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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 #42 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hotel W in Minneapolis and for breakfast we went "next door" to the Keys Cafe. It was 10:30 am when we arrived on a Sunday and the place was totally packed. A table anywhere was a 15 minute wait, so we opted to sit at the bar. Our bar server was terrific: friendly (but not too... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Keys has been around for a long time with several locations around the Twin Cities. Always good food, reasonable prices and good service. You will not be disappointed!

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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

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
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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