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Established in 1974, Seward Cafe is the oldest worker-run eatery, not just in the city of Minneapolis, but in the entire country. Over the years, it has firmly established itself as one of the best breakfast and brunch spots in the city, and its warm and inviting atmosphere has patrons coming back time and again. Serving mostly vegetarian and vegan fare, this restaurant offers you healthy meals at affordable prices. What's more, the offerings are absolutely delicious as well. Whether you opt for a Radical Roots Stir-Fry or Tofu Mock Muffin, you will not be disappointed. You can also enjoy the occasional live music performance here.
This ancient, red brick building with old archways and interiors decorated with Ralph Steadman prints creates a laid-back atmosphere of leisure. And that's exactly what you'll find on their menu - offerings that are deceptively simple yet alluring. Simple items like scrambled eggs with lobster and crab cake feature in the menu. Partners Steve Meyer and Mitch Omer make their own ketchup, mustard, cocoa, peanut butter, blackberry jam and blood orange marmalade.
Join the bunch of early birds at the Butter Bakery Cafe where you can start off your day with a cup of excellent, fair-trade coffee, scrumptious and award-winning eclairs and locally-sourced organic food. This family-owned, neighborhood cafe is more of a community hangout where locals mingle with others throughout the day over creamy coffees and delightful snacks options. The vibe of the cafe is laid back, so you can either read your favorite book for hours at stretch or avail of the free Wi-Fi facility and surf the internet at will. And if that's not enough, the cafe spices up the weekend nightlife by hosting live music performances of local and national bands.
The Kenwood is a classic American eatery that specializes in sweet and savory breakfast and brunch plates. The atmosphere is homey and casual in this restaurant, where you can indulge in eggs benedict in the morning hours, the Kenwood burger at lunchtime and a double chocolate stout bread pudding for dessert.
Hearty egg and potato dishes accompany a wide selection of fresh bread. As you might expect, the Day by Day Cafe doesn't serve alcohol, but you certainly won't miss it with the nice, strong Dunn Bros. Coffee flows freely for the price of a single cup. The dining room is spacious, brick-lined and decorated with unique art. During the summer months, the back patio is open for a remarkably pleasant experience, but get there early on weekends to avoid crowds. Dinner is also served on weekdays. Early-rising or nocturnal locals get there before 7am for the Very Early Bird special, but prices are reasonable all day. Cash or cheque only.
Family-owned and operated since its beginning, this restaurant adjoins the town's only drugstore. It offers breakfast and lunch with a lot of home-style flavor. Go for an omelet, which can be made with almost any combination of fillings. Choose from different breakfast platters, complete with your choice of juices, coffee, toast or pancakes and more hash browns than you could possibly eat in one sitting. The lunch menu features daily soups, salads, homemade burgers, patty melts and grilled sandwiches with fries.