Get Your Brunch On in Saint Paul

Get Your Brunch On in Saint Paul

Can you say #BrunchGoals?

Sunshine, warm air, fresh flowers, patio seating—make no mistake, brunch season is upon us. Whether you’re planning for Easter, Mother’s Day or just because, you’ll find some serious eats in Saint Paul. 

Rather than rattle off our top picks, we thought we’d let you tell us about your favorites for a change. Here’s what Saint Paul Yelpers are saying about the best brunch joints in the capital city. 

The Buttered Tin

"Cute place, fresh diner food, and friendly staff! Huevos Rancheros Benedict was very tasty. I loved that it was served over sweet Mexican cornbread." - Yelper Brittany N

"I had the Chorizo eggs Benedict which came with perfectly poached eggs served on a slice of cornbread with the delicious chorizo sauce all over it." - Yelper Daphne D

Brunch Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

Photo courtesy of Yelper Erin G

The French Hen Café

"I had the coconut lime French toast and it was delicious, especially the raspberries and blueberries on top." - Yelper Cora C

"The food was amazing - I had the poutine and it was perfect! Poached eggs perfectly placed on cheese and hash browns smothered with delicious gravy." - Yelper Madison H

Brunch Hours: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily

Photo courtesy of Yelper GM

Tongue In Cheek

"I had weekend at Bennies, AMAZING. The sauce was delicious. I was a little unsure of the cold lox, I'm very picky but they really did a great job.....I cleaned my plate. This was all accompanied with yummy coffee." - Yelper Crystal L

"Absolutely wonderful food at a very reasonable price considering the high quality. It's a unique atmosphere, somewhere between a chic, classy dining room and a laid-back, casual spot." - Yelp Elite Lauren C

Brunch Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Photo courtesy of Yelper Mindy B

Colossal Café

"I had biscuits and gravy. The food was ON point... The meal had huge chunks of tasty sage breakfast sausage, and the gravy was definitely from scratch." - Yelp Elite Rebekah E

"A perfect place for a familial brunch. Great service and atmosphere. The brie flappers are darn tasty and the portion is shareable...huge!" - Yelp Elite Maggie H

Brunch Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

Photo courtesy of Yelp Elite Catherine C

The Happy Gnome

"One brunch dish deserves its own paragraph. Breakfast Poutine. Think about that. BREAKFAST POUTINE. Oh my goodness if I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be this breakfast poutine. Breakfast potatoes smothered in sausage gravy, andouille, cheese curds, and an over easy egg on top. This meal changed me as a person. Go to Sunday brunch & get this dish. Sunday brunch also has an impressive bloody mary bar, with tons of sausages, cheese, and peppers that you can stack sky high." - Yelp Elite Jo K

"The pork belly hash is the best brunch dish I have ever had. Two perfectly poached eggs on top of juicy, shredded pork, crisp pork belly cubes and breakfast potatoes and smothered in a creamy, flavorful and slightly spicy salsa roja hollandaise. Sheer perfection!" - Yelper Tino K 

Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Photo courtesy of Yelper Alex D


"Went here for brunch, it is amazing! Got the cinnamon roll as a starter, it was massive and delicious. Coffee was on point. Got the pancakes with the Korean chicken on top. Who would've thought that combination would not just be good, but outstanding?" - Yelp Elite Irfaan A

"Seriously my new favorite brunch spot! Everything is delicious here and the portions are large. Service was great, fast and very friendly (thank you Eddie!). I went with my girlfriends for Sunday brunch and we will be back." - Yelper Sarah U

Brunch hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Photo courtesy of Yelp Elite Sarah U

We’d love to hear where you’re brunching this season. Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL. If your favorites didn’t make our list, give them some love with a review on Yelp!

The Buttered Tin Restaurants/Dining The Buttered Tin
French Hen Cafe Restaurants/Dining French Hen Cafe
Tongue In Cheek Restaurants/Dining Tongue In Cheek
Colossal Cafe - Como Restaurants/Dining Colossal Cafe - Como
Colossal Cafe - Grand Restaurants/Dining Colossal Cafe - Grand
The Happy Gnome Meeting Venues The Happy Gnome
Cook Restaurants/Dining Cook