5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541744.908558 -93.252512
Tue-Fri 7am-2pm; Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Neighborhoods: Hale, Nokomis
SE Minneapolis Breakfast – Excellent Eggs Benedict. Unique and Charming Decor. Very fun and worth a try.
Citysearch Editorial Review – A reliably great neighborhood diner is like a trustworthy auto mechanic. Even if you only go once or twice a year, you feel lucky to know that it’s there for you, and you’re happy to recommend it to friends as long as they promise not to spread the secret too far. Such is the case with Hot Plate, a relatively new South Minneapolis diner that tends to go under-noticed by Uptown hipsters and casual-fare aficionados. Lunch features include solid comfort foods like meat loaf and burgers, but breakfast is where the action is. Hot Plate’s morning highlights include buckwheat pancakes, a muy grande breakfast burrito slathered in savory pepper sauce, and a straight-up eggs Benedict that’s to die for.
What a great brunch option – This restaurant is off the radar a bit, but wow it's differently worth checking out. There were 6 of us, and we only waited about 30 minutes to be seated (which is more than I can say for my other loved brunch spot Hell's Kitchen who basically told us not to bother coming, because they were filled with reservations.) All of the servers and hostesses were very professional and completely organized and on their game, which is really refreshing when there are longer waits, and smaller dining spaces. Once seated, I swear our orders were in front of our hungry bellies within minutes (likely 10... it was very quick.). I had the Greek Scramble(olives, feta, and spinach), with deliciously fried potatoes, and a hearty seed filled multi-grain toast. It was awesome, and on the larger portion side, so come hungry! Some of my friends had: the Breakfast Burrito, which looked so good, but was the size of a Chipotle burrito... so again come hungry or split that with a short stack of pancakes(and on the large side of things)topped with a butter jam blend. The eggs Benedict was dripping with yumminess, and the buckwheat waffles were nutty and fluffy. This seems as though it would be a great option for a summer Sunday morning after a bike ride, or a Saturday afternoon on the patio. Again, I have to say our server, and every other staff member was super professional and very nice. That counts for so much in my book. The food was A+, I would highly recommend stopping by and waiting to enjoy this little hidden treasure!
American food with a twist – Hot Plate started out as a breakfast and lunch place only, but now evidently offers dinner on certain days.
Lunch has been good, but breakfast is the best here. It's the usual American favorites, but with a twist to make it interesting. For example, I recently had waffles which were made from buckwheat and pumpkin, topped with nuts, and slathered with whipped butter. In my opinion, definitely the best place in the Twin Cities for breakfast.
Service has always been excellent: friendly, helpful, and quick.
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