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Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch in Mpls/St.Paul June '15

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With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmaps, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find which restaurants feature the hot new (or newish) brunches in town. We've updated the Eater Brunch Heatmap, which includes some brand new spots serving up brunch and some known favorites that have something new you should know about. So, without further ado, 9 places to eat brunch in the Twin Cities right now, bringing you everything from crepe cake to breakfast pizzas and most importantly, day drinking.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nighthawks

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3753 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 248-8111
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Chef Landon Schoenefeld's south Minneapolis spot is a newcomer to the brunch scene and there's plenty of sweet and savory items to try. Check out fried chicken, the huevos rancheros dog, caramel rolls, and a foie gras and cheese omelet served up counter-side or at a booth.

2. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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An old standby, the Dayton's Bluff restaurant continues to kill it at brunch. From the massive specialty doughnuts and house-made biscuits from chef de cuisine Chris Uhrich to the well crafted, thoughtful spring/summer cocktails from barman Ryan Ecklund, the Strip Club remains the hot spot for brunch.

3. Red Wagon Pizza Company

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5416 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 259-7147
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Red Wagon's brunch game is strong. They're doing skillets and bialys (a cross between an english muffin and bagel) plus egg-topped breakfast pizzas with suggested beer and wine pairings. It's never too early for pizza and beer and the beer list is one of the best in town.

4. Heyday

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2700 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 200-9369
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Chef Jim Christiansen's Lyn-Lake brunch menu remains on the heatmap and the team at Heyday continues to innovate. Dishes like the croque Heyday and the biscuits and gravy will kill any hangover especially if you pair them with Britt Tracey's expertly crafted brunch cocktails. Look for quarterly brunchy events including an upcoming disco brunch.

5. Spoon and Stable

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211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 224-9850
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Gaven Kaysen and team expanded into the brunch scene earlier this year. Menu items include grilled oysters, red wine poached eggs, and grilled chicken paillard but you'd be a fool to pass up on Diane Yang's brunch pastries. The spread, including the crepe cake, are lovely to look at but even better to taste.

6. La Ceiba Bistro

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3500 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Opened less than a month ago, the Hector Ruiz bistro in the Powderhorn neighborhood is gaining loyal fans. Caribbean inspired food is also served for breakfast (desayunos). Cubano, ropa vieja, and corn pancakes are a few dishes to keep on your radar.

7. The Third Bird

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1612 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 767-9495
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Get in while you can before Lucas Almendinger leaves at the end of the month to take the helm at Seward Co-op Creamery. Seeking Scott Seekins? He's typically there for brunch so snap a picture of him then sit down with that pork belly or biscuits and gravy and take in the scene.

8. Red Cow North Loop

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208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Red Cow does burgers but they're quickly becoming known for their stellar cocktails. Ian Lowthar has created the cocktail menu which includes the Sex on Tap--coconut infused rum, house-made grenadine, Peché, orange, pineapple and it's on nitro. Kickstart your weekend with one of those and a breakfast burrito for real.

9. Mon Petit Cheri

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2401 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 236-4831
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Looking for less of a party brunch? Opened in February, the Seward bakery is a neighborhood charmer. Dogwood coffee, specialty pastries, pies, cookies, and cakes are served up plus classic breakfast dishes.

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1. Nighthawks

3753 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Chef Landon Schoenefeld's south Minneapolis spot is a newcomer to the brunch scene and there's plenty of sweet and savory items to try. Check out fried chicken, the huevos rancheros dog, caramel rolls, and a foie gras and cheese omelet served up counter-side or at a booth.
3753 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

2. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
An old standby, the Dayton's Bluff restaurant continues to kill it at brunch. From the massive specialty doughnuts and house-made biscuits from chef de cuisine Chris Uhrich to the well crafted, thoughtful spring/summer cocktails from barman Ryan Ecklund, the Strip Club remains the hot spot for brunch.
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

3. Red Wagon Pizza Company

5416 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Red Wagon's brunch game is strong. They're doing skillets and bialys (a cross between an english muffin and bagel) plus egg-topped breakfast pizzas with suggested beer and wine pairings. It's never too early for pizza and beer and the beer list is one of the best in town.
5416 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

4. Heyday

2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Chef Jim Christiansen's Lyn-Lake brunch menu remains on the heatmap and the team at Heyday continues to innovate. Dishes like the croque Heyday and the biscuits and gravy will kill any hangover especially if you pair them with Britt Tracey's expertly crafted brunch cocktails. Look for quarterly brunchy events including an upcoming disco brunch.
2700 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Spoon and Stable

211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Gaven Kaysen and team expanded into the brunch scene earlier this year. Menu items include grilled oysters, red wine poached eggs, and grilled chicken paillard but you'd be a fool to pass up on Diane Yang's brunch pastries. The spread, including the crepe cake, are lovely to look at but even better to taste.
211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. La Ceiba Bistro

3500 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Opened less than a month ago, the Hector Ruiz bistro in the Powderhorn neighborhood is gaining loyal fans. Caribbean inspired food is also served for breakfast (desayunos). Cubano, ropa vieja, and corn pancakes are a few dishes to keep on your radar.
3500 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

7. The Third Bird

1612 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Get in while you can before Lucas Almendinger leaves at the end of the month to take the helm at Seward Co-op Creamery. Seeking Scott Seekins? He's typically there for brunch so snap a picture of him then sit down with that pork belly or biscuits and gravy and take in the scene.
1612 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. Red Cow North Loop

208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Red Cow does burgers but they're quickly becoming known for their stellar cocktails. Ian Lowthar has created the cocktail menu which includes the Sex on Tap--coconut infused rum, house-made grenadine, Peché, orange, pineapple and it's on nitro. Kickstart your weekend with one of those and a breakfast burrito for real.
208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Mon Petit Cheri

2401 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Looking for less of a party brunch? Opened in February, the Seward bakery is a neighborhood charmer. Dogwood coffee, specialty pastries, pies, cookies, and cakes are served up plus classic breakfast dishes.
2401 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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