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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
American, Californian
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114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
612 339 6399
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Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Bread Pudding;

You must try the bread pudding! It's amazing. Pour a little of the heavy cream on top, and you're in heaven. I had the open face veggie sandwich. Delish!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
22nikita
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You must try the bread pudding! It's amazing. Pour a little of the heavy cream on top, and you're in heaven. I had the open face veggie sandwich. Delish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I always enjoy eating breakfast at Keys Cafe. A local chain that I have been coming to when in town on business. I usually only have time for breakfast which is always served promptly and hot. Busy on weekends, especially on Sunday for the after church crowd. Busy here today on Easter. Happy Easter!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I needed to grab something quick for before a meeting & popped in here. The staff were really friendly & helpful, the restaurant was about half full & had a nice buzz about it & the menu had lots of good choices. I went for the special - Mexican beef hash - which was delicious & the serving was huge.... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were in town for the hockey games and looking for a quick lunch spot to assuage the hunger of a cranky 3-year old. The Keys staff was very helpful in getting us seated quickly and helping to keep the little guy entertained. Our food came quickly, and it was delicious. Soups and sandwiches done right. Also wanted to note... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You cannot go wrong eating here.... breakfast all day long - Eggs Bene as well as the buckwheat pancakes are my go-to faves!

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New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I adore Keys. The service is beautiful and the food is very decent. You can always count on Keys, no matter your taste or mood. It's always packed, but it's a very friendly atmosphere. I just love this place.

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've been here three times since making annual visits to Minneapolis and think it's safe to Key's is one of my favorite breakfast establishments ever. Each experience has been exceptional and in my book consistency is key. Service is excellent. Food is amazing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Keys at the Foshay was not our first stop for brunch on Sunday after Valentine's, but we are glad this is where we ended up! The place was packed, just like every other place we walked into; however, they moved guests quite fast. We were brought to our table in about 15 minutes, and this was with the line... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything here is made from scratch & so delicious. The cooks are willing to make the food how you'd like it. They went way out of their way to fix my meal.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

World class food and service in a family run cafe. They have multiple locations across the Mpls/St. Paul area. All are fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 612 339 6399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?