Years ago, a local newspaper review of Fat Nat's Egg's called it "the anti-Perkin's you wish would open in your neighborhood". That's about right - I eat at Perkin's sometimes and it has its place, but Fat Nat's has some of the same menu items like omelettes, pancakes and sandwiches, but at Fat Nat's they'll have fresher ingredients as well as a distinctive preparation, taste and flair that makes them delectable and unique.
Fat Nat's has homemade salsas, some great guacamole, and my favorites the chorizo and carnitas. The carnitas-laden Huevos Rancheros was named a Top 10 dish of the year by the St Paul Pioneer Press a few years ago. The items are large, so bring your appetite or take some of this fresh food home. My recommendation ... the Fat Nat's Omelette, Hash Browns with added onions, and a liberal dose of the hot sauces stationed at every table. Then, a workout (or maybe a nap then a workout :-)!
The staff have real personalities too - which makes the experience special. Now, every review should point out an opportunity for improvement ... I think the food, staff and style are excellent, but the coffee is classic diner coffee, and that's not a compliment. You'll disagree with me if you like Dunkin' Donuts coffee (and many people do, live and let live I say).
That said, this place is one of the best breakfast in the Twin Cities. Enjoy!
PS. They are open early and close after lunch (2ish). There is a new (Fall 2012) third location at St. Anthony Village that i have not tried.
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