As a Bed and Breakfast, we know the great breakfast spots in Minneapolis. Here are the 5 best breakfast spots in or around the 55403 area code in downtown Minneapolis. If you are staying anywhere in Downtown Minneapolis you will be able to walk to these breakfast spots, but we hope that you stay at 300 Clifton Bed and Breakfast, which also runs a Trolley to the #1 breakfast spot in Minneapolis.
#1 (of 3) Best Breakfast in Minneapolis: Nicollet Diner
Food at the Nicollet Diner
So many things make Nicollet Diner great. Start with the food. Nicollet Diner has a huge breakfast menu. As a southerner, I love the Biscuits and Gravy, and believe it or not, they even have grits this far North. They are good. The All American Breakfast is perfect if you don’t want to think too much, but you want a lot of really good breakfast food. You can also get alcohol at the Nicollet Diner, and their bar opens at 8 am. This is very convenient if you had too much to drink the night before and need a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.
Location of Nicollet Diner
Having the best breakfast in Minneapolis is more than just the food. The location is great, right at the South end of Nicollet Mall. The address is 1333 Nicollet Mall. Nicollet Diner is open 24 hrs and it is the only all day breakfast Minneapolis. For food near the Minneapolis Convention Center, this is the go to. When you see the Diner, it will blow your mind, because it is in the same building as Roxy’s cabaret a nightly drag show. Also, above the diner is On the Rox bar. Nicollet Diner is attached to the Millennium Hotel and across the street from Hyatt Regency.
Minneapolis Trolley to Nicollet Diner
Make it a morning event! Take the Minneapolis Trolley to breakfast at the Nicollet Diner on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. The trolley starts at the 300 Clifton mansion where there is easy parking, does a quick scenic tour around the Lake of the Isles and then drops off and picks up at the Nicollet Diner to end at 300 Clifton guesthouse. Also, breakfast at the Diner is included in the trolley ride. So get the best breakfast in Minneapolis and take aa relaxing tour as a bonus. Book your Breakfast Trolley here.
#2 (of 3) Best Breakfast in Minneapolis: Hen House Eatery
Hen House has such incredible breakfast. It is an original menu, not just the normal stuff. For instance my favorite is the carnitas hash. There is a little bit of a Spanish influence in the menu. One of the owners is from Spain. Also, the owners concentrate on farm to table ingredients, and you can tell in the offerings, and the taste.
Hen House Eatery Location
I love the huge breakfast bar, that is essential for a great breakfast spot. Hen House has all day breakfast Minneapolis, but it is only open for breakfast and lunch hours. It closes at 2pm on the weekends and 3 pm on the weekdays. For breakfast downtown Minneapolis it really is the spot right downtown. For instance, if you are going to a Twins Game or a Vikings game, it is an easy walk to the Hen House right in the middle of downtown at 114 S 8th Street. Also, the perfect Minneapolis Airbnb close by is Oaklands on 9th.
#3 Best Breakfast in Minneapolis: The Lowry
Minneapolis breakfast spots are competitive, but third place goes to The Lowry and it is especially because of their Eggs Benedict. Hands down the best eggs Benedict I have ever tasted. It has a little spice and incredibly deep flavor. Try it if you go to the Lowry. It’s funny because the Lowry has a morning Happy Hour from 8-10. It is busier than you might imagine. The menu is complete because it is open all day. Steak and pierogies is my fav at lunch or dinner.
The other incredible part about the Lowry is the free parking. No other breakfast in downtown Minneapolis is this convenient. That is, unless you take the Minneapolis Trolley to the Nicollet Diner, then parking is free too. The Lowry is an all day restaurant and it has a really great outdoor patio. It is close to the Walker and the Sculpture Garden. Try out the Lowry for a top breakfast in MInneapolis MN.