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Outstanding Egg Sandwiches in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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The glory of a great breakfast sandwich is the simplicity contained within. The egg must have just enough yolk to soak deep into the bread, but not be so runny that your shirt wears it as a breakfast badge for the rest of the day. Speaking of bread, there has to be a bit of heft, a satisfying crunch and all the better if there's a swipe of something lush and tangy. After that, it's dealer's choice. Want it zesty, or veggie crunchy? The meat drawer is at your disposal and the seasoning can dance from mild to zesty.

Please note that our selections below aren't ranked, but in order of their locaitons to hopefully make it easier for you to conquer that perfect breakfast sandwich.

Did we miss your favorite? Were we (gasp) right in calling out our? Hit the comments and let us know how to we did in this eggy endeavor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sun Street Breads

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4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-3414
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Hold onto your biscuits, because these fluffy babies inside Sun Street Breads are unreal. The craggy exterior belies the fluffy interior that soaks in all that egg and whatever else your heart desires. Although, the duroc bacon is our choice.

2. 112 Eatery

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112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 343-7696
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If you've never tried a bit of harissa, the North African spicy sauce, with eggs, than you owe it to yourself to get to the market right now. Sriracha is so six years ago, anyway. 112 Eatery has had this baby on the menu from day one and it was love at first bite. Smokey bacon, runny yolk and the simple, white bread is pure comfort.
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3. Nighthawks

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3753 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 248-8111
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Chef Landon Schoenefeld's (pictured here behind the counter) diner on Nicollet Avenue does all the early day foods just right: enormous pancakes? Check. (Some with kimchi - which only sounds weird until you eat it.) Pastrami so good it'll make you cry and a cinnamon roll just like mama never made.Plus, the breakfast sandwich of the gods. Scrambled eggs, just the right texture: not too soft, not too hard piled on an English muffin with your choice of meat.
Stephanie Meyer

4. Be'Wiched Sandwiches & Deli

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800 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 767-4330
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Entire sonnets have been composed by meat lovers inspired by the Be'wiched pastrami and in the morning: it's available in a breakfast sandwich. The fresh-baked bread packs its own flavor wallop and every heavenly bite is tied together with that perfect egg.
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5. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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Icehouse's brunch service includes another pastrami cradling breakfast sandwich worthy of adoration. It makes sense that it's a sibling of the perfect pastrami sammy at Be'wiched, the two restaurants share the chef/owner. This one is also good enough to stand on its own with the addition of some seriously spicy chilis and a draping of Swiss Cheese.
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6. Golden's Deli

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275 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-8888
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A St. Paul Bagelry everything bagel wrapped around cream cheese, smoked salmon, cheddar cheese an egg and tomato is handy breakfast while perusing the nearby farmer's market, exploring Lowertown or for imparting serious morning breath with which to taunt your coworkers.

7. Lake & Irving Restaurant and Bar

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1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 354-2453
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Wake your taste buds up in the most delicious way with the open faced, pork fueled torta at Lake & Irving. Kahlua-style Duroc pork is topped with chiles, guacamole and an orb of egg.

8. Hola Arepa

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3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
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Skip the predictable bread housing for your breakfast sandwich and check out the fully masa beauty of an arepa surrounding meat and sunny egg. It's just one easy way to discover why everybody loves Hola Arepa for brunch.
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9. Hi-Lo Diner

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4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Even Adele loves this diner (it's true - she ate there when she was in town.) Ever since it opened, the Hi-Lo has been an idea spot for early morning food, all day breakfast and pancakes for late night. Soft and tender scrambled eggs are piled on a house made biscuit with perfectly melty American cheese.
Amber Procaccini

10. Colossal Café

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1340 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 414-0543
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Even though the scratch-kitchen restaurant has grown to three locations from the tiny first Minneapolis spot, the truth the same commitment to great breakfast no matter which restaurant you choose. The egg sandwich on house-made bread is a famous early morning pick-me-up.

11. The Buttered Tin

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237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-2300
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It doesn't hurt that this Lowertown spot is also owned by a master baker. This breakfast sandwich makes good use of tangy sourdough bread topped with a heavenly egg layered with thick cut Fischer Farms bacon and a freshly plucked from the vine tomato. It is as the menu promises, damn good.
Katie Cannon

1. Sun Street Breads

4600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Hold onto your biscuits, because these fluffy babies inside Sun Street Breads are unreal. The craggy exterior belies the fluffy interior that soaks in all that egg and whatever else your heart desires. Although, the duroc bacon is our choice.
4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. 112 Eatery

112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
112 Eatery
If you've never tried a bit of harissa, the North African spicy sauce, with eggs, than you owe it to yourself to get to the market right now. Sriracha is so six years ago, anyway. 112 Eatery has had this baby on the menu from day one and it was love at first bite. Smokey bacon, runny yolk and the simple, white bread is pure comfort.
112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Nighthawks

3753 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Stephanie Meyer
Chef Landon Schoenefeld's (pictured here behind the counter) diner on Nicollet Avenue does all the early day foods just right: enormous pancakes? Check. (Some with kimchi - which only sounds weird until you eat it.) Pastrami so good it'll make you cry and a cinnamon roll just like mama never made.Plus, the breakfast sandwich of the gods. Scrambled eggs, just the right texture: not too soft, not too hard piled on an English muffin with your choice of meat.
3753 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

4. Be'Wiched Sandwiches & Deli

800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Entire sonnets have been composed by meat lovers inspired by the Be'wiched pastrami and in the morning: it's available in a breakfast sandwich. The fresh-baked bread packs its own flavor wallop and every heavenly bite is tied together with that perfect egg.
800 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Photo courtesy Icehouse
Icehouse's brunch service includes another pastrami cradling breakfast sandwich worthy of adoration. It makes sense that it's a sibling of the perfect pastrami sammy at Be'wiched, the two restaurants share the chef/owner. This one is also good enough to stand on its own with the addition of some seriously spicy chilis and a draping of Swiss Cheese.
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

6. Golden's Deli

275 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
A St. Paul Bagelry everything bagel wrapped around cream cheese, smoked salmon, cheddar cheese an egg and tomato is handy breakfast while perusing the nearby farmer's market, exploring Lowertown or for imparting serious morning breath with which to taunt your coworkers.
275 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

7. Lake & Irving Restaurant and Bar

1513 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Wake your taste buds up in the most delicious way with the open faced, pork fueled torta at Lake & Irving. Kahlua-style Duroc pork is topped with chiles, guacamole and an orb of egg.
1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Katie Cannon
Skip the predictable bread housing for your breakfast sandwich and check out the fully masa beauty of an arepa surrounding meat and sunny egg. It's just one easy way to discover why everybody loves Hola Arepa for brunch.
3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Amber Procaccini
Even Adele loves this diner (it's true - she ate there when she was in town.) Ever since it opened, the Hi-Lo has been an idea spot for early morning food, all day breakfast and pancakes for late night. Soft and tender scrambled eggs are piled on a house made biscuit with perfectly melty American cheese.
4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

10. Colossal Café

1340 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Even though the scratch-kitchen restaurant has grown to three locations from the tiny first Minneapolis spot, the truth the same commitment to great breakfast no matter which restaurant you choose. The egg sandwich on house-made bread is a famous early morning pick-me-up.
1340 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

11. The Buttered Tin

237 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Katie Cannon
It doesn't hurt that this Lowertown spot is also owned by a master baker. This breakfast sandwich makes good use of tangy sourdough bread topped with a heavenly egg layered with thick cut Fischer Farms bacon and a freshly plucked from the vine tomato. It is as the menu promises, damn good.
237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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