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“Stick with breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Keys Cafe N Robert

Keys Cafe N Robert
Ranked #5 of 66 Coffee & Tea in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midwest
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Stick with breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Key's is a good place to go for breakfast but we were disappointed with lunch. The chicken salad sandwich was mediocre. The homemade wheat bread was on the dry side, and they definitely need to find a different source for their tomatoes! We saw beautiful, red tomatoes at the Farmer's Market nearby, yet the tomato used to garnish the sandwich was barely ripe and hard.
Soups were pretty good but not hot enough.

If you want a huge breakfast this is the place to go.

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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Breakfast for Lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

I have been here a handful of times, always with a work group for lunch, but the food is a constant "thumbs up!" Always I have ordered breakfast foods and have never been disappointed. The biscuits & gravy is a huge plateful of food and the hashbrowns are de-lish - cooked to a perfect crisp, but not "too well done". The bacon is also excellent - strips of nice, thick slices at the proper crispiness. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited August 2011
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pie was a disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for a tasty treat on my way home from sightseeing. They had lots to choose from as far as pastry and pies went, I almost got a lemon iced cookie but opted for the cherry pie instead.

The pie looked nice and had good flavor, but unfortunately there just wasn't enough cherries in it. There was so much gel that I got only a few cherries in my slice.

The bakery had a selection of handmade jewelry to choose from, which was cute. I am pretty sure the dining room had local artists' works for sale too.

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“Cold Expensive Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

I ate at the Robert St location and was shocked at their prices especially for simple breakfast food. Since it was close to lunch time I ordered a bowl of chili. It came out lukewarm, even the cheese wouldn't melt. So (after several minutes of waiting to catch a server) I asked them to heat it up and it came back only slightly warmer, cheese still unmelted. It tasted like it was made in 5 minutes, in another words, no simmering time. I looked forward to eating here but felt cheated when I left.

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MN
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178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“great for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

Huge portions, good attentive service. Long time family owned group of restaurants.

Visited December 2011
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