devil good.”
For an all-day breakfast spot, eat at the Nicollet Diner — they’re open 24/7! Get traditional breakfasts here, like hash browns, steak and eggs, and chicken and waffles. Down the street is the Muffin Top Café. You'll find a delicious bacon breakfast sandwich and handcrafted coffee drinks. If you come on a Saturday morning, sip your coffee to live music. Both the Nicollet Diner and the Muffin Top Café are conveniently located by the Minneapolis Convention Center and Loring Park.