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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
Website
Today
6:30 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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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 92
    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
Most recent review
Minneapolis Favorite!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
annosaurus
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Holmen, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Senior Reviewer
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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Independence, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went here with a project partner and two faculty sponsors while we were in Minneapolis visiting for an academic conference. This was breakfast on our first morning. MMM it was good. The hardest thing was finding it for some reason; we took the short walk from our hotel at the Hyatt Regency but it was worth it when we found... More 

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Canyon, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just returned from a business trip to Minneapolis , We ate at the Keys cafe three times, twice for breakfast and once for lunch, in a four day period not because it was the only restaurant four blocks away, but because of the out standing service and food selection, One day we had 30 minutes for lunch at the convention... More 

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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Keys has relocated to 9th Street between Marquette and 2nd Ave S. I always visit this eatery cause of the atmosphere and warmth of the surroundings. It's very much a local's place to eat. They have great large portions of food, plentiful large drinks(non or alcoholic) and it can be a quick meal or a place where you just savoy... More 

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Milan, Il
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I liked everything about Keys. The food is solid. The cafe has a cool old historic interior with a great big city cafe feel but a has a bonus of a very warm and friendly while efficient staff. We went there with only an hour to spare, were able to pay before we ate and got our food so quickly... More 

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Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Six of us arrived from Texas in the morning to drive to Green Bay for the Cowboys/Packers playoff game. (It was a catch). This place was suggested for breakfast and we gave it a try. So glad we did. First of all, you must order the caramel roll. We ordered that and the cinnamon roll. Both are amazing but the... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Sat at the bar during breakfast. Friendly and prompt service, delicious food, and good drinks. Eat here

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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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