When an uneven distribution of mosh pits causes the earth's axis to flip Antarctica-over-Alaska, breakfast will become the frumpy finale of the day instead of its roaring opener. Enjoy breakfast's treasured time slot while you still can with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of breakfast fare at New Louisiana Cafe in St. Paul.
American entrees and Cajun staples star in New Louisiana Cafe's breakfast-centric menu, which is supported by a succinct list of lunchtime eats. Mouths navigate a minefield of chocolate-chip-cookie-dough bites buried in fluffy pancakes ($5 for one; $7.50 for two), enjoying a treat that’s sweeter than a tabletop compliment scrawled in maple syrup. The veggie egg-white scrambler nourishes bellies with a jumble of broccoli, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes tossed inside a protein-rich pocket ($8.50). Diners can also munch on a blackened catfish served atop a pillow of farm-fresh eggs or inside a sandwich sporting a baked ciabatta-bread exterior ($10 each).
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.
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613 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102