Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great
restaurants Greasy Spoons to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Al's Breakfast.
There's no breakfast spot more iconic/revered/beloved in the Twin Cities than Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast. Established in 1950, it's supposedly the narrowest restaurant in Minneapolis, with a width of just ten feet. Known for its fluffy pancakes, it's also known for the ever-present (though fast-moving) wait for one of the counter stools.
Last week, photographer Katie Cannon stopped by at 8 a.m. on a busy Thursday morning to capture the breakfast crowd, complete with pancakes on the griddle, crossword puzzles, and, of course, piping hot coffee. Check out the scene below.