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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
+1 612-339-6399
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Keys. One of the best omelettes I've tasted, due to the variety of ingredients they have available. Homemade cinnamon rolls are great too. Coffee was $3.49 +tax & tip, so had I known that, I would have grabbed Caribou on my way home. Otherwise, great food and great service. I would definitely return, and... More 

Thank jlovesj
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a late breakfast and my hubby got the last slice of key lime pie. Yes he had pie for breakfast and he thought it was so good that he dragged me back there late that night in sub-freezing temperatures to try and get more, but alas, there was none. We went back the next day for breakfast and... More 

Thank peachbvb
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We had breakfast on a weekend early in December at Keys on the recommendation of our doorman. We got lucky and were seated quickly but this appears to be a very busy place on the weekends so plan on waiting. Our waiter was really super; he had lots of good suggestions and told us about items/preparations not on the menu.... More 

Thank Luv2Travel4Golf
Johnston, Iowa
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267 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We stopped here for breakfast last month and were not disappointed. The portions were HUGE and very tasty. My husband did the italian hash and I had eggs benedict. Both were delicious. Service was slightly slow...the place was nowhere near packed (we arrived shortly after they opened that day) but nothing too annoying.

Thank HIltonMagic
Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We wanted to experience a local traditional restaurant and we were advised by the Visitor Center lady to eat here. I loved the atmosphere. Being the 23rd of Dec, it was packed and fun, but the food is just average diner food. Nothing spectacular. Service is good.

Thank Cris H
Northern California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The enticing baked goods drew me in and the terrific breakfasts brought me back. The Keys are a local chain, carefully overseen by one family with high standards. Reasonable prices for the area, with big portions of tasty food. Great coffee, homemade hash and roasted meats, baked goods prepared in house. Super staff keep this place organized and humming. Very... More 

Thank Redawuk
Winnipeg, Canada
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Usually packed on game day morning, but the wait is usually only about 15 minutes. Friendly, efficient staff and great food. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. Recommend

Thank Michael M C
columbus, ohio
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by hotel staff and locals. Couldn't of made a better choice, nice diner food, great portions and very reasonable in costs.

Thank focusedonstyle
Bemidji, Minnesota
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We ate breakfast here on a Sunday. We arrived about 9:30 and were seated right away. The coffee was good. The service was outstanding. My wife had corned beef hash and I had biscuits and gravy. The corned beef has was so, so. The flavor was good with all the green peppers and onions and hash browns but the beef... More 

Thank Skiingcple
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went for breakfast. The food was incredible. The service was excellent. Loved the cinnamon roll. Everything was fresh and served quickly with wonderful staff! Will definitely come again when we visit again.

Thank Clara A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-6399

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?