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“Great for Breakfast”
Review of Keys Cafe

Keys Cafe
Ranked #48 of 888 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great for Breakfast”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I am not sure about the healthfulness of the breakfast food. But this is a great place for a cozy breakfast with GIANT pancakes or the usual omelets and such.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Texas
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“My kind of "hole in the wall" diner!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited relatives who live close by and we went for breakfast there. Seating is tight but comfortable and it is truly a "hole in the wall" place. Service was fast and friendly, and was made to feel right at home. Breakfast was outstanding! Serving size was huge and the hash browns were outstanding. Keys is on my list to eat again when I visit!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank TexTraveler778
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“My Favorite Place for Brunch”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

I absolutely love Keys Cafe. Best omelets, pancakes, and coffee. Even strawberry rhubarb jam for toast. YUM.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Maggie N
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dirty!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was the Keys on Raymond Ave. We have not visited any of the other Keys locations.
If it wasn't for the filthy dining area I would have given this a much higher review.
We sat near the back where the silver wear and glasses are staged. Right above that location was a air vent covered in dust that had to have been there for years. This is where they fill your water glass, and scoop the fresh strawberry jelly ( that is delicious ) that dust could fall right into your glass or on your plate.
After seeing that I started to look around. Dust and grime on the walls, the floors, etc...
I tried to look into the back where the cooks are and it did look cleaner. So my take is the cooks do a good job of cleaning their stations but the front of the house is failing.
Once a week that place needs to be cleaned, it isn't that difficult, I know.
The food however was excellent and I just wish I wasn't already disgusted before my food arrived.
We will try a different Keys and hope we find a cleaner version.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Skiingcple
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Pomona, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very Good Place for breakfast or "brunch". Ate there on a Sunday am. The place was packed, but they accommodated 4 adults and 2 toddlers very well. The food was very good; the portions were very large! And they are customer friendly: One meal was ready well before all the others, so when the bill came the deducted some "extras" and also took money off the bill. We never asked them to do anything. As an aside: the pancakes are the size of pizzas (just try to finish a short stack). Everyone ebjoyed the food and we all took home doggie bags.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank HMS10970
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