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Keys Cafe

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767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
+1 651-646-5756
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the original of a chain of local restaurants run by the Keys family. The food is comforting and friendly, and so are all of the restaurants, including this one. I ordered my BLT on pumpernickel, and when it was served, the waiter remarked on what a good choice that was. And yes, they have tater tots. This is... More 

Thank Melody L
St Louis Missouri
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We were in St. Paul and wanted to be able to walk from Double Tree hotel to eat breakfast. This café is about a 4 block walk, mostly in skyway. The food was very good and large servings. The coffee was great and filled often by the waiter. They were able to serve 13 of us on a Sunday morning... More 

Thank BJStravels
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Great place for a business breakfast. Menu is reliable and food is always well-prepared. Service is friendly and the coffee keeps coming. LOVE the homemade jam with toast. Atmosphere is funky; very 1970s.

Thank LynBizz
Excelsior, Minnesota
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We met friends for lunch in this traditional, old-style cafe. The server, clearly a veteran at her trade, pulled up a chair and sat with us while she took our order. She returned with very large portions of omelets, sandwiches, and salads. The made-to-order omelet had to have 4-5 eggs in it as it hung over the plate. My wife... More 

1 Thank 1whosearches
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and quiet Peace setting!Great food,I love their breakfast!This place,has grits!The servers are awesome!This place Rocks to the fullest!Also they have dinner,beer,and TVs'!

Thank Sylvia D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I used to wait tables, so I know how it can be with customers. I am a good customer and am always willing to give the staff the benefit of the doubt, however, our waitress had a chip on her shoulder from the moment she came to our table. We ordered our food, and 2 plates came and one did... More 

Thank chooey1
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We have been to many of the Keys restaurants and again we had wonderful food and service. I had a blueberry pancake that I could only finish 1/2 of and the best hash browns. My husband had a big breakfast that must have came with 5 pieces of bacon!!! Along with the rest of the great great breakfast. My son... More 

Thank travel4lifeMinnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Keys has an excellent all around menu. I have enjoyed multiple breakfasts, brunches, and lunches at Keys and have never been disappointed. Their bakery goods are excellent. Our daughter had her wedding cake baked by Keys and it was fabulous. Excellent fresh food!

1 Thank LookingForOurHome
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Best breakfast around. Their breakfast is so so great! Their regular breakfast is delicious, but my favorite is their caramel and cinnamon rolls. We always get them! Highly recommend!

Thank Keslie J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I am a regular customer and, in my opinion, this is the best breakfast in the Twin Cities! The Raymond location is their original location and, I believe, their best. The wait staff have worked here for years and it is family owned. The caramel rolls are legendary. My favorite is the hashbrowns with veggies and cheese but the omelets... More 

1 Thank Catherine 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, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-646-5756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?