The Uptowner Cafe on Grand

If you are looking for breakfast in St. Paul, Minnesota, look no further than the Uptowner on Grand, situated in St. Paul’s vibrant, yet historic Grand Avenue.  Today I’ll share with you a recent trip to this historic diner as well as take you back in history to my days growing up in the Twin Cities.

Oh yeah, this is Twins legend Joe Mauer’s favorite place to get breakfast.  He even has a recommended dish I’ll tell you about if you keep reading.

The Uptowner Cafe on Grand Avenue Review

I grew up eating all around the Twin Cities and know the local cuisine very well. Before moving to Florida after college, I used to eat breakfast after church at this venue.  It’s one of the best breakfasts you’ll find in St. Paul or Minneapolis!

Every appetite will find someone to their liking at the Uptowner Cafe.  Whether it’s a 1/2 pound angus burger, a French Dip sandwich, or one of their iconic breakfast plates, you won’t walk away hungry after dining at this family-owned establishment.

Breakfast at The Uptowner Cafe in St. Paul

Let’s start off with something they do better than anyone – hash browns!  You’ll see the flat cook top pumping these out from the moment you walk in.  I can’t imagine how many potatoes they go through each week!

Here are some sample breakfast menu items:

cajun breakfast
The Cajun breakfast is a locals favorite!

The St. Paul Omelette is Joe Mauer’s favorite!

If you find yourself with room for lunch after having an iconic breakfast at The Uptowner on Grand, check out Matt’s Bar’s Jucy Lucy – the most talked about meal in town!

The Uptowner Cafe on Grand

1100 Grand Ave

Saint Paul , MN 55105
(651) 224-0406
5/5 - (1 vote)


Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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