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Coffee Loves Pastry

If you have to grab and go, make it meaningful with both caffeine and pastry groups representing.

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Kopplin's Coffee

COFFEE

Espresso Cordato
Espresso in the Spanish tradition

PASTRY

Bostock
Orange-flower-water-soaked slice of brioche with almond cream

2038 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-0457, kopplinscoffee


Bull Run Coffee Bar

COFFEE

Black Miel
Ames Farm buckwheat honey, anise, espresso, and milk

PASTRY

Scone
From Patisserie 46

3346 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5972, bullrunroasting.com


Dunn Bros. Coffee

COFFEE

Chocolate Steamed Nirvana
Infinite Black cold press, chocolate, and hazelnut, with milk and cream

PASTRY

Cinnamon Twist
Keep it simple

several metro locations, dunnbros.com


Spyhouse coffee shop

COFFEE

Mata Hari
Latte with cinnamon, honey, and almond

PASTRY

Sundried Tomato Scone
Savory to your sweet

2451 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-871-3177, spyhousecoffee.com


Rustica Bakery

COFFEE

Traditional Cappucino
A double shot of Dogwood espresso, steamed milk, and microfoam

PASTRY

Pistacho Chocolate Danish
Made in-house

3220 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-822-1119, rusticabakery.com


Bars Bakery

COFFEE

Macchiato
Made with Intelligentsia beans

PASTRY

Donut Muffin
Fluffy muffin rolled in butter, cinnamon, and sugar

612 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8300, barsbakery.com

Pancakes

Pancakes

Whether you call them cakes or flapjacks, there’s no denying the power of the pancake to deliver a gut-filling, heart-warming morning meal. Here's nine critic's picks.

Diners

Diners

Not many people order Adam and Eve on a Raft these days when they want eggs and toast, but there are still pockets of greasy griddle-top cooking that bring you back to simpler days and simpler eggs.

Eye-Openers: Breakfast Cocktails

Morning cocktail anyone? From bloody marys to coffees, these drinks will give you a mighty wake-up call. Sip on these ten critics' picks.

Egg Sandwiches

Egg Sandwiches

A complete dish in your hands, the egg is the perfect food, especially when joined by some melty cheese, perhaps a little salty breakfast meat, and a bit of cheffy bravado.

Family-Friendly

Family-Friendly

These places know how to make it a good morning for you while keeping the kiddos entranced.

Donuts

Donuts

The humble hunk of sugary fried dough can be as simple as cake or as funky as chai these days. These five represent.

Reservations Required

Reservations Required

Easter and Mother’s Day are the biggest brunch days of the year. Here are the classic spots if you want to call early.

Manly Mornings

Manly Mornings

Meaty and massive are perhaps the two main characteristics of a morning meal that will satisfy a manly appetite. Not that that’s necessarily a gender thing.

Ethnic

Ethnic

Morning is universal. You don’t have to stick with the same old eggs and cakes.

Late Night

Late Night

Tucking into a mess of eggs or stack of cakes at the end of an evening just seems to cap the revelry. Plus, it will carry you through until bloody mary time.

Don’t Diss the Buffet: 3 to Hit

Don’t Diss the Buffet: 3 to Hit

Three different spins on all-you-can eat brunch buffets.

Make the Drive: Worthy One-Offs

Make the Drive: Worthy One-Offs

These breakfast dishes make these dining spots a destination.

Andrew Zimmern: Make The Most of The Most Important Meal

Andrew Zimmern: Make The Most of The Most Important Meal

Three-egg omelets were fine when you filled up and headed outdoors to earn your living, but now we need more balance.

Beth Dooley: What’s So Special About Al’s Breakfast?

Beth Dooley: What’s So Special About Al’s Breakfast?

It has been six decades since the original Al—Al Bergstrom—started flipping hash in an 11-foot storage shed squeezed in the alley.

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