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Keys Cafe

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767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
+1 651-646-5756
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:30 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Key's has mostly the same menu as the other local Key's around the cities but is pretty much the opposite vibe of the one in Roseville. This place looks like it was born in the 50's and has never closed. Good food as always, a little hunt is involved to find it and it can fill up very quickly.... More 

Thank Loren K
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keys Cafe is always a "must stop" when I'm in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. Every time the food is delicious and with the size of the servings, you will never leave hungry. The omelettes are huge and very good. The cinnamon rolls are a "must have" and the bottomless cup of coffee completes the meal. The staff is super friendly... More 

Thank Scott K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is the original of a chain of local restaurants run by the Keys family. The food is comforting and friendly, and so are all of the restaurants, including this one. I ordered my BLT on pumpernickel, and when it was served, the waiter remarked on what a good choice that was. And yes, they have tater tots. This is... More 

Thank Melody L
St Louis Missouri
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were in St. Paul and wanted to be able to walk from Double Tree hotel to eat breakfast. This café is about a 4 block walk, mostly in skyway. The food was very good and large servings. The coffee was great and filled often by the waiter. They were able to serve 13 of us on a Sunday morning... More 

Thank BJStravels
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great place for a business breakfast. Menu is reliable and food is always well-prepared. Service is friendly and the coffee keeps coming. LOVE the homemade jam with toast. Atmosphere is funky; very 1970s.

Thank LynBizz
Excelsior, Minnesota
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We met friends for lunch in this traditional, old-style cafe. The server, clearly a veteran at her trade, pulled up a chair and sat with us while she took our order. She returned with very large portions of omelets, sandwiches, and salads. The made-to-order omelet had to have 4-5 eggs in it as it hung over the plate. My wife... More 

1 Thank 1whosearches
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and quiet Peace setting!Great food,I love their breakfast!This place,has grits!The servers are awesome!This place Rocks to the fullest!Also they have dinner,beer,and TVs'!

Thank Sylvia D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I used to wait tables, so I know how it can be with customers. I am a good customer and am always willing to give the staff the benefit of the doubt, however, our waitress had a chip on her shoulder from the moment she came to our table. We ordered our food, and 2 plates came and one did... More 

Thank chooey1
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to many of the Keys restaurants and again we had wonderful food and service. I had a blueberry pancake that I could only finish 1/2 of and the best hash browns. My husband had a big breakfast that must have came with 5 pieces of bacon!!! Along with the rest of the great great breakfast. My son... More 

Thank travel4lifeMinnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Keys has an excellent all around menu. I have enjoyed multiple breakfasts, brunches, and lunches at Keys and have never been disappointed. Their bakery goods are excellent. Our daughter had her wedding cake baked by Keys and it was fabulous. Excellent fresh food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-646-5756

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?