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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I was stuck in the office one Saturday morning and wasn't able to find anything to pick up with how early I had to show up. A co-worker looked up places that were nearby that delivered and Key's came up! They took our order quickly and they were so nice. They delivered very fast! And it was DELICIOUS!! Big portions... More 

Thank Michelle S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This restaurant moved years ago to a different address; it's still located close to Nicollet, but is slightly off of the beaten path now. A restaurant that excels at breakfast, focusing on made-fresh-from-scratch meals and speedy delivery of food; I've been a regular consumer of breakfast here for years. Always good service and high quality food. Personal favorite are eggs... More 

Thank ElectraHeart
Toronto Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Downtown restaurant with great food and great portions. Staff are all friendly, helpful and polite. Recommended for breakfast,lunch or dinner.

Thank Diane P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Not cheap, but fair prices for great food. Really friendly staff. Most important: bottomless excellent coffee. Really, really loud.

Thank Edward M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Other than being a bit loud when the place is full, this is a great place to eat in the downtown area! Generous portions, good service, short wait for food!

Thank Jeff S
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I have always had great food here. It is busy, so be prepared. The food is worth it though. They always have amazing desserts to finish off your meal as well. The house cake=AMAZING.

Thank CCBuran9
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This was my 2nd trip to Keys, and its really a great place to eat a big breakfast. Made to order omelettes are as good as I've ever had. Service is great. Coffee is better than Seattle. Everything is a bit oversized. And delicious. It's a busy place, and worth the effort. Try it

Thank rrrast
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. I have to agree with the previous review. With Regards to "all the fuss" I wasnt impressed either. I ordered the farmers omelet, easy enough. I asked for the hash browns inside to be left out of it, less carbs. My husband had the Italian skillet. My omelet was a runny soup like substance inside... More 

Thank Kch101
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We tried this place for brunch on the recommendation of a local friend who joined us for the meal. It was a meal that I believe all five in our group enjoyed. The coffee was good to start things off and the Italian sausage patty I got with my eggs was very tasty (although I ended up tasting it the... More 

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203 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

For all the fuss made out of this place, I was less than satisfied. It was just an okay breakfast. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table, which is not bad and then about 10 minutes for our waitress. Nothing really stood out as superb. It was all typical diner food with an expensive price tag. Don't get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-6399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?