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Best Brunch Restaurants In Minnesota

While brunch may be one of Minnesota's favorite events, this meal usually is reserved for weekends only. As a matter of fact, many only do the brunch thing on Sundays or just a few times a year. With such a delicious meal being enjoyed so infrequently, finding the perfect place to enjoy it is of the utmost importance. There are actually a lot of great options for brunch in Minnesota. Check out these sure winners that are only a part of the delicious options Minnesotans have.

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Scena Tavern
2943 Girard Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 200-8641

Brand new and already among the best places to eat brunch in the state, Scena Tavern takes the best of their culinary talents and brings them to Sunday afternoon. The brunch menu consists of housemade pasta and pastries right next to sandwiches filled with delicious Italian meats and cheeses and piadina, Italian flatbreads. The shortrib and eggs are cooked perfectly and the brunch cocktail with housemade mixes and fantastic favors puts your basic boring mimosa to shame. Enjoy the vibe of uptown and the delight of a great meal under the same roof at Scena.

2726 W. 43rd. St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806

A quaint neighborhood favorite, Tilia contains a welcoming atmosphere with amazing food and drink. The brunch menu contains everything from sensational burgers to breakfast dish selections. Grab some amazing French toast and a cup of coffee, or go for eggs and oatmeal. There is also a great wine and craft beer selection to make your decisions even more difficult. Luckily, this is a place where you absolutely cannot go wrong.

Al Vento
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Al Vento
5001 S. 34th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 724-3009

For a best brunch list to be complete, a buffet should be included. Al Vento has one of the best brunch buffets in the Twin Cities. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, Al Vento serves an outstanding buffet for brunch. From fruit to chocolate, diners can choose from a wide variety of hot and cold items. Some of the favorites are the eggs florentine, pancakes and pasta dishes. There is also a chocolate fountain for those who wish to indulge for breakfast. At $18 a person, the buffet is a delicious value.

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410 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN
(651) 222-5670

For an indulgent brunch or a special occasion, Meritage is the perfect spot. A French bistro located in a historic building, Meritage serves brunch on both Saturday and Sunday and offers some of the best cooking in the state. Choose from decadent seafood dishes to lighter salads or traditional breakfast dishes. The poached eggs with spinach is a favorite of regulars and is best served with a glass of champagne. Make reservations if you plan on brunching at Meritage, because they tend to fill up fast.

Birchwood Cafe
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Birchwood Cafe
3311 E. 25th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-4474

Looking for something local, fresh and sensitive to the vegetarian? Try Birchwood Cafe for your brunching date. Birchwood is casual and full of a friendly staff that understands the importance of food. They support local farmers by using local ingredients and focus on farm to table cuisine. Here's a great option for the vegan, vegetarian or gluten-intolerant individual in your group. Try their savory waffles, eggs Benedict, or tempeh biscuits for an unusual and delicious treat.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature.

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