10 Spots for the Best Breakfast in Minneapolis

Updated September 29, 2020
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Whether you call it breakfast, brunch, or the most important meal of the day, you have got to experience some of the best spots for breakfast in Minneapolis. We’ve found the ten best spots where you can still get a great breakfast or brunch in Minneapolis via curbside pickup or delivery and even the occasional patio.

Al’s Breakfast

If you plug “best breakfast in Minneapolis” into Google, chances are Al’s Breakfast is going to show up on that list. This is no exception. The Dinkytown staple has been serving up breakfast since 1950. Due to their 14-seat counter space, people have lined up to wait for their delicious dishes every weekend for years.

Right now, they are serving up your favorite dishes plus take-home kits via curbside pickup only right now. Call them to order breakfast staples like their omelets, egg scrambles, and pancakes for pickup. You can also pick up some pancake batter, corned beef hash, or a pound of bacon to make your own Al’s Breakfast at home!

Curbside pickup • 612-331-9991 • 413 14th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Victor’s 1959 Cafe

What was once a Shell gas station turned Dairy Queen is now a quirky, authentic Cuban café serving up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner plates. Authentic Cuban coffees and desserts top off this must-try hot spot. They’ve been featured on Food Network’s Best Of as well as Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri.

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Not only can you eat some delicious Cuban Hash, a Sweet Plantain Omelet, or an authentic Cuban, but you can take home jars of their delicious housemade salsas and sauces. Easily order online and pick up at their designated pickup window!

Takeout Only • 612-827-8948 • 3756 Grand Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409

Birchwood Café

Though their breakfast is more of a brunch, we won’t hold it against them. Birchwood Café is a Seward neighborhood favorite. It’s super easy to get to and boosts delicious breakfast staples like waffles, breakfast bowls, and quiches. Keep it simple with a cinnamon roll and a coffee. All menus items are available for curbside pickup. They are also doing a pop-up collab with the MN Farmers Union downtown. Check it out!

Curbside pickup • 612-722-4474 • 3311 East 25th St Minneapolis, MN 55406

Hazel’s Northeast

Heading over to the Northeast side, we find Hazel’s serving up unique dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner you won’t find many places else. Their “Hippie Cakes” and “Drunken Banana French Toast,” for example, are delectable and are not something you could easily make at home. They even have something called a Meat Waffle—color us intrigued.

Hazels’ is currently offering takeout, delivery, and dine-in, with REQUIRED reservations. They make ordering and making reservations super easy on their website. Stop on by, or don’t, and enjoy Hazel’s the way you want to.

Takeout • Delivery • Dine-in • 612-788-4778 • 2859 Johnson St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

Hola Arepa

On the other end of town in South Minneapolis, you will find a quaint little place that was once a successful food truck, turned neighborhood favorite. At the corner of 35th and Nicollet, you’ll find the colorful, festive, tropical oasis called Hola Arepa. An arepa originates from South American, notably Venezuela, and is made up of a maize dough (almost like a corn pita) and is filled with assorted meats, vegetables, cheeses, and other great toppings.

Hola Arepa is serving on their patio with special signs to let the servers know if you need help or not. They also promise the same taste and quality in every takeout order. Take Hola home to enjoy, or visit their patio on weeknights for dinner and weekends only for brunch. Cheers!

Takeout • Patio Dining • 612-345-5583 • 3501 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

Hen House Eatery

Are you looking for the best eggs benedict in the Twin Cities? Look no further than Hen House Eatery. They have your classic egg bene with hash browns, one with salmon, and they have the Foxy Benedict, which is fried green tomatoes, pesto, and veggie sausage. Sign us up! They sound too good to be true. Add one a sweet cake or one of their many homemade cinnamon rolls, and we’re in business.

They are currently accepting dine-in but with reservations only. For more convenience, you can order anything off the menu for delivery or takeout so you can have Hen House sweet cakes at home! Oh, and they serve breakfast ALL DAY. Enjoy!

Takeout • Delivery • Dine-in • 612-345-4664 • 114 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

French Meadow Cafe

Fun fact, French Meadow Cafe was founded in 1985 as an organic bakery by Lynn Gordon as the FIRST organically-certified bakery in the country. Their baked goods are to die for, and their decadent breakfast with endless gluten-free and vegan options is a must-try.

They have the most avocado toast options we’ve ever seen at a restaurant, as well as delicious quiches, benedicts, and even a breakfast quesadilla if lunch for breakfast is more your thing. They also serve breakfast ALL DAY. That’s all anyone can ask for. They also have a location in St. Paul at 1662 Grand Avenue.

Takeout • Delivery • Patio Dining • Dine-in • 612-870-7855 • 2610 Lyndale Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Tiny Diner

For a small diner vibe and breakfast classics, The Tiny Diner is the place to go. They keep it simple with classic egg dishes, some pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and a delicious breakfast burrito. Plus, they are sustainability champions and have a solar-powered patio, which is now open for dining!

Takeout • Delivery • Patio Dining • 612-767-3322 • 1024 E 38th St. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Eat Street Social

The Eat Street Social brunch is available on weekends only via limited patio seating, pickup, or delivery. And man, is it worth it. Ever had lobster and truffle scrambled eggs? Look no further; they have this and many other decadent dishes ready for breakfast. Its name comes from “eat street,” a stretch of Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis that boasts dozens of restaurants. Check it out!

Takeout • Delivery • Patio Dining • 612-767-6850 • 18 W 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55405

The Lynhall

The Lynhall located in the Whitter neighborhood is a beautiful space for brunch. Their unique creations are a rare find in the area, and their affordable brunch bundle is to die for. In the bundle, you get one pastry, one entreé, a bottomless coffee, and your choice of a bloody mary or mimosa. Yum!

Takeout • Delivery • Dine-in • 612-870-2640 • 2640 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

In a world where brunch reigns supreme, you can still find some great options for breakfast in Minneapolis. For great food and a spot to catch up with a friend or you don’t want to make breakfast at home, check out these places. Please note all of these restaurants are currently following safety guidelines to ensure people can enjoy a dining out experience while staying safe. Any dine-in or patio options are requiring reservations, so get yours in today!

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