We like brunch. According to surveys, there is not enough time in the day for brunch, so browse our list of the best brunch stops and make a note to stop by when you do have time. Bloody Mary’s, flapjacks, and omelettes are old news, but wait until you see what we’ve got in store for you. The genius minds here at MHCC have compiled a list for you consisting of our go-to spots and maybe something you haven’t tried before. So without wasting any more time, let’s
Tiny Diner – South Minneapolis
1024 East 38th St. • Minneapolis, MN
Open daily 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
A quaint spot in South Minneapolis that prides themselves on being a, “small place with big ideas” and they truly think that the local and farm fresh foods make a difference. After being there I can confirm that they in fact do. I’m a sucker for a breakfast burrito and usually when I see it on the menu, I politely set it down, sip my coffee, and look no more. Each month the menu changes as they pay tribute to diners towns all across America. Half of the patio lays beneath many rows of solar panels and the second adjoining half of the patio is home to a natural habitat for wildlife and pollinators. With great locally grown organic food that’s worth a trip back, an environment that promotes health and wellbeing for all, and an easy to feel right at home vibe, Tiny Diner makes the list of welcome spots for brunch.
Tavern Grill – Blaine/Edina/Woodbury
Sunday Brunch 10AM-2PM
With 3 locations around the Twin Cities, there’s a spot for everyone! Each location features a Sunday brunch buffet from 10AM-2PM, with features like a pancake bar, build your own Bloody Mary’s and carved roast beef. They have something new and exciting each time, like the chef’s entree special, but will always have the delicious eggs benedict and caramel rolls available. Although it’s a little late in the season now, there are beautiful outdoor patios for you to enjoy your mimosa while soaking up the sun. As with any buffet, my best advice is get there early, indulge yourself, take a moment to let everything settle and go back for more! Okay great, now I’m hungry. Is it Sunday yet?Icehouse – Uptown (Eat Street)
2528 Nicollet Avenue South. • Minneapolis, MN
Sunday Brunch 10AM-2PM
Maybe a spot that you would assume to catch a jazz show over a breakfast feast, the Icehouse in Uptown is a must for the small dish of breakfast pastries you have to order to share with the table. The mini donut that is served with the “Bloody Homer” Bloody Mary is also a solid drink choice to kick the meal off. The breakfast burger was too interesting not to try and the reward was worth it’s weight in gold. How often do you see breakfast burger? It was certainly the best option, but with a small taste of the duck brioche, a return trip should maybe be soon planned. The service we had was top notch, not just for Uptown, but even for a 5-star hotel. They upgraded our group to the chef’s table simply because we were the first to show up that day! Quick, friendly, and good food that begs you to make the choice between sweet or savory, the Icehouse in MPLS is a must stop for Bloody’s and brunch on eat street.
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge – Northeast
1900 Marshall Street Northeast. • Minneapolis, MN
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10AM-2PM
Either the Bloody Mary bar or the Tropical Mimosas are reason enough to hop over to Northeast Minneapolis for a getaway from the usually white wall, brown chair dining hall you’re stuck with. When the weather isn’t typical Minnesota and we’ve hit above 65 degrees, the Riverfront Patio is the spot to be, plus it’s open for dogs to attend as well. Really anyone is welcome at this crass tiki bar that has been a NE staple for many years. The cheese curds are some of the best in the city and while the breakfast burger was something different at Icehouse, how about a breakfast pizza? Suzi’s has that plus your typical omelettes, waffles, skillets and more. We say try the Biscayne Biscuits which looked absolutely fantastic or pop for that breakfast quiche style pizza. Slug it all down with the Bloody Mary bar and if you’re feeling really crazy, grab a “Leilani’s Fire Bowl” for 2-4 of your closest friends who feel like knocking back a cold bowl of booze!
Kip’s Irish Pub – Minnetonka/St Louis Park
9970 Wayzata Boulevard. • St Louis Park, MN
Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM -Noon
Kip’s Irish Pub may not be the most hip spot in the city, but they know how to put on a brunch. Kip’s is attached the Minneapolis Marriott West, so they open at 7 am for brunch on Sundays…making it the perfect place to stop after early morning events like Formula 1 screenings at Morrie’s Luxury Auto, which end an hour before most brunches even begin. The pub-like atmosphere – while unorthodox for brunch – is absolutely fantastic, and a nice change of pace. Their spread has a a wide range of offerings, including an omelet bar, made to order waffles, various breakfast meats, seasoned breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, and continental options. Of course, no Irish pub would be complete without a full service bar, although one can always opt for the included coffee, juice and soft drinks.