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“Drive your appetite to the Keys” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue
114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404 (Downtown)
612 339 6399
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Ranked #52 of 1,598 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Drive your appetite to the Keys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This family owned cafe, belongs in the Foshay Tower --it is a tribute to the work-ethic, native Minnesotans take great pride. The staff is seemingly tireless, and never is heard a discouraging word -- even when empty seats are filled immediately. This family has reinvented "scratch Midwestern cuisine." Their formula is keeping it simple, but even bigger -- whether an omelet, hash browns, pancakes or a hot turkey sandwich -- expect to be more than satisfied.

Visited December 2014
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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best cinnamon rolls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Short walk from the Hilton. Great breakfast and warm, friendly staff. Our family tried the omelet, buckwheat pancakes, and corned beef hash. Fresh squeezed oj. Everything was excellent! Cinnamon roll was a great treat to start the meal. Soooo good!

Visited December 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went here when visiting for a work trip. Good breakfast - i got pancakes and hashbrowns. They have awesome fresh squeezed grapefruit juice! Only thing that was annoying was items are one price and then anything extra can be added... for a hefty price. Real maple syrup was a $2-3 upcharge. Cheese on hashbrowns was $3 extra. Kind of annoying when you are paying a decent price for breakfast.

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Canyon, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best breakfast in town, fast easy to get in and out, short walk from the hilton, deserts in the counter looked great. I got there about 15 min. before they opened , they unlocked the door and made me feel right at home

Visited January 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“good breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

So we stopped to eat breakfast at the Keys Café at the Foshay in Minneapolis and was pleasantly surprised at how good our meal was. We have not had good experiences with other Keys locations so we were happy with this visit. The only complaint we had was it was a bit pricey for a café. 7.99 for building a burger is a great price but adding a SIDE of fries for $4 frigging dollars is price gouging customers, period.

Visited December 2014
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