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Where to Brunch in the Twin Cities

By Sophie Brochu
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From fancy French-style omelettes at St. Genevieve to boozy malts and burgers at Parlour, we have you covered with five beloved brunch spots that you need to check off your list in the Twin Cities.

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Brasserie Brunch

Inspired by the brasseries of France, Barbette is a cozy, eclectic space with funky lights and chalkboard specials. Here, brunch is served all day, every day—until 4 p.m. Go for the croque sandwiches, truffled soft scrambled eggs, and classic baguette French toast. Need a little something sweet for the table? The strawberry rhubarb crisp is an absolute treat for spring.

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Diner-Style

Loaded hash browns, housemade biscuits & gravy, and fan-favorite smashburgers (say yes to the egg). Parlour is not messing around. This is the place for boozy malts, runny eggs, and that good old fashioned American breakfast with crispy bacon. If you order the bone marrow, ask your server about the bone luge.

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French Creole-Style Brunch

This vibrant café is a Twin Cities staple for all-day brunch with rotating specials. The French and Creole-inspired menu features blackened catfish Benedict, Quiche Lorraine, cheddar chive biscuits, and fried green tomatoes. To drink? Order a blood orange mimosa and a double shot of espresso—because you can.

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Sundays Only

Plan ahead because this Sunday brunch is hot. At Spoon and Stable, the restaurant built out of a former 1906 horse stable, James Beard Award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen combines Midwestern ingredients with French techniques. Start with a Chilean Pisco spritz, then work your way through raw oysters, a salmon tartine (pictured), and pot roast hash. End with the almond croissant bread pudding.

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Omelettes, Crêpes, & Champagne

St. Genevieve pays homage to the salons, cafés, and buvettes of Paris, where diners can take cover from the hustle and bustle of the city. The brunch menu is concise, yet it covers all the bases, from sweet beignets to a hearty Calabrian brie fondue burger. There’s a quiche du jour, an omelette du jour, fresh oysters, crêpes, and plenty of champagne to go around.

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