15 Best Brunch Spots in Minneapolis & St. Paul to Try This Summer

Brunch has got to be the hottest, hippest meal we’ve ever heard of. With the combined menus of both breakfast and lunch, there’s a huge range of options to satisfy your Saturday brunch needs. We’ve compiled a list of the best brunch destinations in St. Paul and Minneapolis you need to visit this summer.

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Book Club

5411 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

If you can come up with a cozier idea for a brunch spot than book-themed café, give us a call and we’ll be the first ones in line. Every element of the restaurant from the décor to the menu leans into its book theme.

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Al’s Breakfast

413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Al’s Breakfast is one of the signature brunch establishments in Minneapolis. We would have to be crazy not to include it. The corned beef hash is well worth the wait in line, even if it stretches out the door.

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The Copper Hen

2515 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

If brunch is as much about the pics for your socials as anything else, you can’t do better than the Copper Hen. Their chic, farmhouse vibe is sure to get you some killer shots for the gram not to mention their food tastes even better than it looks.

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The Tiny Diner

1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

If you’re searching for the best brunch places in Minneapolis that offer locally sourced food, we recommend visiting the Tiny Diner this summer. You can’t get more local than a diner attached to a small farm. Many of the ingredients for the diner’s dishes are grown on-site and you can sit on the patio surrounded by the plants that grew your meal.

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Burch Steak

1933 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

A steakhouse probably isn’t your first thought when you think brunch, but think again. Burch has an entire fabulous brunch menu with both sweet and savory options, not to mention plenty of cocktail offerings.

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Hen House Eatery

114 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Who says brunch needs to be in the morning? Or the afternoon for that matter? Hen House Eatery in Minneapolis serves nothing but breakfast all day long. You could have brunch for dinner. Don’t try to come up with a word for it though — it won’t go well.

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The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

This lowkey Uptown spot is perfect for a no-frills brunch experience that keeps the focus on the food. With a wide range of brunch options available, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for.

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In Bloom

928 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

If your eyes haven’t been opened to Dutch babies, get ready to have brunch changed for you forever. Imagine a puffed and fluted oven-baked pancake covered in ham, Gruyère, and an egg. It’s everything you wanted from brunch in a single skillet.

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Colossal Cafe

2315 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Like brunch food, but not sitting in a loud and crowded patio? Colossal Cafe offers take and bake meals. So you can get fresh from the oven, restaurant-quality brunch meals straight to your very own couch.

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Mickey’s Diner

36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

If you’re looking for the best historic brunch destinations in St. Paul, Mickey’s Diner is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a breakfast spot that breathes history. And when a restaurant has been around for 80 years, you know they’re doing something right in the kitchen.

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2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

“Just like grandma makes it” is a universal stamp of approval for brunch foods everywhere. Hazel’s is named after the owner’s grandmother, so the entire menu is “just like grandma makes it.” And you can’t beat that.

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The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

For some, brunch is all about having a fine dining experience. You can’t get much finer than The Lexington. The St. Paul mainstay is all about class and recently reopened their rooftop dining.

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Victor’s 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

If traditional brunch menus have you longing for something a bit more ethnic and innovative then check out Victor’s 1959 Café. The Cuban restaurant offers breakfast foods with unique Cuban flavors that you can’t get anywhere else.

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Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Classic diner foods with a nostalgic 1950s vibe. Hi-Lo turns heads with the Hi-Top, a fried pastry covered in sweet or savory toppings.

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St. Genevieve

5003 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Wishing you were brunching on the streets of Paris? St. Genevieve offers accessible French fare so good that you might finally start saving for that European vacation you’ve been dreaming of.


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