I’ll be honest that I’m not always all that picky; pancakes, eggs, omelets, waffles- I love it all. (I just don’t want to have to wait for a long time as I’m usually pretty “rungry” by that time, amiright?) So even though I’m not super picky, there are still specific places that are at the top of my list for a Saturday morning after putting in the long miles.
Today’s post is about those places- my favorite post-long run brunch locations! There are so many great restaurants in the Twin Cities area that I could go on and on; I had to draw the line somewhere to keep the post a reasonable length! But if you think I missed a really great brunch place in the Twin Cities area, please let me know in the comments!
French Meadow Bakery
Reliable, healthy, wonderful French Meadow Bakery….It has been one of my favorite brunch places for many years.
At the Lyndale location (where I usually go), you order at the counter and then get a funky picture (like the below) to bring back to your table for the waiter to bring your order. Their menu has something for everyone-carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free- you’ll find something that fits your needs. And its all delicious.
Bonus: dog-friendly patio!
Dustin and I have been going to Blackbird since it was at its old location (that burned down.) I love the Norske Scrambler, but recently I tried the Sweet Potato Biscuits and Gravy and they were amazing.
Barbette has been an Uptown favorite of mine for many years. I love the Truffled Scrambled Eggs. Great lattes.
All of the Blue Plate Restaurants are great for brunch, but the Lowry is probably one of my favorites in the Blue Plate family. The only downside is that its pretty popular, so sometimes you have to wait (not ideal for a hungry runner!)
But it’s worth the wait. The Spinach Frittata is wonderful. Or the peanut butter waffle!
My neighborhood fav. They don’t take reservations, so you often have to wait for a table at dinner. But for brunch, you can almost always get seated quickly. Their brunch is SO good. It’s maybe a little pricier than the other places on this list, but its very good. Kid-friendly, especially at brunch.
Another neighborhood gem. I love the Veggie Benny. Very kid-friendly. Here’s a picture from several years ago when my niece was visiting. She loved the teddy bear pancake!
Unlike the other restaurants listed above, Rustica is a bit more casual, but its still a great post-run location. I often stop here after a morning run for a Dogwood coffee and a pastry.
Isles Buns & Coffee:
One of Dustin’s favorites- he loves the puppy dog tails! Add as much icing/frosting as you want. Best if you get them hot out of the oven. Great fresh squeezed OJ here as well.
Runners like to run and they also like to eat, and it seems that they particularly like to eat brunch. In fact, its safe to safe runners are passionate about brunch!
I hope you found this list helpful for your next post-long run brunch.