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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$6 - $13
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3.6 miles from Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Reviewed July 28, 2020

We decided to try this place while visiting Minneapolis. We ordered pancakes(one Nutella), a philly omelet, poutine scramble, biscuits and gravy, and lastly a side of bacon. You get potatoes with the poutine and the biscuits and gravy. We really liked the poutine scramble ,...the pancakes , potatoes and the bacon. Everything else was OK. The cubside pickup locations were taken by other cars so we couldn't park in the designated spots and our food was ready in like 20 minutes instead of 10 like the order stated but we survived.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020

My husband and I went to breakfast with our daughter and son-in-law. We are in town for a wedding and stumbled onto this restaurant. We arrived just before it opened at 8:00 and the place was full shortly after. The decor is funny, kitschy 70s....I had an omelet which might have been my favorite omelet ever. It was beautifully served and delicious. My son in law had the poutine which was also very good. My husband had a pancake with lingonberry butter, unique and yummy. The service was friendly and comfortable. If we lived here, we’d be regulars!! Try it. You won’t be sorry!More

Date of visit: February 2020
ManuelS4777, General Manager at Hot Plate, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Thanks for your nice review and so glad you would consider our place if living near by. Best.

Reviewed December 17, 2019

Really enjoyed breakfast here. Best advice? Get there early! We had a couple of terrific breakfasts (I loved the biscuits and gravy!). Service was spot on. Kitschy decor. We can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

The daily scramble (special) was outstanding. Doesn't open until 8 AM, but was practically full by 9 on a Monday morning. All the figurines and kitsch makes it a wonderful neighborhood hangout, with good food to boot.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 27, 2019

We visited the Hot Plate on our last day in Minneapolis. It is not far from the airport. We both had the Grand Marais Scramble - a combination of scrambled eggs with cream cheese, smoked lake trout and grilled asparagus. It was excellent. Service was...great and the decor was interesting.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

The kitschy decor with paint by number pictures and more is a good backdrop for a delicious meal. Lots of choices: eight types of pancakes, hash, french toast, multiple egg dishes and so much more. Be prepared to wait, especially on weekends.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

Having my favorite breakfast place I’m MSP closed, I wanted a good breakfast. My friend suggested Hot Plate. Clean, friendly and an Excellent menu. I can’t wait to go back

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

Always ask the sever what to try if you have not been before! They have some amazing suggestions and was super tasty!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019

The service is terrific at this eclectic cafe serving breakfast food. The biscuits and gravy with wild rice was very good and my son loved the Bloomington sandwich with bacon, eggs, three kinds of cheese and maple syrup. My wife liked her nutella pancakes as...well. The prices were a little high but I assume that is because of the minimum wage law in Minneapolis. The decor in the restaurant has a lot of clowns and pictures.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

This place is a neighborhood gem. The food is delicious, and the service is excellent. The family that operates this place is always there and they are fantastic. I love supporting this local business.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Call and fiind out. As the others have said, it is very small. We sat outside.....I don't think you are going to want to do that now!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Plate

  • Yes, Hot Plate offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Hot Plate offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Hot Plate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Hot Plate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5