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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
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 96
    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
Basic breakfast done right

I have had breakfast at the downtown Minneapolis Keys 3 times in the past 6 months and haven't been disappointed. Count on a basic breakfast and good service. I especially like to order the eggs benedict, and the coffee is great! This Keys has a more upbeat vibe than its other locations, and be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2012
MNdawnygirl
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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140 reviews 140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

I have had breakfast at the downtown Minneapolis Keys 3 times in the past 6 months and haven't been disappointed. Count on a basic breakfast and good service. I especially like to order the eggs benedict, and the coffee is great! This Keys has a more upbeat vibe than its other locations, and be prepared to wait for a table... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Food and service was excellent. Had tasty roast beef hash with delicious home made bread. Only draw back is the noise in this crowded restaurant.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We went for breakfast on a Sunday morning and we did wait for about 20 minutes but it was worth it! Their bloody mary's are out of this world. Complete with a 7 ounce bottle of coors light! The spicy bloody marys are SUPER SPICY. My food came out pretty cold but the ingredients tasted fresh. I also had a... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Ordered French toast with a side of bacon. Came to about $10 - for that amount of money the food should have been excellent. French toast was not particularly flavorful, cinnamon not egg flavored, asked for butter was given some whipped spread of indiscernible makeup, bacon was over cooked. Will not return.

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Kenora, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome breakfast here. It was a Sunday morning and was very busy. I was a little worried over how long we would wait but the service was great and the food came quick. The coffee was tasty and hot. The portion sized are large and I couldn't finish it all. I would recommend this... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

This place was great!!!! The service was exceptional and the staff was extremely accommodating. The food looked so good that when I walked down the street I had to go in because the plates looked scrumptious! But what wad even better was the fact that the food tasted sooooo good. And the helpings wetter so large that we all had... More 

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It's Minnesota hospitality with fresh excellent food. Great Breakfast!!! Also, had dinner and the pizzas were scrumptious.

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Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

After a late Saturday night wedding and reception my family of 7 checked out of our hotel late on Sunday morning. We scanned the GPS looking for a place to have brunch. I was familiar with Keys in St Paul so decided to try their downtown Minneapolis location... Was a delightful surprise. The host immediately spotted a great table that... More 

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bwi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Ate a late night dessert here. Great service - very friendly. The desserts are very large and tasty- definitely suited to sharing! Also ate an incredible breakfast here. Had a dish that I never heard of and want to try to make at home. It was Italian sausage hash. It was made with hot Italian sausage, peppers, onions, and hash... More 

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CHICAGO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is a good spot for breakfast or lunch. Great value, good food. Service can be somewhat spotty and slow, but that just seems like its due to being understaffed a little bit. If you're looking for a breakfast or lunch spot, don't hesitate to give this a try.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?