It’s a beautiful day in Minneapolis.
My favorite breakfast place in Minneapolis is the Wise Acre Eatery
This restaurant’s food comes directly from Tangletown Gardens, a 100+ acre farm right outside of Minneapolis; and even in fall and winter the freshness of their produce is impressive. The restaurant space is cozy with big windows, wooden tables and a glorious outdoor patio for warm weather. However, the best part of my Wise Acre Eatery experience was the CSA hash above, a delectable blend of bright yellow scrambled eggs over seasonal vegetables with whole grain toast. Farm to table is a popular restaurant concept these days and these Wise Acre chefs do it perfectly by serving fresh food prepared with a minimum of fuss. Their flavors really shine as does their restaurant.
A great breakfast option in northeast Minneapolis is the Wilde Roast Cafe
Named after Oscar Wilde and with a penchant for peacocks, this little Victorian cafe serves up a mean huevos rancheros with smoked gouda hash browns. Mexican food with an Irish Victorian twist? I’m totally down. I loved the atmosphere at Wilde Roast with the stuffed armchairs and fireplace and their spicy bloody mary was perfection. They’re situated in a little strip called St. Anthony Main with a river walk across the street and the St. Anthony Main Theatre next door; so, have breakfast, catch a flick, take a walk and enjoy this little historic district while you’re in the neighborhood.
On Saturdays from May thru October, check out the Farmer’s Market
I’m partial to a saturday morning farmer’s market so I really loved the Mill City Market by the Guthrie Theater downtown. Along with those delicious donuts from Chef Shack, I got some goat cheese and a breakfast burrito, listened to some live music, considered buying a painting from a local artist and watched a cooking demo. That’s not very different from many farmer’s markets around the nation, which is what makes them all so great, but I liked this market particularly for the abundance of seating on the big wide steps by the Guthrie. Sometimes it’s great to just have a seat, eat a burrito and watch the human play unfold around you. And I highly recommend those donuts!