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Jensen's Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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WAKE-UP CALLS‏
short $2.95
tall $3.95
fresh orange
short $2.45
tall $3.45
natural apple
short $1.95
tall $2.95
grapefruit
short $1.95
tall $2.95
cranberry
short $1.95
tall $2.45
that's tomato
short $1.95
tall $2.45
got milk?
$2.45
hot cocoa
$2.25
ced tea
jensen’s now offers these fine full leaf teas from “tea source.”
$2.45
hunan black
BREAKFAST STARTERS
Try one of our breakfast starters. it’s kind of like having dessert before the meal, which is a tradition here in minnesota (you know, w/ coffee cake & all). if you’re a regular at Jensen’s cafe, then you’ve had it & know how good it is. if you’re here for the first time, or have overlooked it, try it now.
$4.45
cafe! caramel roll
a large, fresh-baked cinnamon-caramel roll served hot & dripping w/ cinnamon & caramel. try it & you’ll understand why it’s fast becoming a local legend
$4.95
apple cinnamon bread
this is‏ our own creation, made fresh everyday! three thick slices of breakfast bread are laced w/ cinnamon & apples w/ a brown sugar & cinnamon center
PANCAKES‏
made from scratch here at the cafe! served w/ our homemade butter-maple syrup & fresh whipped butter.
2 cakes $6.95
3 cakes $7.95
cafe! buttermilk cakes
our famous buttermilk griddle cakes
2 cakes $7.45
3 cakes $8.45
lemon ricotta cakes
these pancakes are so good you may not want syrup. topped w/ raspberries & blackberries
2 cakes $6.95
3 cakes $7.95
oatmeal cakes
wheat flour, oatmeal & fresh buttermilk
2 cakes $8.45
3 cakes $9.45
strawberries ‘n cream cakes
our famous buttermilk griddle cakes topped w/ strawberries & made from scratch whipped cream
2 cakes $8.45
3 cakes $9.45
blueberry or banana cakes
served w/ fresh whipped butter
2 cakes $7.45
3 cakes $8.45
swedish pancakes
a family tradition, served w/ lingonberries
2 cakes $8.45
3 cakes $9.45
swedish strawberries ‘n cream cakes
our family recipe cakes, served under berries & made from scratch whipped cream
COMBO CREATIONS
for our most hungry guests who can’t decide on what exactly to order!
$9.95
pancake combo
two cakes, two eggs, any style, w/ choice of thick cut bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes
$10.45
waffle combo
one waffle, two eggs, any style, w/ choice of thick-cut bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes.
$10.45
swedish pancake combo
Two made‏ from scratch authentic Swedish pancakes, two eggs, any style, w/ your choice of thick-cut smoked bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes
$11.45
blueberry pancake combo
two cakes, two eggs, any style, w/ choice of thick cut bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes
$11.45
stuffed french toast combo
Two slices French toast, two eggs, any style, w/ choice of thick-cut bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes
$10.95
french toast combo
Two slices French toast, two eggs, any style, w/ choice of thick-cut bacon, sausage links or patties or ham. served w/ cafe! potatoes
EGG BENEDICTIONS‏
you will feel truly blessed once you’ve sampled our creations. we do give thanks to the creator! all served on cafe! cakes w/ a side of cafe! potatoes.
$8.45
cafe! benedict
poached eggs, lean sugar-smoked canadian bacon & hollandaise sauce
$8.45
chipotle benedict
poached eggs & lean sugar-smoked canadian bacon. served w/ our famous chipotle hollandaise sauce
$7.95
eggs florentine
poached eggs over tomato & spinach. covered w/ hollandaise sauce
$8.95
eggs swoon over salmon
poached eggs, smoked salmon & dilled hollandaise sauce
$9.45
bacon benedict
Poached eggs, thick cut bacon covered w/ hollandaise served on an English muffin
$8.95
eggs montreal
It’s called Montreal but it’s really a minnesota favorite! poached eggs rest on smoked sausage patties, then smothered in sausage gravy
BREAKFAST CEREALS
$3.95
cafe! cereal
homemade granola w/ craisins & yellow raisins
$3.95
just jensen’s oatmeal
steel-cut natural oats served w/ toast, a side of heavy cream & brown sugar
$4.95
banana nut oatmeal
steel-cut natural oats served w/ bananas, toast, a side of heavy cream & brown sugar
$5.45
fresh fruit & yogurt
pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes & low fat yogurt. served w/ toast
BAKED OME-ALOTS‏
our premium omelets are exceptional & a lot! may take additional time to prepare, but absolutely worth the wait. we use a special technique of pan-frying & then baking to perfection. all our ome-alots are made w/ four farm-fresh eggs & only the finest, top-quality ingredients. all served w/ toast & cafe! potatoes.
$10.45
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
westward ho! ome-alot
Just like the classic Denver or western, but unique because ours are baked! made w/ ham, onions, bell peppers & cheddar cheese
$11.45
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
cafe! kitchen sink ome-alot
we start w/ ham, sausage, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes & green peppers w/ cheddar & pepper jack cheese. this ome-alot turns a breakfast into a break-feast!
$10.45
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
swoon over smoked salmon ome-alot
A Jensen’s‏ special treat! smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach & garlic
$9.95
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
south by southwest ome-alot
fajita chicken, green pepper, tomatoes, onions & pepper jack cheese
$10.45
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
denver rito ome-alot
Our cheesy hash browns rolled inside a Denver omelet. made w/ ham, onion, bell peppers & cheddar cheese
$9.95
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
garden ome-alot
this is a garden of delights w/ fresh-cut broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, onions & goat cheese
$9.95
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
spinach ome-alot
fresh spinach, goat cheese & mushrooms
$8.45
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
white ome-alot
fluffy egg whites cooked w/ onion, pepper, tomato, & choice of cheese
FRENCH TOAST
We start w/ fresh, thick-cut Vienna French bread & dip it into our homemade secret-recipe batter'
2 pieces $7.95
3 pieces $8.95
french toast
Thick-cut Vienna French bread dipped in our vanilla egg custard & grilled. served w/ our homemade butter maple syrup
2 pieces $8.45
3 pieces $9.45
stuffed french toast
Thick-cut Vienna French bread stuffed w/ our blend of triple-berry jam & cream cheese, then dipped & grilled
2 pieces $8.45
3 pieces $9.45
strawberries ‘n cream french toast
Thick-cut Vienna French bread dipped in our vanilla egg custard & grilled. served w/ fresh strawberries & made from scratch whipped cream
2 pieces $8.45
3 pieces $9.45
peaches ‘n cream french toast
Thick-cut Vienna French bread dipped in our vanilla egg custard & grilled. topped w/ peaches & made from scratch whipped cream
WAFFLES‏
made from scratch & served w/ our homemade butter-maple syrup & fresh whipped butter.
$7.45
wanna waffle?
plain, simply good!
$8.45
pecan waffle
fresh-roasted pecan‏ pieces baked right in
$8.95
blueberry waffle
blueberries baked right in
$8.95
banana waffle
bananas baked right in
$8.95
strawberry ‘n cream waffle
topped w/‏ fresh strawberries & made from scratch whipped cream
$8.95
peaches ‘n cream waffle
topped w/ peaches & made from scratch whipped cream
CAFE! OLE!
we couldn’t offer breakfast without the spice! try one of these tex-mex favorites. served w/ cafe! potatoes (except w/ cajun breakfast).
$10.95
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
scramble rito
this one is fantastic, w/ farm-fresh eggs, chorizo sausage, pepper jack cheese, green peppers, onions & tomatoes. wrapped in a flour tortilla & topped w/ chipotle cream & green chili sauce. ole!
$9.45
sante fe chicken $+0.99
chorizo sausage $+0.99
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
the cajun breakfast
two eggs, any style, over sliced onions, peppers & served over cheesy hash browns. served smothered in chipotle hollandaise & cajun spice.
$9.45
sante fe chicken $+0.99
chorizo sausage $+0.99
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
fiesta ome-alot
green peppers, onions, tomatoes & pepper jack cheese. topped w/ green chili sauce & chipotle cream
$9.45
sante fe chicken $+0.99
chorizo sausage $+0.99
fruit $+0.99
cheesy hash browns $+0.99
huevos rancheros
two large farm-fresh eggs, served to your liking, on a toasted corn tortilla. topped w/ salsa, beans & melted cheddar & pepper jack cheese
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Jensen's for about 15 years to today was the bottom of the barrel. Took on a long time for a food to get here and the waitress was inept and completely missed all of the q's we left for her. If...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MikeInEagan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed Jensen's a few years ago and only gave it four stars because some of the classic dishes are prepared less traditionally. I called it "fussy" and deducted a star. Since then I have eaten there about 50 times and every single time, without...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 466ditad
Reviewed January 28, 2019

We stopped in for appetizers and drinks during Happy Hour on Jan. 23, 2019. It was just OK. The barmaid only could find Budweiser in the cooler, but no Bud Lite. We ordered fish fingers (they were good) and chips and salsa (they were just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AzCowboyJake
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Good food selection, good service, great Happy hour food and drinks. Plenty of off street parking. Food was tasty and order was perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomgQ1796XM
Reviewed January 11, 2019

This is a local favorite and a great place for breakfast food at any hour. They recently expanded their menu, but I still love the breakfast items, especially the Swedish pancakes and cheesy hashbrowns. The price and quality of the food is good for the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MinnesotaL0VE
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We decided to try Jensen’s for a late celebration of our anniversary. We were not disappointed in the least. We both ordered the sautéed haddock. It was excellent! As were our various sides. I like love my cheesy hash browns and vegetables. Portions were generous....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dhaugen54
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We visited on Friday December 14, 2018 at noon. This place is large and we were seated at the very back next to the bar. This appears to be mainly a breakfast place. The vast majority of the menu is breakfast with some sandwiches toward...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve0315
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were terribly late for an event at the Ames Cnt - two young children and I - and the staff came through with a super quick but delicious meal. The sandwiches were made with wonderful home made bread !

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank FICTION-GAL1
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is solid. The pan fried walleye is great as are their steaks. The atmosphere is warm, and the service is always spot on.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Annie-MN
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Best pancakes and syrup (they make it and sell it) in the Twin Cities!!! When my family visits, they demand at least one meal here. I also have to bring syrup home to them when I visit.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jamie M
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