Best Breakfast Spots Near the Minneapolis Convention Center

In town for a convention and looking for the perfect breakfast spot? Or maybe it's dinnertime and you're just craving pancakes and eggs. We feel you. Check out the best spots for breakfast food near the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Nicollet Diner

Where else can you get a selection of burgers, sandwiches, cheese curds, milkshakes, omelets, pancakes, cocktails, coffee, and plenty of other things we don’t have room to name?! Nicollet Diner is open 24 hours, 365 days a year (plus they have a full bar!). Just steps from the Convention Center, it’s the perfect spot to go when the breakfast craving strikes. 

Breakfast served 24 hours, 365 days a year.


Eggy’s is a Minneapolis breakfast favorite! They have the classics like omelets and pancakes, but what we love most about Eggy’s is their unique twists on our favorites. Try Eggy’s Benedict, which includes two mini waffles instead of an English muffin, or the Gyros Skillet. They also have something delicious called rolled pancakes, just sayin'. And a full bar, if breakfast libations are your thing!

Breakfast served Monday – Sunday 7am – 3pm.


Monello has just a few options on their breakfast menu, but they do it exceptionally well. The vibe is a bit more upscale, and the space is definitely worth checking out!

Breakfast served Monday – Friday 6:30am – 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 11:00am. Brunch served Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Prairie Kitchen & Bar

Prairie Kitchen & Bar offers a sophisticated twist on breakfast. Their menu is seasonal and includes locally sourced produce, meat, grains, and dairy products. Located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency, Prairie has a stunning space right along Nicollet Mall. 

Breakfast served Monday – Sunday 6:30am – 11:00am.

Keys Cafe

Just a few blocks from the Convention Center, Keys Café is a staple breakfast spot in Minneapolis. Generous portions of eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, and their famous cinnamon rolls keep the place packed with hungry locals. Bonus: they serve breakfast all day!

Breakfast served Monday – Tuesday 6:30am – 8:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, 6:30am – 9:00pm, Saturday 7:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Hell's Kitchen

Located just a block down from Keys Café, Hell’s Kitchen is an absolute MUST. They’re best known for their lemon ricotta hotcakes, wild rice porridge, and truly addicting homemade peanut butter. Oh, and they also have a 35-ft. long bloody mary bar, and live music on the weekends. What more could you ask for?

Breakfast served Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 7:30am – 3:00pm.