Before breakfast was the first meal of the day, it was part of a midday supermeal⎯Dinner, Breakfast, Nash & Young. Enjoy breakfast's solo work and lunch collaborations with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of creative breakfast and lunch fare and drinks at 50th Street Cafe.
50th Street Cafe rouses palates with the aroma of organic coffee and a creative menu of hearty lunch dishes and morning favorites bolstered with locally farmed eggs. Wanderlusting ingredients such as pesto, andouille sausage, or black beans send senses voyaging to foreign kitchens via five regionally inspired benedicts ($9.50). Homemade malted waffle batter sublimates from liquid to in-your-stomach once cooked to a golden brown and buried under a mound of cinnamon apples, caramel, granola, and whipped cream ($8). Chefs blacken or encrust walleye fillets in panko breadcrumbs before pairing them with two eggs and crispy hash browns to create a hearty fisherman's breakfast ($10). Burgers and sandwiches train a spotlight on tabletop tangoes, where slices of ciabatta press shamelessly against pulled pork, pepper-jack cheese, and brown mustard on the El Cubano ($9) and the 50th Street burger gracefully dips a half-pound patty onto sourdough toast layered with melted swiss and american cheeses and Old Smokehouse bacon ($9.50).
Patchwork carpeting and a long counter lend a homey feel to the café, which actively strives to reduce its carbon footprint by recycling and passively reduces its energy consumption by closing up the kitchen at 3 p.m. every day.
50th Street Cafe
The aroma of brewing organic, fair-trade coffee from Brazil wafts through the air at 50th Street Cafe during breakfast and lunch. Behind the breakfast counter, cooks work to reinvent classic breakfast dishes. They flip pancakes made with cookie dough and drizzle them with chocolate or add fresh mozzarella and basil-pesto hollandaise to unorthodox omelets. Farm-fresh eggs and housemade hash browns, early-morning staples, arrive alongside less traditional panko-battered walleye fillets. The griddle sizzles like a knight in shining armor left in a hot car, laden with half-pound patties of Cattleman’s Selection ground beef, which end up on thick-cut sourdough toast with Old Smokehouse bacon and melted swiss cheese. That heat is also reflected in the bright hues of yellow tile and orange accents as well as whimsical calico-patterned carpets. The staff at 50th Street Cafe works to reduce its collective carbon footprint by using recyclable materials.
3808 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410