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Keys Cafe N Robert

500 N. Robert St., Saint Paul, MN 55101
651 222 4083
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Ranked #276 of 781 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
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22 reviews from our community

50% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Food is ok nothing special, but the service is very slow. This is a typical place for breakfast after church or a place to have coffee.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I took our 1 year old here last weekend, hoping for that same experience we remembered from years past where we would come to keys on a Sunday morning for a hardy, big breakfast in a place with a diner like coziness... Not sure if we have changed or Key's changed.. It didn't feel as cozy or... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant is always busy, with a lot of business people meeting for lunch. Huge selection of food. Breakfast is served anytime. The service is always friendly. The fish sandwich is my favorite.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have eaten at other Key's and the food and service is always great! The breakfast we so good. Best Eggs Florentene I have ever had. Sauce seemed homemade, hashbrowns were hand cut and buckwheat pancakes awsome! Clean, comfortable and reasonable place to eat downtown St. Paul. I would come again in a heartbeat!

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90 reviews 90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The dining room is a little crowded and the waitstaff pretty harried but the breakfast food rocks! The only thing that could make it better was if you could have a bloody mary or mimosa as well.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Key's is a good place to go for breakfast but we were disappointed with lunch. The chicken salad sandwich was mediocre. The homemade wheat bread was on the dry side, and they definitely need to find a different source for their tomatoes! We saw beautiful, red tomatoes at the Farmer's Market nearby, yet the tomato used to garnish the sandwich... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I have been here a handful of times, always with a work group for lunch, but the food is a constant "thumbs up!" Always I have ordered breakfast foods and have never been disappointed. The biscuits & gravy is a huge plateful of food and the hashbrowns are de-lish - cooked to a perfect crisp, but not "too well done".... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for a tasty treat on my way home from sightseeing. They had lots to choose from as far as pastry and pies went, I almost got a lemon iced cookie but opted for the cherry pie instead. The pie looked nice and had good flavor, but unfortunately there just wasn't enough cherries in it. There was so much... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

I ate at the Robert St location and was shocked at their prices especially for simple breakfast food. Since it was close to lunch time I ordered a bowl of chili. It came out lukewarm, even the cheese wouldn't melt. So (after several minutes of waiting to catch a server) I asked them to heat it up and it came... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Huge portions, good attentive service. Long time family owned group of restaurants.

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