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Al's Breakfast



413 14th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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(612) 331-9991

  • Sun - 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Mon - Sat 6:00am - 1:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Breakfast and Brunch, Coffee and Tea


4.7 of 5.0 from 84 reviews


price range:Less than $10

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Al's Breakfast Reviews

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  • ChefMozIt is indeed unfortunate that we only visit the Twin Cities once a year; Al's is always on our itinerary when we go. The chummy atmosphere and quick-witted banter between the waitstaff and cooks is a delight. And breakfast is the absolute best we've ever eaten anywhere. Wish we could enjoy this place frequently enough to have a persoanlized coffee cup on the shelf. Any time you want to open a satellite on Florida's west coast, we'll help you find the right spot!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • Trevor PCozy, delicious, cheap just be prepared to wait a while, seating at the counter is limited

    55555 by Trevor P


  • Katherine REggs Benedict are delicious

    55555 by Katherine R


  • Marty W.The blueberry walnut pancakes are insane and I loved the huevos scramble with peppers and onions and homemade salsa, too.

    55555 by Marty W.


  • Emily SLovely and super old-school breakfast counter with only 14 seats, filled with people who've been going for decades and tourists alike. Awesome service. The eggs Benedict are 👌, albeit quite buttery.

    55555 by Emily S


  • Lauren C.Best pancakes I've ever had. The service was wonderful, and it was a fun atmosphere.

    55555 by Lauren C.


  • Brad W.The food was great, the service was top notch - will go there again and without reservation would recommend it

    55555 by Brad W.


  • Allison K.One of the best breakfasts I've ever had. Worth the wait!! Get the eggs Benedict and Jose!!

    55555 by Allison K.


  • Lauren G.Awesome diner breakfast, all the pancakes are good

    55555 by Lauren G.


  • John MThe José is my favorite :-)

    55555 by John M


  • Regan TThe Jose, & the blueberry pancakes

    55555 by Regan T


  • Steve DKick ass breakfast spot! But get there early!

    55555 by Steve D


  • Iain JThe Blueberry flapjacks are divine

    55555 by Iain J


  • Bill K.Order a Jose and some pancakes. All you really need.

    55555 by Bill K.


  • Steve FredericksonAl's is one of the best breakfast places I've ever been to. Bring cash, and plan on being in a delicious food coma after you're done!

    55555 by Steve Frederickson


  • Matthew Loki JBacon Waffle. 'nuff said.

    55555 by Matthew Loki J


  • Ryan K.Careful with holding a line spot for someone else. If you get called, the person should be there or else you forfeit the seat. Also be prepared for sliding during the meal to accommodate.

    33333 by Ryan K.


  • Chee Yi O.One of the best breakfast spots that I've been to. The inside of the building can get pretty warm regardless of season. Try the José and pancakes! Be on the lookout for sarcastic servers.

    55555 by Chee Yi O.


  • Men's Health MagThe pancakes are extraordinary: plate-sized, thin, and chewy, with a good measure of butter­milk, and blueberries or giant blackberries can be added. Don't skip the eggs benedict, either.

    55555 by Men's Health Mag


  • Jesus P.Had ham, eggs and blueberry wheat pancakes, all pretty good. Auper small place. Cash only.

    55555 by Jesus P.


  • Chesay C.Ummm, it was just ok. The space is really tight and the wait can be long. If you're into the hipster crowd and don't mind waiting it's an ok spot.

    55555 by Chesay C.


  • Rainal NÓtimo café da manhã! Não deixe de provar as blueberry pancakes!

    55555 by Rainal N


  • Jamie B.Great quick breakfast. Worth the wait (assuming it's less than an hour). Watch your elbows for the customer traffic!

    55555 by Jamie B.


  • Chris J.Make sure you specify that your hash browns should be crispy.

    33333 by Chris J.


  • Kelsey LynnFood, coffee, and staff

    55555 by Kelsey Lynn


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Al's Breakfast as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Cynthia O.That bacon waffle tho!😍

    55555 by Cynthia O.


  • City Pages Street TeamThere might be a million joints that flip flapjacks in this town, but you're not truly a Minneapolitan until you've eaten the ones at Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team


  • Guruprasad CTha Jose and their special salsa!

    55555 by Guruprasad C


  • Megan SelbyCash only. Can't go wrong with the blueberry walnut pancakes.

    55555 by Megan Selby


  • Dai ShiGet there early! It's a small place and the lines can get long. Totally worth it though.

    55555 by Dai Shi


  • Vanessa R.Cute little spot! Great summer special.

    55555 by Vanessa R.


  • Heavy TableGrab the blueberry pancakes -- they're legitimately second to none and the ambiance alone is worth the modest price of your check.

    55555 by Heavy Table


  • Alex F.Blueberry pancakes are classic. The savory secret of all the regulars: the Jose.

    55555 by Alex F.


  • Niqui R.My absolute favorite breakfast place in the cities. Be prepared to wait, the line often wraps around the block, especially when it's nice out!

    55555 by Niqui R.


  • Karly BMake sure to bring cash-- no cards accepted. You can create a prepaid tab if you're not one to carry cash with you.

    33333 by Karly B


  • Ehren M.They have bacon pancakes! They're not on the menu, but if you ask they'll make 'em.

    55555 by Ehren M.


  • Kyra CaseboltThey won't let you hd a ace in line so your whole party needs to be here :)

    33333 by Kyra Casebolt


  • Chuck G.Excellent service n staff!!

    55555 by Chuck G.


  • Courtney A.Absolutely incredible. Well worth the wait!

    55555 by Courtney A.


  • Bill C.I eat at many places but Als is where I always enjoy what I'm eating!

    55555 by Bill C.


  • Angela D.Don't order huevos rancheros they suck. The coffee is super duper good! Order pancakes and waffles. Busty and his service was good. Will go back.

    55555 by Angela D.


  • John L.OK, we stood behind other people waiting for them to finish so we could sit, this was a great breakfast

    33333 by John L.


  • SaraIf the old man isn't cooking, just come back another day

    22222 by Sara


  • KatherynEggs Benedict 1: $5.20 2: $7.50

    33333 by Katheryn


  • Nicole S.Definitely recommend getting a side of bacon---It's PHENOMENAL!!

    55555 by Nicole S.


  • John K.It's always a Jose and a short stack for me. Best breakfast in America!

    55555 by John K.


  • Mpls.St.Paul MagazineBest Pancakes: Old School 2012: Walnut blueberry cakes (yes, worth the wait) http://bit.ly/V5uoHq

    55555 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


  • Joe F.Best to come in small groups. Anything over 3 gets unmanageable. The blueberry pancakes are famous but I prefer the corn ones. Definitely get bacon. Put syrup on everything.

    55555 by Joe F.


  • Brendan N.The narrowest breakfast in town. Go in, wait behind someone who is eating and claim your spot.

    55555 by Brendan N.


  • Amelia L.Blueberry pancakes! Blueberry pancakes! Blueberry pancakes!

    55555 by Amelia L.


  • Ryan E.Feeling healthy? Order the Spring mix. Or, go all out with the Jose and a single stack of blues.

    55555 by Ryan E.


  • David G.The one thing in the world to be cheerful about before 9am.

    55555 by David G.


  • Cassie Z.This place has been on the food network nom nom!!

    55555 by Cassie Z.


  • Kaycie D.The Jose is the best! On old school diner with great breakfast!

    55555 by Kaycie D.


  • sandrine H.PANCAKE, SAUSAGE, AND HASH BROWNS YUMMM!!!

    55555 by sandrine H.


  • Chris W.Come during the week unless you're prepared to wait a LONG time on the weekend.

    55555 by Chris W.


  • Days Hotel on UniversityIf you chose to skip the continental breakfast with hot waffles at the Days Hotel on University and try something different during your stay check out Al's Breakfast right in Dinkytown!

    55555 by Days Hotel on University


  • Abby S.Look at the menu and figure out your order before you sit down! Will make Al's staff (and other diners) very happy!

    33333 by Abby S.


  • Food NetworkGuy Fieri checked out this neighborhood icon serving classic eggs benedict, pancakes and French toast on an episode of Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives.

    55555 by Food Network


  • Adhika L.The bacon, awesome! Thick cut!

    55555 by Adhika L.


  • Stephen D.Get lost at Al's Breakfast!

    33333 by Stephen D.


  • SethMy choice is the Jose but with scrambled eggs instead of poached. But when I want some zing I go for the West Bank. Can never go wrong with any of Al's flapjacks too. It's all good!

    55555 by Seth


  • Tom K.Get the hash. The blueberry pancake are awesome. Don't forget the Spike Omelet.

    55555 by Tom K.


  • SethIf the line is out the door.. It's worth the wait even during a snowstorm

    55555 by Seth


  • Kimberly M.Made our Boycott List! Terrible attitude, long lines, noses in the clouds. Breakfast always tastes like shit with a side of attitude and a second helping of hipsters lurking behind you like vultures w

    22222 by Kimberly M.


  • City Pages Street TeamVoted Best Pancakes by City Pages in 2011! This 10 ft wide Dinkytown diner, boasting only 14 seats, makes breakfast an experience, not just a meal.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team


  • Xavier K.Try the Bacon waffle - Omg! such amazing breakfast food. I am now going to fly to this city JUST to eat breakfast on the weekends! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Xavier K.


  • Chris v.Wally-blues are awesome, but my pick is a Spike, extra garlic, 1/2 a hollie, dark rye and a side of bacon, easy

    55555 by Chris v.


  • Matt H.Literally the best pancakes I have ever eaten in any restaurant anywhere.

    55555 by Matt H.


  • Shannon L.A mighty tasty eggs benedict.

    55555 by Shannon L.


  • Karl O. B.Get there early or stand and watch folks eat. Pumpkin pancakes are the BOMB for real.

    55555 by Karl O. B.


  • Barry H.Best corned beef hash I've ever had!

    55555 by Barry H.


  • Brian S.A must for any trip to Minneapolis! Blueberry pancakes are amazing!

    55555 by Brian S.


  • Nikki G.Best breakfast! Old timey and way tiny but a Minneapolis must.

    55555 by Nikki G.


  • Anthony H.Try the "Jose"!

    55555 by Anthony H.


  • Lisa G.Nothing beats their blueberry pancakes and a summer summer special.

    55555 by Lisa G.


  • michael n.Go for the Israeli Omelet and Hashbrowns

    55555 by michael n.


  • Kevin M.Eggs benedict and blueberry pancakes. Solid as a Rock!

    55555 by Kevin M.


  • Marty O.Coffee, more coffee, and empty pop bottles from the Soviet Union! find something unique onthe shelf. buy a breakfast book, visit often

    55555 by Marty O.


  • Eieen N.whole wheat wally blues!

    55555 by Eieen N.


  • Eric C.If you can leave your coat in the car - do so. The space gets cramped when filled with winter coats.

    33333 by Eric C.


  • Graham L.Be patient. Don't try to sit before your turn. If in a group come all together or don't expect to be seated together. House speialty is the Jose!

    33333 by Graham L.


  • John H.Arrive early. Line up behind someone who's almost done. Come hungry. Enjoy the taste of those hash browns for the rest of the day!

    33333 by John H.


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