At the fun and funky Bryant-Lake Bowl, the postage stamp-sized kitchen does a lot with very little square footage, turning out granola pancakes, well-stuffed three-egg omelets, a half-dozen scrambles, biscuits smothered in mushroom gravy and a monster plate of huevos rancheros. Served 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
- 810 W. Lake St., Mpls
Make it a quick (and cheap) weekend brunch at Rusty Taco, where the breakfast tacos feature housemade chorizo, scrambled eggs, jalapeño smoked sausage, crunchy diced potatoes, crisp bacon, Cheddar cheese and more. Served 10 a.m. to noon Friday through Sunday.
- 508 S. Lexington Pkwy., St. Paul
Picture this: buttermilk biscuits filled with fried chicken and bacon and topped with a robust sausage gravy. Or golden sourdough pancakes, finished with butter and maple syrup. Or scrambled eggs served with a slice of fried Minnesota-sourced ham. Or a tightly spiraled cinnamon-cardamom roll, or flaky fruit-filled turnovers. All reasons why baker/co-owner Solveig Tofte and her crew keep busy at the ever-cheery Sun Street Breads. Served 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
- 4600 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls