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It's the most important meal of the day.
It's the most important meal of the day.
Katie Cannon

12 Hangover Banishing Breakfasts

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It's the most important meal of the day.
| Katie Cannon

When you’re celebrating the beginning of a new year, the last thing on your mind is the hangover that may greet you in the morning. There are so many ‘hangover cures’ littering the pages of the Internet that it can be difficult to know what will really help and what may hurt. Should I down a Bloody Mary? Eat leftover pizza, a slice of toast… avocado and eggs? Sifting through the choices is likely to make your head pound even more – so we’ve decided to share our 12 favorite hangover bashing breakfasts loaded with fruits, carbs and/or proteins to calm your stomach and soothe that headache.

Do you have a different go-to hangover-curing breakfast? Let us know!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Al's Breakfast

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413 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
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This tiny diner is an icon in Dinkytown, known for a variety of delicious, wait-worthy breakfasts. Order the corned beef hash with poached eggs to settle your squirming stomach. Be prepared for a long wait on weekends and remember to drink plenty of water with your breakfast of hangover champions. [ED. NOTE: They are NOT open New Year's Day, but Saturday they will return.]
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2. Birchwood Cafe

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3311 E 25th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-4474
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A favorite of many Twin Cities residents, Birchwood has a beautiful, light and open space to collect your thoughts of the new year ahead and enjoy satisfying carb-filled breakfasts from the popular savory waffle to biscuits loaded with crimini mushroom gravy. To get your hangover curing protein fix try the beans and rice topped with an egg and served alongside roasted carrots and squash puree.

3. Black Coffee & Waffle Bar

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1500 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 436-0719
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This hip coffee and waffle house in the University neighborhood of Como is great for those that need a little hangover help. The Naughty Waffle is the way to go – a fluffy Belgian waffle is smeared with almond butter, adorned with a crown of fresh strawberries, bananas, and blueberries, sprinkled with granola and served with a dollop of whipped cream.
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4. Butter Bakery Cafe

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3700 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 521-7401
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For a breakfast biscuit sandwich that will put an end to your hangover and have you ready to tackle the new year, head to this neighborhood bakery and café for the breakfast biscuit sandwich – clint style. Egg and cheese is sandwiched in a legendary biscuit and decked with a large handful of sprouts, avocado slices and a touch of garlic mayo. Life is complete.

5. The Buttered Tin

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237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-2300
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Buttered Tin in Lowertown is one of the best places to get your hangover breakfast eat on. We love their take on protein heavy Tex-Mex like the breakfast tacos with refried black beans, house made chorizo, and a large portion of scrambled eggs finished with farmer’s cheese, pico de gallo and avocado. Another go-to is the huevos rancheros benedict featuring perfectly poached eggs and a smear of ranchero sauce on house cornbread with avocado, roasted black bean and corn salsa, cilantro lime sour cream and a small salad.
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6. Colossal Cafe

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2315 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 797-4027
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With three locations around the Twin Cities, Colossal Café is a local mini-empire that makes nearly everything from scratch – so it’s always fresh and delicious. We adore the apple walnut and brie flappers and the veggie-packed frittata, but the real antidote for hangovers is their three egg omelet served with two slices of house made sourdough toast.
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7. Eggy's Diner

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120 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(763) 310-3449
New to Minneapolis, Eggy’s Diner has brought the all-day breakfast to Loring Park. They’ve got all the classics, but order the green eggs and ham. Creamy grits are served with two eggs, your way, house-made tomatillo salsa, subtly spiced Tasso ham, avocado, bright pickled onion and queso fresco. With your choice of toast or a pancake – you can’t go wrong.

8. Hazel's Northeast

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2859 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 788-4778
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This homey neighborhood café in Northeast Minneapolis is a gem any day of the week. Ben’s black bean cakes are perfect to restore your mental fortitude – spicy black bean cakes with a dollop of chipotle sour cream, eggs your way and a small salad dressed in a refreshing citrus vinaigrette. The likelihood of having to wait is high – you’ve been warned. [ED. NOTE: They are serving a limited menu on New Year's Day.]

9. Modern Times Cafe

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3200 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 886-3882
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Located in South Minneapolis, Modern Times caters to vegans and vegetarians, but has delicious options for omnivores as well. Chow down on the Southside hash – hashbrowns with two eggs, pork chorizo (can be substituted with tempeh), a slew of veggies, cheese and poblano sour cream served with toast or tortillas.

10. Uptown Diner

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2548 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 874-0481
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This classic old-school diner on Hennepin stays true to its roots by serving up all the diner favorites. Drown your hangover in fresh buttermilk pancakes – kamikaze style – slathered with butter, maple syrup, blueberries, bananas and pecans.

11. Victor's 1959 Cafe

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3756 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 827-8948
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Serving up Cuban inspired breakfasts, lunches and dinners, Victor’s is a locally owned business in the Kingfield neighborhood. We love the Cuban scrambler with three eggs, black beans, sweet plantains, creole sauce and toast. If you’re looking for something a little different to cure what ails, try the huevos de la isla or island eggs – smoked salmon on an English muffin with poached eggs, a drizzle of unique orange-avocado sauce and a small mango and cucumber salad.

12. Ward 6 Food & Drink

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858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
(651) 348-8181
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Housed in a former pre-Prohibition brewery, Ward 6 serves a delicious breakfast that can make you forget the woes of a pounding hangover headache. Start with a Captain Awesome (or an adult milkshake - Ward 6 has a full bar). The quiche is served with a simple mixed salad or the Welsh rabbit – cheese sauce on toast with a fried egg and tomato. [ED. NOTE: They are NOT open New Year's Day, but Saturday they will return.]

1. Al's Breakfast

413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Photo courtesy Al's Breakfast
This tiny diner is an icon in Dinkytown, known for a variety of delicious, wait-worthy breakfasts. Order the corned beef hash with poached eggs to settle your squirming stomach. Be prepared for a long wait on weekends and remember to drink plenty of water with your breakfast of hangover champions. [ED. NOTE: They are NOT open New Year's Day, but Saturday they will return.]
413 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

2. Birchwood Cafe

3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A favorite of many Twin Cities residents, Birchwood has a beautiful, light and open space to collect your thoughts of the new year ahead and enjoy satisfying carb-filled breakfasts from the popular savory waffle to biscuits loaded with crimini mushroom gravy. To get your hangover curing protein fix try the beans and rice topped with an egg and served alongside roasted carrots and squash puree.
3311 E 25th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

3. Black Coffee & Waffle Bar

1500 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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This hip coffee and waffle house in the University neighborhood of Como is great for those that need a little hangover help. The Naughty Waffle is the way to go – a fluffy Belgian waffle is smeared with almond butter, adorned with a crown of fresh strawberries, bananas, and blueberries, sprinkled with granola and served with a dollop of whipped cream.
1500 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

4. Butter Bakery Cafe

3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
For a breakfast biscuit sandwich that will put an end to your hangover and have you ready to tackle the new year, head to this neighborhood bakery and café for the breakfast biscuit sandwich – clint style. Egg and cheese is sandwiched in a legendary biscuit and decked with a large handful of sprouts, avocado slices and a touch of garlic mayo. Life is complete.
3700 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

5. The Buttered Tin

237 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Katie Cannon
Buttered Tin in Lowertown is one of the best places to get your hangover breakfast eat on. We love their take on protein heavy Tex-Mex like the breakfast tacos with refried black beans, house made chorizo, and a large portion of scrambled eggs finished with farmer’s cheese, pico de gallo and avocado. Another go-to is the huevos rancheros benedict featuring perfectly poached eggs and a smear of ranchero sauce on house cornbread with avocado, roasted black bean and corn salsa, cilantro lime sour cream and a small salad.
237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

6. Colossal Cafe

2315 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Joy Summers
With three locations around the Twin Cities, Colossal Café is a local mini-empire that makes nearly everything from scratch – so it’s always fresh and delicious. We adore the apple walnut and brie flappers and the veggie-packed frittata, but the real antidote for hangovers is their three egg omelet served with two slices of house made sourdough toast.
2315 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

7. Eggy's Diner

120 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
New to Minneapolis, Eggy’s Diner has brought the all-day breakfast to Loring Park. They’ve got all the classics, but order the green eggs and ham. Creamy grits are served with two eggs, your way, house-made tomatillo salsa, subtly spiced Tasso ham, avocado, bright pickled onion and queso fresco. With your choice of toast or a pancake – you can’t go wrong.
120 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. Hazel's Northeast

2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
This homey neighborhood café in Northeast Minneapolis is a gem any day of the week. Ben’s black bean cakes are perfect to restore your mental fortitude – spicy black bean cakes with a dollop of chipotle sour cream, eggs your way and a small salad dressed in a refreshing citrus vinaigrette. The likelihood of having to wait is high – you’ve been warned. [ED. NOTE: They are serving a limited menu on New Year's Day.]
2859 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

9. Modern Times Cafe

3200 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Located in South Minneapolis, Modern Times caters to vegans and vegetarians, but has delicious options for omnivores as well. Chow down on the Southside hash – hashbrowns with two eggs, pork chorizo (can be substituted with tempeh), a slew of veggies, cheese and poblano sour cream served with toast or tortillas.
3200 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

10. Uptown Diner

2548 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
This classic old-school diner on Hennepin stays true to its roots by serving up all the diner favorites. Drown your hangover in fresh buttermilk pancakes – kamikaze style – slathered with butter, maple syrup, blueberries, bananas and pecans.
2548 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

11. Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Serving up Cuban inspired breakfasts, lunches and dinners, Victor’s is a locally owned business in the Kingfield neighborhood. We love the Cuban scrambler with three eggs, black beans, sweet plantains, creole sauce and toast. If you’re looking for something a little different to cure what ails, try the huevos de la isla or island eggs – smoked salmon on an English muffin with poached eggs, a drizzle of unique orange-avocado sauce and a small mango and cucumber salad.
3756 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

12. Ward 6 Food & Drink

858 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Housed in a former pre-Prohibition brewery, Ward 6 serves a delicious breakfast that can make you forget the woes of a pounding hangover headache. Start with a Captain Awesome (or an adult milkshake - Ward 6 has a full bar). The quiche is served with a simple mixed salad or the Welsh rabbit – cheese sauce on toast with a fried egg and tomato. [ED. NOTE: They are NOT open New Year's Day, but Saturday they will return.]
858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

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