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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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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
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 34
    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
GREAT breakfast and bakery

Who doesn't love a cookie that's as big as their head? Great food, good service, noisy and busy! My son who is 4 had the pancakes and I had to keep sneaking bites!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
mercedes88
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Who doesn't love a cookie that's as big as their head? Great food, good service, noisy and busy! My son who is 4 had the pancakes and I had to keep sneaking bites!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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189 reviews 189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Keys is always "good". The Walleye BLT was creative and well executed. Food delivery was a bit chaotic - one person got two salads rather than 1 salad and 1 soup; rest of food was delivered in several rounds. Service was appropriately good (better than other Keys), Restaurant seemed loud upn entry; we at in the back raised 'vestibule', it... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a very large group. They were very accomodating, friendly, the food and service were exceptional!

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Watertown, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Perfect place to take your family downtown Minneapolis to eat. Great selection of food, its delicious and price is perfect!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Saw the 4.5 ratings and thought we'd try this place for lunch. Good layout inside. Lunch was a little disappointing. Salad was very plain. Soup was ok (tasted homemade but little depth of flavor). Quesadilla was also ok. Overall, the quality of food reminded me of an airport eatery - which is why I am surprised at the other reviews.... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I decided to swing by here during my stay in Minneapolis and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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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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36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 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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