Among ways to start the morning, eating a balanced breakfast is second only to jogging with the sheep you counted the night before. Get your stomach off on the right foot with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of homemade breakfast and lunch fare at Grandview Grill in St. Paul.
Tables at Grandview Grill bench press breakfast and lunch plates piled high with a menu's worth of classic American fare with a creative twist. Dig into the chocolate-chip cookie-dough pancakes topped with chocolate and whipped cream ($7.50), or keep doctors at bay with a daily dose of the caramel-apple-crisp waffle festooned with caramel, cinnamon apples, and homemade granola ($8). Jaws can chomp into the Grandview burger, which showcases bakery-fresh sourdough toast swaddling 100% pure ground beef and accessorized with melted swiss and american cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and a chic silk scarf ($9). Pair a cuban sandwich ($9) with a cup of organic fair-trade coffee ($2) or a shake flavored with chocolate, vanilla, pineapple, or blueberry ($4.50).
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.