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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.