Food & Drink

A Sweet Spot for Brunch

Lazy weekends. Breakfast with family and friends. Here are 15 of the best breakfast / brunch spots in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. From pancakes to eggs benedict, Big Ole Bloody Mary’s to bottomless mimosas, you’re sure to find the perfect place to start your day.

June 14, 2021

steak, eggs, hash browns, and toast

Bunny’s Bar & Grill

Stop by on a weekend morning and you’ll find lines out the door at this popular breakfast spot. Order one of their signature skillet scrambles – scrambled eggs and American fries topped with melted Monterey jack-cheddar cheese, bacon and more. The biscuits and sausage gravy and cinnamon fritter French toast are also popular choices. Plus, enjoy a complimentary bloody mary, screwdriver or juice.
Breakfast is served daily starting at 8 am.

This Chic is Hot Biscuit Sandwich

The Block SLP

Have brunch on the four-season pawtio with your favorite four-legged friend. This dog-friendly restaurant offers tasty treats for hipster humans and their pets. Start your morning with a chicken & biscuit bowl, made with broasted chicken, fluffy biscuits and scrambled eggs covered in sausage gravy. Or order one of their warm, flaky biscuit breakfast sandwiches, like the “I’m Eggs Sausaged” or “This Chic is Hot” Biscuit. Add on an order of mini donuts served with chocolate ganache and raspberry sauce. And don’t forget to try the Block Bloody Mary, made with Prairie Organic Vodka. Vegan options are also available.
Breakfast is served on weekdays from 10 am – 3pm and on weekends from 9 am – 1:45 pm.

Mimosas with eggs and au gratin potatoes

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

Brunch with sushi? It might seem “fishy,” but they’re sure to satisfy your breakfast cravings. Start with a brunch appetizer of beignets tossed in cinnamon sugar served with caramel macchiato anglaise. Then order the lobster avocado toast, with house-made guacamole and lobster meat on parmesan crusted brioche toast. Or try the breakfast chimichanga with chorizo and scrambled eggs topped with jalapeño brie cheese sauce. They also serve fluffy buttermilk pancakes, breakfast bowls and benedicts, veggie/vegan entrées and, of course, sushi! Plus, enjoy a variety of mimosas.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 am 3 pm.

Belgian waffle with bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Good Day Café

This award-winning eatery in Golden Valley is known for their cinnamon rolls and sticky buns, apple soufflé pancakes, omelets and French toast. They also offer an array of coffees, juices and smoothies, plus some serious sippers (mimosas and blood marys!) to complement your meal. It’s THE place to go for breakfast – reservations are encouraged!
Breakfast is served daily starting at 7:30 am.

banana churro waffle

Hope Breakfast Bar

Believe in breakfast! Hope Breakfast Bar located at The Shops at West End offers a fresh take on breakfast, serving sweet and savory breakfast items all day long. Their signature brunch menu, served from 7 am – 3 pm, includes exclusive new favorites like Piña Colada French Toast, Banana Churro Waffles and more. The restaurant features a walk-up coffee bar with grab & go eats, ample seating and heated underground parking.
Breakfast is served daily starting at 7 am.

strawberries and cream french toast

Hazelwood Food + Drink

Hazelwood is serving up some egg-citing brunch options. Try their classic Tillamook cheddar omelet or go for the Reuben benedict made with house-made braised corned beef and gruyere. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are served with candied bacon and their crispy French toast, made with a cinnamon-chili batter, is covered with a vanilla glaze and served with strawberries and cream. Other options include a breakfast pizza, chicken biscuits and gravy, monkey bread. Toast the weekend with their brunch punch, breakfast mule or paloma-mimosa.
Brunch is served on weekends from 9 am 2 pm.

friends enjoying a big ole bloody mary

JJ’s Clubhouse

This popular Golden Valley hangout is the perfect place to have brunch and watch the game. With wall-to-wall TV screens, you won’t miss a minute of the action as you sit back and sip a JJ’s Big Ole Bloody Mary served with a High Life pony of beer or a Screwmosa made with orange juice, pineapple vodka and champagne. Enjoy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream, an old-fashioned egg sandwich, or a smash bowl filled with carnitas pork, eggs, hashbrowns, and Hollandaise sauce.
Brunch is served on Saturday starting at 11 am and Sunday at 10 am until 2 pm.

Kip’s Irish Pub

An authentic Irish pub with ample seating, big screen TVs and a large patio. Join them for a delicious breakfast buffet weekdays from 6:30 am – 11 am and weekends from 7 am – 12 pm. Then stay for lunch and enjoy Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie, or try the Irish spring rolls and Guinness braised beef short ribs!
Breakfast is served weekdays from 6:30 -11 am, weekends from 7 am – 12 pm.

The Local West End

The local has everything you need for a perfect weekend brunch: fluffy omelets, savory corned beef hash, and, of course, their ever-popular and ever-delicious French toast. Add in a bar full of tasty drinks (bloody marys or mimosas anyone?) and they’ll help you start your weekend off right.
Brunch is served on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm.

The Loop West End

Conveniently located at the West End, The Loop offers classic American brunch options. Choose from raspberry white chocolate pancakes, red velvet waffles, cinnamon French toast, omelets, a breakfast burrito and a breakfast birria tostada. Their new waffle sandwich features scrambled eggs, bacon, American cheese and maple syrup on Belgian waffles. Be sure to add an order of their cinnamon sugar mini donuts – they’re perfect for sharing!
Brunch is served on weekends from 10 am – 2 pm.

Mexican-style eggs with peppers and toast

Mexico City Café

This family-owned restaurant serves up tasty Mexican-style breakfast dishes. Try the chilaquiles verdes with eggs – fried tortilla chips cooked with a warm green tomato salsa and your choice of protein, topped with Mexican queso fresco and a drizzle of Mexican sour cream. Other favorites include a chorizo breakfast burrito, huevos rancheros, a huevos con chorizo torta, and an avocado and egg English muffin with chorizo, ham or bacon.
Breakfast is served all day, starting at 9 am, Tues-Sat.

waflle with strawberries and cream

Mill Valley Market

This eatery is located at The Trailhead in the heart of Theodore Wirth Regional Park. It offers healthy, local and organic grab and go fare in a casual setting. They’re known for their Belgian waffles with strawberries & cream, chocolate & cream and fried chicken & honey butter. Other offerings include housemade banana bread, steel cut oats with cinnamon and brown sugar, an egg sandwich, breakfast burrito and avocado toast. Their coffee bar offers the usual suspects, plus cold press, butter coffee, chai latte, hot apple cider and vegan hot cocoa. Grab a bite and then hit the trails!
Breakfast is served daily, starting at 8 am.

Park Tavern

The Park Tavern will “bowl” you over with their family-friendly weekend breakfast menu. For a fun twist on a classic, order the pot roast benedict, with house-made roast beef and caramelized onions on top of poached eggs! Other classic dishes include blueberry pancakes, French toast, and huevos rancheros. The whole family will love the breakfast pizza with Hollandaise, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and mozzarella cheese topped with hash browns. Try a Bloody Mary or a mimosa, bowl a game or two, and let the kids loose in the arcade.
Breakfast is served on weekends from 8 – 11 am.

the lane platter with scrambled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and toasted baguettes

Punch Bowl Social

You won’t find a more entertaining spot to have brunch than Punch Bowl Social. Go bowling, sing karaoke, or play bonzini, foosball, giant Scrabble and Jenga, ping pong, or vintage arcade games. When you’re ready to eat, choose from a classic breakfast of bacon and eggs or try the berry stuffed waffle, with blueberry cream cheese, house-made granola and powdered sugar. They also serve biscuits & gravy, corned beef hash, a breakfast burrito, bread pudding French toast and a full menu of burgers, salads and shareables. Plus boozy brunch drinks, like their “Punched Up Mimosa Bowl,” which serves 4.
Breakfast is served on weekends from 11 am – 3 pm.

Rojo Mexican Grill

Weekend plans in the making? Join Rojo West End and try their new brunch and breakfast menu! Complete with Mexican-style staples like Chilaquiles, breakfast burritos, Huevos Rancheros, and French Toast, there’s something for everyone in the brunch club to enjoy! Plus, add on a bottomless mimosa and dine on the patio, in the dining room, or at the bar.
Breakfast is served on weekends from 10 am – 2 pm.

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