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Keys Cafe

767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
(651) 646-5756
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Ranked #45 of 786 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Seaford, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place was great. If you don't walk away fulfilled, I can't help you. This is a casual place with outstanding food. The service was very good as well. Highly recommend the hash - fresh and filling. Coffee was very good and the freshly made breads are terrific.

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Altamont, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed downtown St. Paul for the first time this weekend & I searched the web for a nice downtown brunch spot. Keys Café did not come up in the website "top" lists on my first pass, and so I first went to The Buttered Tin ... which looked amazing though it had a 45 minute wait because it was pretty... More

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Nikiski, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went one time while passing through. I thought the meal was great, and the portion was massive! It was quite busy and crowded so service wasn't great, but it wasn't too bad. Enjoy the cool mural and community garden across the street. =)

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St. Paul
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to this Key's location 4-5 times the last year and a half on my lunch break. I work up the street within walking distance so it is convenient but not worth the walk. First off, the waitresses are always crabby, short, rude, and curt. They are mildly efficient but no smiles, no conversation, etc. The waitresses are... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is one of the best local gathering spots to meet friends for breakfast. The staff are friendly, the restaurant is clean, the food is great. I especially like the spinach omelet. You have a choice of many home made breads served with home made jam. Coffee is refilled often and the prices are reasonable.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Husband and I went out on a motorcycle ride looking for a little cafe or someplace different to have breakfast. After riding all over the Twin Cities and not finding anything interesting we came upon Keys Cafe off of University & Raymond. The food was excellent he order these HUGE pancakes, Italian sausage, and eggs (needless to say he couldn't... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I am not sure about the healthfulness of the breakfast food. But this is a great place for a cozy breakfast with GIANT pancakes or the usual omelets and such.

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Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited relatives who live close by and we went for breakfast there. Seating is tight but comfortable and it is truly a "hole in the wall" place. Service was fast and friendly, and was made to feel right at home. Breakfast was outstanding! Serving size was huge and the hash browns were outstanding. Keys is on my list to eat... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I absolutely love Keys Cafe. Best omelets, pancakes, and coffee. Even strawberry rhubarb jam for toast. YUM.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was the Keys on Raymond Ave. We have not visited any of the other Keys locations. If it wasn't for the filthy dining area I would have given this a much higher review. We sat near the back where the silver wear and glasses are staged. Right above that location was a air vent covered in dust that had... More

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