Brunch in Bloomington, Minnesota
Choose from more than 30 eateries and cafes that serve brunch in Minneapolis, St. Paul & Bloomington. Sip mimosas at a chic café or enjoy a buffet with a cornucopia of breakfast and lunch treats. Need a recommendation? Try Colette Bar & Bistro for its Saturday brunch where you can enjoy eggs, salmon or crab cake benedict, crepes, soup, salad and sandwiches.
For brunch in Minneapolis, try al Vento Restaurant where you can find a European-style buffet with fruit, pastries, salads, meats, salmon, sausage, eggs, waffles, crepes and chocolate fondue fountain! Start your vacation off right with brunch in Bloomington, Minnesota!
128 Café128 Cleveland Ave N St. Paul, MN 55104 US +1-651-645-4128
ARDEN HILLS. Enjoy the lively and creative New American cuisine served up by a youthful and talented staff. Try the penne with chicken in sherry cream sauce, thyme, and Romano cheese or the fettuccine with caramelized garlic, pine nuts and basil. Menu varies seasonally, but it always includes risotto, grilled pork, beef, chicken, pasta and a vegetarian entrée.
Al Vento5001 34th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55417 US +1-612-724-3009
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Hearty southern Italian cuisine comes to South Minneapolis in this cozy restaurant. Yellow-gold paint and whimsical decorative touches create an intimate, welcoming space. Octopus with saffron potato and citronette makes for an unexpected starter, while updated classics like spaghetti with tomato and veal meatballs and gorgonzola-crusted steak with wild mushroom ragu populate the entrees menu. Arrive early to sip half-price bottles of wine between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
Birchwood Café3311 E 25th St Minneapolis, MN 55406 US +1-612-722-4474
SEWARD. Smartly decorated Birchwood is a coffee shop and cafe that also moonlights as an art gallery. Food offerings have a strong vegetarian slant and are prepared using fresh, locally grown, organic ingredients. Menu items range from pizzas and sandwiches to tofu curry and a quiche of the day. Birchwood also serves non-vegetarian items, including salmon cakes and turkey burgers. Breakfast and weekend brunch are popular with locals, too.
Butter Bakery Café3700 NIcollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409 US +1-612-521-7401
GRAND AVENUE. The long tradition of scrumptious food creation on Grand Avenue continues with the Butter Bakery Café. Whether taking a leisurely stroll down Grand Avenue or heading to work, you'll find Butter Bakery Café to be a quick and convenient stop where you can satisfy your cravings. If you're stopping in for breakfast, try the huevos burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese, potatoes and salsa or the omelet with potatoes. For an early lunch, try the fresh Patsy's BLT or Roast Beef sandwich. This popular Minneapolis breakfast restaurant and bakery also offers free high-speed, wireless Internet access for added convenience.
Café Ena4601 Grand Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55419 US +1-612-824-4441
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Younger sibling of El Meson (an energetic Spanish-Caribbean spot on Lyndale), Café Ena's specialty is Latin fusion cuisine. The intimate, subdued atmosphere fosters just the right environment for warming up to dishes you might not have tasted before. Start with chile en hogada (roasted poblano stuffed with ground beef, mango, and cucumber) while deciding on your main. When the time comes, the choice will be tough pan-seared turkey with homemade mole, cardamom-blackened salmon over sautéed artichokes, or filet of corvina wrapped in a banana leaf but not without delicious reward.
Cherokee Tavern886 Smith Ave S St. Paul, MN 55118 US +1-651-457-2729
WEST ST. PAUL. The Cherokee Tavern, the quintessential American steakhouse, sports all of the masculine autographs and Americana that you'd expect. Even so, the restaurant wisely places food ahead of atmosphere and is famous in the Twin Cities for its extra-thick \"Steak of the Millennium,\" a much-requested top sirloin. Try this scrumptious piece of beef with a side of onion rings, a salad, or a loaded baked potato.
Chez Daniel2800 American Blvd W Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington, MN 55431 US +1-952-888-4447
BLOOMINGTON. For truly excellent French cuisine, look no further than this hotel restaurant. Everything about Chez Daniel exudes class, from its elegant yet informal atmosphere to its innovative menu. Among the restaurant's more popular items are steak au poivre, smoked salmon, and sautéed tiger prawns. Leisurely meals usually go on for a good while, especially when Chez Daniel's wine list gets involved.
Colette Bar & Bistro5601 W 78th St Hotel Sofitel Bloomington, MN 55439 US +1-952-835-1900
BLOOMINGTON. This charming restaurant has the distinction of delivering authentic, mouthwatering French cuisine. Elegant Collette recaptures the ambience of a quaint, 19th-century Parisian café or brasserie dark wood accents, banquette seating, and tulip lamps. Favorite dishes include garlic-tinged bouillabaisse, coq au vin, crepes, and braised lamb shank with garlic potatoes.
Cosmos601 1st Ave N Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-312-1168
DOWNTOWN. Keeping pace with the sleek, sexy aesthetics of the Graves 601 Hotel requires a restaurant designer's A-game, and that's just what happened when the plans were drawn up for Cosmos. Modern and cool, the space features furniture with low-profiles and clean, distinct lines, giving it a dramatic vibe that suits the downtown Theater District just right. The dinner menu lists inventive numbers like celery root tart and vanilla-butter poached lobster with sweet onion curry. Sunday "blunch," meanwhile, includes tasty benedicts, corned beef hash, and after 11am, even grilled pork loin and grass-fed Minnesota rib-eye.
D'Amico & Sons975 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN 55105 US +1-651-227-9933
GRAND AVENUE / DOWNTOWN. Grand Avenue's D'Amico & Sons offers a trendy, even upscale option for those craving excellent Italian take-out. This serve-yourself, deli-style restaurant has the charming look and feel of an Italian grocery, carrying everything from olive oil to traditional herbs and spices. Surprisingly good entrées include their seafood ravioli, margherita pizza and yellow fin tuna. If you're in a hurry at lunch, you can even fax in your order.