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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404 (Downtown)
612 339 6399
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Ranked #40 of 1,583 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Brighton, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

While in Minneapolis on business, my group wanted to try somewhere close to our hotel (Hilton). We gave this establishment a go and to our surprise we were pleased. Not only were we seated promptly we were greeted by our server who was friendly and ready to take our drink orders. He then offered his suggestions, which was needed as... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first place my wife and I ate at when we got to Minneapolis and it was incredible! We had dinner the first night and breakfast the next morning. Both were amazing!! Their burgers are great, hummus was wonderful, tater tots are awesome and chocolate cream pie is to absolutely die for! All the bread and sweets are... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We happen to find this place by just walking around the block of the hotel. The food was great and the service was fast with all the people they had in there. The soups were all good and the pie is Hmmmmm

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Hartford, CT
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Note: this place is now in Foshay Tower, no longer on Nicollet. This is a really outstanding place to go for breakfast. The interior is beautiful and stylish, but homey and friendly. Most importantly, these guys really know how to cook! Every dish we had was outstanding. Be sure to check out the Foshay Tower museum and observation deck while... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice place, comfortable reservation, friendly staff, good location, everybody knows where is it, good atmosphere.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came upon Keys Cafe during a walk in downtown Minneapolis. We went to see the Foshay tower and ended up in the restaurant on the first floor. The food was good, the service was great, the location was wonderful - in the center of downtown. This was a nice surprise as we were actually planning on going to another... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've eaten here 3 or 4 times, and have always had great food, great service, and we love the charm of this cafe. If you are looking for a great breakfast, this place is a winner! Oh, and the bakery goods are great as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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214 reviews 214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a bit tricky finding a good spot for breakfast in downtown Minneapolis. Key's was recommended by our hotel (the Hyatt Regency) but I wasn't overly impressed with anything Key's had to offer. Service was adequate and food was standard middle-of-the-road diner fare. Interior was very adequate but nothing special.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you like BIG (and by it I mean gigantic) portions of food for brunch... this is the place to go. If you don't (like me) then don't even stop for a drink! Hashbrowns were greasy and flovourless... omelet was not so bad in flavor but the size was so ridiculously gigantic it could be easily shared with one or... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Set up like an old diner. tables and counter service. Sat at the counter for lunch with eight others. Everyone had burgers and fries and salads. All different style burgers. All delicious. I would highly recommend to all. But don't get fooled and garbage up on your meal leave some room, they have all kinds of pies, cakes, cookies and... More

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Additional Information about Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
Phone Number: 612 339 6399
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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