Don't feel like making breakfast? Then don't. Go out instead.
BON VIE CAFE
This cute Selby Avenue spot, owned by the folks behind the nearby A Piece of Cake bakery, specializes in scrambles, Brussels sprout-bacon hash, a daily quiche and more.
518 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-287-0112, www.bonviecafe.net
MIDTOWN GLOBAL MARKET
Every Sunday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), a different market vendor offers a fast, inexpensive (under $10) brunch in the complex's central seating area.
920 E. Lake St., Mpls., www.midtownglobalmarket.org
MILL CITY FARMERS MARKET
This seasonal Saturday ritual (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) offers all kinds of inexpensive a.m.-friendly street food, including fried Danish pastries from Aunt Else's Aebleskiver, omelets from Black Cat Natural Foods, crepes from Spoonriver, sausage-egg-cheese sandwiches from Minnesota Valley Organics, cardamom-dusted mini-doughnuts from the Chef Shack, and more.
2nd St. and Chicago Av. S., Mpls., www.millcityfarmersmarket.org
Where the northwest burbs go to wake up, with everything from classics (buttermilk pancakes, steak and eggs, berry-topped waffles) to house specialties (meatloaf-mashed potato hash, chorizo-scrambled egg tostadas, scrambled egg-chicken-pesto pizza), served daily in colorful and friendly surroundings.
12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy., Maple Grove, 763-425-3330,
VOLNAY BISTRO BAR
The place for a western suburban business breakfast features a handsome setting (with an equally attractive sidewalk patio), attentive service and a daily menu of nicely made omelets, Benedicts, quiche and pastries imported from Patisserie Margo.
331 Broadway Av., Wayzata, 952-345-6100, www.volnaybistro.com